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gigography 2008

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Wednesday, 17 January 2008   Xylourgeio Mylou, Thessaloniki, Greece

They did play. Does anyone have any info?

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Friday, 19 January 2008   Gagarin 205, Athens, Greece

Tommy Shooter / 50 Year Old Man / Wolf Kidult Man / Theme from Sparta FC / Fall Sound / I've Been Duped / Pacifying Joint / Senior Twilight Stock Replacer > walk off / Wings / Mr. Pharmacist / Blindness // White Lightning

- "And Tommy Shooter, he won't be here tonight 'cos we are The Fall. We are flaking, we are stepping. Black out! Black... step out!" (during "Tommy Shooter")
- "It's been a year now since you could smoke. It's been a year now." (during the introduction to "Fall Sound")

Thanks to Costas for the setlist and Mark for the bizarrely wonderful poster. Reviews and photos on the message board.

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Thursday, 28 February 2008   Von Südenfed at the Borealis Contemporary Music Festival, Bergen, Norway

There are a few photos on flickr and a short video on youtube.

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UK / Ireland tour : 4 - 30 March

Tuesday, 4 March 2008   Robin 2, Bilston

Exploding Chimney / My Door Will Never / Pacifying Joint / Latch Key Kid / Alton Towers / Wolf Kidult Man / Fall Sound / I've Been Duped / What About Us // Theme from Sparta FC / Wings // Tommy Shooter / Blindness

- Roadie (not Alan Wise): "Hideous, evil album. You will try and remember songs and you can't. You strain. In an inside flash, they come in one-third segments that will not leave your mind free. I can turn on the TV. Someone's moving, penetrating down into the long, long... into the giving sun. Etcetera. Etcetera. Extra: this is your worst, terrifying gig. Gig! I am the impressario of The Fall and the so-called compere grand. I am Alan Wise." (vocal contribution to "Exploding Chimney")
- "Good evening, we are The Fall. From the long, long days of your half-educated system of Cheshire cheese." (during "My Door Will Never")
- "I'm a bit confused. People die for the sugar. People die for thetobacco. People die for the tobacco." (during the introduction to "Latch Key Kid")
- "And the white feathers descend over the air of the light, misty air." (during "I've Been Duped")
- Punter: "Come on, you bastards! 'Bingo Master's Break Out!' Raaaaaaaaaaarrrrgggggggghhhh!" (after "Wings")
- "You see, the clouds are darkening with the wings you just heard about." (amended lyrics to "Tommy Shooter")
- "In fact, you are in danger of blindness." (more amended lyrics to "Tommy Shooter", cueing "Blindness")
- "I was walking down the street when I saw a man look at those lyrics. I said, 'What are you going to do about that?'" (amended lyrics to "Blindness")

Reviews and photos on the message board.

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Wedenesday, 5 March 2008   Union Society, Newcastle University

Is This New / Fall Sound / What About Us / Wolf Kidult Man / 50 Year Old Man / Alton Towers / Tommy Shooter / Pacifying Joint // Latch Key Kid / Theme from Sparta FC // Blindness / White Lightning

