The Cribs wrap up US tour in Brooklyn

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Union Pool show is a raucous end to the jaunt

The Cribs completed their North American tour last night with a last-minute performance at Union Pool in Brooklyn.

After a sell-out performance at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday (August 9), the Wakefield trio played two further shows in Washington DC and Philadelphia before returning to New York for the Brooklyn gig.

‘I didn’t get any sleep last night’ Ryan Jarman told the packed house of his previous night’s shenanigans in Washington DC ‘There’s a funny story attached, but I won’t bore you with the details’.

The band then tore through an hour-long set which included a recently written track ‘Don’t You Wanna Be Relevant?’ and a cover of Huggy Bear’s ‘Concrete Life’.

The show was also the only airing on the tour of ‘We Can No Longer Cheat You’ and ‘My Life Flashed Before My Eyes’.

The crowd were typically rowdy for a Cribs show, even venturing into crowd-surfing, practically unheard of from a New York audience. ‘I’ve lived in New York three years, I go to four shows a week, and I’ve never seen crowd-surfing’ an audience member told Ryan Jarman after the show.

The show was the final performance in The Cribs mostly sold-out US tour which included a slot at Lollapalooza in Chicago.

They played:

‘Our Bovine Public’

‘Mirror Kissers’

‘You’re Gonna Lose Us’

‘Girls Like Mystery’

‘I’m A Realist’

‘Moving Pictures’

‘We Can No Longer Cheat You’

‘My Life Flashed Before My Eyes’

‘Women’s Needs’

‘Martell Miniatures’

‘Men’s Needs’

‘Don’t You Wanna Be Relevant?’

‘What About Me?’

‘Another Number’

‘Ancient History’

‘The Wrong Way To Be’

–By our New York staff.

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