2017 Concert Chronology

2017

Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band & The Minus 5 Rock 'N' Roll Caravan

5 January 2017 - The SiriusXM Performance Studio, SiriusXM Studios, SiriusXM, Washington DC
set: Horizontal / Sunday Morning Feeling / Beauty Of Your Smile / Shave The Cat / Suit Of Lights / Luna De Miel / Johnny Volume / Heartbeat Smile / Farewell To The Good Times / Suit Of Lights / Beauty And The Buzz / I Don't Want To Play Guitar Anymore
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & Linda Pitmon). Live in-studio performance for The Loft Sessions.

5 January 2017 - The Hamilton Live, Washington, DC
support: The Minus 5
The Minus 5: Welcome To The Party / Blue Rickenbacker / In A Lonely Coffin / Robert Ryan Is Among Us / I’m Not Bitter / In The Ground / That Smell / Lies Of The Living Dead / It’s Beautiful Here / Guns / My Generation / Davy Gets The Girl / Aw Shit Man
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band: Heartbeat Smile / Sunday Morning Feeling / I Don’t Want To Play Guitar Anymore / Beauty Of Your Smile / Castanets / Suit Of Lights / Sensitive Boys / Farewell To The Good Times / Beauty And The Buzz / Shave The Cat / Johnny Volume / Luna De Miel / Horizontal
encore: All The Young Dudes (Alejandro solo) / Down In The Bowery (Alejandro solo) / Chelsea Hotel ’78 / Always A Friend
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & Linda Pitmon). The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt & Linda.

6 January 2017 - Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY
support: The Minus 5
The Minus 5: I Wish I Was Your Mother (w/ Alejandro Escovedo) / Lies Of The Living Dead / Davy Gets The Girl / Blue Rickenbacker / Robert Ryan Is Among Us / It's Beautiful Here / Guns / In A Lonely Coffin / Strychnine / Revolution Blues / In The Ground / Aw Shit Man
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band: Heartbeat Smile / Sunday Morning Feeling / I Don’t Want To Play Guitar Anymore / Beauty Of Your Smile / Castanets / Suit Of Lights / Sensitive Boys / Farewell To The Good Times / Beauty And The Buzz / Shave The Cat / Johnny Volume / Luna De Miel / Horizontal
encore: All The Young Dudes (Alejandro & Josh Kantor) / Down In The Bowery (Alejandro & Josh Kantor) / Chelsea Hotel ’78 / Always A Friend
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & Linda Pitmon), with Josh Kantor on keyboards, or accordian on 'All The Young Dudes' & 'Down In The Bowery'. The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt, Linda & Josh Kantor. Alejandro joined The Minus 5 on the 1st song 'I Wish I Was Your Mother'.

7 January 2017 - FTC StageOne, Fairfield, CT
support: The Minus 5
The Minus 5: There Is No Music / In The Ground / Robert Ryan Is Among Us / I'm Not Bitter / Davy Gets The Girl / Adios Half Soldier / In A Lonely Coffin / It's Beautiful Here / Guns / Lies Of The Living Dead / Blue Rickenbacker / Revolution Blues / Aw Shit Man / I Still Miss Someone
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band: Heartbeat Smile / Sunday Morning Feeling / I Don’t Want To Play Guitar Anymore / Beauty Of Your Smile / Castanets / Suit Of Lights / Sensitive Boys / Farewell To The Good Times / Beauty And The Buzz / Shave The Cat / Johnny Volume / Luna De Miel / Horizontal
encore: All The Young Dudes (Alejandro & Josh Kantor) / Down In The Bowery (Alejandro & Josh Kantor) / Chinese Rocks / Always A Friend
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & Linda Pitmon), with Josh Kantor on keyboards, or accordian on 'All The Young Dudes' & 'Down In The Bowery'. The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt, Linda & Josh Kantor.

8 January 2017 - World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
support: The Minus 5
The Minus 5: Boeing Spacearium / Chinese Saucer Magnolia / Robert Ryan Is Among Us / In A Lonely Coffin / It's Beautiful Here / Aw Shit Man / Davy Gets The Girl / Guns / The Night Chicago Died Again (The Death Of The Minus 5) / In The Ground / Lies Of The Living Dead / Blue Rickenbacker / Revolution Blues / There Is No Music
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band: Heartbeat Smile / Sunday Morning Feeling / I Don’t Want To Play Guitar Anymore / Beauty Of Your Smile / Castanets / Suit Of Lights / Sensitive Boys / Farewell To The Good Times / Beauty And The Buzz / Shave The Cat / Johnny Volume / Luna De Miel / Horizontal
encore: Down In The Bowery (Alejandro solo) / I Wish I Met Your Mother (Alejandro & Scott) / Chinese Rocks / Always A Friend
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & Linda Pitmon). The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt & Linda. Wesley Stace joined on vocals on 'Boeing Spacearium', Patrick Berkery on drums on 'The Night Chicago Died Again (The Death Of The Minus 5)' & Steve Wynn on guitar from 'In The Ground' to 'Revolution Blues', during The Minus 5 set. Peter also sang lead vocals with Alejandro on 'Chinese Rocks'.

