Saturday, November 14, 2015

TV on the Radio, November 14, 2015 at the Theater at Ace Hotel

This was the last in our series of TV on the Radio L.A. shows for their Seeds tour, and it might have been the best one, even though we could have been over it by then. Red Bull was doing some promotion of a series of concerts, and with some fairly impressive acts, and this one was best for us. They got one of our bands to play our city one more time, at least. Also, our friends were hitting the show as well, so we could make it an evening together, even though we could only meet up for dinner beforehand and had to sit separately. Carla got great seats, not far from the stage, and fairly cheap, and those factors might have spoken to how much most bands don’t need to roll through a town three or more times in less than a year but we’re big enough fans to go again. For all the shows on that tour we hadn't even had the album but they played enough older stuff, and switched up the set-lists so it wasn’t the same performance. This tour was also more consistent than those before and it was a good show and a good night out. It’s a shame if Red Bull didn’t do more of those shows, and hopefully didn’t get burned by a business plan that didn’t expect the difficulty of promoting a concert and maybe not turning a profit from it, but it was good while it lasted.

TV on the Radio’s set-list:
“Young Liars“
“Golden Age“
“Happy Idiot“
“Could You“
“Wolf Like Me“
“Staring at the Sun“

“Seeds“ (with Miguel)
“Adorn“ (Miguel cover) (with Miguel)
“Vitamin C“ (Can cover) (with Miguel)