Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on May 2, 2011

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

The Kills @ Terminal 5
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And then we were left with the man and woman of the hour. No, not William and Kate, but Jamie and Alison [of The Kills]. The two emerged from the shadows of the stage and stepped into the hazy blue light as cheers rang out. From the first note of Jamie's guitar, the party kicked into high gear and there was no looking back.

Mosshart prowled around the stage as she taunted the crowd with each lick of the guitar. She transformed into a human cyclone of tangled black hair and leather right before our eyes as she stood on top of speakers.

The set sampled heavily from "Blood Pressures" and included songs such as "Future Starts Slow," "Heart is a Beating Drum" and "Baby Says." But they also managed to work in fan favorites like "Sour Cherry," "Pull a U," "The Tape Song," and "No Wow."

At one point, Hince had to play bouncer in the middle of "Baby Says." One male audience member was getting into an altercation with a girl. As the scuffle broke out, Hince (while still playing) whistled for the guy and told him to "[expletive] off" and made a motion for security to kick him out as rousing cheers rose from the masses. Hince went on to unleash a fiery guitar solo soon after. At the conclusion, Hince justified his actions by saying, "it's a bad image when a guy wants to have a go with a girl. Don't be [expletive] stupid." Jamie Hince: underrated guitar player, bouncer and all-around good guy. -[The Ithacan]

Aided by an excellent supporting cast of The Entrance Band and Cold Cave, The Kills headlined Terminal 5 on Friday (4/29), the halfway point of their tour with the two bands that started at Coachella. Pictures of the Kills from both Coachella and Terminal 5 are in this post, a shot of the NYC setlist included (pics of the openers are HERE).

The show at Terminal 5 was a sell-out, and now The Kills will go for round two at the venue... another headlining show at Terminal 5 on August 8th. No support has been announced but tickets go on regular sale at noon on Friday (5/6) with a fan pre-sale hitting at noon on Tuesday (5/3).

All tour dates and more pictures below...

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Cold Cave and The Entrance Band pictures are HERE.

THE KILLS - 2011 TOUR DATES
May 3 Detroit, MI @The Majestic Theatre *
May 4 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre *
May 5 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
May 8 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *
May 9 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market*
May 10 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
May 11 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
May 13 Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box
May 14 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater*
May 27 Central Methodist Hall. Manchester, UK
May 28 Evolution Festival. Newcastle, UK
May 29 ABC. Glasgow, UK
May 31 Met Uni. Leeds, UK
June 1 Academy. Oxford, UK
June 2 Anson Rooms. Bristol, UK
June 3 Roundhouse. London, UK
June 6 Magazzini Generali. Milan, Italy
June 18 Hurricane Festival. Scheessel, Germany
June 19 Southside Festival. Neuhausen, Germany
July 29 Splendour in the Grass Festival. Woodford, Australia
July 31 Fuji Rock Festival at Naeba Ski Resort. Niigata, Japan
August 8 Terminal 5. New York, NY
August 13 Route Du Rock. Saint-Malo, France
August 26 Rock En Seine. Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, France
* w/ Cold Cave & The Entrance Band

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Comments (31)

Kills are so yawn...nexT?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2011 3:54 PM

It was good, not great.

Posted by GW | May 2, 2011 3:55 PM

Agreed with "It was good, not great".

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2011 3:57 PM

When do The Kills go on the West Coast leg of their tour so we can stop seeing them in BV?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2011 3:58 PM

yawn? fuck off. go listen to yacht you pussy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2011 3:59 PM

I liked them better when they were called _______(insert any derivative bluesy rock band)

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2011 3:59 PM

it was as good as it could have been been at t5, the armpit of manhattan. back when they did MHOW a few years ago was simply electric. why they are playing there AGAIN...

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2011 4:14 PM

beyonce and kate moss seemed to like it...

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2011 4:15 PM

Who gives a shit about Beyonce and Kate Moss? Seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2011 4:17 PM

Beyonce has some pretty indie-rific taste!

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2011 4:22 PM

Was this review lifted from a high school newspaper?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2011 4:23 PM

>Who gives a shit about Beyonce and Kate Moss? Seriously.

cheers. thank you for that my fine friend. and if you would please, add jay-z and kanye "fishsticks crybaby" west to that outstanding list.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2011 4:35 PM

[ Was this review lifted from a high school newspaper? ]

Haha. I was wondering that exact same thought. My friend's son in eighth grade could have come up with more passionate copy. What gave it away? What the hell is up with, "and told him to "[expletive] off"? Was it chickpea off? Piss off? Fishstick off? Fercryinoutloud and the love of Jonny's Telecaster. It's so sad.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2011 4:40 PM

great show at T5 but the little girls (and i mean little, it was a very young crowd) were bickering throughout the set. they couldn't handle the pushing and shoving at the front. perhaps it was the first show for all of them. the "fight" with the guy started right behind me. what a joke. felt like i was in Romper Room. Alison is sex on a stick. they were really tight and the Dawn Penn cover (No, No, No) was a thrill.

Posted by teddylishus | May 2, 2011 4:48 PM

I'd hit that.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2011 5:13 PM

i saw the kills 5 years ago. are they better now?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2011 6:51 PM

The show was great...but short...I was expecting more songs from Midnight Boom, but the new disc is great...Seeing Hince sending that bastard out was priceless...

I posted some videos from the show in You Tube.
"Heart Is A Beating Drum"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zi3d4Fxa2M&feature=related

"Tape Song"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEll2YFzX-k

Posted by Edson | May 2, 2011 8:11 PM

love her

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2011 9:13 AM

They're bored of "Cheap & Cheerful"

Posted by Souldeserter | May 3, 2011 9:35 AM

God, get a freaking drummer.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2011 10:59 AM

Such great photos from Dana, as usual!

Posted by Kath | May 3, 2011 12:12 PM

Anyone know the name of the poet that came out before them? That was great!

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2011 12:48 PM

The poet was BP Fallon. And that is I w/ Jamie's pick at the end. I got to see them in Boston too, where they were flawless. Terminal 5's show was, just good. The energy just wasn't there. As for the Aug. 8th show I will def. be there, but ick to the early entry.

Posted by Athurston | May 3, 2011 3:28 PM

^ sad person (with pick)
kills = poseurs/ripoffs

Posted by truth | May 3, 2011 4:03 PM

was this a Motels reunion?

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2011 5:26 AM

FANTASTIC PHOTOS

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 10:44 PM

Maybe The Kills picked up on the "we are so cool vibe" coming from the audience. After reading the comments I too would cut my set short and get on the first plane back to LA for some crowd energy and warm weather. They were great in LA !!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 7:55 PM

Very nice pics... Love the new album, Alison and Jamie have progressed .. I just hope one day( soon ) they will come in Romania.

Posted by bijuterii din argint | May 19, 2011 10:15 AM

THE DILG.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2011 3:23 PM

Great pictures. Great band!

Posted by Ceasuri Barbatesti | August 15, 2011 10:18 AM

The Black and Wite photos are very beautiful.

Posted by Huse Telefoane | November 10, 2011 12:02 PM

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