Brad Kicks Off U.S. Tour

by John Reynolds on October 4, 2010

With Pearl Jam’s exciting Bridge School Benefit appearance in the near future, Brad fills the first few weeks of October nicely with some opening slots on the Band of Horses tour, as well as some headlining shows and in-store appearances.

September 27-28, High Dive, Seattle, WACancelled

October 1, Val Air Ballroom, Des Moines, IA
supporting:
Band of Horses
set: Price of Love, Every Whisper, Low, Believe in Yourself, Never Let Each Other Down, Oh My Goodness, Secret Girl, Buttercup, Day Brings, Screen

Brad, 2010-10-01, DesMoines, IA, courtesy of Travis Goddard

Brad, 2010-10-01, DesMoines, IA, courtesy of Travis Goddard

Album Breakdown

  • Best Friends? (2010) – 5
  • Welcome To Discovery Park (2002) – 1
  • Interiors (1997) – 2
  • Shame (1993) – 2

October 3, Double Door, Chicago, IL
supporting act:
Happy Chichester
set: Isn’t That Right, Bless Me Father, Every Whisper, Low, La La La, Buttercup, Never Let Each Other Down, 20th Century, Nadine, Lift, Wrapped In My Memory, Crown of Thorns, Takin’ It Easy, Secret Girl, Screen, The Day Brings,
encore: Purple Rain, Suffering

  • Best Friends? (2010) – 3
  • Welcome To Discovery Park (2002) – 3
  • Interiors (1997) – 3
  • Shame (1993) – 4
  • Covers – 5 = Shawn Smith (1), Satchel (2), Prince (1), Mother Love Bone (1)

If you are new to Brad, you can see from the album breakdowns below that they are dipping equally from their 4-album catalog.  A 10-song, 45-minute opening slot for Band of Horses makes that a really great twin-bill and 17 songs with some killer covers for a headlining show is a great night out.

The Brad Tour continues this week through the Midwest and heads to the Northeast next weekend. Going? Give us a shout!

John Reynolds ( Twitter: @jjjrrr )
A New Jersey based programmer, John handles TFT’s programming and technical aspects. He also conceives and writes his share of TFT’s articles and sections. John’s first Pearl Jam show was at Lollapalooza on August 12, 1992.

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