So far it has been copy/ paste (minus a Never Enough) for the first 4 shows. Any chance of some variety over the coming weeks/months?
How about The Kiss to open? That strikes me as a great opener & they have the talent there to blow the lid off the place (if it had a lid) if they busted that out. Stop Dead's another that would slot in nicely & New Day, well, to get a live outing of that for the first time would probably make every fan on the planet stop dead As for festival flavoured pop, even Just Say Yes would make a nice alternative to say, the Friday song or the sock song. As would Gone I think (which is actually kinda fun in a goofy way live). & I would like to see some more Bloodflowers stuff getting a fair shake. Maybe Someday would fit a festival set I reckon. When was the last time that got rolled out?
Post by nothingleftbutfaith on Jun 18, 2019 16:47:42 GMT 1
I hope there will be some variety, but I'm not sure when we can expect it. I'm guessing the band has had limited rehearsal time between making a new album and the Disintegration show rehearsals, which I suspect might have something to do with the copy/paste sets. That wouldn't stop them from drawing more from Disintegration for the sets, but in the interview Robert did with Sirius XM he seemed pretty over it at the time, but given some time I guess some more songs could show up. (Babble, pretty please!)
Furthermore, I guess having a set setlist makes it easier when it comes to sticking within the time frame given to them by festivals. I'm not really sure that that's much of a concern for them going by their history, though...
Interestingly, Michael Ciravolo has mentioned that a couple of guitars are still being made:
I'm guessing the capital O in 'Open' here refers to the song and not open tunings in general, which I guess could mean that once they're ready Open will make an appearance? He also mentions a 'dark blueburst' version which I can't remember seeing (although if it's very dark blue, maybe I just didn't see it) which could suggest we are due for some song rotation.
It'll be interesting to see if there is a shake up Southside seeing as it is one of the longer down periods between shows I think, which could perhaps be a good opportunity to revise the set. Other than that I suspect Glasto might be another shake up opportunity simply because of the scale of it. But honestly, this is just me making guesses.
Personally, I think it would be pretty cool to see some stuff from Three Imaginary Boys seeing as it's 40 this year. I really thought we'd maybe see something more from the album and that time period when Robert mentioned it in Sydney, but then I remembered that the (post) punk encore (JSET, GH, 1015, KaA) sort of hinges on KaA being the closer and I'm guessing they don't feel up for that on festivals (especially after an interviewer brought up Christchurch after the first South African date and then KaA was gone from the second date). Though I guess that doesn't rule out stuff like Fire in Cairo showing up in the main set.
This ended up being way longer than I intended, so I guess I should get to those dishes I was supposed to do before I started writing this...