Stars Begin to Arrive at Letterman’s Final Show: Foo Fighters Confirmed to Perform

Steve Martin, Jim Carrey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey and Barbara Walters are among the stars filtering into the Ed Sullivan Theater as David Letterman readies his final “Late Show” taping.

Additionally, the Foo Fighters have officially confirmed rumors that they will perform at Letterman’s last episode of “The Late Show” on Wednesday, tweeting a photo from the set.

Letterman’s “Late Show” farewell is turning into quite the star-studded event. Chris Rock and Peyton Manning are also turning out to see Letterman off.

The past week has seen Bill Murray, Tom Hanks, Bob Dylan, Eddie Vedder and Julia Roberts appear on the show to say goodbye.

Foo Fighters have appeared on Letterman’s show many times in the past. In 2000, the rock band famously played on the latenight show at Letterman’s request after he returned from heart surgery.

“We’ve always shared a special relationship with Letterman,” Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl told the Orange Country Register last fall. “When he had his open-heart surgery, he was gone for a while and when he came back he requested the Foo Fighters be the first band to perform for his first week back because he wanted to hear the song ‘Everlong.’ Ever since that day, we’ve been in love.”

Most recently, the group played a week-long residency on “The Late Show” last fall in support of their “Sonic Highways” HBO docuseries. Letterman was one of the series’ backers with his Worldwide Pants shingle.

Letterman’s final “Late Show” episode will air at 11:35 p.m. EST on CBS.

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