Radio City Music Hall and ROBYN | New York City | As if visiting one of the most important landmarks of New York City wasn’t enough, ROBYN was the lead performer of the night to make this experience even better. Locate on Avenue of the Americas in between 50th. and 51st. At Radio City More than 300 million people have come to the Music Hall to enjoy stage shows, movies, concerts and special events. There’s no place like it to see a show or stage a show. Everything about it is larger than life.
Radio City Music Hall is the largest indoor theatre in the world. Its marquee is a full city-block long. Its auditorium measures 160 feet from back to stage and the ceiling reaches a height of 84 feet. The walls and ceiling are formed by a series of sweeping arches that define a splendid and immense curving space. Choral staircases rise up the sides toward the back wall. Actors can enter there to bring live action right into the house. There are no columns to obstruct views. Three shallow mezzanines provide comfortable seating without looming over the rear Orchestra section below. The result is that every seat in Radio City Music Hall is a good seat.
ROBYN, Swedish pop sensation was the lead performer of the night. I have been dying to see her live since I heard about her on my last trip to Sweden and the Ice Hotel. Robyn became known in the late nineties for her worldwide dance-pop hits “Show Me Love” and “Do You Know (What It Takes)” from her debut album Robyn Is Here (1997). She co-wrote the song “Du gör mig hel igen” (You Make Me Whole Again) for Melodifestivalen 1997. The popularity of her #1 hit single “With Every Heartbeat“, and subsequent album release Robyn (2005), brought her mainstream success worldwide. In January 2009 Robyn won a Swedish Grammis award for Best Live Act 2008.
Robyn released the first of a trilogy of albums to be released over the course of 2010 titled Body Talk Pt. 1, in June of that year, peaking at #1. It was her first album since Robyn. The album’s lead single “Dancing on My Own” was released a few weeks prior to the album’s release, and became a hit single worldwide, and brought her a 53rd Grammy Awards nomination for the category of Best Dance Recording.
If you ask me, my favorite ROBYN’s song, with which she closed her performance last night with and standing ovation by the crowd (half to the gay population of the United States and tourists, including me and other alternative crowds including straights, drag queens, androgens… etc ) is Konichiwa Bitches. Learn more about Robyn at http://www.robyn.com/
Opening act by new upcoming star Diamond Rings, who is making his way into the hall of fame of young weird and lovable electronic pop dance performers. I got the chance to meet him in person before the show and he is just adorable, with a huge EDGE. Courtesy of Modern Tonic here is a FREE Download for you to keep and share Diamond Rings FREE Download.
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