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03/26/16 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
04/05/16 Manchester O2 Ritz Manchester
04/06/16 Glasgow O2 ABC Glasgow
04/07/16 Birmingham O2 Institute Birmingham
04/08/16 London Koko
04/09/16 Nottingham Rock City
04/10/16 Bristol O2 Academy Bristol
04/12/16 Brussels, Belgium AB Club
04/13/16 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg
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04/17/16 Vienna, Austria Arena Vienna
04/19/16 Cologne, Germany Gloria
04/20/16 Hamburg, Germany Fabrik Hamburg
05/13/16 Shaky Knees Music Festival
Hart’s 25-min set featured a Bob Dylan song, “Forever Young”. The story he told was he found the song as a bookmark in a Dylan book just by accident. He was really afraid to cover it... but built up the confidence to start covering the song a few days ago.
Hart also mentioned that he almost missed the plane because he spent the whole night with the Crowes’ drummer at a casino in Wisconsin. The story was later brought up again by Fallon on his set, giving Hart a hard time... but really just poking fun at the whole thing. Clearly the band was having a great time on the road.
Plaine’s 35-min set showcased a lot of songs from his debut album, but throwing in a Tom Petty cover (“Listen to Her Heart”) and also a newly written song called “Rise Above It.” He ended the set with his lead single, “Houston”. While the recorded version is a little sad and somber, when Plaine played it live, it sounded more upbeat and optimistic (thanks to the speedier drumming and additional guitars).
Based on Plaine’s growing fanbase, I would say keep an eye on this one. He’s going places (let’s hope it’s not to Houston...)
Fallon heavily interacted with his fans, even having a one-way conversation with a fan, at the beginning of his set. At the end of the conversation, he summarized the story for the audience: the fan’s brother made a custom T-Shirt with Fallon’s face on it. That’s dedication.
A NOFX cover “Linoleum” was also played, but instead of trying to out-punk the Orange County punk band, Fallon’s version is a little more acoustic.
Overall, the show was really meant for fans of Brian Fallon or The Horrible Crowes. If you were going to the show hoping to hear some Gaslight Anthem songs, you’re out of luck... but as we previously mentioned, no one really minded because they’re all having a good time.
Fallon’s debut solo album Painkillers is out now on Island Records.
Brian Fallon and the Crowes at Varsity Theater, Minneapolis (19 March 2016)