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Empire of the Sun Beam Onto ‘Kimmel’ for Dazzling ‘Alive’ Performance

Aussie pair dropped sophomore LP earlier this week

Empire of the Sun brought their sci-fi theatrics to Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night (June 18), performing electro anthem “Alive,” the lead single off the Australian duo’s just-released second album, Ice on the Dune. Outrageously outfitted emperors Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore were joined by a host of backup dancers who twirled, fist-pumped, and bounded across the stage in gold leotards. 

“A large part of Empire is its positive outlook,” Littlemore recently told SPIN. “The energy we give out to audiences is integral to what makes us exist and makes us successful. And we wanted to continue to do that and inspire the audience and give something beautiful and uplifting to them.” Mission accomplished.