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Watch This Nintendo-Labo-Powered Performance From Ariana Grande, The Roots, And Jimmy Fallon

Even the Labo fishing rod gets some shine during this musical performance.


Creative music performances are a staple on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show and having The Roots, one of the greatest bands in existence, on staff opens up the door for some fun stuff. With Ariana Grande handling singing duties, Fallon and The Roots performed "No Tears Left To Cry" using only Nintendo Switch powered Labo creations.

The Nintendo Labo platform is one focused on creativity and DIY construction. It uses cardboard objects powered by the Nintendo Switch and its Joy-con controllers to do a handful of different things.

This is a pretty brilliant marketing move on the part of Nintendo. The popular Tonight Show paired with one of the biggest pop stars out will draw millions of eyes, eyes that will benefit the Labo in a big way as kids and parents become more aware of it.

The entire performance was created using these Labo instruments and tools:

  • Jimmy Fallon - Guitar, Piano Studio
  • Questlove - Robot Kit
  • Black Thought - Electric Guitar Fishing Rod
  • Kamal Gray - Toy-Con Piano x2 (Organ)
  • James Poyser - Toy-Con Piano x2
  • Captain Kirk - Acoustic Guitar
  • Mark Kelley - Bass Guitar
  • Stro - Toy-Con Garage Drum Machine

Check out our full review of Nintendo Labo if you want to get a better idea of what the platform is capable of. Some dedicated users are already overachieving with the cardboard creations, one even using the Labo to power a wheelchair.

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