First Aid Kit & Van William @ Beacon Theatre (pics, setlist)
Klara and Johanna Söderberg and their multi-national band (with members from Scotland, England, and Wisconsin) had a sold-out Beacon Theater on their feet for their 4-song encore. Earlier in the night, First Aid Kit had showcased the majority of their fourth studio album, Ruins, and played some older favorites like the singalong anthem “Emmylou.” As an homage to another iconic sisterhood, First Aid Kit covered Heart’s “Crazy On You,” as they’ve been doing on this tour. Like at Town Hall last year, they also addressed the #MeToo movement, giving a poignant speech after playing the sexual assault-battling “You are the Problem Here,” a non-album single released last year.
Like at the other shows on this tour, they also brought opener Van William (aka Port O’Brien and WATERS frontman Van Pierszalowski) on stage to their play their collaborative song, “Revolution.” Pictures of the night are in the gallery above and First Aid Kit’s setlist is below.
Setlist: First Aid Kit @ Beacon Theatre, 2/13/2018
It’s a Shame
King of the World
You Are the Problem Here
To Live a Life
Crazy on You
Nothing Has to be True
Hem of Her Dress
My Silver Lining
words & photos by Toby Tenenbaum