It’s been almost two years since The Veronicas rocked New York City. Now that Australian duo are getting ready to release their sophomore CD “Hook Me Up” in the American market, they cam back to remind their American fans what they are all about. With a new sound but the same catchy lyrics and amazing vocals, Jess and Lisa are hoping to amaze the American music scene the same way they’ve awed Australian fans. And they are back better than ever.
The two show tour opened in New York city with “Untouched.” This string driven dance song with extremely catchy lyrics will be their next American single. By the way the audience was singing and dancing along to the song, it is clear that Americans will love this song just as much as the Australians did. When the opening chords to “Revolution” started, the crowd went completely crazy. This song proves that the girls have an amazing stage presence.
Next came the extremely catchy “Take On The Floor.” The girls were surprised to find the audience singing along, considering the fact that the song is not available in the US. This performance proved that the new sound the girls acquired in this new record is even better live. Their vocals were outstanding and they converted the dance beats into catchy guitar chords that completely rocked the crowd.The familiar “When It All Falls Apart” followed, and the audience went even crazier. It was evident that the girls were having a blast on stage and were glad to reconnect with their American fanbase.
Up next, Lisa claimed that “a few things have changed since they last came to New York City – Jess could rap now, and she was actually quite good at it. “ Jess proved her right with the opening verse to “Popular,” which the crowd knew by heart even though it has not been released in America yet.
The girls slowed things down a bit after by playing a new song “Don’t Say Goodbye” acoustic. This song proved that the girls have outstanding vocals and harmonize really well. Their new Australian single “This Love” was also stripped down.
Picking up the pace again, the girls played “Everything I’m Not” which was an obvious crowd favorite. They followed with “Revenge is Sweeter (Than You Ever Were)” and “This is How It Feels” both from the new album. Again, the girls proved to the audience that their new sound still has that rock essence to it. They followed up with a full band version of “Heavily Broken.”
The girls were planning to end the night with their first Australian single “Hook Me Up.” The crowd sang along louder than ever and danced their way through the entire song. Before the girls had a chance to live the stage for their encore, the crowd started screaming for “4ever.” They ended the night on a very good note.
The Veronicas are clearly back: and better than every. Their live show has really improved since the last time they played here. I can tell that the American fans will love the new material. Lisa and Jess will definitely leave their mark in the American music scene this time around.
Cristina Carrazza is a staff writer with Musiqtone. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.