Yesterday did the American country rock man Sturgill Simpson visit Stockholm and Sweden for a show at Vasateatern. A friend and I were there at this small and cozy place with an audience of 900 souls (sold out), he entertained us for approx 130 minutes and played 21 tunes, check the setlist below.
The 41-year-old from Kentucky has certainly never known himself as a traditionalist, on the contrary. His as wide-eyed as the intrinsic view of what is usually called Americana is a big part of the point of what he does, and the reason why he now has such a large audience. I really like that he dear to take out some wideness in his creation around the typical Americana that most artists work around these days. When he released his fourth studio album "Sound & Fury" on September 27th, 2019 he got very mixed reviews from good to bad. Yes, it's different, it's very distorted, guitar-wise but the tunes are pretty cool. Check out today's tune and you get the drift.
So about the show. The first part of the concert was dedicated to the material of his latest release, from the first to the last tune. It sounded really good live, got a bit more of everything, the sound was really good next to FOH (Sound Guy position). The second part, as he referred it to the old shit! Were the older tunes, taken from his previous three albums, all tunes rocked marvelous live. Sturgill Simpson is a brilliant songwriter, an excellent guitar player, and a very sensitive singer. Some great tunes were played along with some well-made covers of WHEN IN ROME and Willie Nelson.
The only bad thing I can say about this show is the light on the stage. It was red, all the time, I mean, nothing else besides the color RED. Pretty boring to hear good music in red. The lighting guy on the tour has to have the most boring, non-creative tour ever, haha.
Sturgill Simpson still have a few European dates, go and see it if you can. Later on, he and Tyler Childers are teaming up for the US leg of the "A Good Look’n Tour". The tour begins February 21 in Birmingham, AL and concludes May 24 in Louisville, KY, see all the dates below.
|A picture from the show at Vasateatern.|
Setlist from the evening.
2. Remember to breathe
3. Sing along
4. A good look
5. Make art not friends
6. Best clockmaker on Mars
7. All said and done
8. Last man standing
9. Mercury in Retrograde
10. Fastest horse in town
11. The promise (When In Rome-cover)
12. Brace for impact (live a little)
13. Welcome to Earth (Pollywog)
14. It Ain’t all flowers
15. Breakers roar
16. I’d have to be crazy (Willie Nelson-cover)
17. Some days
18. Turtles all the way down
19. Oh Sarah
20. Just let go
21. Call to arms
Today's tune "Sing Along" taken from the latest album "Sound & Fury".
The video clip is an animated one, written and directed by Jumpei Mizusaki. Character Designer Takashi Okazaki.
A GOOD LOOK'N TOUR
JAN 24, 2020 COLUMBIA THEATER BERLIN, GERMANY
JAN 25, 2020 MELKWEG AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
JAN 26, 2020 GRUENSPAN HAMBURG, GERMANY
JAN 28, 2020 O2 FORUM KENTISH TOWN LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
JAN 29, 2020 O2 RITZ MANCHESTER MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
JAN 31, 2020 OLD FRUITMARKET GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
FEB 1, 2020 VICAR STREET DUBLIN, IRELAND
FEB 21, 2020 LEGACY ARENA AT THE BJCC BIRMINGHAM, AL
FEB 22, 2020 U.S. CELLULAR CENTER ASHEVILLE, NC
FEB 23, 2020 U.S. CELLULAR CENTER ASHEVILLE, NC
FEB 25, 2020 KNOXVILLE CIVIC COLISEUM KNOXVILLE, TN
FEB 26, 2020 KNOXVILLE CIVIC COLISEUM KNOXVILLE, TN
FEB 28, 2020 RUPP ARENA LEXINGTON, KY
FEB 29, 2020 MASONIC TEMPLE DETROIT, MI
MAR 1, 2020 MASONIC TEMPLE DETROIT, MI
MAR 4, 2020 PETERSEN EVENTS CENTER PITTSBURGH, PA
MAR 6, 2020 SPECTRUM CENTER CHARLOTTE, NC
MAR 7, 2020 INFINITE ENERGY CENTER ATLANTA, GA
MAR 10, 2020 NORTH CHARLESTON COLISEUM NORTH CHARLESTON, SC
MAR 13, 2020 HAMPTON COLISEUM HAMPTON, VA
MAR 14, 2020 THE MET PHILADELPHIA, PA
MAR 15, 2020 THE ANTHEM WASHINGTON, DC
MAR 16, 2020 THE ANTHEM WASHINGTON, DC
MAR 18, 2020 COCA-COLA COLISEUM TORONTO, ON
MAR 20, 2020 NATIONWIDE ARENA COLUMBUS, OH
MAR 21, 2020 CHAIFETZ ARENA ST. LOUIS, MO
MAR 22, 2020 LANDERS CENTER SOUTHAVEN, MS
MAR 27, 2020 AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER DALLAS, TX
MAR 28, 2020 FRANK ERWIN CENTER AUSTIN, TX
MAR 29, 2020 SMART FINANCIAL CENTRE SUGAR LAND, TX
APR 1, 2020 SILVERSTEIN EYE CENTERS ARENA INDEPENDENCE, MO
APR 3, 2020 UNITED CENTER CHICAGO, IL
APR 4, 2020 THE ARMORY MINNEAPOLIS, MN
APR 5, 2020 THE ARMORY MINNEAPOLIS, MN
APR 9, 2020 BAXTER ARENA OMAHA, NE
APR 10, 2020 ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER MADISON, WI
APR 23, 2020 BOK CENTER TULSA, OK
APR 25, 2020 PEPSI CENTER DENVER, CO
APR 28, 2020 MAVERIK CENTER SALT LAKE CITY, UT
APR 29, 2020 ADAMS CENTER MISSOULA, MT
MAY 1, 2020 VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM PORTLAND, OR
MAY 2, 2020 THE GORGE AMPHITHEATRE GEORGE, WA
MAY 5, 2020 BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM SAN FRANCISCO, CA
MAY 6, 2020 BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM SAN FRANCISCO, CA
MAY 8, 2020 THE FORUM INGLEWOOD, CA
MAY 15, 2020 TD GARDEN BOSTON, MA
MAY 16, 2020 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN NEW YORK, NY
MAY 21, 2020 BRIDGESTONE ARENA NASHVILLE, TN TICKETS MAY 22, 2020 BRIDGESTONE ARENA NASHVILLE, TN
MAY 24, 2020 KFC YUM! CENTER LOUISVILLE, KY
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