Matisyahu Festival of Light 2012 tour at the Electric Factory

Matisyahu Festival of Light 2012 Tour

Matisyahu rocked the Electric Factory with is “Festival of Light” 2012 tour last night: 12/12/12. The stage was decorated with a giant picture from the cover of his most recent album, Spark Seeker, and a giant menorah. In the center of the ceiling of the Electric Factory a giant dradle disco ball spun, reflecting the stage lights, truly making the show a Festival of Light. Matisyahu played a mix of old and new songs, including his latest “Happy Hanukkah,” for which all download proceeds will be donated to victims of Hurricane Sandy. He finished up with an encore that included “King Without a Crown” and an extended version of “One Day,” during which Matisyahu invited the crowd to climb on stage. It was a great way to celebrate Hanukkah even if you’re not Jewish.

Matisyahu performs during his "Festival of Light" tour at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, December 12, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Matisyahu performs during his "Festival of Light" tour at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, December 12, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Matisyahu performs during his "Festival of Light" tour at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, December 12, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

 

Matisyahu performs during his "Festival of Light" tour at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, December 12, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

A giant disco dradle spins reflecting light at Matisyahu's "Festival of Light" tour at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, December 12, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

A giant disco dradle spins reflecting light at Matisyahu’s “Festival of Light” tour at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, December 12, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Matisyahu sings from atop the stage speakers during his "Festival of Light" tour at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, December 12, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Matisyahu sings from atop the stage speakers during his “Festival of Light” tour at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, December 12, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Matisyahu surfs a sea of Hanukkah revelers at his "Festival of Light" tour at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, December 12, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Matisyahu surfs a sea of Hanukkah revelers at his “Festival of Light” tour at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, December 12, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Matisyahu ends his concert with "One Day" after inviting the audience onto the stage during his "Festival of Light" tour at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, December 12, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Matisyahu ends his concert with “One Day” after inviting the audience onto the stage during his “Festival of Light” tour at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, December 12, 2012. (Dave Tavani)