- Roadie: "Hideous, hideous, evil album. You, you will try and remember songs and you can't. You'll strain, then an inside flash. They come in one-third segments that will not leave your mind free. I can turn on the TV to see something moving. Perfectly, perfectly down the long, long days of your half semi-educated childhood. Etcetera! Etcetera! Extra! This is your worst, terrifying gig. I am the impressario of The Fall. I am Alan Wise." (before "Is This New")
- "Right, 'Sparta', (...)." (before "Theme from Sparta FC")
- "Tales of the unexpected. How would you know it? Down the crow vision of the Tyneside dream." (amended lyrics to "Blindness")
- "And he said, 'I do not usually act like this. I am not from Manchester. I am not a member of the Stone Roses. I am only acting like this because it is my birthday and I do not believe in working on your birthday.'" (more amended lyrics to "Blindness")
- "So I was walking down the street. I saw a poster at the top of a blind man. It was obscured by a member of a Manchester group, whatever. So I said, 'Space... space monkey, have mercy on me.'" (even more amended lyrics to "Blindness")
- "Don't get disencouraged in Tynecastle. And I'd like to thank you for the re-operation of my leg. It is a payment I can never give back. Hup! And on the streets of Ramsbottom... and the streets of Ramsbottom, Lancashire, they scream at the posters. When they look and see, they say, 'Blind man, have mercy on me! Blind man, have mercy on me!' They say 'Blind man, have mercy on me!' And when they turn on the BBC, they say, 'I wish I was fucking blind.' Hey! Blind man! Put some (lead) on me! I (crushed) my eyelids in Bilston, Wolverhampton. It affected my id... it affected my id card in the future. And the (...) will be blood. And the (...) will be blood. I'm just going down into the (...). Into (...). I said, 'Blind man, have mercy on me!' I said, 'Blind man, have mercy on me!' Said, 'Blind man, have mercy on me!' I'm going to a camp in the Lake District for un-operated dads like me. I'll be all right." (yet more amended lyrics to "Blindness")

Reviews on the message board.

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Thursday, 6 March 2008   Corporation, Sheffield

Is This New / Fall Sound / What About Us / Wolf Kidult Man / 50 Year Old Man / I've Been Duped / Tommy Shooter / Pacifying Joint / Theme from Sparta FC // Blindness // Wings / White Lightning

- "And the exploding chimney of your mind and the great escape that was ever created (...)." (amended lyrics to "Is This New")

Reviews on the message board.

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Friday, 7 March 2008   Carling Academy, Liverpool

ticket

Is This New / Wolf Kidult Man / Reformation / Fall Sound / I've Been Duped / 50 Year Old Man / Tommy Shooter / Mountain Energei / Pacifying Joint // Latch Key Kid / Strange Town / What About Us // White Lightning / Wings

- Roadie: "Hideous, hideous, evil album. You, you will try and remember songs and you can't. Then in inside flash, they come in one-third segments that will not set your mind free. I can turn on the TV to see someone moving. Penetrating down, down to the long, long, long days, long days of your self-semi-educated childhood. I can turn on the TV to see someone moving into the giving green sun. Etcetera! Etcetera! Extra! Extra! Extra! This is your worst, terrifying gig. I am the impressario of The Fall and the so-called compere grand. I am Alan Wise." (before "Is This New")
- "A nice place where people can meet up in the Mercury Hotel and the tall (standard)." (amended lyrics to "Pacifying Joint")
- "Laughter all round. Laughter all round." (before "Strange Town")
- "And the bouncers are looking up at me." (amended lyrics to "Strange Town")

Reviews on the message board. Thanks to David for the ticket.

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9 - 12 March 2008 : lineup # 60 : Mark E. Smith (vocals), Elenor Poulou (keyboards), Pete Greenway (guitar), Dave "The Eagle" Spurr (bass), Keiron Melling (drums) plus Simon Archer (Ding) on 2nd bass from Reformation until end of gig).

Sunday, 9 March 2008   The Point, Cardiff

set

Is This New / Wings / Wolf Kidult Man / Fall Sound / Over! Over! / 50 Year Old Man / Reformation / Mountain Energei / I've Been Duped / What About Us? // Tommy Shooter

"Seccession Man" lyrics in "Reformation". Roadie provides vocals for "Tommy Shooter"
- Roadie: "Hideous, evil album. You will try and remember songs and you can't. Then in insides, you strain. Flash! They come in one-third segments that will not leave your mind free. I can turn on the TV to see something moving down, down to the long, long days, of your self-semi-educated childhood. I can turn on the TV to see something moving down, down to the green giving sun. Etcetera! Etcetera! Etcetera! Extra! Extra! Extra! This is your worst, terrifying gig. I am the impressario of The Fall and the so-called compere grand. I am Alan Wise." (before "Is This New")
- "PLC! TLC!" (before "Reformation")
- "This reminds me of the time I sung 'I Am Kurious Oranj' at gallery." (amended lyrics to "Reformation")
- "Bobbie Peru is in your presence!" (more amended lyrics to "Reformation", a reference to Ding's band who were support at this gig; Ding came on during "Reformation" for a few songs)

Reviews on the message board. Thanks to Mark for the setlist.