10 January 2017 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
support: The Minus 5
The Minus 5: Guns / My Generation / Robert Ryan Is Among Us / It's Beautiful Here / Lies Of The Living Dead / (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 / In The Ground / There Is No Music / Aw Shit Man / Honeysuckle Blue (w/ Kevn Kinney) / Blue Rickenbacker (w/ Mike Mills) / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville (w/ Mills & Bill Berry) / Superman (w/ Mills & Berry) / Ambiguity Song (w/ Mills & David Lowery)
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band: Heartbeat Smile / Sunday Morning Feeling / I Don’t Want To Play Guitar Anymore / Beauty Of Your Smile / Castanets / Suit Of Lights / Sensitive Boys / Farewell To The Good Times / Beauty And The Buzz / Shave The Cat / Johnny Volume / Luna De Miel / Horizontal (w/ Jon Wurster)
encore: Down In The Bowery (Alejandro solo) / I Wish I Was Your Mother (Alejandro, Scott & Kurt) / Happy Birthday To Alejandro Escovedo / Chinese Rocks / Always A Friend
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & John Moen), & Jon Wurster joined on drums on 'Horizontal'. The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt & John Moen. On The Minus 5's set, Kevn Kinney joined on guitar & vocals on 'Honeysuckle Blue', Mike Mills joined on bass & vocals on 'Blue Rickenbacker', '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville', 'Superman' & 'Ambiguity Song', Bill Berry on drums on '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville' & 'Superman' & David Lowery on vocals on 'Ambiguity Song'. Peter also sang lead vocals with Alejandro on 'Chinese Rocks'.

12 January 2017 - City Winery, Atlanta, GA
support: The Minus 5
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band: Heartbeat Smile / Sunday Morning Feeling / I Don’t Want To Play Guitar Anymore / Beauty Of Your Smile / Castanets / Suit Of Lights / Sensitive Boys / Farewell To The Good Times / Beauty And The Buzz / Shave The Cat / Johnny Volume / Luna De Miel / Horizontal
encore: Irene Wilde (Alejandro solo) / Down In The Bowery (Alejandro solo) / Chinese Rocks / Always A Friend
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & John Moen). The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt & John. Peter also sang lead vocals with Alejandro on 'Chinese Rocks'.

13 January 2017 - City Winery, Atlanta, GA
support: The Minus 5
The Minus 5: In A Lonely Coffin / (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 / Robert Ryan Is Among Us / Guns / Tonight You're Buying Me A Drink, Bub / It's Beautiful Here / The History You Hate / Davy Gets The Girl / Lies Of The Living Dead / Blue Rickenbacker / In The Ground / There Is No Music / Strychnine
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band: Heartbeat Smile / Sunday Morning Feeling / I Don’t Want To Play Guitar Anymore / Beauty Of Your Smile / Castanets / Suit Of Lights / Sensitive Boys / Farewell To The Good Times / Beauty And The Buzz / The End / Johnny Volume / Luna De Miel / Horizontal
encore: Down In The Bowery (Alejandro solo) / Chinese Rocks / Always A Friend
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & John Moen). The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt & John. Peter also sang lead vocals with Alejandro on 'Chinese Rocks'.

14 January 2017 - City Winery, Nashville, TN
support: The Minus 5
The Minus 5: There Is No Music / In The Ground / In A Lonely Coffin / Robert Ryan Is Among Us / I'm Not Bitter / Davy Gets The Girl / The History You Hate / In A Lonely Coffin / It's Beautiful Here / Guns / Blue Rickenbacker / Aw Shit Man / My Generation
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band: Heartbeat Smile / Sunday Morning Feeling / I Don’t Want To Play Guitar Anymore / Beauty Of Your Smile / Castanets / Suit Of Lights / Farewell To The Good Times / The End / Sensitive Boys / Beauty And The Buzz / Shave The Cat / Luna De Miel / Johnny Volume
encore: Down In The Bowery (Alejandro solo) / I Was Drunk (Alejandro & Scott) / I Wish I Was Your Mother (Alejandro & Scott) / Irene Wilde (Alejandro & Scott) / Always A Friend
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & John Moen). The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt & John.

15 January 2017 - Saturn, Birmingham, AL
support: The Minus 5
The Minus 5: In A Lonely Coffin / Robert Ryan Is Among Us / I'm Not Bitter / Guns / Davy Gets The Girl / Lies Of The Living Dead / It's Beautiful Here / In The Ground / There Is No Music / The History You Hate / My Generation / Blue Rickenbacker / Aw Shit Man / Strychnine
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band set included: Heartbeat Smile / Sunday Morning Feeling / I Don’t Want To Play Guitar Anymore / Beauty Of Your Smile / Castanets / Suit Of Lights / Farewell To The Good Times / Beauty And The Buzz / Johnny Volume / The End / Luna De Miel / Horizontal
encore included: I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & John Moen). The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt, John & Joe Adragna.

