All photos by Jon Gitchoff. View more at my Flickr site.
With a recent fall tour announcement of arenas, St. Louis was in for a treat Monday night as Phoenix played to a sold-out crowd at the Pageant. Coming out with guns blazing, frantic strobes lit the fuse for Phoenix’s set opener "Lisztomania" and thus, the dance party was on, for at the least the next 30 minutes anyway. After the high-energy start, a curtain dropped and faded into the 7-plus-minute interlude, "Love like A Sunset," which left the crowd in a befuddled state and basically killed the momentum of both band and audience.