Live Review: Peking Duk @ The Tivoli – 05.05.2018
Kicking off their sold out ‘The Wasted Tour’ at The Tivoli, Peking Duk sure did deliver. Specialising in having a good time, there is no denying that this pair of party goers know how to entertain and work a green screen.
Opening with a classic Peking Duk short film, this saw the pair on horses in the desert just having a chat about the tour. The crowd started to get tighter and tighter as the gig goers were all inching their way closer to be in view. The pair wasted (pun intended) no time taking the stage to Let You Down, with Michaela Baranov. You know, the X-Factor chick? Yeah, her.
Peking Duk were feeling super generous with their guest appearances as we were then graced with the presence of the next best thing to Guy Sebastion… his brother, Chris. Smashing out hits Take Me Over and Wasted, the producers kept the crowd interaction strong and their hype game even stronger.
After sending the guesties off stage, they then went into an all-out DJ set that saw the likes of Kendrick Lamar, RL Grime and you guessed it, The Killers’ Mr. Brightside. Which was then interrupted by a haunting take of My Heart Will Go On, that even had the classic Titanic scene in the background behind them, but with their heads eerily replacing Jack and Rose. It was a masterpiece, really.
Seeing the night come to an end, The Tivoli had turned into a sauna, yet there was no slowing this set down as crowd pleaser High rattled through the venue accompanied by a heavy bass and an even heavier smoke machine.
Peking Duk put on a performance that is nothing short of a good time. They know their crowd and they know how to keep their crowd dancing from start to finish. All up I give them an A for entertainment, an A+ for that god damn Titanic scene, and a H for the whopping hangover that I had to deal with the next day.