17 January 2017 - Gonzales Hall, The Ira And Nancy Koger Center For The Arts, University Of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
program:
Max Bruch: Kol Nidrei
Giacomo Puccini: Musetta's Waltz (from 'La Boheme')
Victor Herbert: Art Is Calling For Me (I Want To Be A Prima Donna) (from 'The Entrantress')
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni - Act 1
Mitch Leigh: The Impossible Dream (The Quest) (from 'Man Of La Mancha')
Richard Rogers: Some Enchanted Evening (from 'South Pacific')
Intermission:
Mike Mills: Concerto For Violin, Rock Band And String Orchestra (Movement I: Pour It Like You Mean It / Movement II: On The Okeefenokee / Movement III: Sonny Side Up / Movement IV: Stardancers' Waltz / Movement V: Nightswimming / Movement VI: You Can Go Home Again)
notes: 'Maestro Portnoy And Friends', special concert celebrating Maestro Donald Portnoy's 31 years of conducting & music making. Concerto For Violin, Rock Band And String Orchestra, written by Mike Mills for Robert McDuffie, featuring Mike Mills, Robert McDuffie, John Neff, Patrick Ferguson, William Tonks, Christopher Taylor & the Fifth House Ensemble, with arrangements & additional music by David Mallamud & conducted by Eli Chen. Robert Jesselson on cello & Orchestra performed 'Kol Nidrei', Diana Amos (soprano) performed 'Musetta's Waltz & 'Art Is Calling For Me' & was joined by the Three Baritones - Hal McIntosh, Marc Rattray & Jacob Will for 'Don Giovanni', & the Three Baritones then performed 'The Impossible Dream' & 'Some Enchanted Evening'.

17 January 2017 - Shaka's Live, Virginia Beach, VA
support: The Minus 5
The Minus 5 set included: Adios Half Soldier / Blue Rickenbacker / Robert Ryan Is Among Us / In The Ground / Guns / It's Beautiful Here / Barstool Blues
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band set included: Heartbeat Smile / Sunday Morning Feeling / I Don’t Want To Play Guitar Anymore / Beauty Of Your Smile / Castanets / Suit Of Lights / Farewell To The Good Times / Beauty And The Buzz / Johnny Volume / Luna De Miel / Horizontal
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & John Moen). The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt & John.

19 January 2017 - CareerBuilder Challenge Golf Tournament Concert, Fiesta Ballroom, La Quinta Resort & Club, La Quinta, CA
set included:
Mike Mills: Superman / The One I Love
notes: Mike Mills joins Skunk Baxter, John Elefante, Wally Palmar, Steve Augeri, backed by Sixwire who were the house band.

19 January 2017 - City Winery, New York, NY
support: The Minus 5
The Minus 5: Boeing Spacearium (w/ Wesley Stace) / Robert Ryan Is Among Us (w/ Stace) / In The Ground / Adios Half Soldier / Guns (w/ Casey Neill) / The History You Hate / Inauguration Blues / In A Lonely Coffin / It's Beautiful Here / My Generation / That's What You Always Say (w/ Steve Wynn & Linda Pitmon) / Blue Rickenbacker (w/ Wynn & Pitmon) / There Is No Music
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band: Horizontal / Sunday Morning Feeling / I Don't Wanna Play Guitar Anymore / Beauty Of Your Smile / Castanets / Suit Of Lights / Farewell To The Good Times / Beauty And The Buzz / Sensitive Boys / The End / Luna De Miel / Shave The Cat / Johnny Volume
encore: Down In The Bowery (Josh & Alejandro) / Chinese Rocks / Heartbeat Smile / Always A Friend
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & John Moen), with Josh Kantor on keyboards on all songs except 'The End' & played accordian on 'Down In The Bowery'. The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt, John & Josh Kantor. On The Minus 5's set, Wesley Stace joined on backing vocals & harmonica on 'Boeing Spacearium' & 'The History You Hate', Casey Neill joined on backing vocals & guitar on 'Guns', & Steve Wynn (guitar & vocals) & Linda Pitmon (drums) on 'That's What You Always Say' & 'Blue Rickenbacker'.

20 January 2017 - City Winery, New York, NY
support: The Minus 5
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band soundcheck included: Run Run Run (w/ Steve Wynn) / You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory (w/ Lenny Kaye & Josh Kantor)
The Minus 5: Punky's Dilemma (w/ Casey Neill) / Blue Rickenbacker (w/ Neill) / Robert Ryan Is Among Us (w/ Neill) / Davy Gets The Girl (w/ Neill) / Guns (w/ Neill) / Inauguration Blues / It's Beautiful Here / In The Ground / I Still Miss Someone / Lies Of The Living Dead (w/ Steve Wynn & Linda Pitmon) / Revolution Blues (w/ Wynn & Pitmon) / Aw Shit Man (w/ Wynn & Pitmon) / My Generation / Strychnine
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band: Horizontal / Sunday Morning Feeling / Bottom Of The World / Beauty Of Your Smile / Castanets / Suit Of Lights / Farewell To The Good Times / Beauty And The Buzz / Sensitive Boys / I Was Drunk / Luna De Miel / Johnny Volume
encore: Run Run Run (w/ Wynn & Jason Victor) / You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory (w/ Lenny Kaye & Clem Burke) / I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (w/ Kaye & Burke) / Chelsea Hotel '78 (w/ Kaye) (Josh Kantor played keyboards on all but 'I Was Drunk')
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & John Moen), with Josh Kantor on keyboards on all songs except 'I Was Drunk', Steve Wynn (guitar & vocals) & Jason Victor (guitar) on 'Run Run Run', Lenny Kaye on vocals & guitar on 'You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory', 'I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend' & 'Chelsea Hotel '78' & Clem Burke on drums on 'You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory' & 'I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend'. The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt, John & Josh Kantor. On The Minus 5's set, Casey Neill joined on backing vocals & guitar from 'Punky's Dilemma' to 'Guns', & Steve Wynn (guitar & backing vocals) & Linda Pitmon (drums) on 'Lies Of The Living Dead', 'Revolution Blues' & 'Aw Shit Man'.

