07/18/12 Mad Planet Milwaukee, WI*Read More
07/19/12 Metro Chicago, IL*
07/20/12 Magic Stick Detroit, MI*
07/21/12 Lee’s Palace Toronto, ON
07/23/12 La Sala Rossa Montreal, QC
07/24/12 Paradise Boston, MA*
07/25/12 U Street Music Washington DC*
07/26/12 Union Transfer Phila, PA*
07/27/12 Grog Shop Cleveland H, OH*
07/28/12 A&R Music Columbus, OH*
09/02/12 FYF Los Angeles, CA
09/06/12 Hopscotch Festival Raleigh, NC
* with Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Liars' sixth studio album is called WIXIW. The band said it's pronounced "wish you", but take that with a grain of salt from a band called 'liars'.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
The trio played straight rock, mostly from their self-titled debut 2011, including "Ffunny Ffrends" and "Boy Witch."
Aaron Hemphill getting Prince tattoos
photo from First Ave
Liars started off things on the slower side of their music. It took three or four songs before they started to kick things into gear.
As you can see from their set list, the majority of the songs played were from WIXIM, including "The Exact Colour Of Doubt," "Octagon," "No. 1 Against The Rush," and "Magical" (both "Rush" and "Magical" got great responses from the crowd).
The three-song encore (included "Beach," "Broken Witch," and "Plaster Casts of Everything") got the crowd moshing to every last note.
I have to say that based on the audiences' reaction to their music, they responded more to their more energetic punk-rock sound near the end of their set.
Liars are currently on tour for their latest album, WIXIM, which is out now via Mute Records.
* Fans of Prince's "Purple Rain" movie will take note how First Avenue's front and interior are shown in the 80s movie.
Liars at First Avenue, Minneapolis (07/17/12)