Scissor Sisters drummer makes live return

Paddy Boom joins band for homecoming show

Scissor Sisters‘ injured drummer Paddy Boom has returned to the stage.

The star made his comeback on Saturday (October 21) at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom in the band’s native New York.

Boom took the microphone from frontman Jake Shears during the show and told the audience that 20 years ago he was living at a nearby YMCA and playing weekly at The Rec, adding: “We’ve come a long way since then.”


Boom had been temporarily replaced at recent shows due to ongoing back problems. He played several dates earlier on the US tour despite his condition, but the extent of his problem led to the cancellation of three shows and the subsequent hiring of a replacement.

The 90-minute set saw the band perform tracks from their latest album‘Ta-Dah’ including ‘Paul McCartney’ and ‘Kiss You Off’, as well as older hits such as ‘Take Your Mama’, ‘Filthy/Gorgeous’ and ‘Comfortably Numb’.

Dedicating ‘Tits On The Radio’ to the recently closed down CBGB, singer Ana Matronic wished the club well in its new home of Las Vegas.

As previously reported, Scissor Sisters return the UK on for a special Halloween charity gig at London’s Brixton Academy on October 31.

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