Siouxsie thrills a sold-out LA crowd

The punk icon debuts new solo material

Siouxsie, BBC Electric Proms, Electric Ballroom, October 24, 2007. Pic: BBC
Siouxsie Sioux played the second of two sold-out shows at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday (February 16).

The punk icon who fronted Siouxsie & The Banshees and has ties to The Cure and the Sex Pistols played several tracks from her recent solo album 'Mantaray' for an adoring crowd filled with old-school Goths and youthful punk rockers.

Dressed in a silver and black leotard with thigh-high boots, Siouxsie pranced across the stage, twirling around and using her microphone cord like a whip.

"Carry on screaming," she told the exuberant crowd who cheered loudly for a cover of The Beatles' 'Dear Prudence'.

Backed by a four-piece band, Siouxsie played new solo tracks including 'Here Comes That Day', 'If It Doesn't Kill You' and 'Into A Swan' during her 75-minute set.

Siouxsie also sang, "Happy birthday 'Hong Kong Garden'" before launching into Siouxsie & The Banshees' very first single from 1978, which garnered thundering applause from the audience.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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