Gloriana plays Leno
Thursday, November 17, 2011
– Gloriana will perform on NBC's The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, Nov. 23.
As a means of expressing thanks to the U.S. armed forces, Leno will host a special show for U.S. military personnel with the audience made up of representatives from each of the five branches of the U.S. Armed Services. Gloriana will perform Soldier Song, inspired by the band's trip overseas to perform for the troops stationed in the Middle East and Europe last November. Gloriana, whose new single is (Kissed You) Good Night, recently put the finishing touches on their second album set for release early next year.
Soldier Song was written by band members Tom and Mike Gossin and producer Matt Serletic. Other guests on Leno that night will include Chelsea Handler and Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard
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