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Leon Bridges & Khruangbin @ Radio City Music Hall (night 1 pics, setlists)

Leon Bridges played two big shows at Radio City Music Hall on Friday and Saturday with tourmates Khruangbin. We caught the Saturday show (10/6) where Leon glided onto the stage at 9:15 PM, dressed in flared black pants and collared shirt with black leather jacket and a knit hat. He opened with two songs fresh from latest album Good Thing before diving into his back catalogue with tracks from debut Coming Home. It was only a few years ago Leon was playing Mercury Lounge but he was completely comfortable under the bright lights of Radio City where he used the finale of the show to climb around the side balconies under a spotlight for a couple of his signature dance solos.

Hard-to-pronounce Texas trio Khruangbin likely won some new fans at these shows, with  downtempo, predominantly instrumental funk soul, including that medley tribute to ’90s West Coast hip hop.

Pictures from Saturday’s Radio City show are in the gallery above and setlists are below.

LEON BRIDGES @ Radio City Music Hall 10/5/2018
If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be)
Bad Bad News
Better Man
Shy
Coming Home
Beyond
Ana
Georgia to Texas
Forgive You
Lions
You Don’t Know
Lisa Sawyer
Hold On
Brown Skin Girl
Mrs.
Smooth Sailin’
Flowers

Encore:
River
Mississippi Kisses

SETLIST: Khruanbin @ Radio City Music Hall
Dern Kala
August 10
Mr. White
Two Fish and an Elephant
Lady and Man
Evan Finds the Third Room
People Everywhere (Still Alive)
Medley: Next Episode [Dr. Dre] > It Was a Good Day [Ice Cube] > Regulate [Warren G] > I Want’a Do Something Freaky To You [Leon Haywood] (aka Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang [Dr. Dre]) > Summer Madness [Kool & the Gang] (inc. I Got 5 On It [Luniz] & Mary Jane [Rick James])
Maria También (inc. Apache [The Shadows])

photos by Toby Tenenbaum

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