Great photos by Swansea music photographer Tyron Francis on flickr; he also took photos of Bobbie Peru and Gindrinker.

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Wednesday, 12 March 2008   Astoria, London

set

Is This New / Wings / Wolf Kidult Man / Pacifying Joint / 50 Year Old Man / Fall Sound / Systematic Abuse / I've Been Duped / Reformation / Mountain Energei / Latch Key Kid / Tommy Shooter / Blindness // Exploding Chimney

"I've Been Duped" is almost an instrumental as Elena's microphone wasn't turned up throughout the duration of the song. There's some "Secession Man" lyrics in "Reformation". Annoying roadie provides vocals for most of "Tommy Shooter" and all of "Exploding Chimney".
- Roadie: "Hideous, hideous, hideous, evil album. You will try and remember songs and you can't. You strain. Then in inside flash they come in one-third seconds that will not leave your mind free. I can turn on the TV to see something moving down, down, down to your uneducated childhood. I can turn on the TV to see something moving down, down, down into the giving green sun. Etcetera! Etcetera! Etcetera! Extra! Extra! Extra! This is your worst, terrifying gig. Gig! I am the impressario of The Fall and the so-called compere grand. Alan Wise!" (before "Is This New")
- "(...) for the London Astoria (...)." (amended lyrics to "Reformation")

Ding on second bass from Reformation onward. Reviews on the message board. Thanks to Johnny Mills for the setlist, DJVYEATS for the Wolf Kidult Man clip, and Mark Harris for this lot of photos on flickr.

I, Ludicrous were scheduled to appear but were booted off the tour by Mark, who took exception to comments on the I,L tour diary on the Guardian site.

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16 & 17 March 2008 : lineup # 57 (redux) : Mark E. Smith (vocals), Elenor Poulou (keyboards), Pete Greenway (guitar), Dave "The Eagle" Spurr (bass), Keiron Melling (drums).

Sunday, 16 March 2008   Tripod, Dublin, Ireland

set

Is This New / Wings / Wolf Kidult Man / 50 Year Old Man / Fall Sound / I've Been Duped / Reformation / Pacifying Joint / Tommy Shooter // Blindness / White Lightning

- "Good evening, we are The Fall and I am Ryan out of the O.C., to come and meet you on your special eve. Hup!" (during "Is This New")

Reviews on the message board. Thanks to Frank for the setlist and to Mark for these photos on flickr. Room Temperature's excellent photos, also on flickr.

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Monday, 17 March 2008   Carling Academy, Oxford

Is This New / Wings / Fall Sound / Pacifying Joint / 50 Year Old Man / Wolf Kidult Man / I've Been Duped / Latch Key Kid / Reformation / Tommy Shooter / Systematic Abuse / White Lightning // Blindness

Roadie supplies vocals on "Tommy Shooter"
- "When I want the backbeat on... when I want the backbeat on... those middle-eights keep interfering again." (amended lyrics to "Systematic Abuse")
- "And one day, the selfish, smiling fool and the sullen, frowning fool shall be thought as one and regarded as one. Hup!" (more amended lyrics to "Systematic Abuse")

Reviews on the message board.

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19 - 29 March 2008 : lineup # 60 (redux) : Mark E. Smith (vocals), Elenor Poulou (keyboards), Pete Greenway (guitar), Dave "The Eagle" Spurr (bass), Keiron Melling (drums) plus Simon Archer (Ding) on 2nd bass for part of the gig (usually from Reformation until end).

Wednesday, 19 March 2008   Roadmenders, Northampton

Is this New / Wings / Wolf Kidult Man / Over! Over! / 50 Year Old Man / Fall Sound / Latch Key Kid / Pacifying Joint / I've Been Duped / Reformation / Mountain Energei / Tommy Shooter // White Lightning

Reviews on the message board.

