Opening night of the Morning Phase tour, kicking off a short leg through the southwest United States.
Live debuts of "Blackbird Chain" and "Country Down," as well as a new arrangement of "Gamma Ray."
The show began with 9 "acoustic" songs (though with the full band), before kicking into the rock festival portion of the set.
I was at the show, and at the time my favorites were the "Paper Tiger," "Soldier Jane," and "Country Down." Listening to the bootleg now, a month later, I have some different standouts: "Blue Moon" was expertly done, "Hotwax" was pure joy. "Modern Guilt" was nailed.
I really dig how they stuck "Wave" into the middle of the hits too. This was just the first show of the tour, and later shows sometimes kept the quiet Morning Phase stuff separate from the hits, but tonight, they were mixed together.
[people and bands
Banjo: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Bass: Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Cello: Gus Seyffert
Drums: Joey Waronker
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen, Gus Seyffert, Smokey Hormel
Guitar (Electric with Violin Bow): Smokey Hormel
Guitar (Electric): Beck Hansen, Smokey Hormel
Harpsichord: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
keyboards: Gus Seyffert, Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Mandolin: Smokey Hormel
Maracas: Beck Hansen
Synthesizer: Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Tambourine: Cosimo Hansen, Gus Seyffert, Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Vocals (Background): Gus Seyffert, Joey Waronker, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., Smokey Hormel