When Did BTS Film ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ in NYC? An Investigation

by Jeremy Spirogis
RM, host Jimmy Fallon, (bottom row l-r) Jin, Jungkook, V, a Katz Deli employee, SUGA, Jimin, and J-Hope of BTS on February 24, 2020

BTS followers have been feasting since Map of the Soul: 7 dropped on Feb. 21. Upon the comeback album’s launch, the South Korean band spent a while in New York City for promotions, gifting ARMY with moments to final a lifetime. But even so, there’s nonetheless extra content material to stay up for, significantly the particular BTS look on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Feb. 24. That stated, the seven members — RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook — not too long ago returned to Korea for his or her Global Press Conference. So when did BTS movie The Tonight Show? The group is at all times one step forward of the sport.

The air date and time for the BTS ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ particular episode

RM, host Jimmy Fallon, (bottom row l-r) Jin, Jungkook, V, a Katz Deli employee, SUGA, Jimin, and J-Hope of BTS on February 24, 2020
BTS, Jimmy Fallon, and Katz’s Delicatessen worker | Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

On Feb. 13, NBC introduced BTS’ Tonight Show particular takeover. According to the community’s press launch, the complete episode shall be devoted to the band. 

“The show will not only feature an interview and performance by the band, but will also act as a celebration of New York as Fallon and the group visit iconic local spots over the hour,” the discharge reads.

Most notably, followers will see BTS carry out in Grand Central Terminal. They will even pop by the well-known Katz’s Delicatessen and reply fan questions on the subway. 

So what time will BTS’ Tonight Show look begin? Tune in to NBC on Monday, Feb. 24, at 11:35 p.m. EST for the hour-long particular episode. But as at all times, verify your native listings for particulars and doable adjustments.

‘The Tonight Show’ filmed the BTS particular earlier than Feb. 24

Now, it’s clear the BTS episode on The Tonight Show was pre-recorded, even the interview segments. As talked about, BTS not too long ago flew again to Korea, so the episode received’t be taped dwell. That stated, it appears the band filmed for the particular in early February 2020. 

On Feb. 6, Fallon requested followers to tweet the present questions to ask BTS for his or her subway interview, which means the phase was in all probability recorded shortly afterward. The wealthy hair colours on RM and Jimin within the Tonight Show promo can also point out BTS filmed the interview earlier than the Map of the Soul: 7 promotions, as they donned pale colours on the 21st.

Meanwhile, on Feb. 13, Rolling Stone launched an article that includes The Tonight Show’s showrunner, Gavin Purcell. He opened up about manufacturing for the particular BTS episode.

BTS visits the SiriusXM Studios on February 21, 2020 in New York City. BTS visits the SiriusXM Studios on February 21, 2020 in New York City.
BTS | Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM

“In terms of the production side, this [episode] was a pretty heavy lift. I can’t tell you how many people went into the making of this,” Purcell stated. “It was the entire staff rallying together to make this really cool show.”

The showrunner added: “And on the BTS side, it was amazing to see how they rallied and how hard they worked. That’s something their fans know, but not only are they incredibly talented, they’re also so hardworking and humble.”

Even so, we will’t assist however marvel how BTS received away with filming in New York City for The Tonight Show with out being observed, particularly when you think about how huge the manufacturing was. 

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It’s possible BTS taped their efficiency at Grand Central after closing at 2 a.m. EST and earlier than opening at 5:30 a.m. EST. But how did they get by with their tour of NYC? In an interview with Billboard launched on Feb. 18, Katz’s proprietor, Jake Dell, revealed it wasn’t too troublesome.

Dell confirmed BTS filmed at Katz’s throughout common business hours. “Yeah, we made it work,” he stated. “That was half the fun. We did it a bit strategically so it wasn’t as chaotic as it can be — it wasn’t a Sunday or Saturday lunch.”

Regardless of how the Tonight Show group pulled off the BTS takeover, ARMY is aware of the band will placed on an amazing present come Feb. 24. So keep tuned. And, as Jungkook would say, let’s get it.

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