If you are a fan of 80s synthesizer pop a la Human League or Erasure then La Roux is an act you should discover. Eleanor Jackson (vocals) and Ben Langmaid (keyboards/producer) record all the music together as a 50-50 outfit, but as of 2014 it is just the androgynous Jackson who hits the road to perform live.
With their debut release, “La Roux”, coming out in 2009 they burst onto the scene as a retro sounding band that caught on immediately. Their singles “Bulletproof” and “In For the Kill” have been huge hits for them. Nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize in their native England they have definitely became one of the breakout acts of 2009.
Dial forward to 2014 and fans are anxiously awaiting some new material. Rumour has it that sophomore album Trouble in Paradise will be released in the beginning of July with the first single, “Let Me Down Gently”, making the rounds beginning this month.
This general admission show is all ages.
-Date: June 2, 2014
-Venue: Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Price: $35.65 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m.
-Opening Act: Big Data