SetlistHank / What’s It All About / Come Home / Laid / Heads / Five-O / Johnny Yen / Leviathan / Many Faces / Getting Away With It (All Messed Up) / Sound
Supportwith Psychedelic Furs (co-headline) and Dear Boy
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Booth jumped off the stage and then hopped from picnic table to picnic table before singing in a sea of fans who had encircled him. That song rolled right into James’ biggest hit, “Laid,” off 1993’s album of the same name. The energetic performance got most people up from their seats as Booth remained in the crowd.
Read the full review at RiffMagazine.com
It was clear who attended [the co-headline tour] to see James, as a good portion of the audience members were on their feet, phones in the air while singing along to the group’s light-drenched renditions of their cerebral club rock. Singer Tim Booth would move in spastic motions beneath the strobes before climbing over the barrier from the stage and performing a final song, “Come Home,” while walking through the Grand Theatre’s aisles amidst the audience.
Read the full review at TahoeOnstage.com
When you see a line-up of guitars on a rack, and members playing different instruments throughout, you know this is a group that is serious about musicianship and are truly ones to see live, as they were very much in their element on stage.
Read the full review (with many picture from the gig) at RockSubculture.com
Dang, I forgot just how great a band James is! There are so many layers to the sound the 7 band members produce. James has a catalog of over 300 songs and they make up their set list to suit their mood each night (and that there tells you everything you need to know about the level James is playing on).
“Laid” the one song everyone knows and catapulted James into the public eye in the US. Not on the set list, not played, not a single note. And as much as fans (myself included) may have wanted to hear that one song, it would have taken away from a perfect set. Well played James, well played.
Read the full review at TwinCitiesMedia.net
The high paced start to the night courtesy of Hank is maintained with La Petite Mort track Curse, Curse followed by the Laid title track and new track Leviathan. For the first time in this co-headlining tour, taking advantage of their longer stage time tonight, James do what they typically do when they are headliners and take a quiet break in the set to play a couple of emotionally charged, personal songs back to back.
Then out of the blue, the great Whiplash song Play Dead starts up to change the mood, but then in true James fashion the song falls apart a few lines into the start of Tim’s vocal. Unable to sort out what went wrong, after a minute or so James substitute Laid album song Say Something. Aah, so close to true victory, one can taste it. Too bad for all of us.
Read the full review at EvenTheStars.co.uk