Funk duo Chromeo announced their fist ever live band shows earlier this year, presenting 90 minutes of expanded sound. The band said it will record the upcoming shows at First Avenue in Minneapolis for a live album, but first Chromeo brings the show to the Lincoln Theatre on Sunday, May 19.
It wasn’t too long ago that we saw Chromeo as David “Dave 1” Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel showcased Head Over Heals, the band’s fifth studio album, in two nights at 9:30 Club in 2018.
Also last year, Chromeo performed for NPR Music in a Tiny Desk Concert. Although that was a not a public performance, Dave 1 identified it as the first time they ever actually played with a full band. The band included Philadelphia musicians Eugene “Man-Man” Roberts, Rashid Williams, Aaron Draper, and Eric Watley.
For NPR, Chromeo performed three songs from Head Over Heels — “Count Me Out,” “Don’t Sleep,” and “Must’ve Been,” alongside “Jealous (I Ain’t With It),” hailing from the band’s fourth album, White Women.
Watch Chromeo perform live for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 19, 2018:
At 9:30 Club on June 12, Parklife DC observed Chromeo allows the songs to roll easily into a funky free-for-all.
“And besides when the songs are as good as ‘Old 45’s,’ which arrives in the middle of the show, you not only truly understand the sincerity of Dave 1 and P-Thugg but you also comprehend their entire raison d’etre. They are here to dance with us for sure, but they also want us to look back on the experience years later with the sweet nostalgia of fond summer memories,” we wrote.
Sunday, May 19
Doors @ 7:30 pm