We were thrilled when we heard that Gossip would be swinging through Philadelphia as part of their thirteen city tour to support their latest album, “A Joyful Noise”.
The last time we caught Gossip was at Coachella in 2010 and after two years, we were jonesin’ for a dose of their high energy sound.
Lead singer Beth Ditto has a voice that can bring you to your knees. Of course you’ll have to jump right back up on your feet because it’s nearly impossible to resist the urge to dance for more than a few seconds of a Gossip show.
The band wasted no time getting the show started at the Theater of the Living Arts, opening with their infectious hit, “Love Long Distance” before diving into a bevy of other dance-heavy tunes (both new and old) like “Heavy Cross”, “Listen Up”, and “Get a Job”.
Their encore also ended on a high note with another fan favorite, “Standing in the Way of Control”.
As fans prepared to leave, Ditto, who is openly gay, took to the mic one final time to plug for LGBT rights (which received a final roar of applause) and made it clear that in her opinion, fans should be voting for Obama in the upcoming presidential election.
You can view additional photos from the show below: