Los Angeles rockers Palaye Royale brought their brand of glam rock and roll to NYC’s Webster Hall on Sunday evening along with their friend and opening act Mod Sun.

Mod Sun stands for (movement on dreams, stand under none) and is the stage name of Derek Ryan Smith. Formerly making music in his own “hippie hop” genre – Mod Sun moved to pop-punk in 2021 with the release of his first rock-centric album, Internet Killed The Rockstar. Fans were treated to a large selection from the album, including “Karma,” “Annoying,” and “Flames,” as well as singles “Bones” and “Stay Away.” Highlights of Mod Sun’s set included “Perfectly Imperfect,” where he encouraged crowd participation during the chorus as fans screamed “I’M PERFECTLY IMPERFECT!” at the top of their lungs. Mod Sun also treated the crowd to his newest release, “Battle Scars,” a deeply personal and raw song about his journey towards his now three years of sobriety.

Lit by a giant marquee sign, the band of brothers (Remington Leith on vocals, Sebastian Danzig on guitar, and Emerson Barrett on drums) who make up Palaye Royale took the stage. The group is known for their glam, grimy, and fast-paced rock n’ roll. Taking inspiration from early punk and Brit pop, the band acts like a travelling circus focusing on spectacles, showmanship, and songwriting over perfectionism. A Palaye Royale show is a hell of a time, and they did not disappoint as they opened with fan-favourites “Nightmares,” “You’ll Be Fine,” and “No Love In LA.”

The band’s visual flair was on full display as they continued their set with “Fucking With My Head” and “Hang on to Yourself” from their 2020 album The Bastards. The rest of their set featured newer tracks “Broken” and “Punching Bag” as well as old favourites like 2016’s “Get Higher” and “Mr. Doctor Man,” a track in which Remington chose to scale the wall of Webster Hall.

The band’s newest release is “Lifeless Stars” – a preview single from their upcoming album Fever Dream. They did not originally have this song on their setlist, but the crowd was chanting “Lifeless Stars!” “Lifeless Stars!” and the group obliged by playing it next. Palaye Royale closed their set with the title track from the future album “Fever Dream” before Remington sat down at a piano and began to play their final song of the night, “Lonely,” before abruptly leaving the stage and re-appearing hanging on the second-floor balcony and closing the song by crowd surfing his way back to the stage.

Palaye Royale continues the North American leg of their Fever Dream tour through October 18th.

Remaining Tour Dates:

9/28.- at MegaCorp Pavilion in Newport, KY
9/29 – at KEMBA Live! In Columbus, OH
9/30 – at HISTORY in Toronto, ON
10/1 – at Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit, MI
10/3 – at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN
10/4 – at House of Blues Chicago in Chicago, IL
10/6 – at The Rave in Milwaukee, WI
10/7 – at The Admiral Theater in Omaha, NE
10/8 – at Summit Music Hall in Denver, CO
10/11 – at Showbox SoDO in Seattle, WA
10/12 – at Rosaland Theater in Portland, OR
10/15 – at Cargo in Reno, NV
10/17 – at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, CA
10/18 – at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA