The Dodos kicked off a series of shows in support of their forthcoming album with a free concert at the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles on Saturday night (August 8) as part of the museum’s ‘Saturdays Off The 405’ summer concert series.
The San Francisco band–now a trio with the recent addition of vibraphone player Keaton Snyder–didn’t waste a minute road-testing new material. The band kicked off with the title track from their forthcoming album ‘Time To Die’, and lead single ‘Fables’ followed soon after.
Hundreds of Dodos fans battled huge queues and heavy traffic to attend the show at the renowned hill-top museum. In addition to new material, the band played familiar crowd-pleasers including ‘Fools’ and ‘Red And Purple’, which they saved for the end of the evening, inciting furious hand-claps and sing-alongs.
The band said hardly a word throughout their 80-minute set, and frontman Meric Long admitted to NME.COM after the show that he was “terrified” to be playing at the famed museum. “It’s harder for us to play the new material because it’s not as well rehearsed,” he said. “We play our older songs to get our confidence back.”
The Dodos played:
‘Time To Die’
‘Paint The Rust’
‘Red And Purple’
–By our Los Angeles staff.