On Saturday night (February 11) the Kills celebrated their tenth anniversary in style, with a Live in NYC performance in front of 3,000 fans/party-goers at New York’s Terminal 5. The seething, slithering Mosshart donned pink hair for the occasion, while Hince exuded the rock star confidence of, well, a rock star married to a supermodel, goading the crowd and at times, holding up his guitar like a shotgun. At one point Hince managed to use the mic stand as a guitar slide, much to Mosshart’s delight. The duo was flanked by a quartet of ominous drummers for most of the evening, giving the sound and sights some added grandiosity for the special occasion.
Though the show skewed to their Blood Pressures material, fans got a solid sampling of their entire catalog, including a bruising version of “Fuck the People,” “Baby Says” (which Hince dedicated to his wife) and a spunky cover of Patsy Cline’s country-classic “Crazy.” For the encore, the duo sauntered out with some bubbly and wine, thanking the crowd for the past ten years and “hopefully another ten.” They seemed awestruck by the gravity of it all; that not only they were able to pull of 10 years, but that thousands of screaming fans thrash along to every note.
Check back soon, as we’ll have on-demand clips of the Kills’ Live in NYC performance shortly. In the meantime, check out the 10th anniversary setlist and photos below:
No Wow/Future Starts Slow/Heart Is a Beating/Kissy Kissy/URA Fever/DNA/Satellite/Last Day of Magic/Crazy/Back of the Shell/Black Balloon/Baby Says/You Don’t Own the Road/Tape Sing/Cheap and Cheerful/Pots and Pans/Last Goodbye/Nail in My Coffin/Sour Cherry/Fuck the People/Monkey 23