Alanis Morissette and Jimmy Fallon Put on Disguises to Busk in NYC Subway

Watch the performance that drew a crowd under Rockefeller Center

December 5, 2019

New Yorkers and tourists don’t run down subway corridors to hear just any buskers, but Alanis Morissette and Jimmy Fallon received plenty of attention for their surprise performance below Rockefeller Center.

Wednesday's "Tonight Show" segment didn’t start out that way though because the two were in disguise when they performed “The Little Drummer Boy.” Fallon played a mini drum while wearing a winter hat and fake beard. Morissette provided her trademark vocals with the anonymity provided by a cowboy hat and blonde wig.

Following their rendition of the classic Christmas song, Fallon acknowledge the applause by saying “happy holidays” before ripping off his disguise and introducing himself. By that point, the crowd was growing and the excitement was building as the late night host introduced Alanis to even bigger cheers.

The two then launched into her hit “You Oughta Know” - Fallon bouncing around with a tambourine while Morissette’s trademark vocals drew an even bigger crowd.

A musical based on Morissette’s classic 1995 album Jagged Little Pill will make its Broadway debut tonight. The singer-songwriter performed the LP in its entirety during an acoustic set at the Apollo Theater on Monday, and she announced a 25th anniversary tour in celebration of the album.

Morissette will play all 12 songs from her multi-platinum #1 LP on the 31-date tour. It begins on June 2nd in Portland, OR and ends July 25th in Nashville. Fellow 90s female alt powerhouses Liz Phair and Garbage are also on the bill.

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