July 31, 2010 3:13

Phoenix perform in London as iTunes Festival draws to a close

Band play 'Wolfgang Amadeus' album in its entirety to full house

Phoenix perform in London as iTunes Festival draws to a close

Photo: PA Photos

Phoenix played for a packed Roundhouse in London last night (July 30), marking the second-to-last night of the iTunes Festival.

Opening with 'Lisztomania', the Paris-based band played their 2009 album 'Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix' in its entirety—plus older tracks 'Long Distance Call','Rally', and 'Funky Square Dance (Part 1/2/3)'.

Parts I and II of 'Love Like A Sunset' were performed in unique fashion with lead singer Thomas Mars laying down on stage until his vocal section began six minutes later. For the rest of the show, the four-piece went from song to song with little pause or comment other than "Merci beacoup".

Playing for a tight hour and a quarter, the encore featured 'If I Ever Feel Better' and '1901'--which Mars sang standing in the front section of the crowd.

The band are now scheduled to play at London's Field Day 2010 today (July 31) on the Eat Your Own Ears Stage in Victoria Park. Afterwards they will begin a US Tour, kicking off at Chicago's Lollapalooza Festival[/b] on August 7.

Phoenix played:

'Lisztomania'
'Consolation'
'Lasso'
'Long Distance Call'
'Fences'
'Girlfriend'
'Armistice'
'Love Like A Sunset Part I and II'
'Rally'
'Countdown'
'Rome'
'Funky Square Dance (Part 1/2/3)'
'If I Ever Feel Better'
'1901'

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