The Disco Biscuits Offer Bust Outs In Adventurous Chicago Setlist
The band performed oldie “Awol’s Blues” for the first time since 2012.
The Disco Biscuits brought their 2023 Fall Tour to Chicago’s Riviera Theatre on Thursday. The quartet fit in a bust out of “Awol’s Blues” and more into the setlist last night.
The Disco Biscuits — bassist Marc Brownstein, guitarist Jon Gutwillig, keyboardist Aron Magner and drummer Allen Aucoin — launched the concert with a 19-minute ride on “Above The Waves,” which flowed into new tune, “Space Train,” before wrapping “Above The Waves.” A standalone “The Bridge,” which has only been played 18 times since 2010, came next.
Bisco then dusted off “Rockafella” for the first time since June 25, 2021 for a gap of 133 shows. “Rockafella” kicked off a three-song seamless set closing sequence that included “Tourists (Rocket Ship)” — a track off tDB’s new space themed rock opera Shocked! — followed by a dyslexic version (ending, then beginning), as per Phantasy Tour, of Brownie’s “Caterpillar” to cap the first frame.
The Disco Biscuits took “Caterpillar” inverted to open the second set. The quartet kept things inverted with a 21-minute “Shelby Rose” followed by another well-jammed outing on the 2023-debuted, “Falling,” which is a new Gutwillig/Magner-composed song written for the stage adaptation of the Hot Air Balloon rock opera, The Very Moon: A Steampunk Musical. Next, “Astronaut” encompassed an inverted “Svenghali” to close out the set.
The Disco Biscuits returned to encore with “Awol’s Blues.” Debuted in 1997, Bisco had not performed the song since December 29, 2012 in New York City for a gap of 390 shows. Listen to “Awol’s Blues” and more in official audio via nugs.net below:
The Disco Biscuits continue the Midwest swing of their fall tour tonight in Milwaukee. Check out their itinerary below:
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