21 January 2017 - City Winery, New York, NY
support: The Minus 5
The Minus 5: Ambiguity Song / The History You Hate / I'm Not Bitter / Adios Half Soldier / (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 / Inauguration Blues / It's Beautiful Here / Guns / Sisters, O Sisters / In The Ground / There Is No Music / Barstool Blues / Aw Shit Man
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band: Horizontal / Sunday Morning Feeling / I Don't Want To Play Guitar / Beauty Of Your Smile / Castanets / Suit Of Lights / Bottom Of The World / Farewell To The Good Times / Beauty And The Buzz / The End / Luna De Miel / Johnny Volume / Heartbeat Smile
encore: Sister Lost Soul (Alejandro solo) / Sensitive Boys (w/ Richard Barone on vocals & guitar) / Chinese Rocks (w/ Barone) / Always A Friend
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & John Moen). Richard Barone joined on vocals & guitar on 'Sensitive Boys' & 'Chinese Rocks'. The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt & John. Peter also sang lead vocals with Alejandro on 'Chinese Rocks'.

22 January 2017 - YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts, Bay Shore, NY
support: The Minus 5
The Minus 5: There Is No Music / In The Ground / Robert Ryan Is Among Us / Davy Gets The Girl / The History You Hate / Tonight You're Buying Me A Drink, Bub / It's Beautiful Here / My Generation / Inauguration Blues / Lies Of The Living Dead / Blue Rickenbacker / Original Luke / Sisters, O Sisters / Guns
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band: Horizontal / Sunday Morning Feeling / I Don't Want To Play Guitar Anymore / Beauty Of Your Smile / Castanets / Bottom Of The World / Suit Of Lights / Farewell To The Good Times / Beauty And The Buzz / Heartbeat Smile / The End / Luna De Miel / Johnny Volume
encore: Irene Wilde (Alejandro solo) / All The Young Dudes / Chinese Rocks / Always A Friend
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & John Moen). The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt & John. Peter also sang lead vocals with Alejandro on 'Chinese Rocks'.

24 January 2017 - Stage On Herr, Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, Harrisburg, PA
support: The Minus 5
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band soundcheck included: Beauty Of Your Smile
The Minus 5: Inauguration Blues / I'm Not Bitter / Lies Of The Living Dead / Davy Gets The Girl / Robert Ryan Is Among Us / (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 / Adios Half Soldier / Guns / The History You Hate / It's Beautiful Here / In The Ground / Blue Rickenbacker / Revolution Blues / Aw Shit Man
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band: Horizontal / Sunday Morning Feeling / Beauty Of Your Smile / Castanets / Bottom Of The World / Suit Of Lights / Farewell To The Good Times / Heartbeat Smile / Shave The Cat / Luna De Miel / Johnny Volume
encore: Sensitive Boys / Chinese Rocks / Always A Friend
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & John Moen). The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt, John, & Mike Giblin on bass & backing vocals. Peter also sang lead vocals with Alejandro on 'Chinese Rocks'. 'The End' was on the written setlist, but not played.

26 January 2017 - City Winery, Chicago, IL
support: The Minus 5
The Minus 5 set included: Robert Ryan Is Among Us / Guns / In The Ground / Honeysuckle Blue (w/ Kevn Kinney) / Sentimental Marching Song (w/ Jon Langford)
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band set included: Horizontal / Sunday Morning Feeling / Castanets / Suit Of Lights (w/ Kelly Hogan) / Farewell To The Good Times / Heartbeat Smile (w/ Hogan) / Luna De Miel / Johnny Volume
encore included: Chinese Rocks / Always A Friend
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & John Moen) & Kelly Hogan. The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt & John. On The Minus 5's set, Kevn Kinney joined on 'Honeysuckle Blue' & Jon Langford on 'Sentimental Marching Song'. Peter also sang lead vocals with Alejandro on 'Chinese Rocks'.

27 January 2017 - City Winery, Chicago, IL
support: The Minus 5
The Minus 5: The Night Chicago Died Again (The Death of The Minus 5) / Robert Ryan Is Among Us / In The Ground / In A Lonely Coffin / (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 / Davy Gets The Girl / Guns / Why Don't We Do It In The Road? (w/ Kevn Kinney) / Original Luke / Sisters, O Sisters / The History You Hate / Lies Of The Living Dead / Blue Rickenbacker / Strychnine
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band set included: Heartbeat Smile / Sunday Morning Feeling / Sensitive Boys / Beauty Of Your Smile / Castanets / Suit Of Lights / Farewell To The Good Times / Beauty And The Buzz / Luna De Miel / Horizontal / Johnny Volume
encore included: Run Run Run (w/ Kevn Kinney) / Always A Friend (w/ Kinney)
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & John Moen). Kevn Kinney joined on vocals & guitar on 'Run Run Run' & backing vocals & guitar on 'Always A Friend'. The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt & John. Kevn Kinney joined on 'Why Don't We Do It In The Road?'.

