Graham's solo tour 2018-2019

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Re: Graham's solo tour 2018

Post by blurop4 » 26 Sep 2018, 05:45

He started Rednecks a little bit in DC, then said he couldn't remember, but definitely rocked it at Bowery.

No Rednecks in Brooklyn, but he did move Baby You're Out Of Your Mind to the #3 position in the setlist. He also added the Chas n Dave cover to the beginning of the encore even though it wasn't in the setlist proper. He mentioned that to me outside after the Bowery show...I tried to suggest a deep cut off Crow Sit on Blood Tree, but he wasn't feeling it.

Thought he might play Ribbons & Leaves tonight because he talked about it at Bowery, but no dice. I can't make Boston, but will share more after Philly show.

All in all brilliant performances night after night!

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Re: Graham's solo tour 2018

Post by ferby » 04 Oct 2018, 01:32

bits of the show in chicago. i was deliriously happy

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... r9wjc3t8AO

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Re: Graham's solo tour 2018

Post by ferby » 04 Oct 2018, 01:33

@aldamasta someone in chicago called out for jamie thomas lol

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Re: Graham's solo tour 2018

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 04 Oct 2018, 03:21

tom_cas1 wrote:Thanks for the videos everybody! Exquisite performances. Can’t Find My Way Home! Wow. That was a surprised. One of my all time favourite songs.
Yes I've watched that one as well. Inspired choice for a song.

I kept waiting for that cymbal to crash-in at intervals, but Graham avoided this :D
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Re: Graham's solo tour 2018

Post by aldamasta » 04 Oct 2018, 13:31

ferby wrote:@aldamasta someone in chicago called out for jamie thomas lol
I didn't hear that! But I love it :lol: if anyone could translate such a thrashy, electric guitar song to an acoustic, it'd be Graham!

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Re: Graham's solo tour 2018

Post by mizzuzjoja » 04 Oct 2018, 16:50

I made it to both of the NYC shows last week and wanted to take a minute to express my deep and sincere appreciation for what turned out to be far and away the best 26ish hours, musically, I've had in a long while.

I had never seen Graham perform outside of Blur before, certainly not in such an intimate setting, and I had no idea what to expect -- shamefully, my knowledge of Graham's live performance history doesn't extend much beyond Burnt to Bitz. I carefully avoided any sort of spoilers beforehand about what the experience would be like, especially with respect to the set list, and in the end was so glad that I did. Knowing Graham's back catalogue as well as anyone else, it was such a joy for me to be continually surprised with each selection, every one as wonderful as the last. Even at the second show, when I more or less knew what was coming next, it was still wholly transporting to delight in Graham's masterful playing and warmly familiar singing. I didn't want it to end.

"Red Necks" the first night was a treat; he even cheekily played the opening bars to "This Is A Low" when someone requested it the second night, before leading into something else. I loved hearing "Miss America," and I loved that he told the story about how he yelled "MICHAEL!" at the start of the track as he was recording backup vocals -- "lovely bloke, Michael, I just had lunch with him the other day," he added -- and explained that the laughter that follows came from his hearing the playback of that yell on the second take, i.e., he's laughing at having just yelled in the previous take. I loved his little tidbits about Damon and the band, too.

I couldn't believe how few people turned out, for both shows, but it made meeting Graham after the second show in Brooklyn that much easier. What a gracious, affable man, not at all the painfully shy and awkward, even standoffish, sort I'd imagined after all these years. (Actually, it was the other fans who brought the cringe factor...) Having met Damon and Alex previously, now I've just got to find Dave at one of his DJ sets somewhere...

Anyway, thanks, Graham.

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Re: Graham's solo tour 2018

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 12 Oct 2018, 04:27

Good review and interesting info mizzuzjoja.

Good to hear that Graham was gracious and affable.
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Re: Graham's solo tour 2018

Post by thespider » 17 Oct 2018, 10:00

Shame it wasn't busy but great that the American fans got to see him live, finally.
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Re: Graham's solo tour 2018

Post by vitekm » 31 Oct 2018, 07:55

Graham playing "Angry me" in session for World Café (pro-shot video):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DasUPpWhcKg

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Re: Graham's solo tour 2018

Post by loveinthe90s » 03 Jan 2019, 18:53

An interview on BBC Radio Stoke before the New Vic gig
https://mega.nz/#!EjBxBSpA!z-8In0-guvbV ... 4_IalwsEX8

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Re: Graham's solo tour 2018-2019

Post by Veikko » 03 Mar 2019, 04:13

Upcoming gigs:

15 March - Graham live at the Yamaha Guitars showcase at SXSW - https://schedule.sxsw.com/2019/events/MS46596

5 April - Galera, Mexico City, Mexico

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Re: Graham's solo tour 2018-2019

Post by blurop4 » 25 Mar 2019, 16:33

Any info/updates on the SXSW show? Set lists, videos, etc. I haven't seen or heard much of anything.

Also, anyone know what Graham was working on in Santa Monica?

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Re: Graham's solo tour 2018-2019

Post by vitekm » 25 Mar 2019, 17:30

here´s (partial) setlist from SXSW, but I don´t think he has performed much more, given only 1 hour slot during the evening. As for the videos, check out Blur Mex twitter for some audience recording of "Freakin´ Out".

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/graham-c ... 20cc9.html

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Re: Graham's solo tour 2018-2019

Post by lumaka » 25 Mar 2019, 18:25

blurop4 wrote:
25 Mar 2019, 16:33
Also, anyone know what Graham was working on in Santa Monica?
http://www.duranduran.com/wordpress/201 ... y-27-2019/ (among other things?)

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Re: Graham's solo tour 2018-2019

Post by stephen » 26 Mar 2019, 10:21

lumaka wrote:
25 Mar 2019, 18:25
blurop4 wrote:
25 Mar 2019, 16:33
Also, anyone know what Graham was working on in Santa Monica?
http://www.duranduran.com/wordpress/201 ... y-27-2019/ (among other things?)
wow that's an impressive lineup.
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