Tour to support the "Mythmaker" album. Line-up includes: Ogre, cEvin Key and Justin Bennett.
Dates Lifted from skinnypuppy.com
May 24: Santa Cruz, CA ~ The Catalyst
May 25: Portland, OR ~ Crystal Ballroom
May 27: Boise, ID ~ The Big Easy
May 29: Salt Lake City, UT ~ The Depot
May 30: Denver, CO ~ Ogden Theatre
June 1: Chicago, IL ~ Houes Of Blues
June 2: Detroit, MI ~ St. Andrews Hall
June 3: Cleveland, OH ~ Agora Theater
June 5: Toronto, ON ~ Kool Haus
June 6: Montreal, QC ~ Le Spectrum
June 7: Boston, MA ~ Avalon Ballroom
June 8: Philadelphia, PA ~ Electric Factory
June 9: New York, NY ~ Nokia Theater Times Square
June 11: Washington DC ~ 9:30 Club
June 12: Baltimore, MD ~ Sonar (Cancelled)
June 14: Atlanta, GA ~ Center Stage
June 15: New Orleans, LA ~ House Of Blues
June 16: Houston, TX ~ Warehouse Live
June 17: Dallas, TX ~ House Of Blues
June 19: Tempe, AZ ~ Marquee Theater
June 21: San Francisco, CA ~ The Fillmore
June 22: Los Angeles, CA ~ Henry Fonda Theater
June 23: Los Angeles, CA ~ Henry Fonda Theater
June 24: Anaheim, CA ~ House Of Blues
August 6: Utrecht, Holland ~ Tivoli
August 7: Berlin, Germany ~ Columbia Club
August 8: Vienna, Austria at WUK
August 9: Prague, Czech Republic ~ Roxy
August 10: Budapest, Hungary ~ Sziget Festival
August 12: Hildesheim, Germany ~ M'era Luna Festival
August 14: London, United Kingdom ~ Astoria
August 15: Manchester, United Kingdom ~ Academy 2
Pro-shot video, performing Rodent at M'era Luna Festival 2007.
Social Deception ----------
On the May 25th Portland show, Bill Leeb came on stage during Social Deception. This was not planned and happened on the spot
Fascist Jock Itch
Far Too Frail*
* - two encores per show, and they were switched around like the 2004 tour. However, on some dates, both sets were played.
# - Played only on the June 23 LA show (as the first encore set).
! - On the May 25th Portland show, Bill Leeb came on stage during Social Deception.
:: concert reviews:::
Salt Lake City 5/29/07:
Just got home, and figured I'd jot down some thoughts. I've still got so much adrenaline that it's not like I'll be sleeping soon anyways.
Otto did his thing, and I'll let someone who is more a fan of his than I am tell you how it was. The best I can say is that his set was...chaotic.
I'll give the guy mad props for doing what he does with an undeniable passion, but it just doesn't click with me for some reason.
Your mileage my vary, and I can already feel the negative karma coming my way.
He played for about 40 minutes.SP's set list was the same as posted previous, but in case you missed it:
Fascist Jock Itch
We were about 3 rows back towards the left of the stage (shitty camera pics below).
The white screen was set up on the left, drum kit in the middle, and cEvin's kit on the right.
You could tell it was early in the tour, as the screen only had a few blood splatters on it.
Other than that, there was really nothing else onstage, other than the backing white screen.
SP came on about 9:20 to a very raucous crowd. The place looked pretty packed from where
I was standing, and you could tell people were excited. I was actually a little concerned during the opening song (Anger)
because you could barely hear Ogre at all. However, they seemed to make some adjustments and things were fine by the time they got to Ugli.
Ogre basically stayed behind the screen for the first 5 songs, but had some very cool props making sinister shadows.
The best one was the swinging crucifix during Ugli. About halfway through the song, he poked his hand out through the
screen and started swinging it around. Very cool effect. The only problem with the screen is that the lighting was such
that you could only intermittently see the shadow. They set it up so the main light caused the shadow to project on the far
side of the screen, away from the audience. Thankfully, there were enough lights flashing around that we could tell what was
going on.I believe he finally came out for Rodent. Mouth full of blood, wife-beater, and what looked like air compressor tubing
around his arms and back. As soon as he came out, the energy level immediately took a major jump. During the next song (Pedafly)
the crowd reaction was pretty surprising, but in a very good way. To put it mildly, the place absolutely went apeshit.
Bodies flying everywhere, Ogre snarling and stalking back and forth across the stage...it was the highlight of the show for me.
I'm glad we caught them early on this tour, as all 3 members seemed to have a ton of energy and looked like they were having a blast.
Ogre went back behind the screen for a couple more songs (can't remember which ones), but played the majority of the set in front of the crowd.
Throughout the show, he add a few more props in addition to the tubing. He put on a glove with wires that connected to his back, some kind of
fucked up welders mask, and finally what looked like a welding torch for FJI and Haze. I think it was supposed to squirt blood, as he kept
pointing it towards the crowd and squeezing a trigger. He would also point it at the screen, squeeze the trigger, then shake it and mess
with the tubing as if something were wrong with it. Or maybe that was just part of the show.The only crowd interaction was before the encore.
Ogre said thanks, then something to the effect of "I've been going through a lot of things lately that have made me grow up a bit".
He then put on possibly the creepiest smile I've ever seen and growled, "So, what would you like to do now?". Very cool.
I've been to north of 150 shows in my lifetime, and this one is easily in the top 3. It was an absolutely
amazing performance from start to finish. The energy from both the band and the crowd was phenomenal.
Most of us that have seen SP live before know that their shows can be somewhat of a transcendent experience,
and every concert you see after it pales in comparison. This one was no exception.
A utterly brilliant show, and I can't wait to see them again.One last thing:
A special message to the giant fucktard in the blue polo shirt standing on the left side of the stage.
When you're at a concert standing in the first 2 rows, people are going to fucking bump into you and there's going to be some jostling.
This is what happens at concerts. It does not, however, give you the right to start sucker-punching anyone who happens to get within 5 feet of you.
I saw this 6'4" douchnozzle haul off and deck 3 different people during the course of the show simply
because they got pushed into him. Asshole. There's your after-action report. Here's a couple crappy
camera phone pics taken during Amnesia. I got about a dozen in all, but these are the only two that aren't
just a giant blue blur:
Taken with permission from www.skinny-puppy.info formerly titled "The Vault of Skinny Puppy." Updated version by radi0n