Stockholm Syndrome Tour Blog 10: SoCal, Arizona, Colorado

Stockholm Syndrome Tour Blog Part 10: SoCal, Arizona & Colorado

Another report from tour manager Danny Owen:

Stockholm Syndrome
After a short trip down from L.A. the band found themselves near San Diego and ready to go for the last show in the state of California. SS had decided to change up their stage plot to feature Danny, Dave, Jerry and Eric going from stage right to stage left. I reckon the reason being is so they can hear each other a little bit better and give each other the room they need.

At the Belly Up, the band got things started with a great version of "Easter" and continued a strong set that included an "Emma's Pissed" > "That Which Is Coming" before ending the set with a rockin' "American Fork."

Set 2 started with a mean "Lick The Tears." This reggae-rocker is proving to be a true crowd pleaser. "LTT" was followed by a great "Empire One," "Apollo" and "Milk." All upbeat tunes that had the entire audience dancing as hard as they could. A rockin' "Jacobs Ladder" came later in the set and the band encored with "Wisconsin Death Trip." The run through Cali was delightful and the band thanks everyone who made it out!

03.09.10 | Belly Up | Solana Beach, CA
Set I: Easter, Couldn't Get It Right, Emma's Pissed > That Which Is Coming, Miranda, White Dirt, American Fork
Set II: Lick The Tears, Empire One, Apollo, Milk, Spy, Jacob's Ladder, Tight
E: Wisconsin Death Trip

Stockholm Syndrome
The band began their journey back eastward stopping in Flagstaff, Arizona for a Wednesday night romp. The night kicked-off with a tune not yet played called "Pumpkin Time." The well received song was followed by "Counter Clock World" and a very inspired version of "Tarantula Hawk." Next up was a song that also hadn't seen the dark of night yet called "Muscle." The band executed a perfect "Purple Hearts" > "Shining Path" with Danny Louis leading the charge through the segue. Danny has proven to be the X Factor on all of the shows. Never quite certain how he will mix into the songs beyond the written out parts, he always seems to bring new life and sounds to every piece. Nothing is played the same way twice and as touring artists playing night after night, it truly does help to keep things interesting and fresh.

Set 2 started with a great version of "Flirted With You All My Life" and continued to bowl the crowd over with "Conscious Contact," "Friendly Fire" and "Red Lightning." The encore escapes me at this moment so we'll have to rely on the tapes... So far every show but L.A. has been captured by the tapers so be on the look out on archive.net and LMA for these shows as you'll definitely want to hear this band live. Thanks to Chris and Matty Z for taking care of the band and crew.

03.10.10 | Orpheum Theater | Flagstaff, AZ
Set I: Pumpkin Time, Counter Clock World, Tarantula Hawk, Muscle, Sing Bird Sing, Purple Hearts > Shining Path
Set II: Flirted With You All My Life, Emma's Pissed, Conscious Contact, Wisconsin Death Trip, Friendly Fire, Red Lightning, Light is Like Water
E: ?

Stockholm Syndrome
SS took a nice day off in the mountain town of Mountain Village, CO. Band needed some rest, albeit at 9,000 feet, but it was still well deserved rest. Getting ready for their KOTO sponsored show at the Convention Center in Mountain Village, the band took in the town of Telluride and all it had to offer.

They had a great turnout for this one as the town and slopes were abuzz. Jerry penned a rockin' first set that included a great "These Grey Days," "Crime & Punishment" and "Milk." They ended the set with a rousing version of "Empire One."

Back to the dressing room to suck on the oxygen tank and catch their collective breath, the band was feeling really good about what they just threw down even if they were all breathing a little slower.

Set 2 was even more rocking as they introduced a Jerry Joseph classic known as "Drive." Probably one of my favorite tunes penned by Jerry, he let it all hang out on this one. Taking off his guitar at one point and just preaching to the audience about the good ol' days of getting crunk and doing things maybe one shouldn't, it was a very deep cut. Following this awe inspiring tune was a great "Bouncing Very Well" which saw Danny Louis and Dave Schools lock up into some soloing that teased some Gov't Mule and saw Dave drop a nice "Chilly Water" tease that of course pleased the crowd. "Emma's Pissed" was next, still holding her spot as one of the best tunes these guys have crafted which then melted into a very well played version of "White Dirt." A rockin' "Lick The Tears" had the crowd going batty and then the guys came back with a "Wisconsin Death Trip" for an encore.

Thanks to KOTO, Janice and Norman and the folks at the Convention Center for taking good care of everyone. On to Aspen, sure to be another barn burner... Just two more shows!

03.12.10 | Telluride Convention Center | Mountain Village, CO
Set I: Couldn't Get It Right, These Grey Days, Crime & Punishment, Miranda, In Your Cups, Milk, Apollo, Empire One
Set II: Flirted With You All My Life, Drive, Bouncing Very Well, Emma's Pissed > White Dirt, Lick The Tears
E: Wisconsin Death Trip

Check back soon for the final installment of the Stockholm Syndrome Tour Blog...

In 2004 JamBase's Editor-in-Chief Aaron Kayce was invited to document the birth of Stockholm Syndrome as they performed their first shows across Europe. You can read about it here.

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