Veteran Columbus pop-rock combo to visit the Ed Sullivan Theater on July 18

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Red Wanting Blue has been plugging away DIY-style for a long, long time. Sixteen years, to be exact. And while the Columbus pop-rock veterans have been on the verge of something like a big break before, they've never had an opportunity quite like the one that's coming July 18, when they'll make their national TV debut on "The Late Show with David Letterman"in support of their recent album "From the Vanishing Point."

You read that right: David Letterman. Congrats to Scott Terry and company! Other than Josh Krajcik on "The X Factor," it's hard to think of a Columbus artist getting a bigger platform than this. If you feel like making the trip to New York, request tickets for the taping here.

In the meantime, catch the band in a hometown gig Friday, May 11 at Newport Music Hall with Will Hoge and Alert New London. Tickets are $10 advance, $15 day of show.