Dua Lipa surprised an 80-year-old superfan on The Tonight Show after he went viral on TikTok – check out the video below.
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Late last year, footage of Papa Richy receiving tickets for his 80th birthday to see Dua Lipa on her ‘Future Nostalgia‘ tour was uploaded to TikTok by his grandaughter. The clip, which sees Richy exclaim “Dua Lipa in concert? Are you shitting me?” soon went viral and has racked up almost 2million likes since.
And earlier this week (March 3) Papa Richy got the chance to meet the pop star during her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
“We reached out to him, pretending that we were a radio station in New York and told him that he won a contest for the number one TikTok video of the year — he believed this, he loved it,” Fallon explained to the audience. “Yesterday, we flew him and his granddaughter to New York and he thinks he’s about to be interviewed on a radio show and get a tour of 30 Rock. He has no clue what’s going down.”
“He’s going to get the surprise of his laugh,” added Lipa.
Richy was then brought out of a dressing room for his “first radio interview” and led onto The Tonight Show. After a few seconds, he clocked Dua Lipa was standing next to Jimmy Fallon and reacted accordingly. “Oh my god! Holy Shit!”
“I read somewhere that one of your dreams is to dance with Dua Lipa,” continued Fallon before The Roots laid down a disco-inspired groove for the pair to dance to. Check out the video below:
“I’ve done a big chunk of writing,” she told The Wall Street Journalbefore revealing she was in “no rush” to put it out.
“It has a vision. It has a name, I think—for now. It’s just been fun experimenting. I’m always going to make pop music, but it has its own unique sound, which is exciting and something that feels like a movement from ‘Future Nostalgia’,” she added.
Dua Lipa is currently on tour in the US before she returns to the UK and Europe in April.
The singer was originally set to hit the road in May 2020, before the dates were pushed back to January 2021. The dates were rescheduled once again to September and October 2021 before being moved to 2022.
Dua Lipa will play:
15 – Manchester, AO Arena
17 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
18 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
20 – Dublin, 3Arena
21 – Dublin, 3Arena
23 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
24 – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
26 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
29 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
2 – London, The O2
3 – London, The O2
6 – Antwerp, Sportpaleis
7 – Antwerp, Sportpaleis
9 – Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena
10 – Berlin, Mercedes Benz Arena
12 – Cologne, Lanxess Arena
17 – Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
18 – Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
20 – Zurich, Hallenstadion
22 – Munich, Olympiahalle
23 – Vienna, Stadhalle
25 – Milan, Mediolanum Forum
26 – Milan, Mediolanum Forum
28 – Bologna, Unipol Arena
30 – Lyon, Halle Tony Garnier
1 – Barcelona, Palau Sant Jordi
3 – Madrid, Wizink Center
5 – Braga, Altice Forum
6 – Lisbon, Altice Arena