Watch King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Kick Off Berlin Show With Back-To-Back Debuts

The show at Columbiahalle began with a pair of live premieres.

By Andy Kahn May 21, 2024 7:25 am PDT

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard brought their current tour of Europe to Berlin’s Columbiahalle on Monday night. The concert began with the German audience treated to back-to-back live debuts of songs off two different albums.

KGLW selected “Extinction” to open Monday’s show, marking its first public performance by the band. The song appeared on the prolific group’s most recent studio album, 2023’s electronic-infused The Silver Cord.

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The “Extinction” debut included a tease of “Gondii” before the band fully segued into “Gondii.” Marking the second consecutive live premiere, “Gondii” appeared on KGLW’s 2022 album, Changes. Returning the favor, “Gondii” was infused with “Extinction” teases and quotes.

Elements of “Extinction” surfaced within other songs on Monday’s setlist, showing up during “The River” and “Wah Wah.” The concert also featured “The Dripping Tap” surrounding the band’s second performance of the recently debuted new song, “Sad Pilot,” which has not yet made it to a KGLW record. “The Dripping Tap” incorporated parts of “Sad Pilot, “Motor Spirit” and “Witchcraft.”

Monday’s concert came to a close with the second performance of another recently debuted song, “Flamethrower,” from the 2023 album PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation. “Gila Monster” then served as the finale.

Watch King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard debut “Extinction” and “Gondii” at the start of their concert last night in Berlin below:


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Setlist (via KGLW.net)

Set One: Extinction[1] -> Gondii[1], Magma, The Dripping Tap -> Sad Pilot > The Dripping Tap, The River[2] -> Wah Wah, Let Me Mend the Past, Doom City, Planet B, Flamethrower[3], Gila Monster

Notes:

  • [1] Debut
  • [2] Unfinished
  • [3] No synth outro

This show featured a new synth table setup and the debuts of Extinction and Gondii. Grace Cummings unfortunately missed a second show due to illness, and was replaced with local Berlin artist Cosey Mueller. Extinction contained a Gondii tease. Gondii contained Extinction teases and quotes. The Dripping Tap contained Sad Pilot teases, Motor Spirit quotes, and a Witchcraft tease. The River contained a Motor Spirit tease, Wah Wah teases and quotes, and Extinction teases, and was unfinished. Wah Wah contained The River teases and Extinction teases and quotes. Before Gila Monster, Happy Birthday was teased. Gila Monster contained a Dragon tease. All Is Known and Rattlesnake were on the physical setlist (before and after Doom City respectively), but were cut for time.

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