Eric Burdon & the Animals played two nights at Highline Ballroom (night 1 pics & setlist)
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Eric Burdon @ Highline Ballroom, 5/15/2013
The band came out, and warmed the room up. the audience had a good mix of people, some old, some middle aged, and some young. Everyone seemed pretty excited, and the energy by this point was strong. Finally, he came out, and the band kicked into "When I Was Young".
Among the highlights were "Spill the Wine", which really sounded very funky and had a lot of life tonight, "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", which had a sort of reggae feel, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place", "I'm Crying", and, of course, the biggest and most famous song on the list, "House of the Rising Sun".
A strong overall performance by a musical legend, and it was really great to see him again! I think this show was probably a better performance than the two prior times I had seen him, although being front and center last time certainly enhanced the experience, I would say. But this was a very enjoyable evening, at affordable prices, and I was certainly glad to have been there! - [The Charbor Chronicles]
Rock legend Eric Burdon was in town this week with his current version of the Animals for two shows at Highline Ballroom on Wednesday and Thursday (5/15-5/16). (He also played a private show at the John Varvatos store on 5/14.) We caught his first Highline show and pictures from that, as well as the setlist, are in this post.
Eric's added a few shows to his 2013 schedule (like Bumbershoot) and an updated list of North American tour dates are listed, along with more highline pics, below.
SETLIST: Eric Burdon & the Animals @ Highline Ballroom 5/15/2013
When I was Young
Inside Looking Out
Spill the Wine
Bo Diddley Special
It's My Life
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Before You Accuse Me
We Gotta Get Out of This Place (With River is Rising tag)
House of the Rising Sun
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
Eric Burdon - 2013 North American Tour Dates
May 18 The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
May 19 The Egg - Albany NY
Jun 08 Harrah's - Lake Taho, NY
Jul 03 Snoqualmie Casino - Snoqualmie, WA w/ Ziggy Marley
July 5 Waterfront bluesfest Portland OR
July 7 Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa Canada
Aug 30 Buffalo Place, Buffalo NY
Aug 31 Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, WA
Sep 7 Deerfoot Inn and Casino Calgary, AB
Oct 11 The Saban Theatre - Beverly Hills, CA