Tonight marks the return of Saturday Night Live to NBC for the 39th straight time. The show has been on the air annually since it debuted back in 1975 and former writer and performer Tina Fey is going to help kick off the festivities as the first host of the season. But as important as the host is to Saturday Night Live, the musical guest has helped make the show even more special throughout the years.
From classic performances by Elvis Costello to Patti Smith and Pearl Jam, the SNL musical guest is almost as important and popular as the host of the week.
This week will feature the Canadian rock band Arcade Fire as the musical guest to accompany Tina Fey as guest host. Arcade Fire shot to fame back in 2004 with their album Funeral but ever since then they’ve been a staple of the indie scene of the mid-to-late 2000s. Still a headline act today, Arcade Fire will be making their fourth appearance as SNL musical guests when they play the season 39 premiere.
Previously the band served as musical guests in season 32, season 36 and season 37.
So when is the season 39 premiere of Saturday Night Live and where can you see it online? We have all the information you need to know right here:
Check back after tonight’s episode for a full recap of the show.