Matt & Kim Played Siren Festival, Webster Hall Shows On Sale Now

Matt & Kim at Siren Music Festival (07/15/10)
Matt & Kim
Photo: Jon Klemm

Matt & Kim headlined the main stage at the 2010 Siren Music Festival on Saturday and a couple of dudes from this hip new music blog called The Huffington Post were there to cover the action.

The crowd could barely be contained as Matt & Kim burst out on stage to “Where Brooklyn At?” Matt opened with a wonderful yet rehearsed “Hey Brooklyn, how ya feelin’ today?” and then immediately launched into an album perfect rendition of “I Wanna”. We quickly abandoned our stoic ‘reporter’ poses and jumped around with the roaring audience, pens flailing dangerously. The crowd was a little hesitant during the older numbers, but went wild for new hits such as “Good Ol’ Fashioned Nightmare”.

Matt & Kim were working hard up there, but the first few songs lacked that intangible something that had made them so great in the past; it felt like they were just performing. What had seemed effortless now clearly required concentration. It wasn’t until Matt slowed down the set to play “Lightspeed” that something seemed to click and everything came together. As Matt looked into the sky and stretched his hand out to the audience, we knew there would be no more pretending up on stage. From that point on, the band sustained an energy level which held the audience throughout the rest of the performance. Highlights included a cathartic rendition of “Yeah Yeah”, after which Matt yelled “I’m running into the ocean after the show!”, and an impromptu cover of R. Kelly’s “Ignition (Remix)”. When they closed with ‘Daylight”, everyone went sufficiently wild. It seemed Matt & Kim were meant to play stadium sized venues all along. [Huffington Post]

If that sounded like fun, you can catch Matt & Kim for two nights at Webster Hall on October 26 and 27, tickets for those shows are on sale now.

More Matt & Kim tour dates and photos from Siren Fest after the jump.

Matt & Kim at Siren Music Festival by Jon Klemm
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Matt & Kim 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 30 2010 Naeba Ski Resort Niigata, JAPAN
Aug 06 2010 Lollapalooza 2010 Chicago, IL
Aug 07 2010 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase Houston, TX
Aug 20 2010 Pukkelpop 2010 Festival Kiewit, Hasselt, BELGIUM
Aug 21 2010 V Festival Chelmsford, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 15 2010 The Westcott Theater Syracuse, NY
Sep 16 2010 The Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, Ohio
Sep 17 2010 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
Sep 18 2010 Majestic Theater Detroit, MI
Sep 19 2010 Metro Chicago, IL
Sep 21 2010 Majestic Theatre Madison, WI
Sep 22 2010 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Sep 23 2010 The Granada Theatre Lawrence, Kansas
Sep 24 2010 Ogden Theater Denver, Colorado
Sep 27 2010 The Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, BC
Sep 27 2010 Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA
Sep 29 2010 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
Sep 30 2010 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Oct 01 2010 House of Blues San Diego, CA
Oct 02 2010 Henry Fonda Theater | Music Box Los Angeles, California
Oct 06 2010 The Clubhouse Tempe, Arizona
Oct 08 2010 House of Blues Dallas, TX
Oct 09 2010 Austin City Limits Festival Austin, Texas
Oct 12 2010 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
Oct 24 2010 Starlite Ballroom Philadelphia, PA
Oct 26 2010 Webster Hall New York, NY
Oct 27 2010 Webster Hall New York, NY
Oct 28 2010 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY
Oct 29 2010 Phoenix Theatre Toronto, ON, CANADA
Oct 30 2010 Le National Montreal, QC, CANADA
Oct 31 2010 Northern Lights Clifton Park, NY
Nov 02 2010 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
Nov 03 2010 Port City Music Hall Portland, Maine
Nov 04 2010 House of Blues Boston Boston, MA
Nov 05 2010 Toad’s Place New Haven, CT
Nov 06 2010 pearl street nightclub Northampton, MA

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