On Saturday, legendary Australian dance outfit Empire of the Sun took the stage for the third consecutive night at the newly-renovated Webster Hall. The venue proved to be the perfect place for Empire of the Sun’s huge production over the weekend, complete with a lasers, CO2 cannons, and myriad of costumed backup dancers to complement Empire of the Sun’s infectious dance grooves.
Empire of the Sun’s show at times felt like watching an EDM-charged version of Brazil’s Carnival, as the backup dancers twirled around the stage in various versions of costumes, masks and headdresses to accompany Luke Steele’s “emperor” frontman persona and vocals.
The 90-minute set included their biggest hit songs like “High & Low,” “We Are the People,” and “Walking On A Dream” to which the crowd jumped up and down, shaking Webster Hall’s newly stained floors while they basked in a sea of neon lights. Among all of the night’s great moments, one of the peaks was near the end of the show when Luke Steele smashed his “Electric City” guitar on stage following “Tiger By My Side.” The moment served as a perfect way to cap off the first three-night run at Webster Hall since it re-opened.