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Gruff Rhys w/ London Contemporary Orchestra @ Barbican Hall (pics, setlist)

Super Furry Animals’ Gruff Rhys played London’s Barbican last week (9/12), and like his show this June in Wales, he presented new album Babelsberg in full with an orchestra backing him — this time the London Contemporary Orchestra. Leading up to that was a set of songs from his many other great solo albums. Check out pics from the show — including a few from behind the scenes — in the gallery above and Gruff’s setlist is below.

It won’t be long before Gruff Rhys starts his coast-to-coast North American tour. While he won’t have an orchestra in tow, he will have the band that’s been backing him which includes Stephen Black (aka Sweet Baboo) and onetime Flaming Lips drummer Kliph Scurlock.. (His last few tours have been just Gruff.) Dates include Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on October 9 (tickets). All dates are listed, along with a few videos, below.

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SETLIST: Gruff Rhys @ The Barbican 9/12/2018
Lonesome Words
Gwn Mi Wn
Cycle of Violence
Liberty (Is Where We’ll Be)
Sensations in the Dark
American Interior
Gyrru Gyrru Gyrru

Gruff Rhys and the London Contemporary Orchestra perform Babelsberg
Babelsberg (Orchestral Reprise)
Frontier Man
The Club
Oh Dear!
Limited Edition Heart
Take That Call
Drones In The City
Negative Vibes
Same Old Song
Architecture Of Amnesia
Selfies In The Sunset
Harvest The Pixels

Oct 5th – Montreal, QUE – Bar Le Ritz
Oct 6th – Toronto, ONT – The Garrison
Oct 8th – Boston, MA – Great Scott
Oct 9th – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
Oct 10th – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Oct 11th – Washington, DC – DC9
Oct 12th – Pittsburgh, PA – Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
Oct 13th – Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups
Oct 14th – Chicago, IL – 1st Ward at Chop Shop
Oct 16th – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
Oct 19th – Vancouver, BC – The Fox Cabaret
Oct 20th – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Oct 21st – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
Oct 23rd – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
Oct 24th – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo


photos by Christopher Jesse Juarez

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