Watch Father John Misty Cover Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” At The Riviera

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Thursday was the first of two sold out shows at The Riviera for Father John Misty, and the songwriter didn’t hold back.

Always a fan of oddball covers, he performed Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” in the encore, sandwiched between the acoustic “I Went To The Store One Day” and the epic “The Ideal Husband.”

“It’s a little sappy, but I would like to play my favorite love song for you,” he joked prior to the performance.

Utilizing his six-piece backing band and a whole lot of synthesizers and keyboards, Father John Misty unleashed a massive sound for the cover, literally screaming the words and thrashing around the stage.

It’s a cover that only Father John Misty could pull off with such conviction, and a must see debut.

Watch video of the performance below.

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