The Zutons have made history after becoming the first band to perform an exclusive gig to 6,000 people at the re-opening of NEW YORK’s MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (November 21).
The Liverpool five-piece played a 45-minute set in front of a crowd which included former Talking Heads singer David Byrne.
The museum had been closed for three years while it was being refurbished before the band performed at the venue.
“The minute Sean (Payne) hit his bass drum a light casing fell out and smashed on the floor,” singer Dave McCabe told NME.COM. “Everyone was like shitting themselves after that because underneath us there was a piece of art attached to the ceiling. It was near enough directly under the band. They were worried that if we’d have played really hard this piece of art would fall down. Luckily it didn’t though.”
He added: “Before the gig we thought this is going to be awful in the back of our heads. The sound check was bad because the sound was bouncing everywhere. But the minute the room filled up, it was really f***ing good. I was dead happy. We just got into it. I think we play some of our best gigs when we are forced into a situation that’s shit and that’s what happened. It turned out to be one of the best shows we’ve played.”
The band, who have been supporting The Killers across the US, are due to complete their re-scheduled UK and Ireland tour starting in Dublin on December 11 after Payne was struck down by a severe viral infection.
The Zutons will release their new single ‘Confusion’ on December 13.
The band will play the following venues on their UK tour:
Dublin Ambassador (December 11)
Derry Nerve Centre (12)
Belfast The Spring And Airbrake (13)
London Shepherd’s Bush Empire (15)
Liverpool Royal Court (17-18)
London Earl’s Court (with Muse) (19-20)
Cambridge Junction (21)
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