I just got back from the Sidney show. I'm not going to go on in a lot of detail, I'm not really sure what to say. Amazing. I've been waiting over 10 years to see Matt play acoustically and it was even better than I expected. I've seen him with the band 7 times before this, not to take anything away from the band, but this is definitely my favourite show I've seen. There was tons of between-song banter (between all the songs), lots of hilarious moments. Matt's show was about 2 hours 10 minutes. It felt like a very personal performance, the venue only has 8 rows of seats. Amazing, I don't know what else to say.
I'll take my best stab at the setlist. The beginning and the encore will be correct, the rest will be completely out of order, and there may be some I forget:
Sort of a Protest Song
Prime Time Deliverance
*Unknown New Song*
While We Were Hunting Rabbits
The Fine Art of Falling Apart
Alert Status Red
Load Me Up
Men At The Door
99% of Us is Failure
I don't think I forgot any, but I may have, I quickly scrolled through the album tracklists to try to remember all that was played. Like I said, order is way wrong in the middle.
The new song was awesome, not sure if it was ever posted as a demo. The most memorable lyrics were "Once you break it you've bought it, and once you've bought it, it's breakable" (hope I got that right). Oh, some other interesting information we got about the next album:
- The working title of the album is currently "Moving Walls", it sounded like that's what Matt wants to call it
- There are 16 songs, only 1 has electric guitar
- It will be recorded in studio after this tour
I still have the Campbell River and Victoria shows to go.