Opening up the show was Nashville, by the way of Georgia, Liza Anne, playing tracks from mostly her second album, appropriately titled second album Two.
Although Anne is young (age 20), her songs showcased stories that would suggest she has experienced more than most people her age. This is thanks to her constant touring and travels.
Originally the band was a trio, consisting of singer/guitars Andrew Davie, bassist/drummer Kevin Jones, and guitarist Joey Haynes... but as of February 2016, Haynes left the band, citing he needed to spend more time with his family and friends.
Despite not having Haynes involvement, Bear’s Den is back, stronger than ever. As you can see from the live photo, they’ve added three additional live session musicians, playing everything from the banjo to rhythm guitars, bass, or sound production.
As you can see from the setlist, about half were from the new album Red Earth & Pouring Rain, mixed with fan-favorites from their debut Islands. Obviously, the older tracks, such as ‘Elysium’ and set closer ‘Above the Clouds of Pompeii’ and encore set finale ‘Agape’ were incredibly well-received. The two latter songs were nominated for the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically (2015) and UK Americana Awards for Song of the Year, respectively.
Although the band just wrapped up their US tour, they’re back in the UK resuming their world tour in about two week.
10/18/16 Stockholm Debaser Medis
10/19/16 Goteborg Pusterviksbaren
10/21/16 Copenhagen Pumpehuset Club
10/23/16 Hamburg Docks Konzerte Disco
10/24/16 Cologne Essigfabrik
10/26/16 Berlin Huxleys Neue Welt
10/27/16 Munich Theaterfabrik
10/28/16 Zurich, Switzerland X-TRA
10/30/16 Paris, France Cafe de la Danse
11/01/16 Brighton Brighton Dome
11/02/16 Birmingham O2 Institute
11/03/16 Glasgow O2 ABC Glasgow
11/04/16 Manchester Albert Hall
11/06/16 Norwich Univ. Of East Anglia
11/08/16 London O2 Academy Brixton
11/09/16 Bristol O2 Academy Bristol
11/12/16 Amsterdam Melkweg
11/14/16 Groningen De Oosterpoort
11/15/16 Utrecht TivoliVredenburg
11/16/16 Brussels Ancienne Belgique
Bear’s Den at Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis (24 September 2016)