"This is the biggest headlining show we've ever played -- thank you for making this happen," Rüfüs du Sol lead singer Tyrone Lindqvist announced to a sold-out crowd at the Los Angeles State Historic Park on Saturday night. The amazement in his voice was visceral -- a humble expression of gratitude from the Australian trio who now reside in Venice Beach.
The first slices of autumn chilled the air as the crowd of collegiate types danced to the group's latest singles and biggest hits including "Be With You," "Lost In My Mind," Innerbloom" and other tracks from the trio's 2016 sophomore LP Bloom and their 2018 follow-up Solace. The crowd was peppered with women wearing fairy wings and LED lights, a sort of festie-lite mash-up with the bros in backward caps. As trends in dance music during the last few years have veered toward underground and live electronic acts, Rüfüs du Sol has hit a sweet spot in that their music is deep but accessible, cool but not so obscure that they can't get 21,000 to come watch them play in one of Los Angeles' premier venues. The experience might not be life-changing, but you'll have a great time while listening.