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Palaye Royale Dazzles Fans at St. Louis’ Duck Room

by Carrie Zukoski

L.A.-based glam, punk, fashion-rock band Palaye Royale kicked off their mini seven-city Dead To Me U.S. tour in the intimate mini space of Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room in St. Louis on April 4, 2024. While they could easily fill a venue octuple the size (or bigger), the band chose to keep this smattering of shows limited in size. 

No opener was needed to prime the already ecstatic crowd full of mostly, but not all, early 20-somethings. From the get-go brothers Remington Leith, Sebastian Danzig, and Emerson Barrett along with Logan Baudean on bass and a guitarist (whose name we can’t find anywhere, we tried and Wikipedia doesn’t seem to be correct) kept the crowd in a frenzy. 

Kicking the high-energy hour-long sold-out concert off with “Black Sheep” and sliding into “You’ll Be Fine,” Leith and Danzig strode across the small stage, continually hovering closely over the crowd. It wasn’t long before Leith scaled the rafters to hang from above or squeeze through the packed room to scurry up poles to sing the raw, sprechgesang “Dead To Me” to the soldiers of the royal council. (FWIW, in an IG post Palaye Royale states that the reason for this tour is due to “Dead To Me” breaking Top 40 on the radio.) 

After the arena-sized “Fever Dream,” the lads took a short break only to wow the court during their encore with the now shirtless Leith snaking through the fans to the back bar and jumping upon it and the rafter above and serenaded the room with the haunting “Lonely.” 

Those fortunate to have a coveted ticket to the night’s concert were not let down for a single moment. And Palaye Royale proved that whether they’re performing to thousands or just a few hundred the energy and fervor is just as intense.

Fina all photos here: https://bit.ly/PalayeRoyale24cz

Setlist from the night: https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/palaye-royale/2024/duck-room-at-blueberry-hill-st-louis-mo-bab1d8e.html 

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