The French duo's London gig attracts an all-star audience...
Air performed a one-off show at the London Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Founders Jean-Benoit Dunckel and Nicolas Godin, backed by a full band, played a set consisting almost exclusively of material from their forthcoming album, ‘10,000 Hz Legend’, to be released on May 28.
Noel Gallagher, taking a break from recording Oasis‘ fifth studio album, was joined by band members Gem Archer and Andy Bell at the show. All three spent the aftershow chatting with Travis guitarist Andy Dunlop, who was keen to show off copies of his band’s new record, ‘The Invisible Band’, released in the UK on June 11.
Also spotted at the show were Travis mainman Fran Healy, with his new blond haircut, and Michael Stipe, currently in London prior to his band’s show in Trafalgar Square this coming Sunday (April 29).
Opinion of Air‘s performance split the audience, with the duo playing a dark, almost gothic set in parts. Nicolas Godin wore a full-length black cape.
They played: ?Electronic Performers’
?How Does It Make You Feel??
?Radio # 1?
?People In The City?
?Lucky and Unhappy?
?Sex Born Poison?
?Don?t Be Light?
?La Femme D?Argent?
For a full review of the Air show, visit NME.COM reviews later today.
From here, Air perform a live set in Paris this evening (April 26), before heading out on a comprehensive tour of the US in June.