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Thursday, 20 March 2008   Stylus, Leeds University

set

Is This New / Wolf Kidult Man / Pacifying Joint / 50 Year Old Man / Wings / Fall Sound / Latch Key Kid / I've Been Duped / Reformation / Mountain Energei // Tommy Shooter / White Lightning

Roadie provides vocals for most of "Tommy Shooter".
- Roadie: "Hideous, hideous, evil album. You will try and remember songs and you can't. You strain. Then an inside flash, they come in one-third seconds that will not set your mind free. I can turn on the TV to see something moving down, down into the long days of your self-semi-educated childhood. I can turn on the TV to see something moving down into the giving green sun. Etcetera! Etcetera! Etcetera! Extra! Extra! Extra! This is your worst, terrifying gig. Gig! I am the impressario of The Fall and the so-called compere grand. I, Wise Alan!" (before "Is This New")
- "Good evening, we are The Fall, from the long, long days. From the long, long days, I have just emerged from the healing waters of Lake (Polava) to the sound into the realms of the semi-educated... what?" (during "Is This New")
- "Where's the Kaiser Chiefs for your mate tonight?" (amended lyrics to "Wolf Kidult Man")
- "I say, 'Who are you? You are gimps! What prison you from?' (amended lyrics to "50 Year Old Man")
- "They (...) the group and know when to change." (more amended lyrics to "50 Year Old Man")
- [Sings] "Bobbie Peru, I love your equipment and I love (...) too." (before "Fall Sound")
- "Went to the Carling Academy. They said, 'You can't come in. You don't drink the lager.' I said, 'My lips only pass water, Mr Carling Man. Mr Universal. Mr Latch Key of (father).'" (amended lyrics to "Mountain Energei")
- "Welcome - we are The Fall - to the equipment centre of the North-East." (before "White Lightning")

Thanks to Richard for the setlist and for the two video clips. Reviews on the message board.

Is This New

50 Year Old Man

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Friday, 21 March 2008   Maxwell Hall, University of Salford

poster

Postponed till 3 May due to poor ticket sales!

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Monday, 24 March 2008   The Welly, Hull

Is This New / Wings / Fall Sound / Pacifying Joint / 50 Year Old Man / Wolf Kidult Man / I've Been Duped / Latch Key Kid / Reformation / Tommy Shooter / White Lightning // Blindness

Roadie provides vocals for most of "Tommy Shooter".
- Roadie: "You will try and remember songs and you can't. You strain. Then an inside flash, they come in one-third segments that will not set your mind free. I can turn on the TV to see something moving down, down to your self-semi-uneducated childhood. I can turn on the TV to see something moving down, down into the giving green sun. Etcetera! Etcetera! Etcetera! Extra! Extra! Extra! This is your worst, terrifying gig. I am the impressario of The Fall and the so-called compere grand." (before "Is This New")

Reviews and photos on the message board.

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Wednesday, 26 March 2008   The Dome, Morecambe

set

Is This New / Wings / Pacifying Joint / 50 Year Old Man / Fall Sound / I've Been Duped / Wolf Kidult Man / Alton Towers / Reformation / Tommy Shooter / White Lightning / Blindness

Roadie provides vocals for most of "Tommy Shooter".
- Roadie: "...an inside flash, they come in one-third segments that will not set your mind free. I can turn on the TV to see something moving down, down to your uneducated semi-lives. I can turn on the TV to see something moving down into the giving green sun. Etcetera! Etcetera! Etcetera! This is your worst, worst, worst, terrifying gig. I am the impressario of The Fall and the so-called compere grand. Am I wise, Alan?" (before "Is This New")
- "Good evening, we are The Fall. I have just emerged from the lake of (Polava). I immersed myself and I've come down." (during "Is This New")
- "This is a long story which you will enjoy." (before "50 Year Old Man")

Reviews on the message board. Thanks to gojonnygogogo for the setlist.

