James Corden filmed a special quarantine edition of The Late Late Show called ‘Home Fest’ on Monday, 30 March, and called upon several musicians to record at-home performances for the episode. The Corden ‘Homefest’ special was filmed in the star’s garage to help raise money for the CDC Foundation and Feed the Children, and tapped BTS, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish and John Legend to perform. He also brought in Will Ferrell and David Blaine to help “bring some joy and some music in your home.”
BTS performed ‘Boy With Luv’ from their home in South Korea for fans on the James Corden ‘Homefest’ special. Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook dressed in their loungewear as they sang and danced for their fans across the world during the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Homefest’, was filmed from Corden’s garage as the K-pop band gave a virtual performance of ‘Boy With Luv’ from their shared rehearsal space.
Speaking to the audience watching at home, RM said: “During a time when social distancing is crucial, we’re so grateful we can connect with you from here. “It may seem like we’re isolated, but we’re still connected through our shared experiences, our courage and our laughter.”
Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas appeared from their house with some puppies to perform ‘Everything I Wanted,’ off Eilish’s reissue of When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. “Dude, life is weird, weird right now for everybody,” the singer noted ahead of the performance. “It’s a weird time.” Meanwhile, Legend gave a rendition of his new single, ‘Actions,’ which he released earlier this month.
Dua Lipa took on her track ‘Don’t Start Now’ with virtual help from some of her friends, performing from her apartment in London.
BTS’ ‘Homefest’ slot comes just days after BTS announced that they are rescheduling their forthcoming North American tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The group were set to begin their 37-date Map of the Soul tour on 25 and 26 April with two nights at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, before winding up with shows at Chicago’s Soldier Field on 5 and 6 June.
But after cancelling the start of their tour in South Korea, they have now postponed the U.S. shows as a direct result of the pandemic. Current tickets will be honoured for the new dates, but the band’s management team Big Hit Entertainment are yet to confirm these. At the time of writing, their UK shows remain unaffected.