pics: Devendra Banhart @ Webster Hall
Banhart and company worked the setlist to masterfully work the momentum of the show. Atmospheric songs with ethereal vocals would be followed up by louder, more uptempo tracks like “Baby.” Almost all of Banhart’s songs seem to deal about love in one form of another. Though it can be shown in happier, upbeat songs and then some somber sounding tracks that you could listen to while having a good cry in the bath.
During a portion of the show, Banhart’s bandmates absconded from the stage, leaving Banhart alone to take and play requests from the crowd. A knot of fans right in front of Banhart’s mic fed him some quality requests and even helped him with the words when he blanked during “Won’t You Come Over.”
Devendra Banhart's tour for Ape in Pink Marble hit the East Coast this week, stopping in Philadelphia earlier this week (see the review snippet above) before NYC's Webster Hall on Thursday night (3/16) which was the final show of his tour. The night was opened by short solo sets from individual members of Devendra's band, including H. Hawkline. Pictures from the Webster Hall show are in the gallery above.
Devendra plays Coachella in April, followed by dates in Japan and Europe. All dates listed below...
Devendra Banhart - 2017 Tour Dates
April 16, 2017 /// Coachella /// Indio, CA
April 23, 2017 /// Coachella /// Indio, CA
May 8, 2017 /// Billboard Live /// Osaka, JAPAN
May 10, 2017 /// Billboard Live /// Tokyo, JAPAN
June 20, 2017 /// Columbiahalle /// Berlin, GERMANY
June 22, 2017 /// VEGA /// Copenhagen, DENMARK
June 24, 2017 /// Auditorium de Milano /// Milan, ITALY
June 26, 2017 /// Botanique Orangerie /// Brussels, BELGIUM
June 30, 2017 /// Vida Festival /// Vilanova i la Geltrú, SPAIN
July 5, 2017 /// Worldwide Festival /// Sète, FRANCE
July 6, 2017 /// Days Off Festival /// Paris, FRANCE
July 15, 2017 /// WUK /// Vienna, AUSTRIA
July 16, 2017 /// Muffathalle /// Munich, GERMANY
July 18, 2017 /// Hackney Empire /// London, ENGLAND
July 19, 2017 /// Bataclan /// Paris, FRANCE
photos by Gretchen Robinette