The always outrageous Scissor
Sisters kicked off their campy Fairy Tale Tour on Saturday in
The tour marks the start of the group's
push to win over the globe with their third studio album, Night
Work, which has been described as the band's gayest yet.
“Before they were suggestive; now
they're as straightforward as possible with homosexuality in all its
The group's self-titled debut album
exploded onto the music scene like a glittery disco ball in 2004.
Their 2006 follow up, Ta-Dah!, took a slight departure,
offering more soulful lyrics and quiet rhythms. But the group's
massive gay following got off to the hit single She's My Man.
“This was the Scissor Sisters
at their best,” raved
Spin Magazine about the tour's opening show. “Night
Work was crafted for live shows and nightclubs, and the band
performed the entire album, except for the track Sex and
Members of the Scissor Sisters
insist the group is not a gay band, but its three openly gay members,
Jake Shears, Babydaddy and Del Marquis, have clearly influenced its
music. Tracks often deal with themes that resonate with the lesbian
, gay, bisexual and transgender community.