Mando Diao To Appear On Conan Tonight

posted May 25, 2007

Mando Diao To Appear On Conan TonightSwedish five-piece Mando Diao are thrilled to announce their late-night television debut tonight on NBC's Late Night With Conan O'Brien. The band will perform "Long Before Rock 'n' Roll", the first single off their third album, Ode To Ochrasy, out now on Mute Records.

This television performance marks the end of a highly successful, 17-date tour — the band's first visit to the US since supporting 2005's Hurricane Bar. The dates included a performance at the Coachella Festival, as well as a sold-out shows at New York's Bowery Ballroom and Los Angeles' Troubadour as well as an intimate set at the SPIN offices for the magazine's Spinhouse Live concert series.

Before heading back to Europe (where Mando Diao will play a series of shows with Dirty Pretty Things, and then kick off a festival tour, playing nearly 20 festivals in over 10 different countries), the band will film the video for their next single, "The Wildfire (If It Was True)."

Ode To Ochrasy has received rave reviews since its April release. Reviewing their Washington, DC show, the Washington Post wrote, "The band revealed itself as utterly in control. It could teeter on the edge of mayhem, but such songs as "The Wildfire (If It Was True)" were as carefully structured as Abba's "Dancing Queen....Mando Diao proved itself the rare power-pop band whose three-part harmonies don't turn to mud onstage." Recently featuring the band, Playboy proclaimed, "Nobody else can toss off perfect punky pop songs one after another the way Mando songwriters Gustaf Norén and Bjorn Dixgård do." Spin praised Ode To Ochrasy for its "masterful melodies" and New York Times declared "Mando Diao is exuberant, making sure pop tunes emerge out of the hurtling music."

Watch Mando Diao on Conan O'Brien tonight on NBC at 12:30 AM EST/11:30 CST.