Mika Begins World Tour at Webster Hall

English singer Mika plays the very first show of his tour in support of his newest album "The Origin of Love" at Webster Hall

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Mika kicks off his latest tour at Webster Hall. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Opening the show was The Dolls, one of the most unique groups out there. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Caitlin Moe makes up half of The Dolls and she serves as the violinist for the band. Photos by Michel Dussack
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DJ Mia Moretti comprised of the other half of the group, as she played and tweaked backing tracks during Caitlin's violin playing. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The group's infectious music and well chosen selection of popular backing music got the crowd jumping so much that the floor was literally bouncing up and down. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The Dolls also handed out numerous musical instruments to the crowd, including tambourines and kazoos. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Mika took the stage a few minutes ahead of schedule and all but immediately took the microphone off it's stand and swiftly moved about the entire stage. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The singer opened with one of his more popular older songs, "Relax, Take It Easy", a smart way to engage fans right away. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Throughout the night, the singer bounced between being tethered to his piano and roaming freely about the stage, and he seemed equally comfortable with the two. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Upon announcing that it was the opening show of the tour, he also confessed that he was extremely nervous because of it. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Several songs from Mika's newest album, "The Origin of Love" got played as well throughout the night, and many fans seemed to already know the words to them. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Mika's piano had pieces of a broken mirrored glued all over it, refracting any lights that hit it. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Keyboardist Curtis Stansfield also played saxophone throughout the night. Photos by Michel Dussack
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A large group of fans got to the concert extremely early, with the first fan lining up at 8:30 the morning of the show to get a front row spot. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Bassist Max Taylor was tucked away behind a few pieces of equipment. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Mika leaps on top of his piano in the middle of a song. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Guitar Tim Van Der Kuil rocks out on an acoustic guitar. Photos by Michel Dussack
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While Mika hasn't quite reached the huge level of fame he's attained in London here in America, it's clear that he has the talent and the infectious hits to make that happen. Photos by Michel Dussack
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And of course, the entire crowd went nuts for his biggest hit "Grace Kelly". Every single person in the venue sang along and tried to hit those ridiculously high notes just like Mika. Photos by Michel Dussack
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