The Australian Electronic Music Duo, EMPIRE OF THE SUN Created A Feast for The Eyes And Ears At The Los Angeles Venue, Hollywood Bowl!
Posted On 25 Sep 2015
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On Sunday, September 20th, Empire of The Sun graced the legendary, Los Angeles venue, the Hollywood Bowl with their incredibly spectacular visual and magnetic musical performance.
Formed in 2007 and signed to Capitol Records, Empire of The Sun is a unique collaboration between Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore. A year after forming, they released their debut album, “Walking On A Dream” which brought them international success. The album spawned the hit singles “Walking On A Dream” and “We are The People”. Their second album, “Ice On The Dune” was released in 2013 and it’s lead single, “Alive” was a smash.
Last year, Empire Of The Sun released the songs, “Tonight” and “Wandering Star”, for the Farrelly brothers film, “Dumb And Dumber To”.
The duo have continued to tour steadily every year and are certainly a can’t miss act at every major festival.
Now back to last Sunday’s show…
Despite the sweltering humid night air, the Bowl was packed to the brim with as they are called Empyreans ready to dance the night away. Indeed, there were very rare moments when people actually sat down in their seats!
Before the Australian electronic music duo took the stage, the Columbia Records South-African musician, St. Lucia warmed up the audience with a few fun songs. He indeed got the party started by playing his known hits like “Home”, “Closer Then This” and “We Got It Wrong”.
Just as the sun was about done with the day, Empire of The Sun front-man Steele aka the Emperor and several back-up dancers arrived. Between the elaborately dressed Steele (his headgear was amazing), the beautiful and graceful dancers, the colorful lights everywhere and the changing screen behind them, it was truly sensory overload.
Every person at the Bowl was absolutely engaged and in awe of what they were witnessing in front of them. They dared not look away for fear of missing something magical happen in front of them.
The night continued on this way. Empire Of The Sun delighted the audience with all their well-known songs like “DNA”, “Alive”, “Half Mast”, “Awakening” and others. For their hit, “Walking On a Dream,” Steele surprised the crowd and sauntered into the seating area! He sang his way through them and somehow managed to get back to the stage, all the while singing.
In true rock and roll fashion, Steele ended the night by smashing his guitar onto the ground repeatedly.
The musical journey had come to an end which was bittersweet since the late summer heat was still lingering and yet, it was clear the audience could have danced all night to the musical feast Empire Of The Sun provided everyone.
For more on Empire Of The Sun, check out this exclusive All Access interview with them here from exactly a year ago: https://music.allaccess.com/an-interview-with-empire-of-the-suns-luke-steele/