European Tour: Berlin – Stuttgart + Video Goodie (full Berlin concert)

Friedrichstadtpalast – Berlin / Germany – May 6th, 2015

Setlist

Water’s Edge
The Weeping Song
Red Right Hand
Brompton Oratory
Higgs Boson Blues
Mermaids
The ship Song
From Her To Eternity
Stranger Than Kindess
Love Letter
Into My Arms
West Country Girl
Tupelo
Black Hair
The Mercy Seat
Jubilee Street

Encore

We No Who U R
Up Jumped the Devil
Avalanche
God Is In The House
Nobody’s Baby Now
Breathless
Jack the Ripper

Push the Sky Away

Videos:

Black Hair. Really funny moment where Nick explains that the song is not about his hair. Some guy shouts that it’s dyed and he is all: “Bullshit! It’s natural. It’s magic hair!” and just bursts out laughing.

 

Someone actually recorded the full show. You can watch it on YouTube or download it at Mega (mp4 file about 1.25 Go).

Reviews: Berliner Morgen Post

Fan review:

Karolina Drozdowska on Facebook. I actually got there late, as my companion (my very pregnant best friend) had a small pregnant lady’s emergency – but her big belly and the look of complete panic on her face got a very nice Friedrichstadt-Palast employee to open the doors for us and show us to our seats in under 10 seconds. So we came in one minute into Water’s Edge. Our seats weren’t great, but when Nick sat at the piano I could look straight into his face and I also had a quite nice view of Warren’s back. I’m rather used to the Polish concert atmosphere, so I was surprised at how reserved and well behaved the German fans were – Nick was standing at the very edge of the stage during some songs and almost no one tried to grab or touch him – maybe it was partly because it was a seated concert, so people felt they should behave. My last Nick concert (Gdynia 2013) was a near death experience, with people literally fighting over who gets to touch him, desperately wanting him to touch them, bless them, love them, fuck them, like he was a photo-negative version of John Paul II, only a much better, singing, dancing, piano-playing one. The Berlin audience was very polite. At one point Nick saw a girl in the first row that he liked and reached out for her, and she just sat there, intimidated for a bit, before she finally touched his hand (making me die a little inside). At another point, a girl climbed onto the stage, walked to him and gave him flowers. Nick hugged her before demanding a vase to put the flowers in (he got a pint glass and placed the flowers on his piano). And the songs. The ship song which almost made me cry, Mercy Seat, dark and dreadful, Jubilee Street (this song should only be played in concerts). Jesus Christ, I’ve actually forgot how awesome Up Jumped the Devil is! And Avalanche… Before playing Black Hair Nick said: “This song is called Black Hair… it’s not about my hair”, and some guy in the audience (if you’re reading this, I love you) shouted: “No, cause yours is dyed”. “Fuck you, no way!”, Nick replied, pretending to be mortified, “This is, um, magic hair”, he said, before cracking up completely and laughing. “I don’t think I’ll be able to sing it now”, he said, but he managed it beautifully. They played for two and a half hours. Brilliant, brilliant, fantastic. The best concert of my life. Till the next one, that is.

Bethovensaal – Stuttgart / Germany – May 7th, 2015

Setlist

Water’s Edge
The Weeping Song
Red Right Hand
Brompton Oratory
Higgs Boson Blues
Mermaids
The Ship Song
From Her to Eternity
Stranger Than Kindness
Love Letter
Into My Arms
West Country Girl
Tupelo
Black Hair
The Mercy Seat
Jubilee Street

Encore

We No Who U R
People Ain’t No Good
Breathless
Jack the Ripper
Up Jumped the Devil
Push the Sky away

Videos

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3 thoughts on “European Tour: Berlin – Stuttgart + Video Goodie (full Berlin concert)

  1. The setlist for Stuttgart isn’t entirely correct. I don’t remember everything, but I’m sure he didn’t play “Breathless”. The list in the article on Regioactive.de confirms this: everything as listed here, but no Breathless. Not that important though 😉

  2. Oh yeees I totally agree about difference between Poland and Germany! 😀 Saw Grinderman in Poland and indeed it was partly a near death experience. We are a bit boring in Germany, but no one will push their elbows into your kidneys while screaming so loud into your ears that you feel like you will lose your shit and beat them straight into their faces even though you usually consider yourself being a peaceful person 😀 I loved Poland anyway, it was such a different experience and that extreme hysteria was really something new for me 🙂

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