Jimmy Fallon collaborates with the band Heart to perform ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ during the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse event.

The host of a popular late-night talk show joined forces with the legendary band on the rooftop of 30 Rockefeller Plaza to entertain audiences during the special celestial occurrence.

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.


Jimmy Fallon marked the 2024 total solar eclipse in a truly remarkable manner!

The host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, aged 49, delivered a once-in-a-lifetime rendition of Bonnie Tyler’s classic 1983 hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart” alongside the iconic band Heart. Following the performance and the awe-inspiring eclipse, Fallon revealed his new “bright eyes” by removing his ’80s sunglasses.

With this being the first total solar eclipse visible in the mainland U.S. since 2017 and not expected to recur for another two decades, the late-night talk show host ensured that fans had an unforgettable experience.


“Tonight, the legendary rock duo Heart graces our stage as our musical guests – and oh, did I mention there’s a solar eclipse too? Naturally, we seized the moment and belted out ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ with @OfficialHeart from the rooftop of @NBC during the TOTAL eclipse. Tune in tonight at 11:35/10:35c. #Eclipse2024,” he tweeted on X (formerly known as Twitter) ahead of the big event.

Fallon and the renowned “Barracuda” hitmakers jammed out on the rooftop at 30 Rockefeller Plaza while the moon moved between Earth and the sun for this extraordinary cosmic occurrence.

Besides Heart, the show’s lineup for Monday, April 8, featured Jim Parsons and Kaia Gerber.

Scores of spectators across North America and Mexico were treated to the spectacle of the cosmic event.


According to its website, an eclipse festival in Russellville, Arkansas, provided complimentary weddings for couples who are passionate about astronomy.

“It’s a rare opportunity with the eclipse, and many couples have special reasons for choosing to tie the knot during this moment,” explained event organizer Rodney Williams in an interview with KATV.

Williams anticipated approximately 300 couples from 22 states to participate in the mass wedding, including one duo who journeyed over 500 miles to attend.

“The emotions evoked by witnessing the eclipse unfold will likely create a synergistic effect, intensifying every sensation and perhaps even bringing tears to people’s eyes,” remarked the event organizer. “Seeing the joyous faces, catching a glimpse of stars, and simply being part of such a momentous occasion fills me with happiness.”

Meanwhile, in Mazatlan, Mexico, where crowds assembled to capture sunset images on Sunday, April 7, in anticipation of the upcoming eclipse, some officials hailed the area as the perfect spot for viewing.

In New York, photographs captured individuals queuing up a day in advance, eager to secure prime viewing spots for the spectacle.

Regarding Fallon’s rendition, it’s probable that Tyler, aged 72, would have been delighted. During an interview with Good Morning America on Monday, the ’80s icon expressed her ongoing enthusiasm for the classic hit.

“Every time there’s an eclipse, people worldwide play ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart,’ and I still get excited to sing it,” she remarked.