Band put on powerful performance despite dwindling crowd
Despite coming on after Pete Doherty, who had packed the King Tut’s Wah Wah Tent out before them, the US band started their set with much of the canvas unoccupied.
The band also suffered sound problems initially, as frontman Tunde Adebimpe‘s microphone didn’t work during opening song ‘Love Dog’.
However, despite the setbacks, the Brooklyn five-piece, joined by saxophonist Martin Perna, managed to play a blistering set that went down well with those fans who did turn up.
Early song ‘Golden Age’, with its pumping drum and sax parts, got the audience moving, while a rendition of debut single ‘Young Liars’ also went down well with the throng.
A funked-up ‘Red Dress’ also won the audience over, not least thanks to Adebimpe, who moved away from his keyboard throughout the song, dancing across the entire stage.
The band said little during their performance, though Adebimpe did hail the audience after ‘Red Dress’, commenting “Thank you tons and tons and tons!”
Guitarist Dave Sitek stood motionless for the duration of the gig, preferring to play in the shadows of Adebimpe and backing singer Kyp Malone.
TV On The Radio played:
‘The Wrong Way’
‘Blues From Down Here’
‘Wolf Like Me’
‘Shout Me Out’
‘Staring At The Sun’
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