"We don't promote chaos, we preserve it."
Led by the one and only David Thomas, Pere Ubu brought this doctrine to Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday (6/29) as part of their 'Coed Jail!' tour promoting two new box sets: Architecture Of Language 1979-1982 and Elitism For The People, 1975-1978. As such, the setlist drew exclusively from the Cleveland protopunk/punk/postpunk icons' 1974-1982 era.
Fellow Ohio artist Obnox opened. Did you go? Pere Ubu's setlist, as well as some photos and videos from the show (and a list of remaining tour dates), are below.
SETLIST: Pere Ubu @ Bowery Ballroom 6/29/16
Heart Of Darkness
On the Surface
Rhapsody in Pink
The Modern Dance
Small Was Fast
The Long Walk Home
My Dark Ages
The Fabulous Sequel
The Vulgar Boatman Bird
Over My Head
West Side Story
The tour hits Ithaca, NY on Thursday, (6/20). All tour dates are listed below.
Pere Ubu 'Coed Jail!' Tour 2016
6/20 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
7/1 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
7/2 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
7/3 Cleveland, OH @ Ace of Cups
8/24 London, UK @ Corsica Studios
8/27 Nantes, France @ Les Rendez-vous de l'Edre 2016