Passion Pit Live On Letterman Last Week! KINGS OF LEON TO PERFORM “LIVE ON LETTERMAN” CONCERT WEBCAST on THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, PRESENTED BY AT&T Performance Will Be Streamed Live and Available On Demand on CBS.com, S2e.TV and VEVO
Passion Pit Live On Letterman Last Week!
Although things may have been looking bleak for Passion Pit and their fans this past week, the band rolled into the legendary Ed Sullivan Theatre on a warm Wednesday night for their Live on Letterman webcast looking as if they hadn’t missed a beat.
After being forced to play DJ-sets for a string of shows in Canada when approximately 75% of their gear was destroyed in a Chicago storm last week, Passion Pit showed up more than ready to hit the stage in their proper form for the first time in a whole week and gave fans a live experience that they won’t soon forget.
The band marched into the Ed Sullivan Theatre in support of their latest album “Gossamer” – the critically acclaimed followup to 2009′s “Manners” LP that had the band working tirelessly for months to perfect.
Speaking on the new songs and preceding recording process in the pre show interview, lead singer Michael Angelakos expressed how on “Gossamer”, songs like ‘Constant Conversations‘ really showcase what the band is capable of, especially in a live setting.
Angelakos also went on to talk about the challenges that the band faced when all of their equipment got wrecked last week – and how the bands crew tirelessly worked to get everything up and running again as they dumped gallons of water out of the bands mellotrons, synths and more.
Fortunately, “the old rice trick” worked and the band were set to play their first non DJ-set in a week for a theatre that was packed to capacity with ‘pit fans.
Passion Pit then hit the stage, promptly at 8PM from the back of the audience and quickly got to work. The band opened the show with a blistering rendition of their new song ‘I’ll Be Alright’ and then hit right into ‘The Reeling’, off 2009′s “Manners” LP.
The band definitely appeared to be especially amped as well as relieved to be playing with their own gear again (as well as to be playing indoors). When they hit into the third song of the night, ‘Carried Away’, off 2012′s “Gossamer”, fans went completely nuts as they sang “Sorry ’bout things that I’ve said. Always let it get to my head” After incredible renditions of ‘Eyes As Candles‘, ‘Take A Walk’ and ‘Constant Conversations’, the band broke into “Cry Like A Ghost”, the sixth new song of the night off 2012′s “Gossamer”. The crowd was behind the band with every word and the energy in Ed Sullivan Theatre was booming. Before closing out the show, the band surprised fans with a rendition of ‘Where I Come From’, off the 2012 soundtrack to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. Passion Pit then hit fans with their 2009 hit ‘Sleepyhead’ before saying goodbye and rounding out the show with ‘Little Secrets’ to wrap up another memorable evening at the house The Beatles built.
KINGS OF LEON TO PERFORM “LIVE ON LETTERMAN” CONCERT WEBCAST
THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, PRESENTED BY AT&T
Performance Will Be Streamed Live and Available On Demand on CBS.com, S2e.TV and VEVO
CBS Interactive’s award-winning webcast concert series, LIVE ON LETTERMAN, presented by AT&T, will feature four-time GRAMMY Award winners Kings of Leon performing live from the world-famous Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City and webcast on CBS.com and VEVO, Thursday, Sept. 26 (9:00 PM, ET/6:00 PM, PT).
Kings of Leon’s LIVE ON LETTERMAN performance will feature songs off of their upcoming sixth album,Mechanical Bull, which will be released on Sept. 24, just two days prior to their LIVE ON LETTERMAN webcast. Their performance will also include hits from previous albums, such as “Use Somebody” and “Sex on Fire.”
The LIVE ON LETTERMAN franchise, which has garnered nearly 200 million views to date on CBS.com and VEVO, has hosted some of the most established bands and musicians across the globe, staged in an intimate and dynamic setting for worldwide followers to enjoy. LIVE ON LETTERMAN webcasts have included some of music’s biggest stars, including Coldplay, Alicia Keys, The Killers, John Mayer, Mumford & Sons and Adele.
Kings of Leon, made up of brothers Caleb Followill (lead vocals), Jared Followill (bass), Nathan Followill (drums), and their cousin Matthew Followill (lead guitar), formed in 2000 and achieved initial success in the U.K. with their first three albums. The 2008 release of Only by the Night rocketed the band to the top of the charts in the United States with the singles “Use Somebody,” “Sex on Fire” and “Notion.” Only by the Nightwent Platinum in eight countries and marked the band’s first Platinum-selling album stateside, with the tracks “Use Somebody” and “Sex On Fire” earning the band four GRAMMY Awards. Kings of Leon released their fifth album, Come Around Sundown, in October 2010 to critical acclaim, receiving a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock Album.
Fans can watch Kings of Leon’s webcast live or on-demand on CBS.com at http://www.cbs.com/shows/liveonletterman/. During CBS.com’s live webcast, fans will also have access to interactive features such as multiple camera angles, “Share the Moment” instant photos and more. Additionally, the webcast is available live and on-demand through CBS properties, select CBS RADIO stations’ websites, on Radio.com, and on-demand via the CBS App for iOS. The webcasts are also offered on VEVO, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, through VEVO.com and its free mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and iPad. The on-demand performances are available across the entire VEVO platform, including VEVO.com, its mobile and tablet apps, mobile website, connected TVs and syndication partners.
Kings of Leon’s LIVE ON LETTERMAN webcast will precede their appearance on the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN that same evening, Thursday, Sept. 26 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
For more information on LIVE ON LETTERMAN, please visit http://www.cbs.com/shows/liveonletterman/ and follow LIVE ON LETTERMAN on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Click here to go directly to the channel, and please visit S2e TV to watch at anytime!