Icelandic band Of Monsters And Men will be appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno next month.
RÚV reports that the band is scheduled to appear as guests on the show June 29. This will mark the second time the band has appeared on an American talk show, the first time being on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Of Monsters And Men have been enjoying extraordinary success in the US lately. Their album, My Head Is An Animal, moved over 55,000 units in its first week alone – surpassing Madonna for units sold that week – and have been ranking high on Amazon and iTunes.
More recently, the band has sold over 100,000 units; 95,000 of them in the US and Canada. The sales reflect how well the band has been charting lately – reaching the sixth position on Billboard, surpassing any other Icelandic band in music history.
For the curious,My Head Is An Animal was recorded in Reykjavík, under the guiding hand of Jacquire King, who has previously worked with the Kings of Leon. The export and Icelandic versions of the album differ as well – the exported version has two new songs which are not on the Icelandic version, but there are also two songs on the Icelandic version that do not appear on the exported version.
The album has been critically acclaimed, getting a 3-star rating from Rolling Stone. Ásmundur Jónsson, director of the Society of Record Producers in Iceland, believes this is only the beginning for the band, telling Vísir, “It’s just getting started. This album is going to start selling a lot more.”