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Leon Bridges headed to ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

Soul singer Leon Bridges performs the first of two sold-out shows at Scat Jazz Lounge in June.
Soul singer Leon Bridges performs the first of two sold-out shows at Scat Jazz Lounge in June. Special to Star-Telegram

I swear we aren’t trying to turn DFW.com and the Star-Telegram’s music section into Leon Bridges Update Headquarters, but ... well, there’s a lot going on involving the Fort Worth-based musician.

Earlier today, I broke the news that Bridges will add to his late-night TV resume on Dec. 18, when he is scheduled to be the musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

At this point, having performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, the Late Late Show with James Corden and Saturday Night Live, all that’s left for Bridges and his bandmates to complete the late-night talk show cycle is an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Elsewhere, Pitchfork (and several other outlets) reported today that vilified pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli purchased the Wu-Tang Clan’s one-of-a-kind album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for a reported $2 million.

But tucked into that news was the revelation that Shkreli is interested in spending massive sums of money on exclusive albums from other artists, including Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney and ... Leon Bridges, as seen in the tweet below.

Preston Jones: 817-390-7713, @prestonjones

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