How Chromeo's Patrick Gemayel Broke His Wrist in Phoenix

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Chromeo is scheduled to perform Saturday, April 19, at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe.

Since Chromeo's formation almost a decade ago, the band has become a leader in dance music with its innovative, modern take on funk. Most notably, the group's third album, 2010's Business Casual, released hits like "Hot Mess" and "Don't Turn the Lights On."

Chromeo's fourth studio album, White Women, is set for release on May 12. The duo already has released a few tracks from the album, including "Come Alive" (featuring Toro Y Moi) and "Sexy Socialite" (featuring Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem). Along with the album release, Chromeo is on the roster for some of the world's largest music festivals this year, including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Glastonbury.

Up on the Sun spoke with half of the duo, Patrick Gemayel, a.k.a. P-Thugg, a.k.a. P, before he headed to Coachella this past weekend to play the main stage.

When was the last time you were in Phoenix?

I think it was on the last tour in 2012, I believe.

Do you have any memories of the city? Anything that stood out to you?

[Talks to someone in the background] What was the club we played in Phoenix?

[Background voice:] The one where you broke the skateboard.

The Marquee?

Yeah, I remember the Marquee. I think there were a lot of cool records there. I spent a lot of the afternoon record shopping.

Did I hear that you broke a skateboard?

[Laughs] I broke my wrist trying to skateboard. One of my crew members had a skateboard and, of course, I'm trying to be the smart ass like always. So I hop on the skateboard, and I'm like "Look at me, I'm going to jump on it from this table, and land on the skateboard" and then I fell and broke my wrist, that's what I remember from Phoenix -- records and breaking my wrist.

Location Info


Marquee Theatre

730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

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YEAH come to this show!! oh but don't plan on laughing when you walk in the door, or smiling, or generally planning on having any sort of a good time without the fear (albeit very real fear) of getting kicked out. This venue is the laughing stock of Arizona yet all of the good shows (that aren't booked at Crescent) end up here. Everyone fucking hates you dude. I just left Phantogram and had a blast sure, but I only attended because they are apparently too big now to play Crescent again. You kicked my friend out (as you have done many fucking times) for something that any other AZ venue wouldn't even bat an eye at. Thanks for sucking so god damn all the fuck always. You need to re-evaluate your staff because I can tell you for an absolute fact that I'm not the only patron that feels this way I'm just the only one that took 5 mins to tell you about it. Godspeed can't even hold a candle to The Clubhouse, Rialto, Congress, Mesa Amp, and Crescent yet here you are...some mega huge "force" in the AZ music scene.

So over it. Why is that the only venue where as an adult I have to feel intimidated like aspiring to have a good time is a bad thing? Marquee is to fun what Auschwitz was to a buffet. Suck my fucking balls dude...

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