One of my most anticipated shows (ever) occurred last Tuesday at the Bowery Ballroom. Seeing The Asteroid’s Galaxy Tour tearing up the stage through their glamorous aura, and infectious spunk, made me as happy as Tom Cruise during his “jumping on the couch” incident on Oprah. They played all their songs from their album Fruit, as well as, some new releases and a cover. Before the band came on stage, I was anticipating their outfit ensembles because I knew they were a band that was comprised of individual fashionistas. I was delighted with the band’s attire and always enjoy seeing two art forms of fashion and music collide into a flashy ball of goodness.
The lead singer, Mette Lindberg, confidently wore a stunning glitzy gold sequin top and pants as she entered the stage. She allured the crowd with her elegant charm, chic persona, and model-esque looks, all of which few lead singers are able to attain. Her voice hit each note as if I was listening to the actual album. I was amazed by the pitch she could naturally reach as she belted some of the ending notes in “Push the Envelope.” My life was complete.
The crowd knew the lyrics to all the songs and cheerfully sang along while swaying from the side-side and dancing to the beat. When they played “Around the Bend,” the audience acted as if the band had announced they were giving away free Birkin bags. Everyone went fanatic once they heard that first note of the song. Once again, Mette worked the crowd as she got the audience to animately flail their arms, loudly belt the song, and embrace the spirit and vigor which the Danish pop band had to offer.
Amongst the other great songs they performed from their album (“The Golden Age,” “The Sun Ain’t Shining No More,” and all their other fabulous tracks) they surprised the audience with some additional melodies. They performed their newly released song “Major,” which has instantly turned into a major hit. They also played a cover of “Safety Dance,” from the band, Men Without Hats. Essentially, The Asteroid’s Galaxy Tour has pushed the envelope when it comes voice pitch, fashion, and energy and embodies the inner city blues to the fullest. If I owned a time capsule, I would take myself and this lovely band to the golden age, drink some Heinekens, and stay there forever and ever.