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Chromeo play raucous show at Royal Oak Music Theatre

Chromeo at the Royal Oak Music Theatre 5-9-14


The Royal Oak Music Theatre was rocking on Friday night when electrofunk duo, Chromeo, brought their spirited Come Alive tour to the stage.

Oliver opened the show
Oliver opened the show
Tracy Heck
Chromeo on stage at the Royal Oak Music Theatre 5-9-14
Tracy Heck

Since 2004, Chromeo's David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel have been bringing their brand of pop-funk jams with an ’80s electro vibe.

Today, the band released their fourth studio album, White Women, which is a nod to erotic fashion photographer Helmut Newton’s 1976 book of the same name.

The album artwork features a noir fantasy of a runaway bride cruising the streets of Miami with a lover on each arm and the album comes from the perspective of a jilted lover who is suspicious of the pretty women in his life.

The album also features appearances by Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig and Solange Knowles and combines elements of pop, funk, soul and synth-influenced tracks.

White Women has already spanned four singles, "Over Your Shoulder", "Sexy Socialite", "Come Alive" featuring Toro y Moi, and "Jealous (I Ain't with It)" and all four songs were featured in their set in Royal Oak on Friday.

The show kicked off with a enthusiastic deejay set from Oliver, who immediately got the crowd's energy level up, which stayed high as Chromeo took the stage and the entire building began to chant their name.

It was hard to look away from the band's eye-popping chrome set, which featured a fantastic light show of changing colors and strobes along with mirrors that faded in and out.

The band kicked things off with "Night By Night" before moving into "Hot Mess".

During the set, Chromeo mixed their new material in with some of their older hits and it was obvious that the new material was going over just as well as the old as the crowd yelled their appreciation for every choice.

Macklovitch seemed to be blown away by the reaction as he spoke about the band's last performance in the area at the much smaller Majestic Theatre and how much better it was to be playing in front of so many more enthusiastic people.

As the pair danced around the stage, the crowd moved along with them and the building shook as the bass seemed to flood the venue from every direction.

After closing things out with "Needy Girl", the band returned to the stage for an encore of "Frequent Flyer", "Don't Turn The Lights On" and "You're So Gangsta".

Chromeo Setlist:

Night by Night
Hot Mess
Come Alive
Bonafied Lovin'
Sexy Socialite
Momma's Boy
Over Your Shoulder
Jealous (I Ain't with It)
Fancy Footwork
Needy Girl

Encore: Frequent Flyer
Don't Turn the Lights On
You're So Gangsta

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