The Airborne Toxic Event's L.A. Road Show
The Airborne Toxic Event is used to getting loads of attention. After all, the rock quintent -- comprised of singer Mikel Jollett, guitarist Steven Chen, keyboardist Anna Bulbrook, bassist Noah Harmon and drummer Daren Taylor -- drew raves for their self-titled debut record in 2007, and their follow-up, the just-released All At Once, has been called "a crushing classic" by the BBC, while the Huffington Post dubbed it "a gorgeous, expansive album."
So what else could they possibly do? Well, for their Vevo GoShow on April 25, the band took the L.A. Streets to hammer out some of their new tunes on a giant bus. Twenty fans hopped on the bus L.A's famed Fred 62 diner to enjoy five of the band's finest tunes: "Changing," "Gasoline," "Missy," "All I Ever Wanted" and "Something New" while careening down historic Hillhurst Avenue, Los Feliz Boulevard and Silver Lake Road -- the same area where the band first formed. And a police escort even escorted them all the way!
Of course, no Airborne show would be complete without a little joking around. During one turn (before the final song, "Changing," which is also their new single) Jollett launched into leading the fans into a round of Snoop Dog jokes! telling jokes. "What does Snoop Dogg listen to while cooking his bacon? Fo' Sizzle!" Harmon said, drawing guffaws.
Of course, the crowds outside the bus on the street couldn't help but stop and stare.
To view images of The Airborne Toxic Event VEVO GoShows concert, click here.