Norman Blake joins the band for a rousing run through the Fannies' debut single 'Everything Flows'...
Blake joined the band for a cover of the Teenage Fanclub‘s 1990 debut single ‘Everything Flows’, which Idlewild covered on the B-side of their last single, ‘Live In A Hiding Place’, for the encore at their gig on Monday night (December 16). He played guitar and traded verses of the song with Roddy Woomble. He remained on stage for the rest of the encore, ‘In The Remote Part’/’Scottish Fiction’.
The show’s setlist ran:
‘You Held The World In Your Arms’
‘A Modern Way Of Letting Go’
‘These Wooden Ideas’
‘I’m A Message’
‘I Am What I Am Not’
‘Happy To Be Here Tonight’
‘When I Argue I See Shapes’
‘Live In A Hiding Place’
‘Century After Century’
‘Stay The Same’
‘Film For The Future’
‘In The Remote Part/Scottish Fiction’
Blake had previously sung on Idlewild‘s recorded cover version of the song.
The band rounded off their triumphant headline tour last night (December 17) in their home town of Edinburgh, getting a great reception despite Roddy Woomble apologising that his voice was just about ready to pack in.
In addition to their NME Award Show at London Astoria on February 8 – Idlewild, click here for tickets – the band will tour early next year, calling at:
Derry Nerve Centre (January 30)
Belfast Queens University (31)
Dublin Ambassador (February 1)
Whitehaven Civic Hall (3)
Aberdeen Music Hall (5)
Glasgow Barrowlands (6)
Cardiff University (7).
The band also have a series of gigs lined up in Australia> in February.