Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Danish alternative rock band The Asteroids Galaxy Tour payed a visit to Paradiso Noord in Amsterdam with their Fruit10 Tour to celebrate the ten year anniversary of their debut album Fruit, which contains some of the hits that put them on the map like “Around The Bend” used by Apple and “The Golden Age” used for a commercial by Heineken.
Opening act of the evening was Kita Menari, a Dutch indie-pop band. Leadsinger Micha de Jonge had a near-death experience while diving in Malaysia and decided after that, the music he wanted to make had to be about celebrating life. Kita Menari stands for “we dance” in Malaysian, a name that is fitting for the band. With their catchy songs and joyous performance, they were making sure the crowd was getting in the right mood for the evening.
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The Asteroids Galaxy Tour is originally made up of Mette Lindberg and Lars Iversen, but playing live they bring a band on tour. Different from the standard setting of a live show, the band is set up half-round so every band member is close to the audience. Leaving enough space in the middle for vocalist Mette to dance. It is the perfect setting to really get a connection between band and crowd. Even though they released their last album Bring Us Together five years ago, the venue is sold out and ready for a good time.
The setlist this evening was mostly inspired by their debut album but also contained some of their later work and some more newly released singles like the disco-inspired “Dynamite” and “Apollo“, which makes you wish it was still summer. I have not seen many musicians feeling so comfortable on stage as vocalist Mette. As the frontwoman of the band, she knows how to keep the crowd engaged. Her dancing around on stage was contagious and it didn’t take long for the whole room to do the same. Especially on bigger hits like “My Club”, “Around The Bend” and “Heart Attack”. But also on the somewhat slower songs, she was crouching down and making eye contact with everyone on the first row.
Closing the show with “The Golden Age” suddenly made the venue almost seem to be too small with everybody dancing around. If you are looking for a night to just let go of everything bad or sad and just want to have a good time, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour is your band!
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Bring Us Together
Around The Bend
Push The Envelope
Arrival Of The Empress
The Golden Age
Show Date: 10/24/2019