'Fifty Shades of Grey' star Dakota Johnson snags 'SNL' hosting gig
As they gear up for their second album, Alabama Shakes will be hitting another second milestone this year: Saturday Night Live appearance No. 2.
The band will be the musical guest on the show when it returns to live episodes next weekend (Feb. 28). It’ll come almost two years exactly since their last performance on the show, which came in February 2013.
Dakota Johnson, star of the new Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation, will host the episode.
The performance precedes the release of Alabama Shakes’ new album Sound & Color, which is due out April 21.
Meanwhile, Johnson and Alabama Shakes’ episode will be the first for SNL following a triumphant 40th anniversary special last weekend, during which cast members current and past, hosts, musical guests and other stars turned out to celebrate the show’s legacy and participate in a few classic sketch reboots.