TV On the Radio Shakes Off First-Night Hiccups to Enthrall HOB Crowd

TV On the Radio House of Blues March 15, 2015

"This is our first show this year inside a closed room. I am so glad everybody has had a good time tonight," TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe announced to a packed house at the House of Blues Sunday night. Kicking off their long-awaited (and delayed) world tour in Houston wasn't intentional.

TVOTR was to begin at Key Arena in Seattle in December, but drummer Jahphet Landis was hospitalized, thus forcing the band to cancel their European leg of the tour. Dates crossed out through February led many fans to believe Sunday's House of Blues show would also have a line drawn through it. Landis' smooth recovery came with a silver lining, though: Houston hosting TVOTR's first official tour date to promote their latest release, Seeds.

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Stephan Wyatt