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  • Writer's pictureEmma Egan

SHOW RECAP + GALLERY: The Last Dinner Party Bring Their Newest Album to Life in Boston, MA

Earlier this week, The Last Dinner Party begun their completely sold out US tour in support of their newest release, Prelude To Ecstasy, making a stop at Boston’s Royale last Sunday with support from Miss Grit. Scroll down to see a full gallery of images from the show!

It’s a rare sight to see a band who who know exactly who they are and what they want straight out of the gate, but it seems The Last Dinner Party wastes no time with introductions.

A powerhouse of a debut, Prelude To Ecstasy brings a sound that is entirely its own to the table. Finding inspiration from the likes of Kate Bush, Marina, and Bowie, the five piece group has ushered in a renaissance of eccentric and unpredictable rock. Prelude is enrapturing from the first beat to the last, with lush instrumentals, illustrative lyricism, and sheer feminine power. It’s theatrical and over-the-top in all the best ways, and has propelled the group to a new level of stardom in the UK and beyond, earning them the 2024 Rising Star Brit Award and a top 20 placement for their hit single, “Nothing Matters.”

The Last Dinner Party’s live performance exudes power and demands attention, welcoming the crowd into their world of eccentricity and baroque-pop glamour with open arms. Years of practice in the London live circuit show through in their stage presence, as lead vocalist Abigail Morris stomps and twirls around the stage with high theatrics, the others naturally following suit. With bows tied to basses, beyond impressive live sound, and costuming ripped from a renaissance painting, it’s almost impossible to look away.

The set itself featured Prelude to Ecstasy in its entirety, gifting the audience the rare chance to experience each emotional peak and valley of the record alongside the band. The solemn silence of “Beautiful Boy” and “On Your Side” filled the air in one breath, only to be replaced by the cacophonous and wild choruses of “Sinner” and “My Lady of Mercy” in the next. Track after track the group oozes with star power - the room filling with the sound of the audience singing every word back to them.

If you get the chance to catch this tour when it hits your city, don’t hesitate to take a seat at the table - you won’t be disappointed with what you find.



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