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Thursday, 27 March 2008  The Iron Works, Inverness

set

Is This New / Wings / Pacifying Joint / Fall Sound / 50 Year Old Man / Wolf Kidult Man / Latch Key Kid / Mountain Energei / Reformation / Tommy Shooter / I've Been Duped / Blindness

Roadie provides vocals for most of "Tommy Shooter".
- Roadie: "...you will try and remember songs and you can't. You strain. Then, an inside flash, they come in one-third segments that will not set your mind free. I can turn on the TV to see something moving down, down into the long, long days of your self-semi-uneducated childhood. I can turn on the TV to see something moving down, down into the giving green sun. Etcetera! Etcetera! This is your worst, terrifying gig. I am the impressario of The Fall and the so-called compere graft. Am I wise, Alan?" (before "Is This New")
- "Good evening, we are The Fall. I have emerged from the lake experience and the waters of Lake (Polava) to come to you from the valleys of Cheshire Cheese. We are The Fall, good evening. Hit it! Sanctioned and latch key kid." (during "Is This New")
- "Hello there." (before "Blindness")
- "(...) We're watching Primal Scream. You'll get one. You know you did! You'll get one. You know you did! What you saw!" (amended lyrics to "Blindness")

Ding on for two songs (Mountain Energei and Reformation?). Reviews on the message board. Thanks to Pete and David for the setlist and ticket.

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Friday, 28 March 2008   Fat Sam's, Dundee (cancelled)

Thanks to David for the ticket.

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Saturday, 29 March 2008   The Ferry, Glasgow

Is This New / Wings / Wolf Kidult Man / 50 Year Old Man / I've Been Duped / Fall Sound / Pacifying Joint / Mountain Energei / Reformation / Tommy Shooter // White Lightning / Latch Key Kid / Blindness // Mr. Pharmacist

Roadie supplies vocals on most of "Tommy Shooter".
- Roadie: "...that will not set your mind free. I can turn on the TV to see something moving down, down into the long, long days of your self-semi-educated childhood. I can turn on the TV to see something moving down, down into the giving green sun. Etcetera! Etcetera! This is your worst, terrifying gig. I am the impressario of The Fall and the so-called (compere) graft. Am I wise, Alan?" (before "Is This New")
- "(...) embraced the healing waters. I have come to you submerged from Lake (Polava) to save you from the cradle of certain death of Universal and the latch key kid." (during "Is This New")
- "I had been listening to Simply Red all day." (amended lyrics to "Blindness")

Reviews on the message board.

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30 March 2008 - 22 October 2011 : lineup # 57 (redux) : Mark E. Smith (vocals), Elenor Poulou (keyboards), Pete Greenway (guitar), Dave "The Eagle" Spurr (bass), Keiron Melling (drums).

Sunday, 30 March 2008   The Ferry, Glasgow

Is This New / Wolf Kidult Man / Wings / 50 Year Old Man / I've Been Duped / What About Us / Fall Sound / Latch Key Kid / Mountain Energei / Reformation / White Lightning / Tommy Shooter / Blindness // Totally Wired (!)

Roadie provides vocals for "Tommy Shooter")
- Annoying roadie: "...and you can't. You strain. Then an inside flash! They come in one-third segments that will not set your mind free. I can turn on the TV to see something moving down into the long, long days of your self-semi-uneducated childhood. I can turn on the TV to see something moving down, into the giving green sun. Etcetera! Etcetera! Etcetera! Extra! Extra! Extra! This is your worst, terrifying gig. Gig! I am the impressario of The Fall and the so-called (compere graft). Where is Alan Wise?" (before "Is This New")
- "Good evening, we are The Fall from the long, long days. And Timmy the Tortoise has just had a heart transplant." (during "Is This New")
- "Safi! Go and stand near Dave, please." [Slowly and deliberately] "Stand near Dave. Thank you very much. Hit me! What a nice Sunday afternoon with (...)." (before "What About Us?")
- "Where's Ding, Dave? Ding." (before "Reformation")
- "Not bad for a song tonight. One!" (before "White Lightning")
- "Is it dust or is it grey or (...)?" (before "Blindness")
- "Right! OK, I've retorted to this. It's elastic." (before "Totally Wired")

Reviews on the message board.

