The Maine Setlist
04/24 HOB in Chicago, IL
04/25 Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL
04/26 The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI
04/27 Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH
04/28 HOB in Cleveland, OH
04/30 Altar Bar in Pittsburgh, PA
05/01 The Waiting Room in Buffalo, OH
05/02 Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, ON
05/03 The Lost Horizon in Syracuse, NY
05/05 HOB in Boston, MA
05/07 Best Buy Theatre in New York, NY
05/09 Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA
05/09 FYE (in-store) in Philadelphia, PA
05/10 9:30 Club in Washington, DC
05/12 Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN
05/13 The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA
05/14 Freebird Live in Jacksonville Beach, FL
05/15 State Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL
05/16 The Beacham in Orlando, FL
05/16 Park Ave CDs (in-store) in Orlando, FL
05/19 Club Dada in Dallas, TX
05/20 Kapone's in San Antonio, TX
You may remember the band when they were on tour with The Psychedelic Furs for their album Listener (Elevation/Tallest Man Records). They did a couple of tracks from that album, including their set finale "Hollywood", featuring guest Maine guitarist
They did both their songs ("Gold Rush" and "Fences") from their Split EP from last year, and ended their set with "No Good" from their 2013 EP The Weight That You Buried.
During "Loose Ends", Knuckle Puck's Joe Taylor showed up to help sing, which tells me that these two Chicago bands are probably close friends.
Real Friends played a few tracks from latest Maybe This Place Is the Same and We're Just Changing, including "Summer". They ended their set with "Late Nights in My Car", taken from their 2013 EP Put Yourself Back Together.
The Maine's Setlist
As you can see from the setlist, about half their set were dedicated to American Candy, including the title track, "Miles Away", "My Hair", "Same Suit, Different Tie", and "English Girls". Rounding out the rest of their set were a good mix of Pioneer (2011), Black & White (2010), and Forever Halloween (2013)... but also throwing in a Rolling Stones cover, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction".
During the acoustic solo version of "Into Your Arms", singer John O'Callaghan exclaimed, "I pooped twice", referring to America's Best Bathroom. He also took some questions from the audience, but it sounded like a one-way conversation since no one could hear the questions (hint for future Q&A: repeat the question for the audience's sake).
For the title track, "American Candy", the Maines' lights turned red, white, and blue, which was a nice addition to the song. Also, the band did "Let's Eat Grandma" quick intro before their biggest hit, "Right Girl" (which got confetti blown from above).
If you like one of these bands on the American Candy Spring 2015 Tour, chances are, you'll crossover to the other bands as well.
The Maine at Varsity Theater, Minneapolis (23 April 2015)