Palace Theatre - St. Paul - March 11
St. Paul, MN
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Introduction by Mayor Chris Coleman
01 I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
02 You Look So Young
03 Leaving The Monsters Behind
05 Stumbling Through The Dark
06 Tampa To Tulsa
07 Lovers Of The Sun
08 Waiting For The Sun (w/ Mayor Coleman on Telecaster)
09 Two Hearts (w/ Mayor Coleman on acoustic)
10 Comeback Kids
11 Take Me With You (When You Go)
12 Nothing Left To Borrow
13 Bottomless Cup
14 Think About It (w/ Kraig Johnson on Telecaster)
15 Big Star (w/ Kraig on Telecaster)
16 Blue (w/ Kraig on acoustic)
17 All The Right Reasons
18 Save It For A Rainy Day
19 Quiet Corners And Empty Spaces
21 I'd Run Away
22 Settled Down Like Rain (Gary solo acoustic)
23 Angelyne (Gary w/ John Jackson on mandolin)
24 Broken Harpoon (Gary w/ John Jackson on violin)
26 Baby, Baby, Baby
27 Bad Time (Marc on Telecaster, Kraig on bass)
28 Until You Came Along (w/ Kraig on Telecaster)
Nice, very nice.
And apparently, relations between Gary and Kraig seem to be OK - good news.
Great show last night. They've been off the road for a while now, but it sure didn't seem like it.
The Palace is very, very nice. I look forward to seeing many shows there in the future.
Chet Lyster wasn't able to play the show. Gary mentioned that it was due to some kind of emergency(?)
They dedicated a song to him early in the set.
John Jackson handled guitar duties (along with mandolin and violin). He did a nice job, even picking up an EBow and playing that part on "Bottomless Cup".
A big surprise was Mayor Chris Coleman coming out and sitting in with the band for a couple songs!
And there was another surprise to come. About halfway through the show, a familiar figure walked onstage, carrying a well-worn black Telecaster. Kraig Johnson plugged in and they proceeded to rock the heck out of "Think About It" and "Big Star".
Was nice to hear "You Look So Young". Been a while, and it sounded great.
Ended up at the show last night on a spur of the moment decision. We realized that we could just make the show after the Hippo Campus show at First Ave got done. Ended up missing the first two songs of the Jayhawks set. Said hi to PD at the merch table on the way into the show.
The place was too packed so we didn't have a good vantage point for the show. Seemed like a good show though. Nice to see Kraig on stage again with the band.
Still not sold on the Palace as a venue over First Avenue.
CZ - Looked for you after the show but couldn't find you.
Currently listening to perks' recording of the show that I downloaded from Archive.org. Very nice capture. Nice to hear the show without all the background chatter that I had to endure from the vantage point I had during the actual show. We were by the main bar and there were lots of talkers around us.
here is a review from a local newspaper
Time for another break for the band apparently. Glad I got to see them once for the recent LP.
Also steadily on tour for more than a year, Gary Louris hinted toward the end of Saturday’s set that his band is ready for another extended hiatus. “We’re going to go away for a while, but we’ll be back,” he said.
Although they still have more dates on the books through April, this one seemed to carry the weight of a grand finale. It was grand in size and spirit, anyway, clocking in at 2¼ hours with very little filler or breather moments. The paisley-pop hue of “Quiet Corners & Empty Spaces” and “Lovers of the Sun” — both from the band’s 2016 album, “Paging Mr. Proust” — fit in rather seamlessly with the country twang of such oldies as “Two Hearts” and rockier mid-era anthems “Big Star.”
The mayor wasn’t the show’s only surprise guest. Studio ace John Jackson, who worked with the group on Ray Davies’ upcoming solo album, dutifully filled in on the fly for ailing multi-instrumentalist Chet Lyster, while local mainstay Kraig Johnson returned to play guitar on several tunes, including the Golden Smog encore finale “Until You Came Along.”
damn, I was hoping to catch them in the next few months. hope the break isn't too long!!! I really loved Mr. Proust!
There's no official break, although regular touring will be reduced this year. This is how "fake news" gets started. :)
Thank you for clarifying.
I sadly missed the last time due to business travel. :(
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