BTS Kicks Off ‘The Tonight Show’ Takeover with Performances of “Dynamite” and “Idol”
The weeklong residency started with a bang as the group joined forces with host Jimmy Fallon and The Roots to deliver a performance of their hit single “Dynamite,” which had just returned to the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart earlier in the day. The BTS members popped in and out of the screen in a Brady Bunch-style video alongside The Roots and Fallon, who added some beatboxing and harmonies to the song.
BTS returned toward the end of the episode for their second performance of the night, this time to the song “Idol” off of 2018 album Love Yourself: Answer. BTS couldn’t appear in-studio due to COVID-19 restrictions, but the band took it in stride, showing off their Korean pride with a remote performance at the historic Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea.
The septet will be returning to The Tonight Show for another four nights of performances, skits, and more. The “BTS Week” special comes as the group is gearing up for the unveiling of their next album, BE, which was announced Sept. 27 and is set to release Nov. 20.