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BTS Channels The Beatles For Performance On “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (Watch Now)

BTS chats with Colbert and takes the stage on Wednesday’s “Late Show.”

BTS on Colbert | Scott Kowalchyk/CBS

Update: BTS performed on Wednesday’s edition of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

That notion, itself, is worthy of celebration. BTS is the hottest music group on the planet, and “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” is America’s most-watched talk show.

BTS and “Colbert” nonetheless went one step further. As the show takes place in the iconic Ed Sullivan Theater, they mirrored the performance after The Beatles’ iconic “Ed Sullivan Show” debut in 1964.

A video of the performance and photos from the taping follow. Highlights from BTS’ “Colbert” interview will be posted upon availability.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guests BTS during Wednesday’s May 15, 2019 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guests BTS during Wednesday’s May 15, 2019 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guests BTS during Wednesday’s May 15, 2019 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guests BTS during Wednesday’s May 15, 2019 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guests BTS during Wednesday’s May 15, 2019 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guests BTS during Wednesday’s May 15, 2019 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guests BTS during Wednesday’s May 15, 2019 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guests BTS during Wednesday’s May 15, 2019 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guests Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Tommy Vietor during Wednesday’s May 15, 2019 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” broadcasts from the iconic Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.

Wednesday’s edition of the program pays homage to an iconic moment from “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

More specifically, it models the episode’s musical performance – a debut visit from BTS – after The Beatles’ famous “Ed Sullivan” arrival in 1964. In addition to playing off the Ed Sullivan connection, the performance recognizes the passionate fanfare surrounding BTS.

Not simply there to perform, BTS also joins host Stephen Colbert for an interview. Wednesday’s “Colbert” additionally features a chat with the hosts of “Pod Save America.” It airs at 11:35PM ET/PT on CBS.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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