The Scissor Sisters will appear on Dancing with the Stars this week as well as Late Night with Conan O’Brien in an effort to get their tunes in front of an American audience to whom they are virtually unknown, even though their single has soared to #1 in the UK.
Jake Shears told Billboard: “American music fans are just as musically open-minded as their British counterparts. But the powers that be in the U.S. may not be as open-minded. Which, to a degree, will hold us back in the U.S. … Tons of Americans would love our music, but they don’t know we exist. People have lots of preconceived notions about us. But they get over them by hearing us or seeing us live. People just need to be exposed to this song (“I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’“)– and our music in general. They’ll get it. People may look at us and think, ‘What a bunch of weirdos.’ But give them time and they’ll see that we’re pretty special.”
These shots, by Kevin Tachman, are from Saturday night’s VFest at the Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore on Saturday. Check out more of his shots here.