11/02/13 Chicago, IL^ MetroRead More
11/03/13 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway
11/04/13 Oklahoma City, OK ACM
11/16/13 Hamburg, DE Mojo
11/17/13 Berlin, DE Postbahnoff
11/18/13 Frankfurt, DE Zoom
11/19/13 Cologne, DE Gebaude9
11/21/13 St. Gallen, CH Palace
11/23/13 Leeuwarden, NL Explore the N. Fest
11/24/13 Amsterdam, NL Bitterzoet
11/25/13 Paris, FR Nouveau Casino
11/27/13 London, UK Islington Assembly Hall
11/30/13 Tokyo, JP Hostess Club Weekender
^=w/ Matthew E. White
MATTHEW E WHITE
Most of his set 45 minute set were taken from Big Inner, including "Steady Pace" and "One of These Days", but also included a cover of Neil Young's "Are You Ready for the Country". He ended his set with "Brazos", a song about a slave couple and never crossing the Brazos River.
Speaking of rivers, Okkervil River's set was designed with a similar hand-art theme from their latest The Silver Gymnasium. I thought with the blank/white backdrop that they would project a movie, but instead, it was used to show a faint ultraviolet bridge and moonlight.
As you can see from the setlist, the first block were mostly new songs, including the first couple of songs "It Was My Season" and "On a Balcony".
Encore were another cover, this time of Wang Chung's "Dance Hall Days" and one new song from The Silver Gymnasium, "Walking Without Frankie", plus two songs from 2007's The Stage Names: "A Hand to Take Hold of the Scene" and "Unless It's Kicks".
Okkervil River's latest album, The Silver Gymnasium, is out now on ATO Records, their first outside of Jagjaguwar. Matthew E. White's final night with Okkervil River is tonight in Chicago.
Okkervil River at First Avenue, Minneapolis (11/01/13)