Posted in music | pictures on November 1, 2012

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Grace Jones @ Roseland Ballroom - Oct 27, 2012
Grace Jones

Grace Jones, who was last played NYC at Hammerstein Ballroom in 2009, headlined a pre-Halloween/Hurricane show back in NYC at the similar Roseland Ballroom on 10/27. Presented by Red Bull Academy, the show was conceptualized by "British Couturier" Philip Treacy, and 64 year old Grace wore costumes by designers Issey Miyake, Jean Paul Gaultier and Alexander McQueen, as she played a mix of classics and covers.

Jones stayed in a black corset with thong, fishnets and heels the entire evening and spent the night accenting this with her various changes offstage, though she never made clear which designer she was wearing (most of the hats probably were Treacy, and one or two of the more unusual pieces probably Gaultier). Her fans dressed up, too: Holding the concert on the Saturday before Halloween only sealed the deal as the room looked like it was packed with extras from Party Monster and Paris Is Burning.
Fronting a six-piece band and two backup singers, Jones took the stage in near darkness and opened with "Nightclubbing." The woman is in phenomenal shape and appears downright ageless. As she stood on a riser above the stage in an outfit that lit up, her sultry take on the David Bowie/Iggy Pop song set the mood for the evening as she sang, "Oh, isn't it wild?" [Hollywood Reporter]
Full setlist and more pictures from part of the show, below...

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setlist: Grace Jones @ Roseland Ballroom
Nightclubbing
This Is Life
My Jamaican Guy
Private Life (Pretenders cover)
Demolition Man
I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)
La Vie en rose (Édith Piaf cover)
Well Well Well
Williams' Blood
Warm Leatherette
Love Is the Drug (Roxy Music cover)
Pull Up to the Bumper
Feel Up
Slave to the Rhythm

Encore:
Hurricane
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Comments (17)

Oh grace jones...such a performer! I am jealous that you got to see her live!

Posted by Beatles | November 1, 2012 5:30 PM

Wow...that is some serious camel toe...

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 5:43 PM

No offense and I really like your work Dana but why only two audience member shots and zero pics of the crowd? Sadly, this show was an all to rare instance nowadays of the audience being almost as flamboyant as the performer. Would have loved to see more of the Club Kid vibe.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 6:13 PM

Good show but way below the hammerstein show level of three years ago. Where did all the costumes changes go?? And Grace's routine of endless annoyment with the lights had become a little tiring by now.

Posted by me | November 1, 2012 6:31 PM

56 photos of one woman. Half of them are repeats. Learn to photo edit your work Dana. Brevity, girl. Brevity.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 8:34 PM

crotch shot

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 11:31 PM

Wow! you really counted the photos? What a loser.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2012 12:55 AM

BV does need a photo editor. Way too many photos, but it is absurd to count them.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2012 1:15 AM

Instead of debating the boring issue of photo editors, let's instead debate a much more important subject matter at hand... And with that being said, I bring you the eternal question: "Would you hit it?"

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2012 4:26 AM

Absolutely

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2012 5:31 AM

Grace would hit back and it would be awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2012 9:24 AM

OK, HONESTLY NOW, who didn't scroll through those pictures looking for the c a m e l t o e ???

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2012 11:53 AM

The adults.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2012 1:09 AM

what, did your photog leave after only a few songs - he/she missed the best stuff, although I agree that the Hammerstein show three years ago was way better.

Posted by NormaDesperate | November 4, 2012 2:21 PM

dude looks like a lady

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2012 1:37 AM

Warm Leatherette (The Normal cover)

Posted by Joly | November 5, 2012 3:53 AM

I wish I was there to see this.

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 8, 2013 12:48 PM

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