Hadrian Miguel, Lifestyle & Skincare Director
The Gossip kicked off their 2009 U.S. tour this October in support of their recent album Music for Men. We got a chance to see them in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom on October 25, 2009.
Armed with messages of love, gay rights and marriage, celebrity, confidence, and hope, the Gossip rocked the house. Beth Ditto and band are the future of rock music with a punk and pop mix, a powerful voice, big guitars, snappy beats, explosive choruses and an enigmatic and proud lead singer.
After performing various hits and new music like the opener Dime Store Diamond, Pop Goes the World, Yr Mangled Heart (my personal favorite), Men in Love, Love Long Distance, Listen Up!, and Heavy Cross, the Gossip returned for their encore with a special rendition of Tina Turner’s What’s Love (Got To Do With It?) with JD Samson from M.E.N. (an opening act for them) and then they closed their set with their breakthrough rock-pop anthem Standing In The Way of Control. Take a look at our video of their performance right here…
The Gossip are on tour here in the U.S. through this month and ending in their former home state of Arkansas on 10/30. They resume their European leg of the tour starting in Paris beginning on November 15th and ending in London and Manchester on 11/30/2009. While their new album is more polished and slick, their punk and rock grittiness is so apparent in their live show, so go check them out if you can…you’ll be glad you did because the Gossip can rock it out!!