Italian megastar band Måneskin continue to rack up honors and accomplishments. In the months following their win at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam this spring, their music has found new fans beyond Europe’s shores. This has led to another amazing opportunity. The Italian rockers will make their American television debut on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”! We first spotted it on a Twitter fan account (appropriately named “Måneskin News”). The NBC web site backs it up.

The members of Måneskin are set to rock “The Tonight Show” stage on Tuesday, October 26th. They will sit down with host Jimmy Fallon for an interview, and also perform one of their songs (although we don’t yet know which one). The other guests that night are Drew Barrymore and Mo Rocca.

Måneskin have enjoyed rare success for Eurovision winners when it comes to breaking into the U.S. music market. Their Eurovision-winning song “Zitti e buoni’ achieved a peak of #22 on the Billboard Global 200. Their follow-up single, “I Wanna Be Your Slave”, surged up the charts even more, becoming their second Billboard top ten hit, reaching #1 on Billboard‘s US Hot Hard Rock Songs chart the week of June 26th, 2021. Surprisingly (or maybe not, at this point), their 2017 cover of the US band The Four Seasons’s popular hit from 1967, “Beggin”, has reached the greatest heights so far, hitting #15 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (as of the most recent chart for the week of October 23rd) , with no signs of stopping its skyward momentum.

Damiano, Ethan, Victoria, and Thomas won’t just be hitting the airwaves on their trip to the American side of the pond, however. Their “Tonight Show” appearance comes just one day before they are to take the stage at the famous Bowery Ballroom (shortened to “The Bowery” in music circles) in Manhattan, New York on October 27th. The building that houses “The Bowery” was built to be a high-end shoe store and haberdashery just before the devastating Wall Street Crash of 1929. It then went through periods of being vacant and housing shops, until it was fully renovated to become The Bowery Ballroom in 1998. The 575-person capacity venue was crowned the “#1 Best Club in America” by Rolling Stone magazine in 2019. It has played host to a wide variety of musical talent, including R.E.M, Coldplay, Kanye West, Joan Jett, Tony Bennett, Lana Del Rey, The Black Keys, The White Stripes, Metallica, and Lady Gaga. Joan Baez recorded her Bowery Songs album live there in 2004, and the venue also appears in the 2000 film Coyote Ugly, as well as the 2008 film Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist.

The quartet of Måneskin won’t have long to rest. On the heels of their New York appearances, they will have to jet clear across the U.S. to perform at another venue with an even longer and storied history. The Italian quad are set to perform a concert at the legendary Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California (often referred to as just “The Roxy”) on November 1st. Opened in September 1973, the 500-seat Roxy has served as the venue for a who’s who of legendary performances and album recordings, from Neil Young and Bob Marley, to Stevie Wonder and Guns N’ Roses, and even welcomed Adele during her debut concert tour “An Evening With Adele” in 2008.

 

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Unfortunately, any fans hoping to witness Måneskin’s appearances in person had their hopes dashed quickly, as both venues sold out within four to five hours of tickets going on sale (although it can be claimed that ticket sites may have gobbled up some of them, as sites such as StubHub seem to have tickets ranging all the way from $183 — to over $5,000!). Clearly American audiences are hungry to embrace more Eurovision artists’ music (as 2019 Eurovision winner Duncan Laurence’s and Måneskin’s recent chart success here show)! Here’s hoping that their appearances are well attended and Eurovision artists continue finding success in the red, white, and blue!

Do you think Måneskin have what it takes to continue to find success outside of Europe? Do you think nightclub venues are the right place to continue to introduce their music to American audiences? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kate
Kate
1 month ago

And now they are going to be supporting the Rolling Stones during their Las Vegas concert. That is something!

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

they are performing BEGGIN on TV + there will be a web exclusive performance for Mammamia.

Andrea
Andrea
1 month ago

Their version of Beggin’ was used last night on Dancing With The Stars.

Diana
Diana
1 month ago

I’ve been a fan of Måneskin since 2018 and it’s insane how big they gotten. So proud of them

Gregory
Gregory
1 month ago

The NBC website doesnt even mention their Eurovision win 🙁

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Josh Kennon

sadly they don’;t mention their Eurovision victory in their Spotify bio..

Ellie
Ellie
1 month ago
Reply to  Gregory

Americans not knowing what Eurovision is isn’t a meme. It’s true. Of course there are some of us who are interested, but the reality is “winning Eurovision” isn’t a selling point here. At least not yet. It’s also worth noting that tons of Eurovision content, including all the performances, is still blocked for us on YouTube. If we can’t even watch our favorite entries back, let alone send them to friends to entice them, we can’t really be surprised that no one knows what it is. Honestly, this is really a weak spot, whatever the rights issues are with the… Read more »

Azaad
Azaad
1 month ago
Reply to  Ellie

Eurovision is even billed as the “biggest competition America has never heard of” in some circles.

david
1 month ago

i just HOPE that they sing in italian pretties please ?

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  david

It’ll Probably be one of their English language songs because this is an American program

musica
musica
1 month ago

Are they going to play Beggin’? I still think it’s a bit odd that it has become such a huge hit, for a song that has been covered a gazillion times. Especially in the US you’d think they’ve had it with that song by now.

Crystal
1 month ago
Reply to  musica

A lot of people tend to bring up the Madcon version in their comments, but Madcon’s version wasn’t a major hit in the U.S.; it peaked at #79 on the Hot 100 when it was released in 2007. The Madcon version has been used in some competition shows in the U.S., but it didn’t become nearly as popular here as it did in Europe. Måneskin’s version has actually surpassed the peak of the original Four Seasons’ version in the U.S. The original peaked at #16, and the Måneskin version has so far peaked at #15 and has also reached the… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Crystal

2021 is very different to 1967, though – the two songwriters are still alive, I wonder which version has made them the most money.

Crystal
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

I don’t know the answer to that one, but I’m sure they’re appreciating all the extra royalties rolling in!

musica
musica
1 month ago
Reply to  Crystal

That’s interesting, thanks. Although it’s also been a hit over here in Europe, where the Madcon version was huge as well. But to most teenagers the song will probably be new. To be honest, I don’t really like the Måneskin version, so maybe that’s where my surprise comes from.

vetrina
vetrina
1 month ago

This is HUGE! Good luck guys!

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 month ago

I wonder if after 2019 and 2021 the winner of turin 2022 will continue the trend of global succes.

Chessguy99
1 month ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Sure, if they get signed by one of the international music companies like Universal Music Group (Duncan) or Sony Music Group (Måneskin). Otherwise I doubt any Eurovision winner has the potential to go global.

musica
musica
1 month ago
Reply to  Chessguy99

Arcade mainly became a global hit through Tiktok, I doubt Universal has had much to do with that. In fact, all his other songs have been flops. Måneskin seem to have a better promotion machine behind them, that’s true.

Chessguy99
1 month ago
Reply to  musica

Today’s record companies have promotion departments filled with social media experts. Everything that goes viral by a signed artist is driven by the record companies.

musica
musica
29 days ago
Reply to  Chessguy99

It went viral with a slowed-down version through Harry Potter tiktok more than a year after it won Eurovision… so no, I don’t think Universal played a major role here.

Luc
Luc
1 month ago

This is great news! I hope everything goes alright and that this means they can have another Hot 100 hit and also come back to the States in the future 🙂

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

Great for them.. I just hope they positively mention Eurovision in Rotterdam and get people interested.. Congrats Maneskin

Shabaz
Shabaz
1 month ago

About time. I hope they do Zitti e Buoni , Torna Casa or in the name of the father or Coraline.. just none of the english ones..

Crystal
1 month ago

Has the interview been in fact confirmed? Because normally musical guests on late night talk shows in the U.S. don’t sit down for an interview with the host unless they’re a really big deal (One Direction did at least one appearance on The Tonight Show where they were both interviewed and performed). As it looks like there are two other guests on there, more than likely they will just perform and not be interviewed. But still, the fact that they’re getting TV exposure here is great!

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Crystal

One of the guests is a comedian and TV- host though so it could be that he is doing a comedy part where the music usually comes on. But who knows? Even a performance is big news for a still unknown group in US

Crystal
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

Typically, if they have a standup comedian come on to perform, they would perform at the end of the show, which is also when the musical guest would perform. It would be very unusual to have both a standup act and a musical guest performing in the same episode. Looking at Mo Rocca’s Twitter feed, it looks like he has both a book and an off-Broadway show he could be promoting, which would warrant an interview segment. One of the elements that differentiates Jimmy’s incarnation of The Tonight Show from other late night talk shows is that he will sometimes… Read more »

Denis
Denis
1 month ago

My favourite late night talkshow host having Måneskin as guests? Can it be?
I subscribe to the Late Night YouTube channel and watch every video. Now I have another reason to wait for uploads..
What have Tonight Show fans done to deserve the honour?:)

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

I always watch clips of Jimmy’s show and ofc i will be watching Maneskin! Curious to see which song they chose to perform: Mammamia or Beggin? My bet is on Mammamia because it’s the new single.

I think they need to add more shows in US!!

Crystal
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

The song has not been confirmed yet, but as “Beggin’” is still in the midst of its chart run (currently at #15 on the Hot 100 but could still reach another new peak this week; the next chart won’t be released until tomorrow) and is still getting considerable airplay on pop radio here, it will likely be that song they’ll be performing. “Mammamia” would more than likely be serviced (added to playlists) at stations that specialize in playing rock music, and it’s unusual these days for rock music to cross over into CHR/Top 40/pop radio…although “Beggin’” did buck that trend… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Josh Kennon

Not what I wanted, but I’ll take it…

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

I only see some of The Tonight Show on YouTube, but I thought the bands only come on at the very end with no interview?

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Not always! Sometimes they are the guests as well with interviews, games and all that. They usually have to be HUGE in US to get an entire show, like Madonna or Arianna Grande. So it is interesting that Måneskin gets that. Now of course no one knows to what extent the interview with Måneskin will be but still an honour

Last edited 1 month ago by Denis
Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

Thanks, that’s interesting. I like Jimmy Fallon, but he always tries so hard to sell whatever his guests are selling – everything is always so wonderful, the best thing ever. I kinda wish the band were on Stephen Colbert instead, appearing for the first time on American television on the same stage that the Beatles did the same thing.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

He is a host, it is his job to say things are wonderful. You can not have hosts saying “you know this was a bad movie”:)
They are there to sell. That said, he might actually like Måneskin. Sometimes the performance is by groups Jimmy likes who might not be well known…

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

The likes of David Letterman, Conan O’Brien or Stephen Colbert seem to have a bit more integrity, more loyalty to the viewer. I still haven’t forgiven Jimmy Fallon for selling Donald Trump in 2016.

Azaad
Azaad
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Jimmy Fallon is on NBC, which is part of the Universal/Comcast conglomerate with Peacock, the steaming service Americans will now use for Eurovision. So maybe NBC will now be the go to network for Eurovision related content in the USA? In the same vein that any UK interview an act does will be done with the BBC.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Azaad

Yeah, maybe – that would be a good connection. Still, winners are independent and free to go wherever they like.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

I don’t normally watch a lot of late-night talk shows in general, other than the occasional interview clip, but I might be encouraged to record this particular episode

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

I just hope they don’t do the Jersey Boys song.