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M. Ward played Letterman and Webster Hall (joined by Conor Oberst) with Lee Ranaldo (pics, video, setlist)

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M. Ward

[M. Ward] did not disappoint on Friday. While playing pretty much straight through for almost an hour-and-a-half, he included songs from all of his albums. There was also very little chit-chat, lots of guitar work, and an ever-changing backdrop provided by four windows… The band played some great ones like Poison Cup, Rollercoaster, To Go Home and Never Had Nobody Like You. Also included was one of his guitar solo songs, which is always nice to watch. -[Second Doubles]

M Ward roped in Monsters of Folk collaborator Conor Oberst (who just announced a Carnegie Hall show) during his appearance at Webster Hall on Friday (5/11) to play “Vincent O’Brien”, his second encore of the evening. A video of the two musicians performing that song is below. The show, which featured an appearance from the Lee Ranaldo Band as part of a string of dates that they’re on together, was the kick-off to an East Coast tour and one of two appearances in NYC that day (he also performed at Late Night with David Letterman which aired that night). Pictures and the setlist from Webster Hall as well as a video from Letterman are in this post.

If you missed Letterman, Webster Hall, or the release of A Wasteland Companion then you’re still in luck. Stream the new LP in full at M. Ward’s site, and look for the guitar great to play Brooklyn at Prospect Park on August 7th with Yo La Tengo. Tickets are still available. M Ward also has a streamable performance from WNYC available as well.

More pics and setlist from Webster Hall and those videos are below…


M. Ward – “Primitive Girl” 5/11/2012 Letterman

M. Ward & Conor Oberst- Vincent O’Brien Webster Hall NYC 5/11/12

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M WARD, 2012 TOUR DATES
May 15 Duke Performances Durham, NC
May 16 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
May 17 Buckhead Theatre Atlanta, GA
May 18 Hangout Music Fest Gulf Shores, AL
May 20 Nelsonville Music Fest Nelsonville, OH
May 22 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
May 23 Barrymore Theatre Madison, WI
May 24 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
May 26 Wilma Theatre Missoula, MT
May 27 Sasquatch Festival Quincy, WA
Jun 16 Azkena Rock Festival Vitoria, Spain
Jun 17 Dynamo Toulouse, France
Jun 19 Bad Donn Dudingen, Switzerland
Jun 20 Papiersaal Zurich, Switzerland
Jun 22 Open Air Arena Vienna, Austria
Jun 23 Southside Festival Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany
Jun 24 Hurricane Festival Scheessel, Germany
Jun 26 Hove Fest Arendal, Norway
Jun 27 Peace & Love Festival BorlŠnge, Sweden
Jun 29 Les Rock Dans Tours Ses Stats Evreux, France
Jun 30 Rockin Park Nymegen, Netherlands
Jul 01 Rock Werchter Werchter, Belgium
Jul 27 Jissan Valley Rock Festival Icheon Si, South Korea
Jul 29 Fuji Rock Festival Niigata, Japan
Aug 07 Prospect Park Bandshell w/ Yo La Tengo Brooklyn, NY
Aug 23 Pioneer Park w/ Devothcka Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 01 Bumbershoot Festival Seattle, WA

M. WARD SETLIST, 5/11/12 at Webster Hall (via)
Post-War
For Beginners
Poison Cup
Chinese Translation
Rollercoaster
Watch the Show
Fuel for Fire
The Crooked Spine / Duet For Guitars #3
Pure Joy
Clean Slate
Helicopter
Magic Trick
Me and My Shadow
Primitive Girl
Requiem
(Unknown)
(Instrumental)
Fisher of Men
Rave On (Buddy Holly cover)
I Get Ideas
Never Had Nobody Like You
To Go Home (Daniel Johnston cover)
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Such a Night (Elvis Presley cover)
Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry cover)
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Vincent O’Brien (with Conor Oberst)

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