Empire of the Sun completed a sold out, three-night run of their Decade Anniversary Tour at New York’s newly renovated Webster Hall this past Saturday. The night truly celebrated Walking On A Dream with a packed crowd to prove it. People were piled out of the doors, tip toeing by the bar just to get a glimpse of the magic on stage.
This Australian pop-duo never fails to amaze me with their grand production. The set design alone was a beauty. CO2 effects, flashing lights and bright green lasers transported us to another world. An emperor-like crown sat center stage, complementing the persona frontman Luke Steele has embodied. His own elaborate crown did not stay on very long as he worked the stage, moving and grooving. Steele even jumped onto the barricade, interacting with eager fans decked out in sparkly, out of this world attire. Two dancers joined him on stage in different costumes for almost every song. From headpieces to body suits to fringe, the dancers had a show of their own.
Fan favorites “We Are the People”, “High and Low”, “Walking On A Dream”, and “Alive” rang throughout the night, hyping up an already excited audience. You could feel the energy bouncing off the walls. Three sold out New York City shows had to be monumental for this duo. It sure was for their fans.