28 January 2017 - City Winery, Chicago, IL
support: The Minus 5
The Minus 5 set included: Lies Of The Living Dead / Guns / Robert Ryan Is Among Us / Guns / Find A Finger / Original Luke
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band: Heartbeat Smile / Sunday Morning Feeling / Sensitive Boys / Beauty Of Your Smile / Shave The Cat / Castanets / Suit Of Lights / Farewell To The Good Times / Bottom Of The World / Beauty And The Buzz / I Was Drunk / Luna De Miel / Horizontal / Johnny Volume
encore: Down In The Bowery (Alejandro & Scott) / Chelsea Hotel '78 / Chinese Rocks / Always A Friend (w/ Sally Timms, John Langford & Nicholas Tremulis)
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & John Moen). Sally Timms joined on nacking vocals & tambourine, Jon Langfod on backing vocals & Nicholas Tremulis on backing vocals & guitar on 'Always A Friend'. The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt & John.

30 January 2017 - Flora Recording & Playback, Portland, OR
notes: Recording Sessions for First Aid Kit's new album. Peter Buck lays down guitar tracks, recorded by Tucker Martine.

5 February 2017 - Flora Recording & Playback, Portland, OR
notes: Peter Buck lays down guitar tracks for a new project.

7 February 2017 - Ice Station Kyoto City, Takutaku, Kyoto, Japan
other acts performing: Nanook
soundcheck: My Generation / The History You Hate / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Superman
set:
Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, Kurt Bloch & Linda Pitmon: Robert Ryan Is Among Us / Davy Gets The Girl
McCaughey, Buck, Bloch, Pitmon & Steve Wynn: In The Ground
McCaughey, Buck, Bloch, Pitmon, Wynn & Mike Mills: Blue Rickenbacker
McCaughey, Buck, Pitmon, Wynn & Mills: 1976 / Ichiro Goes To The Moon / ¡Hola America! / To The Veteran's Committee / Tell Me When Its Over / That's What You Always Say
Wynn, McCaughey, Bloch, Pitmon & Mills: Amphetamine
McCaughey, Buck, Bloch, Pitmon, Wynn & Mills: Superman / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville (w/ Chloe Johnson) / Ted Fucking Williams / Aw Shit Man
notes: Ice Station (Nanook / Peter Buck / Scott McCaughey / Mike Mills / Kurt Bloch / Steve Wynn / Linda Pitmon). After an opening set by Nanook, there was a revolving line-up of musicians on stage, with a mini The Minus 5 set, then a The Baseball Project mini set, & other songs. Chloe Johnson joined on backing vocals on '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville'.

8 February 2017 - Tambourin Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
set:
Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck & Linda Pitmon: My Generation / Revolution Blues
Steve Wynn, Buck & Pitmon: Tell Me When It's Over
Steve Wynn, Kurt Bloch, Pitmon & McCaughey: Amphetamine
notes: Ice Station Exhibition Opening Party. After speeches including Michele Noach, the organiser of Ice Station Japan, a live-in gallery acoustic performance by Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Linda Pitmon & Kurt Bloch.

9 February 2017 - Ice Station Shibuya City, WWW, Tokyo, Japan
other acts performing: Nanook
set:
Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck & Linda Pitmon: Tell Me When Its Over / Trial Separation Blues / The Medicine Show
McCaughey, Wynn, Buck, Pitmon & Mike Mills: They Don't Know Henry / Ichiro Goes To The Moon / Ted Fucking Williams / To The Veteran's Committee
McCaughey, Buck, Pitmon & Kurt Bloch: It's Beautiful Here (w/ Morgan Fisher) / The History You Hate
McCaughey, Buck, Pitmon, Bloch & Wynn: My Generation
McCaughey, Buck, Pitmon, Bloch, Wynn & Mills: Blue Rickenbacker / Superman / The Days Of Wine And Roses
encore:
Buck, McCaughey, Pitmon & Bloch: Chinese Rocks
McCaughey, Buck, Pitmon, Bloch, Wynn & Mills: You Tore Me Down / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
notes: Ice Station (Nanook / Peter Buck / Scott McCaughey / Mike Mills / Kurt Bloch / Steve Wynn / Linda Pitmon). After an opening set by Nanook, there was a revolving line-up of musicians on stage, with a mini Steve Wynn/The Dream Syndicate set, then a mini The Baseball Project set followed by a mini The Minus 5 set & other songs. Morgan Fisher joined on melodica on 'It's Beautiful Here'.

10 February 2017 - Ice Station Shibuya City, WWW, Tokyo, Japan
other acts performing: Nanook
set:
Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, Steve Wynn, Kurt Bloch & Linda Pitmon: There Is No Music / In The Ground / Adios Half Soldier / Lies Of The Living Dead
Wynn, McCaughey, Buck, Pitmon & Mike Mills: That's What You Always Say / 1976 / To The Veteran's Committee / Monument Park / Panda And The Freak
Wynn, McCaughey, Pitmon, Mills & Bloch: 500 Girl Mornings / Rock & Roll
McCaughey, Buck, Pitmon, Wynn, Mills & Bloch: You Tore Me Down / Blue Rickenbacker / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
encore 1:
McCaughey, Buck, Pitmon, Wynn & Bloch: Strychnine
McCaughey, Buck, Pitmon, Wynn, Mills & Bloch: Superman
Wynn, McCaughey, Pitmon, Mills & Bloch: Amphetamine
encore 2:
McCaughey, Buck, Pitmon, Wynn, Mills & Bloch: Aw Shit Man
notes: Ice Station (Nanook / Peter Buck / Scott McCaughey / Mike Mills / Kurt Bloch / Steve Wynn / Linda Pitmon). After an opening set by Nanook, there was a revolving line-up of musicians on stage, with a mini The Minus 5 set, then a mini The Baseball Project set followed by a mini Steve Wynn set & other songs.

