Nikolai Fraiture to play on ‘SNL’ with Arcade Fire and Mick Jagger

by Eric Van Dril · 14 comments

After months of inactivity, a member of The Strokes will appear on Saturday Night Live in consecutive weeks.

Last week, Julian appeared in Lonely Island’s 100th Digital Short.

This week, Nikolai will play bass with Mick Jagger and Arcade Fire. Niko just announced the news on his Twitter feed, writing…

I will be playing bass with @MickJagger and @arcadefire tmrw on @nbcsnl! Tune in if you can!!

I can’t wait to experience Niko’s gangly badassness tomorrow night alongside one of my favorite bands.

You’re a star, Niko. You’re a star.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah May 18, 2012 at 12:10 pm

This is so great, I can’t wait to see it. Yeah.

2 shadey May 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Pretty eclectic mix of artists, it should be fun to watch!

3 wolfman May 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm


4 Annie 1251 May 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Yeah Nikolai! These guys are making me watch SNL regularly, lol!
Maybe Fab will do the Weekend Update for Seth Meyers next week!

5 Choco May 18, 2012 at 1:02 pm

OMG that would be AWESOME! I could really see fab doing it too 🙂 he’s got the humor for it

6 connor pierce May 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm

This is shaping up to be the most exciting SNL in years.

7 LillySu May 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I love Arcade Fire. It will be amazing. Can’t wait to see.

8 Annie 1251 May 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Does anyone know if they’ll be doing Arcade Fire songs – Stones songs – or what?

Isn’t it a coincidence, we were having that conversation about Nikolai (moving or not moving) just yesterday on the other thread – and here now he’s making big news!
Maybe he’ll be inspired to rock it out a little with Arcade Fire!

Fab has such a great personality – he’s funny but is such a good speaker.
I wonder if (down the road) he would ever be interested in doing something on TV like that? – seriously!

9 the modern age May 19, 2012 at 1:38 pm

@Eric, I knew you’d be excited about that tweet 🙂

10 Brian Wallace May 19, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Arcade Fire already have a bass player, so MAYBE Jagger will be doing three musical spots. One with the Foo Fighters as his backing band, one with Arcade Fire as his backing band and then Nikolai will be playing bass with Jeff Beck and Jagger for the third.

Just a theory.

Brian Wallace

11 Brian Wallace May 19, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Maybe Beck, Jagger and Nikolai will do “Memo From Turner.” That would ROCK!


12 Sophie dee May 19, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Jagger reduces himself to ‘Soma’.

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