Sharon Van Etten, John Mulaney & Nilufer Yanya @ Beacon Theatre (pics, videos)
Sharon Van Etten is on tour now in support of her awesome, synth-fueled new album Remind Me Tomorrow, and she played a big, sold-out show in NYC on Saturday (2/9) at Beacon Theatre. She played every song on the new album, and while she used to always be behind a guitar at her shows, she spent the majority of the show just singing, and the ability to move around the stage made for a very cool, very different experience than past SVE shows -- especially for the single "Seventeen," which brought the crowd to their feet. She did play guitar on a few songs though, including the old fave "One Day" where she picked up a familiar red guitar she named Ruby. She also covered Sinead O'Connor's "Black Boys on Mopeds," and did other crowd pleasers from earlier albums like "Serpents," "Every Time the Sun Comes Up," and more.
Like the rest of the tour, Nilufer Yanya (whose debut album Miss Universe comes out March 22 via ATO) opened, which was a very well-matched pairing. This show also had the last-minute addition of comedian John Mulaney, who Fred Armisen handpicked after he had to drop off the show. Mulaney did a 20 minute set, and noted that it was his first time performing at the Beacon, but that he had been there to see Steely Dan nine times. He also talked about his wife using the Marie Kondo method to get rid of clutter in their home, including a t-shirt Mulaney bought at Kanye West's Life of Pablo tour with Donda West on the front and Robert Kardashian on the back.
Pictures of the show are in the gallery above. A couple videos and Sharon's full setlist below...
Sharon Van Etten at Beacon Theatre - 2/9/19 Setlist
No One's Easy to Love
Black Boys on Mopeds (Sinéad O’Connor cover)
Every Time The Sun Comes Up
I Told You Everything
photos by Ellen Qbertplaya