2 March 2017 - Capitale, New York, NY
set: Spell / Pale Blue Eyes / Because The Night / People Have The Power (w/ Michael Stipe)
notes: Anthology Film Archives Benefit & Auction. In support of the Anthology Film Archives Heaven And Earth Library & Cafe Expansion Project. Performance by Patti Smith (w/ Oliver Ray & Lenny Kaye) after the Auction. Michael Stipe joined on backing vocals on 'People Have The Power'. Michael along with Ellen Burstyn spoke at the benefit & Michael had a work called 'Escape Hatch Case' which was part of the auction.

10 March 2017 - RheneyPalooza Jam, Patrick Warburton Golf For Kids Celebrity Golf Tournament, Desert Ballroom, JW Marriott Desert Springs & Spa, Palm Desert, CA
set included:
Robby Krieger & Dave Brock: Break On Through (To The Other Side) / Riders On The Storm / Roadhouse Blues
Jeff Skunk Baxter: My Old School / Do It Again / Long Train Runnin' (w/ Robin Meade)
Claire Dunn: Move On / Tuxedo
Robin Meade: Dirty Laundry
Mickey Thomas: Fooled Around & Fell In Love / Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now
Mike Mills: (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Superman / The One I Love
Michael Bolton: When A Man Loves A Woman / To Love Somebody
Danny Seraphine: 25 Or 6 To 4
Alice Cooper, Tommy Thayer & Danny Seraphine: School's Out
Kevin Cronin: Keep On Loving You / Can't Fight This Feeling
Felix Cavaliere: Good Lovin'
Huey Lewis: Hip To Be Square / I Want A New Drug / The Power Of Love
notes: Mike Mills joins Skunk Baxter, Dave Brock, Alice Cooper, Claire Dunn, Mickey Thomas, Robby Krieger, Alex Lifeson, Robin Meade, Felix Cavaliere, Danny Seraphine, Tommy Thayer, Michael Bolton, Kevin Cronin & Huey Lewis, who each performed a short set backed by Sixwire who were the house band. Mike also joined on guitar with Huey Lewis on 'The Power Of Love'.

16 March 2017 - Room 16AB, Austin Convention Center, SXSW, Austin, TX
3:30-4:30pm - I Wrote That Song: Hit Songwriters Discuss & Perform - the panelists: Mike Mills, Chris Stamey, Matthew Caws, Jody Stephens, Mac McCaughan, Skylar Gudasz & Britt Daniels with Karen Glauber moderating.
Mike Mills: Stuff (w/ Matthew Caws)
Chris Stamey: Occasional Shivers
Mac McCaughan: Happy New Year (Prince Can't Die Again)
Matthew Caws: Always Love / New Song
Britt Daniels: Do I Have To Talk You Into It
Jody Stephens: Way Out West
All: September Gurls
notes: Mike Mills attends as panelist for 'I Wrote That Song: Hit Songwriters Discuss & Perform', where each panelists performed & discussed the song writing process. Mike talked about writing the song 'Stuff', & perfomed the song 'Stuff' acoustically with Matthew Caws.

16 March 2017 - Four Seasons Hotel, Austin, TX
notes: VuHaus Live Online With... Mike Mills, Jody Stephens, Ken Stringfellow & Chris Stamey. Live on-line Q&A moderated by Mark Abuzzahab, with questions by the live on-line audience, which included their favourite Big Star covers; Mike recalling seeing Alex Chilton in Athens, GA & refusing any requests even when asking for some; when Alex Chilton saw R.E.M. in New Orleans, LA & drank all their rider.

16 March 2017 - Screen 1, Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, SXSW Film Festival, Austin, TX
notes: 'Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live ...And More' World Premiere screening as part of SXSW Film Festival - this was followed by an after-film Q&A with Jody Stephens, Mike Mills & Ken Stringfellow with director Benno Nelson.

17 March 2017 - Central Presbyterian Church, SXSW, Austin, TX
support: Parker Millsap, Skylar Gudasz, Robyn Hitchcock
set included:
Jody Stephens: For You
Skylar Gudasz: Dream Lover (w/ Ken Stringfellow)
Mike Mills: Jesus Christ
Brett Harris: Give Me Another Chance
Skylar Gudasz: Thirteen
Chris Stamey: Nighttime
Ken Stringfellow: Stroke It Noel
Jody Stephens: Way Out West
Ken Stringfellow: Take Care (w/ Mike Mills & Josh Kantor)
Chris Stamey: Holocaust
Brett Harris: Kanga Roo
Mike Mills: September Gurls / In The Street
Ken Stringfellow: I Am The Cosmos (w/ Mills)
Brett Harris: You And Your Sister
All: Thank You, Friends
notes: Big Star's Third: An Orchestrated Live Performance of Third, by Jody Stephens, Mike Mills, Ken Stringfellow, Mitch Easter, Chris Stamey, Brett Harris, Skylar Gudasz, Robyn Hitchcock & members of Austin’s Tosca Strings.

1 April 2017 - Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
other acts performing: Jenny Conlee & The Paul Brainard Horns, Patterson Hood, Chris Funk, Lenore, Casey Neill, Justin Townes Earle
set included: It's Beautiful Here / My Generation
notes: Jerry Joseph & Friends Iraq Refugee Benefit. Scott McCaughey & Peter Buck performed an acoustic set.

