Chromeo & Oliver @ House of Blues, Boston


Ten years ago, Chromeo first appeared and was lovingly taken in by many as a mere guilty pleasure – an 80s pastiche band with an undeniably catchy worldwide hit, “Needy Girl”. It seemed like nothing had changed as we flash forward a decade to watching them play their newest pop singles to a whole new fan base last week at the House of Blues in Boston. The duo came out to party, not only playing some of their classics like Bonafide Lovin, but appeasing the crowds with hit singles from the recently released “White Women” album. The fans sung along as Sexy Socialite and Come Alive blasted through the rafters all culminating with a raucous rendition of this summers’ hottest track, Jealous (I Ain’t With It). The set in total was fifteen tracks over the course of an hour and a half leaving no one in attendance disappointed, disco truly never died.


We must note that the opening set by Oliver was extremely solid however the sound hadn’t been turned up all the way, so many in attendance barely paid attention. This was extremely disappointing because Iliver is one of the most talented acts in the rising genre of nu-disco so we hope to see them come back to Boston soon. Below are the remaining dates on this summers’ tour for Chromeo.

5/12       Atlanta, GA                Variety Playhouse (SOLD OUT)
5/13       Richmond, VA            The National
5/14       Philadelphia, PA         Union Transfer
5/16       New York, NY             Terminal 5 (SOLD OUT)
5/17       New York, NY             Terminal 5 (SOLD OUT)
5/28       Berlin, Germany          Postbahnhof
5/29       Leuven, Belgium         Het Depot
5/31       Barcelona, Spain         Primavera Sound
6/1         Barcelona, Spain         Primavera Sound Closing Party
6/3         Paris, France              La Cigale (SOLD OUT)
6/4         Amsterdam, NL           Paradiso
6/6         London, UK                 Roundhouse (SOLD OUT)
6/6         London, UK                 Brooklyn Bowl, The O2
6/7         Manchester, UK           Parklife Festival
6/14       Manchester, TN           Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
6/27       Glastonbury, UK          Glastonbury
6/28       Glastonbury, UK          Glastonbur
6/29       Glastonbury, UK          Glastonbury
7/2         Arendal, Norway           Hove Festival
7/4         Gdynia, Poland            Open’er Festival
7/5         Roskilde, Denmark       Roskilde Festival
7/10       Lisbon, Portugal           Optimus Alive
7/11       Lisbon, Portugal           Optimus Alive
7/12       Lisbon, Portugal           Optimus Alive
7/17       Dour, Belgium              Dour Festival
7/19       Berlin, Germany           Melt Festival
7/25       Seattle, WA                 Capitol Hill Block Party
7/26       Seattle, WA                 Capitol Hill Block Party
7/27       Seattle, WA                 Capitol Hill Block Party
8/1         Montreal, Canada         Osheaga
8/2         Montreal, Canada         Osheaga
8/3         Chicago, IL                  Lollapalooza
8/5         Morrison, CO               Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/7         Las Vegas, NV             Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
8/8         San Francisco, CA       Outside Lands
8/15       Somerset, WI               Summer Set Music & Camping Festival
10/3       Austin, TX                   Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/12     Austin, TX                   Austin City Limits Music Festival