Watch Jimmy Fallon and Ariana Grande Jam Out with Nintendo Labo from The Tonight Show

Jimmy Fallon, Ariana Grande, and The Roots jam out on Grande's "No Tears Left to Cry" in a new video from The Tonight Show featuring Nintendo Labo.

on May 15, 2018 3:27 PM

Since its release last month, Nintendo Labo has been giving kids, families, and pretty much anyone looking to get creative the chance to build a wild number of accessories for Nintendo Switch, and Jimmy Fallon seemed to put it to good use with the help of Ariana Grande.

Nintendo Labo played a prominent role in last night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where Fallon and special guest Ariana Grande performed alongside the show’s signature house band The Roots using the Nintendo Labo to sing her song “No Tears Left to Cry.”

Notably, the video itself includes some Labo creations that have yet to make their way into the hands of Switch owners like guitars and drums, though the Nintendo Labo piano, which is part of the Variety Kit, makes its way into The Roots’ roster of instruments.

While the performance was unconventional from what fans might have expected, the use of Nintendo Labo to perform Ariana Grande’s new single was definitely a creative and fun way to perform the new song, and given that Ariana Grande seems privy to gaming herself, I guess it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to see Labo being used for it.

For a closer look at Nintendo Labo’s music-making capabilities, you can check out the full performance video from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon below, along with a behind-the-scenes video from before the performance. If you have yet to grab one of the cardboard kits, you can pick up either the Variety Kit or Robot Kit from Amazon now.


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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.