4 April 2017 - Chris Slusarenko's House, Portland, OR
notes: Filming Eyelids 'Falling Eyes' video, directed by Chris Slusarenko, in Chris's backyard, featuring Peter Buck.

26 April 2017 - Hotel Lobby, Belmont Hotel, Dallas, TX
set included:
Alejandro Escovedo: Redemption Blues / Sensitive Boys
Scott McCaughey: Nowhere No Way
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & John Moen), with Kelly Hogan, performing an impromptu acoustic set.

27 April 2017 - The Kessler, Dallas, TX
support: The Minus 5
The Minus 5 set included: It's Beautiful Here / I'm Not Bitter / Guns / My Generation
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band: Heartbeat Smile / Shave The Cat / Sunday Morning Feeling / Redemption Blues / Farewell To The Good Times / Bottom Of The World / Suit Of Lights / I Was Drunk / Beauty Of Your Smile / Castanets / Beauty And The Buzz / Sensitive Boys / Luna De Miel / Horizontal / Johnny Volume
encore: I Wish I Was Your Mother (Alejandro & Scott) / Chinese Rocks / Always A Friend
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & John Moen), with Kelly Hogan. The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt & John.

28 April 2017 - The Heights, Houston, TX
support: The Minus 5
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band: Heartbeat Smile / Shave The Cat / Sunday Morning Feeling / Redemption Blues / Farewell To The Good Times / Bottom Of The World / Suit Of Lights / Beauty Of Your Smile / Castanets / Beauty And The Buzz / Sensitive Boys / Luna De Miel / Horizontal / Johnny Volume
encore: Down In The Bowery (Alejandro & Scott) / I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend / Always A Friend
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & John Moen), with Kelly Hogan. The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt & John, joined by Joe Adragna.

29 April 2017 - Paramount Theatre, Austin, TX
support: The Minus 5
Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band: Heartbeat Smile / Shave The Cat / Sunday Morning Feeling / Redemption Blues / Beauty And The Buzz / Bottom Of The World / Suit Of Lights / I Was Drunk / Beauty Of Your Smile / Castanets / Sensitive Boys / Luna De Miel / Horizontal
encore: I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend / Johnny Volume / Always A Friend
notes: Alejandro Escovedo & The Burn Something Beautiful Band (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch & John Moen), with Kelly Hogan. The Minus 5 opened, consisting of Scott, Peter, Kurt & John.

30 April 2017 - The Vista At Napoleon's, Decatur, GA
rehearsal included:
Drew Emmitt & Jeff Mosier: Working On A Building
Jeff Mosier: Be Proud Of The Grey In Your Hair
Kevn Kinney: When You Come Back (w/ T. Hardy Morris, Dave Schools, Peter Buck, Tinsley Ellis Matt Slocum & Duane Trucks)
T. Hardy Morris: Stupid Preoccupations (w/ Kevn Kinney, Dave Schools, Peter Buck, Matt Slocum & Duane Trucks)
Jake Peavey: Oh, Pretty Woman (w/ Tinsley Ellis)
notes: Hampton 70: A Celebration Of Col. Bruce Hampton rehearsals. Peter Buck joined Kevn Kinney on 'When You Come Back' & T. Hardy Morris on 'Stupid Preoccupations'.

1 May 2017 - Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
set:
Col. Bruce Hampton: There Was A Time
Oliver Wood: Postcards From Hell / Sing About It / I'm Feelin' Good
Jake Peavey: Oh, Pretty Woman (w/ Tinsley Ellis)
Tinsley Ellis: Shake Your Hips
John Popper: She Caught The Katy
Drew Emmitt, Vince Herman & Jeff Mosier: Working On A Building
Jeff Mosier: Be Proud Of The Grey In Your Hair
Todd Snider: Play A Train Song (w/ Dave Schools, Duane Trucks & Peter Buck)
T.Hardy Morris: Stupid Preoccupations (w/ Dave Schools, Duane Trucks & Peter Buck)
Kevn Kinney: When You Come Back (w/ T. Hardy Morris, Duane Trucks, Todd Snider, Dave Schools, Peter Buck & Tinsley Ellis)
Chuck Levell: Rip This Joint / Compared To What (w/ Warren Haynes)
Warren Haynes: Good Morning Little Schoolgirl / Trouble Every Day / Jessica Instrumental (w/ Derek Trucks)
John Bell, Chuck Leavell & Jimmy Herring: Time Is Free / Trondossa
Susan Tudeschi: Smokestack Lighninin' / Cry Cry Cry
Col. Bruce Hampton: Basically Frightened - Fixin' To Die - Space Is The Place - I'm So Glad
encore:
All: Zambi - Turn On Your Love Light
notes: Hampton 70: A Celebration Of Col. Bruce Hampton, featuring: John Bell, Dave Schools, Duane Trucks, Derek Trucks, Jimmy Herring, Peter Buck, Darick Campbell, Karl Denson, Drew Emmitt, Vince Herman, Jon Fishman, Rev. Jeff Mosier, Warren Haynes, Kevn Kinney, Johnny Knapp, Chuck Leavell, T. Hardy Morris, Brandon Niederauer, John Popper, Kevin Scott, Matt Slocum, Denny Walley, Emil Werstler, Oliver Wood, Jake Peavy, Jeff Sipe, Matt Slocum, Danny Wytanus, Joey Sommerville, Yonrico Scott, and other special guests. Peter joined on guitar on 'Play A Train Song', 'Stupid Preoccupations' & 'When You Come Back'. Very sadly during the last song, Col. Bruce Hampton collapsed & passed away shortly after in hospital.

