Conan O’Brien Plays Rock Star at Bonnaroo

by | June 11, 2010 at 5:51 PM | Celebrities, TV News

Conan O'Brien works the crowd at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Friday, June 11, 2010 (AP Photo/Jake Coyle)

Conan O'Brien works the crowd at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Friday, June 11, 2010 (AP Photo/Jake Coyle)


BY: Jake Coyle
AP Entertainment Writer

MANCHESTER, Tenn. – Conan O’Brien is playing rock star at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.

The former ‘Tonight Show‘ comedian brought his ‘Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television’ tour to the Tennessee music festival on Friday. He played to a packed comedy tent that, before he hit the stage, chanted ‘CoCo’ — the nickname he earned as ‘Tonight Show’ host and that became the rallying cry for his fans when NBC ousted him.

As O’Brien has done throughout his cross-country tour, he frequently rocked out, performing songs by Elvis, the Band, the White Stripes and others.

On Thursday night, O’Brien, an exceptionally talented guitarist by late-night host standards, performed a rockabilly set at Nashville’s Third Man Records, the label owned by Jack White of the White Stripes.

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