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Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta’s vibrant and evolving music scene. From hot new artists to Music Midtown to shows at the Tabernacle, she’s got you covered.

Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd to perform on 'Saturday Night Live'


The ascension of Twenty One Pilots continues.

A few weeks after playing their first headlining festival gig at Music Midtown , the duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun will appeal to an even bigger audience with a plum slot on “Saturday Night Live.”

The alt-rock-rap band – whose worldwide tour continues through April - will perform on the show Oct. 8 – sharing the bill with host Lin-Manuel Miranda (could there be a “Hamilton” mash-up in the works?).

“Saturday Night Live” launches its 42nd season on Oct. 1 with Margot Robbie hosting and The Weeknd performing.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.