On February 6th, 2024, the iconic Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC, became the stage for a night of raw energy and mesmerizing performances. The evening began with a captivating set by The Paranoyds, a four-piece ensemble consisting of Laila Hashemi on keys, Lexi Funston on guitar, Staz Lindes on vocals and bass, and David Ruiz on drums. Hailing from Los Angeles, The Paranoyds delivered a unique blend of 90s grunge and punk, setting the tone for the night with their drony soundscapes. Despite being the opening act, they effortlessly commanded the stage, inspiring a spontaneous mosh pit and earning themselves a legion of new fans with their genuine connection to the crowd.
As anticipation reached its peak, the main act, The Kills, took the stage with Alison Mosshart on vocals and Jamie Hince on guitar. The duo wasted no time in unleashing their signature blend of high-octane rock and roll, kicking off their set with the electrifying “Kissy Kissy.” Mosshart’s hypnotic stage presence, seemingly possessed by the music, paired perfectly with Hince’s effortless yet powerful guitar riffs, captivating the audience from start to finish. Each song, from the haunting “Future Starts Slow” to the anthemic “Doing It to Death,” was delivered with unwavering intensity, leaving the crowd in awe of the duo’s raw talent and undeniable chemistry.
Throughout the night, The Kills proved themselves to be not only exceptional musicians but also genuine performers deeply connected to their audience. As the show came to a close, a fan showered the stage and crowd with long-stemmed roses, a gesture met with heartfelt appreciation from Mosshart and Hince. It was a moment that perfectly encapsulated the mutual admiration between the band and their fans in Vancouver. With an electrifying encore featuring hits like “No Wow” and “Sour Cherry,” The Kills left an indelible mark on the Commodore Ballroom, solidifying their status as one of rock’s most dynamic acts.
The Kills setlist
KISSY KISSY URA FEVER NEW YORK GOING TO HEAVEN LOVE & TENDERNESS 103 BETTER DAYS TAPE SONG BABY SAYS BLACK BALLOON WASTERPIECE KINGDOM COME BULLET SOUND LA HEX DOING IT TO DEATH FUTURE STARTS SLOW
ENCORE ————- NO WOW MY GIRLS MY GIRLS SOUR CHERRY FRIED MY LITTLE BRAINS