M83 Land at Hammerstein Ballroom

M83 brought their unique electronic sound to Hammerstein Ballroom Tuesday night.

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M83 brought their unique electronic sound to Hammerstein Ballroom for the first of two shows there. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Philadelphia band Sun Airway opened the show. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Sun Airway were illuminated only by computer projectors behind them, giving the band a unique look. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Before M83 took the stage, the alien from the cover of the Midnight City single made a brief appearance. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Founding member Anthony Gonzalez played guitar, bass, and synthesizer throughout the night. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Jordan Lawlor played guitar and keyboards throughout the night, sometimes playing both at once. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Morgan Kibby, who helped to record the band's latest album, also got to come out on the tour with the band. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Anthony Gonzalez bathed light while backed by lights in the appearance of stars. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The band focused mainly on their latest release "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming". Photos by Michel Dussack
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Their lighting setup was elaborate, and also served the purpose of keeping a large orchestral section out of sight. Photos by Michel Dussack
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At times the show seemed to be a rock show, yet at others it seemed more like a rave. Photos by Michel Dussack
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While the Anthony Gonzalez is the only original member left, Loïc Maurin drums on the albums and during live performances. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The lighting rig gave the stage the appearance of a spaceship, and with songs like "Year One, One UFO", it's easy to see why that look is desirable. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Newest single "Steve McQueen" received a loud reaction from the crowd. Photos by Michel Dussack
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However, nothing got the crowd moving as much as "Midnight City", the bands standout hit that is largely responsible for their mainstream success. Photos by Michel Dussack
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"Sitting" off the band's debut self-titled album, got the crowd dancing as well, despite the crowd hardly knowing the song. Photos by Michel Dussack
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M83 have clearly perfected their live performances after being on the road almost constantly since January. Photos by Michel Dussack
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However, the band will soon be wrapping the tour up, with the last date scheduled for October 11th. Photos by Michel Dussack
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When not stuck behind the microphone or synthesizer, Anthony Gonzalez moved around the stage freely, interacting in organic ways with the rest of his band. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Anthony Gonzalez playing the synthesizer and guitar at the same time. Photos by Michel Dussack
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