BTS perform Dynamite and IDOL on first night of Tonight Show takeover

Jin, J-Hope, Jungkook, Suga, V, and RM of BTS (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Jin, J-Hope, Jungkook, Suga, V, and RM of BTS (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia) /

BTS kicked off its week on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with two special performances

One of the most highly anticipated events in late-night began on Monday night as BTS performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The K-pop band started its week-long takeover with a special rendition of “Dynamite” and a performance of “IDOL.”

Last week, Jimmy Fallon announced that BTS would be joining The Tonight Show for five consecutive nights of performances. It is the latest example of how the band and late-night television have developed a mutually beneficial relationship and bringing fanbases together.

Things started off with a special version of “Dynamite,” the band’s first song recorded entirely in English. The song also earned BTS its first number-one single in the United States.

The band–RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook–got some help from Jimmy Fallon and The Roots for “Dynamite.” Check out the video below:

Give credit to Fallon for doing his best to keep up with those BTS dance moves. It looks like he only slightly injured himself after trying to replicate a leg kick. And as they’ve done in the past with other pop hits, The Roots helped put their own spin on the song.

Fans would have been more than satisfied with just hearing “Dynamite” on Monday night. But The Tonight Show and BTS clearly wanted to start the week off with a bang. The band followed things up with a live version of “IDOL” from the album Love Yourself: Answer.

BTS continues to star on The Tonight Show on Tuesday

BTS and The Tonight Show aren’t wasting any time as the band will be right back in the spotlight tonight. Get ready for night two of the superstars’ takeover.

Also joining Jimmy Fallon tonight is John Cena. The professional wrestler and actor’s appearance likely isn’t a coincidence. Cena could spend his time promoting his role in the upcoming movie The Suicide Squad or the spin-off series Peacemaker, but he may just want to watch the band. He’s a self-proclaimed massive fan of BTS.

In an interview with James Corden on The Late Late Show, Cena praised the band for their positive message and ability to bring people together around music.

If you’re like John Cena and want to see more BTS tonight, then The Tonight Show is the show to watch. Here are all the details you need to see the action:

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 29
Start Time: 11:35 p.m.
TV Channel: NBC
Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on Peacock, the NBC website or app, and the Tonight Show YouTube channel.

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