YEAH YEAH YEAHS @ THE FONDA THEATRE
Photos by Debi Del Grande
Celebrating the recent release of the expanded mega monster Fever to Tell reissue, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs held a huge party at The Fonda Theatre that included beautiful personal photos of the band by Nick Zinner, special posters, and the documentary There Is No Modern Romance directed by Patrick Daughters that follows the band around the UK on their 2003 tour of Fever to Tell.
It has been four years since we heard YYYs live and it was a joyous celebration. We were sang, danced and bounced with Karen O, Zinner and Brian Chase to “Gold Lion,” “Y Control,” “Tick,” and “Heads Will Roll.” The 2003 album was almost played in its entirety and in true quirky fashion, not in order. “Man” and “No No No” were left out and added hidden gem “Poor Song” was added.
Karen O sported “Black Tongue” on the back of her long, glittery coat which was the third song of the night. The eyeball balloon came out and hardly any drinks were spilled.
When it came to the dedication of “Maps,” Karen O couldn’t just pick one person. There were too many in the house to dedicate to so it went out to everyone.
The YYYs have always done things their way and hopefully this has fired up the band to produce more music.
If you missed out on the almost impossible-to-get ticket at The Fonda, YYYs will be playing Saturday at Growlers 6.
Setlist (via setlist.fm.com)
Modern Romance (First time since 2010)
Under the Earth
Heads Will Roll
With The Night / Tick