Posted in dance | music | pictures on December 19, 2011

by Diana Wong

Monarchy

UK-by-way-of-Australia electronic duo Monarchy made their live NYC debut on December 10 at Highline Ballroom featuring support from St. Lucia. The show was one of only a pair of East Coast dates (NYC and DC) after playing shows at Coachella and on the West Coast earlier this year. Pictures and a video from Highline Ballroom are below.

The DC show didn't go so smoothly though, though it had little to do with their performance..

While we played in Washington DC on Thursday, a girl scammed into our dressing room and stole two of our masks. One of these is an expensive, custom made mask that is irreplaceable. It may have been taken by the girl, or left around the venue. If you took it, or picked it up, can you please return it to the venue, or by contacting monarchysound@gmail.com and we'll arrange pickup. We won't ask any questions, or take action, we just need the mask back. Please do the right thing and return it, we'd appreciate it. Thanks.
So far the band has not received the mask back yet and they did report that the thief brazenly "was in the audience wearing one of our masks. It was very 'Being John Malkovich'". They had a better time in NYC

More pictures and a video from Highline Ballroom are below...

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Monarchy - "Maybe I'm Crazy" at Highline Ballroom 12/10/11

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Comments (16)

who cares who cares who cares who cares who cares

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 3:46 PM

stop being douchebags and wearing masks on stage.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 3:47 PM

THOSE ARE THE MOST ANNOYING MASKS ANYWAY

Posted by AL CAP | December 19, 2011 3:48 PM

So they saw the person wearing the mask and didn't jump into the crowd and cave their head in for stealing it? What a bunch of pussies.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 3:57 PM

Holy shit, Billy Mays is still alive!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 4:05 PM

Clinic wouldn't take that. Neither would Hannibal Lecter. These guys put the passive in passive aggressive.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 4:11 PM

Yeah I don't understand, if they saw the person in the audience wearing the mask, why didn't they have security get the person? Or do something to recover the mask - rather than wait until after the show to politely ask for it back - maybe this is a stunt, a publicity stunt.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 4:17 PM

If that's your thing-- that you wear "masks"-- then you deserve to have that shit stolen

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 4:21 PM

Slipknot called...

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 5:08 PM

Balloon knot called...

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 5:18 PM

DC show was AMAZING. They should drop the mask thing though. It's totally unnecessary and adds a layer of deuschery.

Posted by Hester | December 19, 2011 5:47 PM

i have the masks

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 5:52 PM

The person should wipe the masks with a thin layer of fecal matter and then return them.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 3:34 AM

That's a bio-crime, bro.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 11:48 AM

Monarchy are a great band with years of experience behind them.
Shame you should be attacking them over their masks.
They are on par with The Presets,Pnau,Cut Copy and Hot Chip.
The masks have a meaning to them.
Listen to the music,that's what it's all about.
If we all relied on looks and image then the music would be secondary.
The sound is the most important element in making music.
Look what Kiss did for years.
(Bono should have had a mask and another foot added to his height,
Dylan should have had an entire facelift,get the drift).
I personally think Monarchy are the next big thing,if they can keep
being consistent with their music and masks.
Cheers from an Aussie in New York.

Posted by John | December 24, 2011 9:07 PM

looks like a amazing show

Posted by jordon | August 10, 2013 1:42 PM

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