The Tonight Show

Colbert’s Late Show Beats Fallon’s Tonight Show in Ratings for the First Time Since Debut Week

Stephen Colbert came in hot during his first full week hosting the Late Show since Trump's inauguration. The Late Show topped NBC's Tonight Show in the Nielsen race for…
Brian Josephs / February 7, 2017

Watch The xx Perform “Lips” and “Say Something Loving” on Fallon

The xx celebrated the release of their new album I See You with an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. Only one song, "Lips,"
Anna Gaca / January 18, 2017

Watch the Flaming Lips Perform “The Castle” on Fallon

The Flaming Lips swung by The Tonight Show to perform "The Castle," a cut that appears off their upcoming album Oczy Mlody. During the performance, Wayne Coyne's bedazzled…
Brian Josephs / January 11, 2017

Watch Sylvan Esso Perform “Radio” on Fallon

Durham, North Carolina electropop duo Sylvan Esso are ramping up for the 2017 release of their sophomore album (title as yet TBA). Last night, Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn…
Anna Gaca / December 21, 2016

Watch the Roots Perform “Super Mario Bros.” Theme With Shigeru Miyamoto

The Roots get to let their inner nerd out every once in a while as The Tonight Show's house band—like when Questlove cheesed after hitting Phil Collins'
Brian Josephs / December 8, 2016

Watch Busta Rhymes, the Roots, and Joell Ortiz Perform “My Shot” From The Hamilton Mixtape

On last night’s The Tonight Show, Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz, and the Roots performed "My Shot" from The Hamilton Mixtape. It’s a fine performance, but…
Taylor Berman / December 6, 2016

Watch Miranda Lambert Perform “Vice” on The Tonight Show

Miranda Lambert stopped by Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show last night to perform "Vice," the lead single from her new double-LP, The Weight of These Wings, which…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 18, 2016

Watch Alicia Keys Perform “Blended Family” with Young M.A on Fallon

Alicia Keys celebrated the release of her sixth studio album, Here, with a live performance of "Blended Family (What You Do For Love)" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The album…
Anna Gaca / November 5, 2016

Jimmy Fallon Plays With Donald Trump’s Hair, Laughs His Way to the Apocalypse

Human hashtag Jimmy Fallon put on his big boy suit and interviewed Donald Trump on last night's Tonight Show. Faced with a living, breathing existential threat to America…
Andy Cush / September 16, 2016

Dua Lipa Performed a Sinuous ‘Hotter Than Hell’ on ‘Fallon’

Last night's musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon was none other than 20-year-old pop up-and-comer Dua Lipa. The singer performed a straight-up…
Dan Weiss / August 3, 2016

Phantogram Bring an Angular ‘You Don’t Get Me High Anymore’ to ‘Fallon’

Phantogram have a new single, "You Don't Get Me High Anymore," and their newly announced album Three is officially on the way. All that remains was…
Anna Gaca / June 17, 2016

DJ Shadow Brings Run the Jewels to ‘Fallon’ for ‘Nobody Speak’

Musical guest DJ Shadow was joined by Run the Jewels on last night's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, performing their collaboration "Nobody Speak" with a live horn section. (Perhaps…
Anna Gaca / June 15, 2016

Madonna Keeps it Old School With ‘Borderline’ (and President Obama) on ‘Fallon’

It was Throwback Thursday for Madonna on last night's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Backed by the Roots, the Queen of Pop delivered a slowed-down, souled-up version of…
Anna Gaca / June 10, 2016

Watch Grimes Perform an Unforgettable ‘Flesh Without Blood’ on ‘Fallon’

Even the biggest Grimes skeptic's heart had to be warmed last night when Jimmy Fallon introduced the electro-pop polymath as proudly writing and producing all…
Dan Weiss / May 5, 2016

D’Angelo Delivers Beautiful Rendition of Prince’s ‘Sometimes it Snows in April’ on the ‘Tonight Show’

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon had two noted Prince scholars on its set last evening. There was the Roots drummer ?uestlove, who played a tribute DJ…
Brian Josephs / April 27, 2016
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