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the chemical brothers

KOKO

Thursday 25 October

Masters of block rockin' beats, The Chemical Brothers were joined by Beth Orton and Tim Burgess to create a one-off performance at Camden's KOKO filled with stunning psychedelic visuals.

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set list

  • Galvanize
  • Burst Generator
  • Do It Again
  • Hey Boy Hey Girl
  • Control
  • Don't Fight Control
  • It Doesn't Matter
  • Star Guitar
  • Surface To Air
  • Under The Influence
  • Believe
  • We Are The Night
  • The Boxer (with Tim Burgess)
  • Where Do I Begin (with Beth Orton)

what happened

Minute by minute report, via text message, by the BBC's Matt Walton.

  1. 22.39 - The Chems enter stage right and start a low rumble. Someone throws a pint in the air.
  2. 22.42 - 'Galvanise' bursts into life. No one makes a noise quite like The Chemical Brothers.
  3. 22.45 - The entire back wall is a screen of light currently filled with spinning dots.
  4. 22.48 - The noise and lights are astounding. It's an anthemic beginning.
  5. 22.51 - The hook for 'Do It Again' goes down a treat. A man in electric colours demands we do it again from screen.

audience reviews

Tim
Hi, for such a full on gig shouldn't the whole thing have been broadcast live? Great to have the highlights but I thought these "Proms" were suposed to bring a rush of performance to enthuse us all to go more to live gigs, unfortunately technical gremlins got in last night, but a broadcast or webcast may have brought it over better. Still brilliant though!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lee Craven
Absolutley Blinding night, what more can you say other than Justice awesome and the Chemical Brothers were out of this world with some stunning vocals from Tim and Beth hooorah !!!

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    Performed alongside The Chemical Brothers:
  • Justice


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