The Walkmen made their first public performance in 10 years on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night (April 18), where they played ‘The Rat’ from 2004’s Bows and Arrows. Check it out below.
“Ever since we started the Walkmen, we’ve done everything by the seat of our pants. We don’t ‘plan’ much,” the band wrote in a statement. “So during our Zoom ‘planning’ meeting, we decided the best way to play together for the very first time would be on national television without a single rehearsal. It will be the first time we all have played together in 10 years. I guess there will be a soundcheck but we don’t even know if this equipment works.”
The Walkmen’s 2023 reunion tour kicks off on April 24 at New York’s Webster Hall and includes dates in Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.