Singer concludes Trevor Noah's first week fronting 'The Daily Show'
Ryan Adams made an appearance on The Daily Show last night (October 1) to perform a series of tracks from his Taylor Swift ‘1989’ covers album.
The singer and his band played ‘Bad Blood’, ‘Blank Space’ and ‘Style’ – footage of which you can watch below. The performance concluded presenter’s Trevor Noah’s first week on the show after taking over from Jon Stewart.
Stewart, who fronted the US satirical news programme from 1998, revealed in February that he was stepping down.
Noah, began his stand-up career in his native South Africa before becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on The Tonight Show in 2012 and the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on The Late Show With David Letterman the following year. In the UK, he has made TV appearances on QI and Eight Out Of Ten Cats.
Adams announced that he would be recording the Taylor Swift covers album at the start of August.
Upon hearing about the record, Swift expressed her excitement, saying that she would “pass out”. Later adding: “not gonna be able to sleep tonight or ever again and I’m going to celebrate today every year as a holiday”.
He recently explained that he wanted his version of the album to sound like Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Nebraska’.
Adams said: “I got back to LA, it was around Christmas time. I was totally bummed out and I bought a four track cassette recorder. And I was like, I’m going to make ‘1989’ like ‘Nebraska’ style. Bruce Springsteen ‘Nebraska’. Just acoustic guitar, bunch of spring reverb, just me.”