18 May 2017 - American Underground, Moogfest 2017, Durham, NC
notes: Michael Stipe presented 'Jeremy Dance', a never-before-seen installation at Moogfest 2017, featuring a compilation of video footage he shot in New York City of artist Jeremy Ayers, that explores desire and movement. Using Moog gear, Michael scored the piece marking his first solo composition. The installation was on view in front of the American Underground building throughout the festival, from 18-21 May 2017.

19 May 2017 - Fletcher Hall, The Carolina Theatre, Moogfest 2017, Durham, NC
12:00-1:30pm - In Conversation With Michael Stipe
notes: Michael Stipe in conversation with Andy Battaglia from ARTnews magazine. Michael talked about his work with R.E.M., his thoughts on art, his friend Jeremy Ayers who was featured in his Moogfest 2017 installation, the installation project 'Jeremy Dance' itself & his changing artistic direction post-R.E.M.

4 June 2017 - Talks Stage, Heartland Festival, Egeskov Castle, Kvaerndrup, Denmark
6:00-7:00pm - On The Meaning Of Ego In 2017
notes: Michael Stipe in conversation with Douglas Coupland moderated by Martin Krasnik. Michael & Douglas discussed the importance of the ego (is) in, for example, art, literature, public debate, and parenthood, the media, political culture and reality TV, and asked among other things, how self portraits were for selfies what people will look for reality TV, how the self was to a fire and about a Twitter profile can become President of the United States.

5-9 June 2017 - Type Foundry & Dungeon Of Horror, Portland, OR
songs recorded included: Worms / Slow Century / Sweet Home Mississippi / All You Need Is Rain / Turn Again / Saucer / Gone / Straight Into The Bridge / No One Falls Alone / Stockholm Syndrome / If I'm Dreaming Can I Please Dream Something Else
notes: Recording Sessions for The No Ones new album. (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Frode Strømstad & Arne Kjelsrud Mathisen), recorded by Adam Selzer. 15 songs were recorded.

6 June 2017 - St. Jude Jam, Morgan Cook Convention Center, Memphis, TN
set included:
Mike Mills: Superman / The One I Love
notes: Benefit concert for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, kicking off celbrations before the FedEx/St. Jude Classic Golf Tournament. Mike Mills joins Montgomery Gentry, Kim Carnes, Danny Seraphine, John Elefante, Claire Dunn, who each performed a short set backed by Sixwire who were the house band.

18 June 2017 - John Dee, Oslo, Norway
support: Steve Wynn, The Baseball Project, The Minus 5
Steve Wynn: Carolyn / The Side I'll Never Show / Filter Me Through You / The Days Of Wine And Roses
The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn & Mike Mills): Monument Park / Past Time
The Minus 5 (McCaughey, Wynn, Peter Buck, Frode Strømstad & Arne Kjelsrud Mathisen): Twilight Distillery / In The Ground / Aw Shit Man
The No Ones: Worms / Slow Century / All You Need Is Rain / If I'm Dreaming Can I Please Dream Something Else / Stockholm Syndrome / Ice Bears On The Run / Nothing Matters / Turn Again / Saucer / Gone / Straight Into The Bridge / No One Falls Alone / Blue Rickenbacker (w/ Mills & Wynn) / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville (w/ Mills & Wynn) / Superman (w/ Mills & Wynn) / Amphetamine (w/ Mills & Wynn)
encore: Sweet Home Mississippi (w/ Wynn)
notes: The No Ones (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Frode Strømstad & Arne Kjelsrud Mathisen). Steve Wynn opened with a solo set, then mini sets by The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills & Steve Wynn), followed by The Minus 5 (McCaughey, Wynn, Peter Buck, Frode Strømstad & Arne Kjelsrud Mathisen), then The No Ones. Mike Mills & Steve Wynn joined on bass & guitar on 'Blue Rickenbacker', 'Superman' & 'Amphetamine'. Steve Wynn joined on the encore 'Sweet Home Mississippi'.

23 June 2017 - Sun Station Vadsø, Vårbrudd, Vadsø, Norway
notes: Sun Station Vadsø, featuring The Dream Syndicate, Filthy Friends, The Baseball Project & The Minus 5.

24 June 2017 - Sun Station Vadsø, Vårbrudd, Vadsø, Norway
notes: Sun Station Vadsø, featuring The Dream Syndicate, Filthy Friends, The Baseball Project & The Minus 5.

30 July 2017 - McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA
notes: The Minus 5

25 August 2017 - Hi-Fi Lounge, Hi-Fi Music Hall, Eugene, OR
support: Wimps
notes: Filthy Friends

26 August 2017 - Project Pabst, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, OR
notes: Filthy Friends

29 August 2017 - The Independent, San Francisco, CA
notes: Filthy Friends

30 August 2017 - Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA
notes: Filthy Friends

1 September 2017 - Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA
notes: Filthy Friends

6 September 2017 - The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY
support: Versus
notes: Filthy Friends

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