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Wednesday, 30 April 2008   HMV, Oxford Circus, London (Mojo 2008 awards launch party)

set

Is This New / Wings / Wolf Kidult Man / I've Been Duped / Over! Over! / Latch Key Kid / Tommy Shooter / 50 Year Old Man / Pacifying Joint

Reviews and photos on the message board. Thanks to Mark for the setlist.

There's an entry by Danny Eccleston about the Mojo awards launch party (MES has won the Mojo Maverick award this year) on the Mojo blog.

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Saturday, 3 May 2008   Maxwell Hall, University of Salford

Gig postponed for the second time, the organizers citing "structural problems" with the venue this time. Exposed asbestos, apparently.

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Thursday, 8 May 2008   Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast

soundcheck: Senior Twilight Stock Replacer

gig: Is This New / Wings / Wolf Kidult Man / Fall Sound / 50 Year Old Man / I've Been Duped / Mountain Energei / White Lightning / Latch Key Kid / Over! Over! / Mr. Pharmacist / Can Can Summer / Pacifying Joint / Blindness

Photos by Geoff on flickr. Reviews on the message board.

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Saturday, 10 May 2008   De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex

setlists

Is This New / Wings / Wolf Kidult Man / Fall Sound / 50 Year Old Man / I've Been Duped / Mountain Energei / White Lightning / Can Can Summer / Latch Key Kid / Mr. Pharmacist / Tommy Shooter // Pacifying Joint / Blindness // Over! Over!

Reviews on the message board. Thanks to johnnymills for the setlists

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Saturday, 24 May 2008   M.E.S. at the Old Court House, Brighton

Reviews on the message board, and another by Jon Wilde in the Guardian. Also many photos by David Sharman.

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Monday, 26 May 2008   M.E.S. at the Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales

Reviews on the message board, and a .wma recording of the proceedings, thanks to Christopher. The BBC's and Guardian's takes.

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Thursday, 29 May 2008  Bloomberg SPACE, Finsbury Square, London

Is This New > I've Been Duped / White Lightning / Blindness

Review, setlist, and photos on the message board, all thanks to HPAFP.

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Sunday, 15 June 2008  Rabarock Festival, Järvakandi, Estonia

Is This New / Wings / Wolf Kidult Man / 50 Year Old Man / Fall Sound / I've Been Duped / Pacifying Joint / White Lightning / Latch Key Kid / Reformation // Mr. Pharmacist / Blindness

Reviews and links to photos on the message board.

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Saturday, 28 June 2008  Academy 2, Manchester University

set flyer

Is This New / Wings / Wolf Kidult Man / Fall Sound / 50 Year Old Man / I've Been Duped / Over! Over! / White Lightning / Can Can Summer / Latch Key Kid / Pacifying Joint / Reformation // Exploding Chimney

Reviews and photos on the message board. Thanks to Chris for the setlist and the Manchester District Music Archive for the poster.

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Thursday, 3 July 2008  Spiegeltent, Cork Midsummer Festival of the Senses, Cork

set

Is This New / Wings / Wolf Kidult Man / I've Been Duped / Fall Sound / 50 Year Old Man / Over! Over! / Can Can Summer / Mountain Energei / Latch Key Kid / White Lightning / Exploding Chimney / Pacifying Joint

Reviews and youtube links on the message board. Thanks to Mark for the setlist.

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Sunday, 6 July 2008  Rokaj Festival, Zageb, Croatia

According to Juraj, the set was

Is This New / Alton Towers / Theme from Sparta F.C. / I've Been Duped / Pacifying Joint / Fall Sound / 50 Year Old Man / Mountain Energei / Reformation / Strange Town / White Lightning / Blindness

Reviews and links to youtube clips on the message board.

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Saturday, 12 July 2008  Earagail Arts Festival, The Grill, Letterkenny, Ireland

Is This New / Wings / Fall Sound / 50 Year Old Man / I've Been Duped / Wolf Kidult Man / Latch Key Kid / Over! Over! / Pacifying Joint / White Lightning / Blindness / Mr. Pharmacist

Reviews on the message board.

