The Roots to Retire from Touring, Join Late Night Show

The Roots will take a break from their non-stop touring schedule beginning next March. The band will be trading in its tour bus to join comedian Jimmy Fallon’s new late night talk show as his full-time house band.

Roots’ frontman ?uestlove broke the news during an interview at the group’s show in Chicago last week. A YouTube video with the announcement has since been pulled off the Internet.

Fallon’s show replaces Conan O’Brien’s “Late Night” on NBC next year, while Conan takes over for Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show.”