The Roots, come March 2009, will retire from touring, according to the video above (which is working sometimes and not others- my apologies). They’re going to become the house band for Jimmy Fallon’s show when he takes over NBC’s Late Night, when Conan O’Brien moves into Jay Leno’s spot.

If you haven’t seen them live, get on that. It’s definitely one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen. I’m sure the retirement won’t be in effect forever, but for a band that toured as much as The Roots, this is some news.

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