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Scissors Sisters Not Once but Twice

July 5th, 2012


Singer Jack Shears (Jason Sellards) and keyboardist-bassist Babydaddy (Scott Hoffman) met in the late ’90s and went on to form Scissor Sisters—a band that combines glam rock, pop, dance, burlesque, multiple singers, performance art and outrageous live shows—in 2001. But like so many before them, they struggled before finding success. Although in this case it was overseas: On the strength of their disco take on Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” and “Take Your Mama” (with its shades of Elton John), their self-titled debut disc was the best-selling album in the UK in 2004. And if that weren’t enough, Bono labeled them “the best pop band in the world at the moment.” Since then, the group has steadily hit the road and released three more albums, including this year’s Magic Hour. And now Scissor Sisters (above, doing “Only the Horses” for The Voice UK) return home to play Terminal 5 tomorrow and Saturday.