The Gossip wowed a sold-out crowd at The Troubadour in Los Angeles Saturday night (April 7), leaving the club’s head of security clamouring for more and Kate Moss rocking out in the balcony.
“It’s great to see everybody again!” frontwoman Beth Ditto exclaimed before the powerhouse trio ran through several tracks from their latest album, ‘Standing In The Way of Control’, as well as a brand new track.
Ditto wooed the crowd with her southern charm and tremendous energy, dancing throughout the hour-long set and leaning into the audience where she was showered with beer by her adoring fans.
Looking chic in a blue dress, pearls and a stylish up-do, Ditto kept her clothes on throughout the night (unlike South by Southwest where she stripped down to her undies) despite complaints that her tights were “too fucking small”.
The audience sang along and clapped all night, and went wild for a brief cover of Dolly Parton‘s ‘9 to 5’.
At one point a fan hopped on stage, and a bouncer attempted to whisk her away. Ditto pulled the girl away from security to give her a big hug.
The set culminated with Ditto crowd surfing during the album’s title track, ‘Standing In The Way of Control’.
After The Gossip said goodnight and left the stage, the Troubadour‘s usually sombre head of security stepped up to the mic, encouraging the crowd to make some noise to bring the band back for more.
The Gossip complied, and returned for a three-song encore with Ditto wearing a Queen Elizabeth T-shirt.
“Stay strong and live forever,” she told the crowd as she waved goodnight.
–By our Los Angeles staff.