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Belle & Sebastian began tour at Brooklyn Steel (pics, setlist, video)

For a band whose persona is shy and bookish and whose live shows once really reflected that, Belle & Sebastian have become a reliable, crowd pleasing live band over the last 20+ years, capable of entertaining festival crowds and big rooms like NYC’s Brooklyn Steel, which they played Wednesday evening (7/10). It was the kickoff to their short North American tour, centered around Pitchfork fest, and they did not shy away from fan favorites, with a set that included “I’m a Cuckoo,” “Wrapped Up in Books,” “I Fought in a War,” “Jonathan David,” “Le Pastie de la Bourgeoisie,” “I’m Waking Up to Us,” “Judy and the Dream of Horses,” and more. They also played a few new ones, like “Sister Buddah” from their upcoming Days of the Bagnold Summer soundtrack, and worked in some of “Mr. Tambourine Man” into “A Summer Wasting.” Stuart Murdoch remains the affable frontman and, as he’s done for years now, he invited fans to the stage to dance during “The Boy with the Arab Strap.”

Brooklyn band Barrie opened the night and pictures of both bands are in the gallery above. Belle & Sebastian’s setlist and video of “I Fought in a War” from Brooklyn Steel are below.

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SETLIST: Belle & Sebastian @ Brooklyn Steel 7/10/2019
I Fought in a War
I’m a Cuckoo
Sister Buddha
A Summer Wasting (with “Mr. Tambourine Man”)
Wrapped Up in Books
Sukie in the Graveyard
The Wrong Girl
Lord Anthony
Nice Day for a Sulk
Waiting for the Moon to Rise
Jonathan David
Poor Boy
There’s Too Much Love
The Boy With the Arab Strap
Step Into My Office, Baby
Le Pastie De La Bourgeoisie

Encore:
I’m Waking Up to Us
Judy and the Dream of Horses

photos by P Squared

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