Category: Setlist

Watch: New Order digs deep at opening of 5-night Manchester run with synth orchestra

Watch: New Order digs deep at opening of 5-night Manchester run with synth orchestra

New Order had promised that its performances with a 12-member synthesizer ensemble at the Manchester International Festival would not bear much resemblance to the band’s normal live set, and, with tonight’s opening of the 5-concert run, the legendary act delivered on its pledge. See full setlist and video here.

Watch: U2 resurrects ‘Joshua Tree’ rarities and ‘A Sort of Homecoming,’ debuts new song

Watch: U2 resurrects ‘Joshua Tree’ rarities and ‘A Sort of Homecoming,’ debuts new song

U2 opened its The Joshua Tree 2017 global stadium tour in Vancouver, B.C., last night, a performance that not only saw the band playing its classic 1987 album in its entirety but also debuting a new song and digging up a rarely played fan favorite in The Unforgettable Fire’s “A Sort of Homecoming.”

Watch: Depeche Mode covers David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ at ‘Spirit’ tour opener — full setlist

Watch: Depeche Mode covers David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ at ‘Spirit’ tour opener — full setlist

Depeche Mode tonight opened its Global Spirit Tour with a 22-song set in Stockholm that saw the group perform five songs on their new album Spirit, bring back “Everything Counts” after more than a decade and debut an understated cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes.” See the full setlist and video here.

Poptone resurrects Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets catalog in live debut — setlist, video

Poptone resurrects Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets catalog in live debut — setlist, video

Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins debuted their new project Poptone on Thursday night with the first of two performances at a Los Angeles studio, playing, as expected, an 18-song set heavy on their short-lived early ’80s post-Bauhaus project Tones on Tail. We’ve got the full setlist and a selection of live video.

Midnight Oil digs deep with 29-song set to open ‘Great Circle’ reunion tour — video

Midnight Oil digs deep with 29-song set to open ‘Great Circle’ reunion tour — video

Midnight Oil formally opened its Great Circle 2017 World Tour in Sydney on Thursday night, playing a 29-song set that balanced the reunited band’s best-known hits with the unexpected — including a near-complete performance of 1978’s Head Injuries. See the full setlist and some fan-shot video.

Midnight Oil plays surprise warm-up gig in Sydney ahead of reunion tour — setlist, video

Midnight Oil plays surprise warm-up gig in Sydney ahead of reunion tour — setlist, video

Midnight Oil recently announced it would kick off its global reunion tour with a “back-to-basics pub gig” in Sydney this week, but have now pre-empted that by playing a surprise warm-up set Sunday night that marks the band’s first public performance in eight years. We’ve got the full setlist and fan-shot video here.

First look at Tones on Tail-heavy setlist from Poptone featuring Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins

First look at Tones on Tail-heavy setlist from Poptone featuring Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins

When news first surfaced last month that Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins have reunited as Poptone to perform the music of their collective back catalog, fans were particularly excited at the prospect of hearing Tones on Tail songs played live — as that band only toured in 1984, and hasn’t reunited like Bauhaus and Love and Rockets.

Michael Stipe performs rare, unannounced solo set opening for Patti Smith in New York

Michael Stipe performs rare, unannounced solo set opening for Patti Smith in New York

Just weeks after revealing “I think I will sing again” in a TV interview, R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe took to the stage Monday night in New York City as the unannounced opening act for Patti Smith at Webster Hall, performing a six-song set that included two numbers by his old band and four covers.

The Cure play ‘The Top’ in full, debut ‘A Man Inside My Mouth’ at epic 40-song London gig

The Cure play ‘The Top’ in full, debut ‘A Man Inside My Mouth’ at epic 40-song London gig

The Cure delivered a marathon 40-song set tonight at London’s Eventim Apollo that included a full performance of 1984’s The Top, the live debut of rare B-side “A Man Inside My Mouth” and the reintroduction of songs not played live in decades. The band will perform again Monday and Tuesday nights.

Watch: The Replacements finally dust off ‘Unsatisfied’ to cap first hometown gig in 23 years

Watch: The Replacements finally dust off ‘Unsatisfied’ to cap first hometown gig in 23 years

Perhaps fittingly, The Replacements capped off last night’s triumphant hometown gig — their first in 23 years, and the band’s first non-festival date since reuniting last summer — with a performance of fan favorite “Unsatisfied,” the first time the Let It Be classic has been dusted off since the ‘Mats got back together.

Kate Bush performs first concert in 35 years: Setlist, photos, video of ‘Cloudbusting’

Kate Bush performs first concert in 35 years: Setlist, photos, video of ‘Cloudbusting’

It took 35 years for Kate Bush to follow up her lone tour, but she returned to the stage in London last night for her first full performance since May 14, 1979, performing a highly theatrical, 22-song set that featured nearly all of her classic LP Hounds of Love, the second side of Aerial and a few other selections.

Video: Mitch Easter reunites Let’s Active for first performance in 24 years

Video: Mitch Easter reunites Let’s Active for first performance in 24 years

Last weekend, ’80s jangle-pop favorites Let’s Active reunited on stage in Carrboro, N.C., for the first time in 24 years, performing an 11-song set at Be Loud! ’14, a benefit for the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation in memory of 15-year-old Sophie Steiner, who died of cancer last year.

Morrissey debuts 3 new songs at U.S. tour opener, show ends in stage-invasion chaos

Morrissey debuts 3 new songs at U.S. tour opener, show ends in stage-invasion chaos

Morrissey returned to the road Wednesday night as his U.S. tour opened in San Jose, Calif., with a show that found the former Smiths frontman debuting three new songs off World Peace Is None Of Your Business during a 20-song set that ended abruptly as Moz was forced to flee the stage.

Video: The Cure digs out ‘2 Late,’ ‘Harold and Joe’ for massive 45-song London set

Video: The Cure digs out ‘2 Late,’ ‘Harold and Joe’ for massive 45-song London set

The Cure played their first of two shows Friday night at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall as part of the annual Teenage Cancer Trust concert series, treating fans to a marathon 45-song set that featured some true surprises, including the live debut of Disintegration-era B-side “2 Late.”