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Wednesday, 16 July 2008  MES chat at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Reviews on the message board; another good piece by Angus Kennedy on the culturewars site.

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Friday, 25 July 2008  Wickerman Festival, East Kirkcarswell, Scotland

Is This New / Wings / My Door Is Never / 50 Year Old Man / I've Been Duped / Mountain Energei / Latch Key Kid / Can Can Summer / White Lightning / Mr. Pharmacist / about four notes of Pacifying Joint (curfew)

Running order may not be correct. Reviews on the message board and some photos on flickr.

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Saturday, 6 September 2008   West Coast Festival of New Music, Stavanger, Norway

Is This New / Wolf Kidult Man / Fall Sound / Pacifying Joint / Wings / Theme From Sparta F.C. / I've Been Duped / 50 Year Old Man / Reformation // Mr Pharmacist / Carry Bag Man // Blindness / White Lightning

Reviews on the message board.

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Tuesday, 9 September 2008   Spiegeltent, Dublin, Ireland

Chino Splashback / Wolf Kidult Man / Fall Sound / 50 Year Old Man / Wings / Theme from Sparta FC / I've Been Duped / Pacifying Joint / Tommy Shooter / Mr. Pharmacist // Carry Bag Man / Blindness

Reviews on the message board. Great photos by David Kelly on flickr.

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Friday, 10 October 2008   Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

set

Chino Splashback / Wolf Kidult Man / Fall Sound / 50 Year Old Man / Wings / I've Been Duped / Theme from Sparta FC / Can Can Summer (instr.) / Reformation (instr.)

Cut short, perhaps due to MES having the flu. Planned setlist would have continued with Pacifying Joint / Tommy Shooter / Mr. Pharmacist / Carry Bag Man / White Lightning / Blindnesss. Reviews on the message board. Thanks to Peter for the setlist.

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Sunday, 12 October 2008    Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Chino Splashback / Wolf Kidult Man / Wings / 50 Year Old Man / I've Been Duped / Fall Sound / Reformation / Pacifying Joint / Latch Key Kid // Carry Bag Man / White Lightning // Blindness

Reviews on the message board and in the Edinburgh Evening News. Another review in The Herald.

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Thursday, 30 October 2008    Nation, Liverpool

set

Chino Splashback / Wolf Kidult Man / Wings / Fall Sound / 50 Year Old Man / Pacifiying Joint / I've Been Duped / Latch Key Kid / Theme from Sparta FC / Carry Bag Man

- "Good evening, we are The Fall. In an interesting bifocals of an intermittent nature. (...) Tommy Shooter. Divine, lovely, untamed egg-head. You right go back to the 1940s." (during "Chino Splashback")
- "Where is your Mum? Your concentration is fucking zip!" (amended lyrics to "Wolf Kidult Man")
- "That was a cover version of the Kaiser Chiefs." (after "Pacifiying Joint")
- "Do 'Carry Bag'. Do 'Carry Bag' instead, yeah?" (before "Carry Bag Man")

Reviews on the message board. Thanks to Nurdled, by Astley for the setlist.

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Friday, 31 October 2008   Hackney Empire, London

set

Chino Splashback / Fall Sound / Wings / Wolf Kidult Man / Tommy Shooter / 50 Year Old Man / I've Been Duped / Reformation // Jack the Ripper / Latch Key Kid

- "You can't think somebody with a world-wide reputation would (...) DVD." during the introduction to "Fall Sound")
- "And he forgot the lyrics. And he's forgotten the (...)" (during "50 Year Old Man")
- "(...) guy who knows a lot about DVDs. Why don't they throw that rubbish out instead of showering themselves out of existence?" ("amended lyrics to "50 Year Old Man")

Jack the Ripper a Screaming Lord Sutch cover. Reviews and photos on the message board, more photos on flickr by DanMud. Thanks to Mark for the setlist.

