About The Performance
Monday, October 7th 2013 has been quite a long time coming for Alex Trimble, Kevin Baird and Sam Halliday of Two Door Cinema Club.
For the band, the thought of performing on the historic Ed Sullivan Theatre stage where all the greats have before them must have made it impossible not to think back to how far the've come since the days of their first performance as Life Without Rory. The band initially formed at age 16 to perform at an ATL Rock School contest in which they unfortunately came in last.
But fast forward to 2013 and the band are everywhere. Aside from being featured in numerous movies, video games and TV shows, the Northern Ireland natives have garnered a worldwide fan base and produced two critically acclaimed albums that have fans itching for a third - not bad for a band that came in last, eh?
The bands most recent album, "Beacon", has been their most successful to date, debuting at number one on the Irish Albums Chart - making it the band's first number-one album on the charts. The album also debuted at number 17 on the Billboard 200, with critics calling it "a wise and predictably executed record in all the right ways".
Speaking on the bands recent success in the pre-show interview, lead singer Alex Trimble noted that the bands new EP "Changing Of The Seasons" had given the band a chance to experiment with different sounds in between albums. He also went on to discuss how the recording of the EP was the first time in their career that they weren't rushed in the studio, which made a key difference in the resulting songs.
After a salute to the fab four, in which Trimble stated that the band once spent an entire day in Seattle watching The Beatles anthology, the band quickly headed off to hit the legendary Ed Sullivan Theatre stage to bring fans yet another unforgettable 'Live on Letterman' experience.
The group entered the theatre from the back, as is tradition, introduced by none other than frontman Alex Trimble. After Trimble greeted fans, the band stormed right into 'Sleep Alone', off 2012's "Beacon" - and just like that, the show was underway.
The band quickly followed up with 'Undercover Martyn' - a song included on their first EP about when they first started the band and decided to "really go for it". The group then treated fans to a brand new song entitled "Changing of the Seasons", off their new EP of the same name which had Trimble belting "When you say you won't forget me, well I can tell you that's not true".
Fans really seemed to be into the bands new material and after incredible performances of 'Sun' and 'Next Year' off 2012's "Beacon", the band brought it back to the "Tourist History" days for a blistering rendition of "Something Good Can Work" off their 2010 debut.
With the crowd in their hands, the Two Doors' then performed two more songs off "Beacon"; 'Handshake' and 'Someday' - the latter of which Trimble wrote the lyrics for during an American road trip. The band then thanked fans and cued off their 2011 smash hit, 'What You Know' to close out the show and another great night at 'Letterman'.