Phoenix Live On Letterman


With just a brief introduction courtesy of frontman Thomas Mars (en français, of course), Phoenix kicked off their Live On Letterman performance last night (April 30).

This time around, however, the show’s name was a bit misleading, since it had been moved nearly 10 blocks away from David Letterman’s usual haunts at the Ed Sullivan Theater to the antiquely posh Hudson Theatre. Filled to the brim with fans — most coming straight from work, still donning their business-casual digs — the place perked up with the first few twinkling notes of “Entertainment,” the band’s latest single off new album Bankrupt!.

Read Radio.com’s take on Phoenix’s show

Phoenix’s Live on Letterman setlist, 4/30/2013:

  1. Entertainment
  2. Lasso
  3. Lisztomania
  4. The Real Thing
  5. Too Young/ Girlfriend
  6. Trying To Be Cool
  7. Chloroform
  8. Armistice
  9. 1901
  10. Don’t
  11. Rome