While Fred is away filming Portlandia this summer, his role as leader of the 8G Band will be temporarily filled by a famous friend: St. Vincent.
On next Monday and Tuesday's episodes, August 11 and 12, the "Digital Witness" singer will be leading band members Seth Jabour, Syd Butler, Kimberly Thompson and Eli Janney. St. Vincent is no stranger to 30 Rock, having performed on the May 18 episode of Saturday Night Live earlier this year.
But just because Fred won't be in-studio doesn't mean he won't be appearing at all on Late Night. The fifth installment of FredEx is set to debut Thursday.