Silversun Pickups Scorch The Ed Sullivan Theater, Live On Letterman

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Silversun Pickups[/lastfm] walked on stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater cooly and calmly, but as soon as they plugged in, any resemblance of calm and casual was gone as they tore into an almost hour long exercise in face melting. We didn’t do any official scientific testing with lab coats, clipboards, and stop watches, but there’s a good chance Silversun Pickups rocked Live on Letterman harder than anyone else ever has.

Silversun played mostly of new material off of Neck of the Woods, only playing one song of Swoon and Carnavas each– relax, single spinners, those songs were “Panic Switch” and “Lazy Eye,” respectively. The crowd on hand and online were diehards and psyched to hear the new material live.

The reaction online was just as strong as in person, and SSPU fans spread it across Twitter and shared their gratitude with Letterman:

Fans in the UK even stepped away from the Queen’s Jubilee to stream the show online:

Not only was the show streamed across the web, some of the country’s best rock stations broadcast it live too, as one tweeter found out the weird way:

You can watch an encore performance of the entire show below, and we’ve got the setlist bundled up in one tidy place under that, and hey, while you’re here, why don’t you vote in our poll that has no real effect on anything, other than letting you declare your undying love for one Silversun Pickup song. Only one.



  1. Skin Graph
  2. The Royal We
  3. Bloody Mary
  4. The Pit
  5. Mean Spirits
  6. Panic Switch
  7. Dots and Dashes
  8. Lazy Eye
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