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(USA TODAY) Seth Meyershas tapped formerSaturday Night Liveco-starFred Armisenas his newLate Nightbandleader.

Fred Armisen will "lead and curate" the new show's 8G Band, handling vocals and guitar, and will continue to run it from afar even when he's filming IFC comedy seriesPortlandia, Meyers tweeted Monday, along with aphotoof the band. Armisen is best known as a comic actor, but played drums for a high-school band and began his career in 1988 as a drummer for punk bandTrenchmouthin Chicago, before switching to acting.

Meyers had wrestled with whether to have a band or DJ but ultimately decided on a live band to create "energy" around the new show.Late Night With Seth Meyerspremieres Feb. 24, a week after former hostJimmy Fallonmoves toThe Tonight Show.

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