Cat Stevens performs ‘You Are My Sunshine’ on ‘The Tonight Show’ – watch

Track taken from the singer's latest album 'Tell 'Em I'm Gone'

Cat Stevens (aka Yusuf) appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday (December 12), performing a bluesy cover of 1939 standard ‘You Are My Sunshine’ on the US chat show.

The track is taken from the singer-songwriter’s Rick Rubin-produced latest album ‘Tell ‘Em I’m Gone’. Click below to watch the rendition.

Yusuf’s New York appearance came just over a week after he was scheduled to perform in the city. However, the gig was cancelled in September in protest of the city’s restrictions on paperless tickets, which the 66-year-old believes leads to touts selling tickets at inflated prices.


“Unfortunately I will not be performing in NYC this time around but I am looking forward to playing for fans in Philadelphia on December 4 and hope to return to NYC at a future date,” a statement on his website read.

“My fans will understand and I thank them for informing me about the extortionate tickets prices already being listed on some websites. I have been a longtime supporter of paperless tickets to my shows worldwide and avoiding scalpers.”