Bonnie Prince Billy Shows


Here is a list of known live dates with the known setlists that Will Oldham played.
If you know more dates or setlists then let me know so I can add them.

Latest revision: 02/10/12
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12/03/08  San Francisco, CA, Cafe du Nord
Bonnie appeared as guest DJ after a Little Wings show.

11/04/08  Brookdale, CA, Brookdale Lodge
Bonnie sung along on two songs with Scout Niblett; "Do You Want To Be Buried With My People" & "Kiss"

22/05/08  Sausalita, CA, Headlands Center for the Arts
Apocalyptic Sublime: musician Will Oldham and photographer David Maisel will discuss their work and residencies
created during his 3-month residency at the Headlands Center.

death final
heart's arms
i won't ask again
there is something i have to say
there is no god

European dates, the band is here.

The covers on this tour are at least "Carry Home" by the Gun Club, "Would You Go With Me" by Josh Turner,
"Bird Dog" by the Everly Brothers, "One Day At A Time" by Yusuf Islam.
 "Stay" by Susanna Wallumrød was played at the Tivoli with Susanna Wallumrød.


15/06/08  Dublin, Vicar Street, Future Days Festival
16/06/08  Ravenna, Ronson
18/06/08  Skopje, Macedonia, MNT
20/06/08  Belgrade, Student Cultural Center
21/06/08  Zagreb, Teatar ITD
22/06/08  Vienna, WUK Kulturzentrum
23/06/08  Prague, Lucerna Music Bar
25/06/08  Helsinki, Tavastia
26/06/08  Tampere, Klubi
27/06/08  Gothenburg, Bohus Fästning
28/06/08  Stockholm, Berns
29/06/08  Oslo, Rockefeller, Øyafestivalen
01/07/08  Dresden, Alter Schlachthof 
02/07/08  Berlin, Schillertheater 
03/07/08  Hamburg, Fabrik
04/07/08  Rudolstadt, Rudolstadt 2008 Festival
06/07/08  Roskilde Festival
07/07/08  Århus, Voxhall
08/07/08  Copenhagen, Tivoli
10/07/08  Madrid, Joy Eslava
11/07/08  Lisbon, ZDB
12/07/08  Marvao, Festival In The Sky (did this take place?)
13/07/09  Porto, Meu Mercedes

Month                                 June    July
Day                                     22 23  2  8
Total of songs                          24 23 22 24

you remind me of something (glory goes)  1  7     6
keep eye on others gain                  2
strange form of life                     3 22    14
cursed sleep                             4     6
i am a cinematographer                   5       23
where is the puzzle                      6 17    12
lay and love                             7
the world’s greatest                     8 11 16 17
bed is for sleeping                      9  9
master and everyone                     10  5
for every field there’s mole            11  3     1
then the letting go                     12    18
goat and ram                            13
lie down in the light                   14     4 16
the lion lair                           15        2
carry home                              16 20
cold & wet                              17 16 11
rich wife full of happiness             18 12     7
no bad news                             19 18  1 19
you want that picture                   20  2  3  4
i see a darkness                        21       18
a king at night                         22 23 15 20
i’ll be glad                            23
death to everyone                       24
easy does it                                1  2  9
missing one                                 4
love comes to me                            6     8
big friday                                  8    12
the brute choir                            10
wai                                        13  8
the seedling                               14
what's missing is                          15    11
ohio river boat song                       19 17  9
so everyone                                21
i called you back                              5 22
rider                                          7
viva ultra                                     9
would you go with me                          10 
a sucker's evening                            12
64                                            13 10
one day at a time                             14  3
madeleine-mary                                19 21
bird dog                                      20 
stay                                          21 15
horses                                        22 24
no more workhorse blues                           5
i came to hear the music                         13

24/07/08  Louisville, KY Joe's Palm Room (secret show to prepare for the 26th according to this blog)

26/07/08  Jeffersontown, KY, Funtown

Bonnie Prince Billy with Thomas A. Minor and the Picket Line & Cheyenne Mize.
"Little Boxes" is a cover of Malvina Reynolds.

easy does it
for every field there's a mole
so everyone
lay and love
may it always be
goat and ram
lie down in the light
little boxes
a king at night
death to everyone
you remind me of something
wolf among wolves
you want that picture
we all, us three, will ride
ohio river boat song
i called you back

09/08/08  Charlottesville, VA, Gravity Lounge (6 pm and 10 pm) with the Anomoanon and Sarah White.

Bonnie played keyboards and maracas with the Anomoanon.
The Bonnie songs were backed by the Anomoanon.
"Fighting Words" is a song by Sarah White.
The setlists underneath come from the setlists on stage and from a review and may not be accurate.

ballade of villon and fat margot
going to the sea
o lady wind
green sea

easy does it
the lion lair
where is the puzzle
then the letting go
the way i am

Oldham Brothers;
raise her fist and shout
next time the sun comes around
goodbye dear old stepstone

black and brown
sadie and rudy
summer never ends
kick back
asleep many years in the woods

duets w. Sarah White;
so everyone
fightin' words
you want that picture

nomadic revery (all around)
death to everyone
the seedling
one with the birds
ohio river boat song

one that got away
bangalorey man

love comes to me
easy does it
the seedling
where is the puzzle
the way i am

Oldham Brothers;
night visiting song
john the baptist
i called you back

down and brown
night is most uncertain
the wanderer
johnny armstrong killed a calf
no quarter

duets w. Sarah White;
so everyone
fightin' words
you want that picture

at break of day
new partner
death to everyone
work hard/play hard
lost blues
lesson's from what's poor

Played with Emmett Kelly

28/09/08  Big Sur, CA, Henry Miller Library (benefit show for the all volunteer Big Sur fire brigade who saved Big Sur village from wild fires in early july)

Two songs were played by Bonnie. He also sung along with all the other artists that played that night in "This Land Is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie.

02/10/08  Los Angeles, CA, Royce Hall at UCLA ("McCabe's 50th Anniversary: A Living History of Music")

With Thomas A. Minor and the Picket Line.
"A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke and "Hemlocks and Primroses" by The Stanley Brothers were played at the Old Tarr Distillery.

03/10/08 San Francisco, CA, Swedish American Hall
05/10/08 San Francisco, CA, Golden Gate Park, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
20/11/08 Louisville, KY, Lisa's Oak st. Lounge (open mic night)
21/11/08 Lexington, KY, Old Tarr Distillery Hemlock: Tsuga Art & Music

Brazil with Emmett Kelly

26/11/08 Sorocaba, Usina Cultural
27/11/08 Sao Paulo, Studio SP
28/11/08 Salvador, Boomerangue
30/11/08 Porto Alegre, Centro Cultural Santander

04/12/08  New Orleans, LA, Tipitina's Uptown

Italy with Emmett Kelly & Cheyenne Mize.
Several new songs were played as well as some old ones like "Polestar Of My Life" and "Watch With Me".
And a cover of Susanna Wallumrød's "People Living" and one of June Tabor's "Where Are You Tonight".

17/12/08 Milan, Sacra Famiglia in Rogoredo
18/12/08 Novate Milanese, Chiesa San Gervosa Protaso
19/12/08 Grezzago, Chiesa San Martino

Will joins Arnett Hollow on stage for a Beatles cover, "Why Don't We Do It In The Road" at the end of the set.

26/12/08 Louisville, KY, Sky Bar


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