Kurt Vile Joins Yo La Tengo On The Cure Cover In Philadelphia

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Yo La Tengo brought their tour in support of their newly released studio album There’s A Riot Going On to Philadelphia’s Union Transfer on Saturday evening. The band welcomed local guitarist Kurt Vile to sit-in on a cover by The Cure and a track from the new album.

Yo La Tengo’s first set opened with “You Are Here” from the new record. Fellow album cuts “Forever,” “Ashes” and “She May, She Might” were also chosen for set one, along with earlier originals such as “Is That Enough” and “Black Flowers.”

Vile emerged toward the end of the set to add guitar to “Friday I’m In Love.” Yo La Tengo recorded a version of The Cure hit on their 2015 LP Stuff Like That There. The guest guitarist stuck around for the set-closing take on the There’s A Riot Going On track “Here You Are.”

The second set began with the new LP’s “Dream Dream Away” and after “False Alarm” an additional two songs from the album, “For You Too” and “Shades of Blue” marked the end of the new material for the night. “Five-Cornered Drone (Crispy Duck),” “Autumn Sweater,” “Sugarcube” and “Blue Line Swinger” were among the other second set selections. The encore saw the trio offer covers of “Right Side of My Mind” by Angry Samoans and “Dreaming” by Sun Ra between a requested performance of “Detouring America With Horns.”

Watch audience-shot video footage of Vile with YLT captured by Marcus Slade below:

[Friday I’m In Love]

[Here You Are]

Setlist

Yo La Tengo at Union Transfer

Set 1
  • You Are Here
  • Forever
  • The Ballad of Red Buckets
  • Ashes
  • She May, She Might
  • Is That Enough
  • Black Flowers
  • Friday I'm in Love  
  • Here You Are
Set 2
  • Dream Dream Away
  • False Alarm
  • For You Too
  • Shades of Blue
  • Five-Cornered Drone (Crispy Duck)
  • Autumn Sweater
  • Shaker
  • Nothing to Hide
  • Sugarcube
  • Blue Line Swinger
Encore
  • Right Side of My Mind  
  • Detouring America With Horns  
  • Dreaming  

Tour Dates for
Yo La Tengo

  • Apr
    19
    2019
  • Apr
    26
    2019
  • Jun
    23
    2019
    • Terminal D Moll Adossat
    • Barcelona 08039
    • Spain
    Aug
    8
    2019

Tour Dates for
Kurt Vile

    • Black Rock Road
    • Byron Bay 2481
    • Australia
    Apr
    20
    2019
    • 210 Tallarook-Pyalong Rd
    • Tallarook 3659
    • Australia
    Apr
    21
    2019
  • Apr
    22
    2019
  • Apr
    27
    2019
  • Apr
    28
    2019
    • Grove Road
    • London E3 5TB
    • United Kingdom
    May
    26
    2019
    • Nimes
    • France
    May
    30
    2019
    • Rambla Prim 2-4
    • Barcelona SPA
    • Spain
    May
    31
    2019
    • Beekse Bergen 1
    • Hilvarenbeek 5081
    • Netherlands
    Jun
    2
    2019
    • Nordenskiöldinkatu
    • Helsinki 00250
    • Finland
    Jun
    6
    2019
    • Søren Frichsvej/Huginsvej
    • Aarhus 8000
    • Denmark
    Jun
    8
    2019
    • Vålandstårnet
    • Stavanger 4010
    • Norway
    Jun
    14
    2019
    • Bergen
    • Norway
    Jun
    15
    2019
  • Jun
    19
    2019
  • Jun
    20
    2019
    • Poljana Zdenka Mikine 47
    • Zagreb 10000
    • Croatia
    Jun
    24
    2019
  • Jun
    25
    2019
    • Plinton UK
    • United Kingdom
    Jun
    26
    2019
  • Jun
    26
    2019
    • Werchter
    • Belgium
    Jun
    28
    2019
  • Jul
    18
    2019
  • Jul
    19
    2019
    • 1501 West Randolph Street
    • Chicago, IL 60606
    • United States
    Jul
    20
    2019
  • Jul
    21
    2019
  • Jul
    23
    2019
  • Jul
    25
    2019
  • Jul
    26
    2019
  • Jul
    27
    2019
  • Jul
    28
    2019
  • Jul
    30
    2019
  • Jul
    31
    2019
  • Aug
    1
    2019
    • 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
    • Montreal, Quebec H3C 1A9
    • Canada
    Aug
    2
    2019
    • 1340C A1A S
    • St Augustine, FL 32080
    • United States
    Sep
    7
    2019
    • 937 Phillips Lane
    • Louisville, KY 40209
    • United States
    Sep
    22
    2019