06/13 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
06/14 - Salt Lake City, UT - State Room
06/17 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
06/18 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ball Room
06/19 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
06/22 - San Francisco, CA - Great American
06/23 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Restaurant
06/25 - West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
06/26 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
06/27 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
06/30 - Austin, TX - The Parish
07/01 - Dallas, TX - Sons of Hermann Hall
07/02 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
07/05 - Atlanta, GA - Vinyl
07/06 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
07/08 - Alexandria, VA - Birchmire
07/09 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head Tavern
07/11 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
07/12 - Hoboken, NY - Maxwell's
07/13 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Rachael Yamagata, 'the troubadour of heartbreak', is currently in the middle of her so-called "Dealbreaker Heart Tour", in support of her Heavyweight EP. According to her website, Sanders Bohlke, will be opening up the Summer tour. …
The Varsity Theater marquee
Setlist is basically the same as 2012, but minus covers and rearranged with more (as Yamagata puts it) "depressing" music. Also, as noted by Yamagata on stage, in some cases, some songs were re-done with the help of multi-instrumentalist Michael Chaves, who played various instruments and backup vocals. They had a lot of fun with this current setlist.
Surprisingly only a few songs from Heavyweight were played ("Has It Happened Yet" and the set closer "Keep Going") The majority of the songs were taken from her previous album Chesapeake and Elephants...Teeth Sink… . The audience's favorite was an old song, "Meet Me By The Water", from her debut album Happenstance .
According to my notes, only two songs ("Worn Me Down" and "Reason Why") were played for the encore, and not three.
As I have previously reported, Rachael Yamagata promised that she would play more live shows… and she's keeping that promise. We are, of course, looking forward to seeing Yamagata again soon.
Find Yamagata, and opener Sanders Bohlke, this summer on the "Dealbreaker Heart Tour". Yamagata's latest EP Heavyweight is available now via Frankenfish Records.
Rachael Yamagata at the Varsity Theater, Minneapolis (06/11/13)