09/14 Indianapolis, IN, Vogue TheaterRead More
09/16 Ferndale, MI, Magic Bag
09/17 Newport, KY, Southgate House Revival
09/19 Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/20 Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/21 Washington, DC, Black Cat
09/22 Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club
09/23 Philadelphia, PA, Theatre Of Living Arts
09/25 Toronto, ONT, Lee's Palace
09/26 Cleveland, OH, House Of Blues
09/27 Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall
09/28 Omaha, NE, The Waiting room
09/30 Denver, CO, Bluebird Theatre
10/01 Salt Lake City, UT, Urban Lounge
10/02 Boise, ID, Knitting Factory
10/03 Seattle, WA, Showbox Theatre
I've seen The Dandy Warhols live about four or five times, they play in Minneapolis all the time (especially when one of the band member was dating a Minnesota girl). The Dandys love playing in Minneapolis, and even at one point, as a gentle reminder of where they came from, they gave a shout out to REV105, the local alternative radio station that ended in 1997.
As always, the band is tight, you can tell, especially when they improvised on some songs, that they can play all these songs in their sleep. That's also part of their beauty, even though you may know these old songs, The Dandy Warhols re-invent them live, so it's still fresh and new. Sure, some people will complain that they want it to sound like how it was recorded in the studios, but that would defeat the point of seeing live music.
This whole show was memorable. Early in the set, some guy yelled out "Lou Weed," which Courtney immediately responded, "Were you the one shouting 'Lou Weed' throughout our 13 songs tour?" Yeah they weren't going to play "(Tony, This Song Is Called) Lou Weed," but that probably didn't stop the guy from requesting that song.
Then someone threw on a banana man plush doll, which Courtney read the note attached to it, "Your music gives me a raging hard-on."
During "Solid," the band had to stop mid-song, because two people in the audience were HAVING SEX. "Two cats f****! Wow lots of sexual energy," said Courtney.
So many highlights of their show, you can always go for the easy one like "Bohemian Like You," but I have to say that the extra-long rendition of "Godless" was pretty awesome.
The Dandy Warhols' latest release is a live album Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia Live At The Wonder, which came out earlier this year via The End Records. The album was recorded in their hometown, Portland, Oregon, at The Wonder Ballroom during the Band's 13th anniversary tour of Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia.
Dandy Warhols at First Avenue, Minneapolis (12 Sep 2014)