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Peter Bjorn & John Debut New Album Stateside at W New York

W Hotel's Wonderlust music series hit Manhattan on March 17 with an exclusive performance by Peter Bjorn & John at the recently renovated W New York.

By: Katherine Hom // March 27, 2009

Last Tuesday (March 17), Peter Bjorn & John performed a live set at W New York as part of W Hotels’ Wonderlust Live music series sponsored by MasterCard and SONY. The event marked the Swedish trio’s first U.S. performance in anticipation of their upcoming album Living Thing. Heather D’Angelo of Au Revoir Simone joined the Swedes on stage for an encore and performance of their catchy 2006 hit, “Young Folks.”

While the show was almost entirely invitation only, avid PBJ fans could purchase a package of two tickets and an overnight stay at the hotel for $549 — or free for one lucky SPIN sweepstakes winner!

Spotted among the concertgoers: actresses Julia Stiles and Parker Posey; Jules DeMartino and Kate White of the Ting Tings; and Beirut frontman Zach Condon. Belvedere Vodka provided courtesy vodka cocktails and kept the party swinging!

Check out our photos from the event!


Peter Bjorn and John / Photo by Charles Eshelman courtesy of FilmMagic


The Ting Tings / Photo by Charles Eshelman courtesy of FilmMagic


Parker Posey / Photo by Charles Eshelman courtesy of FilmMagic