Pendulum bring raucous live show to LA

Aussies play their first headlining gig in the city

Pendulum played their very first headlining gig in Los Angeles last night (October 14) for a packed house at the Mayan Theatre.

The UK-based Australian band let loose with a complete aural assault filled with thundering beats, deep bass and driving guitar riffs.

They got a strong reception from fans on the dancefloor, who bounced up and down and crowd surfed almost the entire night. MC Ben “The Verse” Mount offered plenty of encouragement, running around the stage and riling up the audience by shouting the likes of “Raise the roof” and “Come on LA“.


The band focused on material from their recent album ‘In Silico’, playing tracks including the crowd-pleasing single ‘Propane Nightmares’ and their remix of The Prodigy‘s ‘Voodoo People’. Rob Swire orchestrated the show, bouncing from synthesisers and singing.

“If you’re standing still, you’re in the wrong place, tonight’s your chance to let go,” Mount said, and the crowd erupted.

“Peace and love to everyone who come out and support us on a Monday night,” he added before saying goodnight.

Pendulum played:




‘Fasten Your Seatbelts’

‘Another Planet’

‘Voodoo People’

‘Midnight Runner’

‘Propane Nightmares’

‘Girl In The Fire’


‘Blood Sugar’

‘The Other Side’



‘Hold Your Colour’

Pendulum will continue their US tour with shows in San Francisco, Atlanta, Baltimore and New York until the end of the month.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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