Fred Armisen Joins Seth Meyers on Late Night

Fred Armisen and Seth Meyers

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updated 02/10/2014 AT 7:00 PM ET

originally published 02/10/2014 AT 6:45 PM ET

Fred Armisen will join Seth Meyers’s inaugural season of Late Night as the show’s band leader.

Armisen, 47, is a musician as well as an actor, and will perform with 8G Band on the NBC talk show Meyers has taken over from Jimmy Fallon.

“Fred will curate and lead the band, and continue to run it even when he’s off shooting Portlandia,” Meyers Tweeted Monday.

Prior to Saturday Night Live, Armison was a drummer with the punk rock band Trenchmouth. He also performed with The Blue Man Group in the mid 90s, the The Hollywood Reporter says.

Fallon’s band, The Roots, will move with him to The Tonight Show.

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