Oct 01 2012

Madonna, Ladyhawke, Tallest Man On Earth Setlists

Category: Set ListsEyeliah @ 4:54 pm

I’ve been to a few concerts lately…. September was kind of amazing for that.  Last night it was Madonna!  My friend who has a grown up job (geologist) has access to a company box and lucky me I got to tag along.  Watching from a box is quite a different experience, you have a bird eye view of everything, free snacks and your own bathroom.  Oh and there is no one blocking your view!


The stage, props, lights, back up dancing was all quite elaborate as you might expect.  It was definitely an evening of eye candy where constantly you had three or more scenes that could capture your interest.  Maybe you are watching Madonna dancing in the front or the drummers suspended in the air or one of the big screens playing videos.  I was glad I was told prior to the concert that there would be a lot of gun violence in the beginning and Madonna only singing her new songs.  That way I wasn’t expecting a shiny happy replay of the old hits.  In an almost two hour show she only played five big hits Vogue, Like a Prayer, Express Yourself, Papa Don’t Preach and Open Your Heart and of course they were all done with a new twist.  Vogue was excellent, Madonna came out in her infamous pointy bar and over the four subsequent songs kept losing layers until she was quite bare with her clothing and emotions for Love Spent.  It was amazing to see her project so vulnerably, quite breathtaking.  Mix that with her baton twirling, slack-lining, dance abilities, (minor) guitar playing skills and endless energy covering miles running all over the stage and it’s easily obvious why she has been on top of the music industry for 30 years.

Madonna Rogers Arena September 30, 2012 Setlist

Girl Gone Wild
Gang Bang
Papa Don’t Preach
Hung Up
I Don’t Give A
Express Yourself (Born This Way mix)
Give Me All Your Luvin
Turning Up the Hits
Turn Up the Radio
Open Your Heart
Justify My Love
Candy Shop
Human Nature
Love Spent
Nobody Knows Me
I’m Addicted
I’m a Sinner
Like a Prayer


I have been a Ladyhawke fan for years and have even linked a song or two on the blog previously so when I heard they were coming all the way from New Zealand to play in my town I was stoked.  Plus it was only a $20 ticket.  There were two opening bands for Ladyhawke as this show was a part of the Olio Festival and we made it in time to see the second act, American Royalty.  With such a pretentious name immediately I was turned off but song by song they won me over more and more.  They are still trying to find their sound but there is a lot of potential there, by the end of their set I am of course their new biggest fan.  I rarely have a bad word to say about a concert, and the last time I didn’t completely enjoy a show was also at Fortune Sound Club…  I read the schedule ahead and knew Ladyhawke wouldn’t be going on until after midnight, unfortunately many (by this time) surly fans did not.  The crowd was quite anxious by 12:15am when they came on, especially with it being a week night.  Sadly, upon taking the stage the entire Ladyhawke band looked really really exhausted and they seemed to be going through the motions for the first few songs.  Around Professional Suicide  or Magic something clicked and their energy started to radiate.  Highlight of the night was definitely their eerie cover of White Rabbit.

Ladyhawke Fortune Sound Club September 20, 2012 Setlist

Back of the Van
Blue Eyes
Girl Like Me
New Song
Professional Suicide
Dusk Till Dawn
Black White & Blue
The Quick & The Dead
Love Don’t Live Here
Better Than Sunday
Sunday Drive
Paris Is Burning

White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane cover)
My Delirium

Tallest Man on Earth

Well well, are you still reading this ridiculously long post?  I have listened to one record by The Tallest Man on Earth on repeat for about a year.  Right before this show I realized he has four more I need to listen to.  There is something about his raspy Bob Dylan vocals and upbeat strumming that just make my heart happy.  The opening band was very cool A Stand of Oaks who I will probably see again when they open for Bowerbirds later this month.  For the show it was just Kristian and his instruments on stage.  He cycled through six or more guitars and played the piano for a couple of tunes.  He sounds just like on the album and also likes to talk to the crowd often and is quite charming and funny.  My friend and I were right below the stage and made friends with a lot of people around us.  Everyone in the crowd was relaxed and happy, singing along to many songs of the sold out show.  He played my favorite song The Gardener, it was a great night!

Tallest Man on Earth Vogue Theater September 10, 2012 Setlist

To Just Grow Away
Love Is All
I Won’t Be Found
The Gardener
There’s No Leaving Now
Follow the Rain
Leading Me Now
Wind and Walls
Like the Wheel
Where Do My Bluebird Fly
King of Spain
Revelation Blues

The Wild Hunt
Graceland [Paul Simon]
The Dreamer

2 Responses to “Madonna, Ladyhawke, Tallest Man On Earth Setlists”

  1. Brian says:

    – sound slike you ha da fab time – I love that you post the song lists – what’s your next cancert?

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