Band were setting up five minutes before set time
Maximo Park struggled to make their sold-out show at Webster Hall in New York last night (July 12) as a result of bus issues.
The band’s tour bus broke down in neighbouring state Connecticut yesterday afternoon, and following major delays, they managed to get their equipment to the Union Square-area venue within minutes of their stage time.
Taking to the stage at 9.30, the band opened with ‘Graffiti’ and tore through a string of their best-known tracks including ‘Apply Some Pressure’ and ‘Girls Who Play Guitars’.
Wearing a bowler hat and T-shirt with the words ‘Education Not Missiles’ emblazoned across the front, singer Paul Smith endeared himself to the largely anglophile crowd with modest appreciation and gratitude to his tour manager and crew for making the show happen in the face of adversity.
The set list ran:
‘A Fortnight’s Time’
‘Now I’m All Over The Shop’
‘The Coast Is Always Changing’
‘Girls Who Play Guitars’
‘Want You To Stay’
‘Books From Boxes’
‘By The Monument’
‘Apply Some Pressure’
Meanwhile, the tour continues tomorrow in Toronto. They will call at:
Toronto Mod Club July 14
Chicago, IL Double Door (16)
Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre (17)
Denver, CO Larimer Lounge (19)
Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound (20)
Seattle, WA Chop Suey (22)
Vancouver Richards on Richards (23)
Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge (24)
San Francisco, CA Popscene (26)
Los Angeles, CA El Ray Theatre (27)
San Diego, CA Casbah (28)
–By our New York staff.