photos by Greg Cristman

With riffs and bravado fighting for attention, Detroit's Electric Six have always had tongue firmly in cheek, back to the days of “Danger! High Voltage!” when they claimed they invented the night. So the chance to see them on a boat may have been the ultimate E6 experience. They did just that, playing aboard the Rocks Off Concert Cruise on August 19. (They also played WFMU Monty in New Jersey on 8/20). Electric Six played two sets that hit most of their early '00s favorites -- "Danger! High Voltage!," "Gay Bar," "Dance Commander" -- along with tracks from the rest of their catalog, as well as covers of David Bowie's "Cat People" and the Phil Collins and Philip Bailey's yachty "Easy Lover." Frontman Dick Valentine looked the part, decked out in a Skipper's hat. Setlist is below and pictures from the cruise are in the gallery above.

Electric Six will be back in NYC on their fall tour, playing The Studio at Webster Hall on September 30 with In the Whale. Tickets for that show are on sale now and all dates are listed below.

SETLIST: Electric Six @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise 8/19/2016
Electric Six
After Hours
Down at McDonnelzzz
The New Shampoo
Gay Bar
Gay Bar Part Two
She's White
When Cowboys File for Divorce
Free Samples
Formula 409

Set 2:
Future Is in the Future
Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (Bowie)
Devil Nights
Naked Pictures (of Your Mother)
Night Vision
Improper Dancing
(Who The Hell Just) Call My Phone?
Danger! High Voltage
Dance Epidemic
I Buy The Drugs
Dance Commander

Easy Lover (Phil Collins & Philip Bailey cover)

Electric Six - 2016 Tour Dates
Sep 23 The Loft Lansing, MI
Sep 24 Hell's Half Mile Festival Bay City, MI
Sep 26 The Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Canada
Sep 27 Red Dog Peterborough, Canada
Sep 28 Studio @ The Waiting Room Buffalo, NY
Sep 29 Middle East Cambridge, MA
Sep 30 Studio @ Webster Hall New York, NY
Oct 01 Metro Gallery Baltimore, MD
Oct 02 Black Cat Washington, DC
Oct 04 Milkboy Philadelphia, PA
Oct 05 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
Oct 06 The Earl Atlanta, GA
Oct 07 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
Oct 08 Saturn Birmingham, AL
Oct 09 Zanzabar Louisville, KY
Oct 11 Club Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 12 The Basement Columbus, OH
Oct 13 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
Oct 14 Double Door Chicago, IL
Oct 15 Frankie's Toledo, OH
Nov 06 Hole In The Roof Deal, United Kingdom
Nov 07 Fruit Hull, United Kingdom
Nov 08 The Aquarium, Claremont Pier Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Nov 09 Sub 89 Reading, United Kingdom
Nov 10 Opera Club Saint Petersburg, Russia
Nov 11 Teatr Club Moskva, Russia
Nov 12 Badaboum Paris, France
Nov 14 BACKSTAGE HALLE Munich, Germany
Nov 15 SO 36 Berlin, Germany
Nov 16 Matrix Bochum, Germany
Nov 17 Wiener Hof Offenbach Am Main, Germany
Nov 18 Doornroosje Nijmegen, Netherlands
Nov 19 Muziekgieterijg Maastricht, Netherlands
Nov 20 Tivolivredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands
Nov 22 O2 Academy 2 Newcastle Newcastle, United Kingdom
Nov 23 Manchester Academy 3 Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 24 Oran Mor Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 25 Limelight Belfast, United Kingdom
Nov 26 The Academy Dublin, Ireland
Nov 27 O2 Academy 2 Liverpool Liverpool, United Kingdom
Nov 29 Fibbers York, United Kingdom
Nov 30 O2 Academy 2 Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom
Dec 01 O2 Academy 2 Sheffield Sheffield, United Kingdom
Dec 02 O2 Academy Islington London, United Kingdom
Dec 03 Concorde 2 Brighton, United Kingdom
Dec 04 The Globe Cardiff, United Kingdom
Dec 05 The Scene Swansea, United Kingdom
Dec 31 St. Andrew's Hall Detroit, MI

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