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Failure played Irving Plaza and Music Hall of Williamsburg (pics/setlist from MHOW)

photos by P Squared Photography

“@Failure Thank you, thank you for last night’s MHOW performance. It was one of the best night’s of my life. Simply unforgettable.” – @dead_anchoress

Failure @ MHOW 6/3/2014
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With a minimalist stage design (strings of lights on the mic stands and drums, some light banks behind them, two giant white Sunn amps), the power trio blasted through 19 of their greatest non-hits. Compared to a band like, say, Toxic Holocaust, they didn’t put on the most dynamic performance, but the live show reinforced just how HEAVY they are. Wave after wave of soul-shaking bass washed over the audience as the band delivered faithful renditions of songs like “Saturday Saviour” and “The Nurse Who Loved Me.” It really drove home the importance that Failure had to the development of heavy music; you can see how bands like Cave In and A Perfect Circle were heavily influenced by them. The audience reacted like they were, in fact, watching a band like Toxic Holocaust, singing along and banging their heads. The band was in good form, having fun with the material – which bodes well. If their first performance in so many years felt this comfortable, who knows what that means the future might bring? – [Decibel]

Reunited ’90s-era rockers Failure are currently on their first North American tour since Clinton was in office, including two NYC shows: Irving Plaza (5/29) and Music Hall of Williamsburg (6/3). We caught the MHOW show which featured two sets, the first of which began with a short film featuring clips from Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris, 2001 A Space Odyssey, The Spy Who Loved Me and others. Over the course of the night we got nearly 20 songs, from classics to a couple from their brand new Tree of Stars EP. Setlist and pics from MHOW are in this post.

Failure play Asheville, NC tonight (6/6), with another week or so left in the tour. All remaining dates are listed, along with more pics and setlist from Failure’s MHOW show, below…

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SETLIST: Failure @ MHOW 6/3/2014
SET1
Another Space Song
Frogs
Wet Gravity
Saturday Saviour
Sergeant Politeness
Dirty Blue Balloons
Undone
Pillowhead
The Nurse Who Loved Me

SET 2:
Blank
Solaris
Small Crimes
Smoking Umbrellas
Stuck on You
Heliotropic

Encore:
Macaque
Bernie
Daylight

Failure – 2014 Tour Dates
Jun 06 Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Jun 07 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Jun 08 Exit In Nashville, TN
Jun 10 House of Blues Dallas, TX
Jun 11 House of Blues Houston, TX
Jun 13 The Marquee Theatre Phoenix, AZ
Jun 14 The Glasshouse Pomona, CA
Jun 15 House of Blues San Diego, CA
Jun 18 FONDA THEATRE Los Angeles, CA

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