The Black Keys’ have been playing a pretty consistent set list throughout their 2010 tour.
When they played Summerstage over 2 nights in July in New York, however, they did play a slightly different set on both nights. Only the order of the tracks is essentially different. There are a sprinkling of songs from all the band’s albums with a specific focus, understandably, on the new album ‘Brothers’ where Dan and Pat are joined by Leon and Nick on keyboards and bass guitar to fill out the sound.
Now days with computer printed set lists it’s not too hard to get hold of a copy at the end of the show. Gone are the days of the hand written set list it seems.
What was interesting is that even though the set list remains the same, different shows are very different depending on how the songs are played. Whether it be song tempo, crowd interaction or band attitude, subtle changes make for bigger effects.
The Black Keys played the same Tuesday 27 July setlist at the Terminal 5 show late on the Wednesday night. On the Tuesday, The Black Keys played the set with a loquacious swagger slowing up and breaking down many of the songs. On Wednesday, the set was played with a fury that matched the restless crowd’s responses to all the sped up power chords.
Hat tip to Resophonic for the 28 July set list