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Saturday, 1 November 2008   Hackney Empire, London

set

Hot Cake / My Door Is Never / Wings / 50 Year Old Man / I've Been Duped / Wolf Kidult Man / Latch Key Kid / Fall Sound / Tommy Shooter // Carry Bag Man / Blindness

- "And a waste of microphones." (during "Hot Cake")

Hot Cake an instrumental. Reviews on the message board. Thanks to Johnnymills for the setlist.

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Sunday, 2 November 2008    Hove Centre at Hove Town Hall, Hove

set

Bury / Over! Over! / Wings / 50 Year Old Man / Latch Key Kid / I've Been Duped / Fall Sound / Tommy Shooter // Wolf Kidult Man / Carry Bag Man

- Annoying roadie: "Hideous, evil album. You will try and remember songs and you can't. You strain. Then, an inside flash. They come in one-third segments that will not set your mind free. I can turn on the TV to see something moving down, down into the giving green sun. I can
turn on the TV to see something moving down, down into the giving green sun. I am the impressario of The Fall and the so-called compere grand. I am wise, Alan." (during the introduction to "Bury")
- "There's no Cheshire Cheese in this experiment." (during "Bury")

Reviews on the message board. Thanks to Aaron and Johnnymills for the setlist. Many photos on flickr thanks to David Sharman and on slave-unit's site. Reviewed by Simon Price in the Independent (9 November).

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Wednesday, 5 November 2008   The Brook, Southampton

set

Hot Cake / Wings / Fall Sound / 50 Year Old Man / I've Been Duped / Tommy Shooter / Latch Key Kid / Wolf Kidult Man / Funnel of Love / Mr. Pharmacist

- "Good evening, we are The Fall from the long, long days of hysterical inactivity." (during "Hot Cake")
- "I've seen POWs less fucking crazy than you." (amended lyrics to "Fall Sound")
- "It's not a matter of taste. It's not a matter of wit." (more amended lyrics to "Fall Sound")
- Elena: "Dallas, Dynasty. I don't watch it!" (amended lyrics to "I've Been Duped")
- Elena: "Nothing to see. I don't even have a DVD!" (more amended lyrics to "I've Been Duped")
- "'Latch'... 'Latch Key'." (before "Latch Key Kid")
- "X Factor is the only future." (amended lyrics to "Latch Key Kid")
- "(...) Canadian folk (...). You lied to me. (...). Ye lied to me as did (Devon Square). I've got no room and you are unreliable (...) folk of music. (...)." (more amended lyrics to "Latch Key Kid")
- "Do 'Wolf'." (before "Wolf Kidult Man")
- "'Pharmacist', yeah. One, two, three, four!" (before "Mr. Pharmacist")
- "Thank you very much. Good night!" (after "Mr. Pharmacist")

Funnel of Love a Wanda Jackson cover. Reviews on the message board. Thanks to Johnnymills for the setlist.

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Thursday, 13 November 2008   The Duchess, York

set

Chino Splashback / Fall Sound / Wolf Kidult Man / Wings / 50 Year Old Man / I've Been Duped / Funnel of Love / Tommy Shooter / Carry Bag Man / White Lightning / Reformation // Blindness

Reviews on the message board. Over 100 intimate and drunken photos on Flickr. Thanks to Carl and Mark for the setlist.

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Friday, 21 November 2008   Arena, Vienna, Austria

set

Chino Splashback / Wolf Kidult Man / Fall Sound / 50 Year Old Man / Wings / I've Been Duped / Theme from Sparta F.C. / Latch Key Kid / Funnel Of Love // White Lightning / Blindness // Mr. Pharmacist

Reviews on the message board. Thanks to Olga and Maximilian for the setlist.

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Saturday, 29 November 2008   Picturedrome, Holmfirth

set

Chino Splashback / Pacifying Joint / Wings / Fall Sound / 50 Year-Old Man / I've Been Duped / Wolf Kidult Man / Can Can Summer / Tommy Shooter / Carry Bag Man / No Xmas For John Quays // White Lightning // Reformation // Blindness

Reviews on the message board. Lots of great photos by Michael Pollard. Thanks to Fat Fall Lad for the setlist.

 

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