Phoenix Played The Fonda In Los Angeles Five Nights in a Row

September 12th marked the end of Phoenix’s Los Angeles residency. Beginning on September 6, thousands of Phoenix fans flooded the Fonda Theatre in anticipation of watching their favorite band play their latest album Ti Amo.
This cozy venue made their set all the more special, each of the band members were clearly visible from nearly anywhere in the theatre, making the performance feel almost personal.
A feeling of complete joy overtook your body from the second you set foot into the venue. The words “Una notte molto speciale con Phoenix!” (“A very special night with Phoenix!”) welcomed you as you made your way through security and ticket check.
Once you got through security, the crowd energy was infectious. People of all ages were on their feet awaiting Phoenix’s arrival.
Kicking the night off with “J-Boy” the band immediately started a dance party within the crowd, almost every person in the theatre was moving and grooving to the beat. Playing off the crowds energy, the band then moved onto their all-time hits like “Lasso” and of course, “Lisztomania” which got the entire crowd singing along.
Even though frontman Thomas Mars barely spoke to the audience for the first hour of the show, he ended up making his way into the crowd for at least four songs, allowing the audience to become part of the performance. He even often stopped to take a selfie or directed the mic to the audience.
Ending the night with a lively performance of Ti Amo, Phoenix was called back for an encore during which they played "Playground Love," (Yes! that's Mars who sings on the famous Air track from the Virgin Suicides film) "Telefono," "Fior di latte," "1901" and "Ti amo di piu."
Look at the first nights setlist below:
Phoenix Night 1
Highlights:
Special Guests:
On the second night of their residency, Phoenix decided to surprise their fans by bringing out special guest, Beck. Unannounced, the iconic singer/ songwriter walked onstage and joined the band to play his hit songs “Lost Cause” and “Jack Ass.” Watch the video and view the setlist below.
Phoenix with Beck
Phoenix Night 2
Giorgio Poi joined the band on September 10th to perform their hit single "Lovelife." This was also the first night the song has ever been played live.
Old Songs Came Back To Life:
"SOS in Bel Air"
Hoping to close their residency in a special way, Phoenix played their hit single “SOS in Bel Air” on stage for the first time in a long while, driving the crowd crazy. Take a look at the closing nights setlist!
Phoenix Closing Night
"1901"
Almost part of every nights setlist, "1901" re-energized the crowd like no other.
Italian “Telefone” Booth
During the performance of "Telefono," Mars actually walked out of a Italian-labeled telephone booth which was placed along one of the theatre walls, in the audience pit.
Snacks, snacks, snacks
Staying true to their Italian heritage, the Phoenix after party featured an abundance of special guests, gelato, and yup, that’s right, lots and lots of pizza.
For those of you still hoping to catch Phoenix before their tour comes to an end, additional tour dates are as follows:
03/27 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre 04/21 – Seoul, KR @ Blue Square 04/23 – Tokyo, JP @ Toyosu Pit 04/24 – Tokyo, JP @ Toyosu Pit 04/26 – Osaka, JP @ Zepp Osaka Bayside 04/27 – Taipei, TW @ Legacy Max 04/30 – Beijing, CN @ Grammy Festival Beijing 05/25 – London, UK @ All Points East 05/26 – Paris, FR @ La Gaîté Lyrique 05/27 – Paris, FR @ La Gaîté Lyrique 05/29 – Paris, FR @ La Gaîté Lyrique 05/30 – Paris, FR @ La Gaîté Lyrique 05/31 – Paris, FR @ La Gaîté Lyrique 06/02 – Nimes, FR @ This Is Not A Love Song 06/13 – Lyon, FR @ Les Nuits de Fourviere 06/15 – Bergen, NO @ Bergenfest 06/16 – Oslo, NO @ Piknik I Parken 07/03 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues 07/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel 07/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel 07/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel 07/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel 07/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel 07/12 – Quebec, ON @ Festival d’été de Québec 07/21 – Biarritz, FR @ Biarritz En Ete Festival 07/26 – Madrid, ES @ Noches del Botanico 07/27 – Benidorm, ES @ Low Festival 08/19 – Saint Malo, FR @ La Route Du Rock Festival 09/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre 09/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre 09/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre 09/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre 09/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre 09/14-12 – Denver, CO @ Grandoozy
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Last updated: 14 Nov 2018, 00:59 Etc/UTC