Bonnie Prince Billy Shows

2009


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: 30/01/11
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18/02/09 Honolulu, HI, Mercury Bar (duo w. Emmett Kelly)


Long Europe/US and Canada tour.

The band is
here

New covers were played:
Nobody's Darling On Earth by Ralph Stanley, Club Mekon by the Mekons, Together Forever by Syl Johnson, The Turning Point by Jimmy Holiday,
I'm Still In Love With Every Girl by Floyd Tillman.
In Europe Oscar Parsons was behind the merch table and joined in to play jew's harp at some gigs.

March 29 Dawn McCarthy sung along on 9 songs from The Letting Go (not on The Seedling). She sung Wai with her baby in her arms.
Beware Your Only Friend is played with an interlude. All different kind of lyrics were put in there; In My Mind, I Confess,
Silver Threads Among The Gold, His Latest Flame, Polestar Of My Life, Yellow Submarine, Hello (from Susanna). Probably every time another one.

USA & Canadian dates
12/03/09  Bloomington, IN, Buskirk-Chumley Theatre
13/03/09  Bloomington, IN, Landlocked Music (in-store)
13/03/09  Urbana, IL, Independent Media Center
14/03/09  Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre
16/03/09  Des Moines, IA, Vaudeville Mews
17/03/09  Iowa City, IA, The Picador
18/03/09  Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall
19/03/09  Minneapolis, MN, McGuire Theatre (early and late show)
20/03/09  Fargo, ND, The Aquarium
21/03/09  Winnipeg, MB (CAN), Pyramid Cabaret
22/03/09  Saskatoon, SK (CAN), Broadway Theatre
23/03/09  Edmonton, AB (CAN), McDougall United Church
24/03/09  Calgary, AB (CAN), MacEwan Hall
25/03/09  Vancouver, BC (CAN), The Vogue Theatre
26/03/09  Seattle, WA, Moore Theatre
27/03/09  Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom
29/03/09  Santa Rosa, CA, Orchard Spotlight
30/03/09  San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore
31/03/09  Los Osos, CA, Los Osos Community Center
01/04/09  Hollywood, LA, Amoeba Record Store
02/04/09  Los Angeles, CA, El Rey Theatre
03/04/09  Phoenix, AZ, Modified
04/04/09  Santa Fe, NM, Santa Fe Brewing Co.
05/04/09  Denver, CO, The Bluebird Theater
07/04/09  Lawrence, KS, The Granada
09/04/09  Omaha, NE, The Waiting Room
10/04/09  St. Louis, MO, The Pageant
11/04/09  Indianapolis, IN, The Vogue

Month                             March           April
Day                               14 19 19 29 30  3
Total of songs                    22 19 21 23 24 23

sheep                              1  1  1  2 20
hard life                          2     6  3
you are lost                       3    15    19
how about thank you                4 17        5 21
blood embrace                      5
lay and love                       6  6    14
a minor place                      7
where is the puzzle                8     4     3 17
i send my love to you              9
the seedling                      10 16    22     7
a king at night                   11 19
without work, you have nothing    12
beware your only friend           13    11  4 21
you want that picture             14 10           3
i called you back                 15       20    10
careless love                     16    19     7 13
even if love                      17    20     8 14
nomadic revery (all around)       18  4          11
i'll be glad                      19    17
wai                               20     5 21     5
you don't love me                 21 15       12
nobody's darling on earth         22        1 24 20
you remind me of something            2    10
you can't hurt me now                 3    11 13
face him                              5       15
cycles                                7    12
lie down in the light                 8       23
willow trees bend                     9       14
ain't you wealthy, ain't you wise    11
easy does it                         12       16 12
the brute choir                      13          23
club mekon                           14
64                                   18
the world's greatest                     2     4
strange form of life                     3 15
heart's arms                             7  6
disorder                                 8  9
my life's work                           9
the sun highlights the lack in each     10    10
love comes to me                        12 17    15
81                                      13
just to see my holly home               14    22  2
(i was drunk at the) pulpit             16
i see a darkness                        18
horses                                  21    17
there is something i have to say            5
agnes, queen of sorrow                      7
i don't belong to anyone                    8
champion                                   13
cursed sleep                               16 18 16
big friday                                 18
no bad news                                19  6
then the letting go                        23
lessons from what's poor                       1  1
i won't ask again                              2  6
only someone running                           9  8
so everyone                                   11
i am goodbye                                      4
25                                                9
grand dark feeling of emptiness                  18
keep eye on other's gain                         19
what are you?                                    22


Europe dates are mostly played with Susanna as opening act. Bonny sings along on Without You in her set.
Demon Dance is a song by Susanna and is sung together.

20/04/09  London, Royal Festival Hall
21/04/09  Brighton, St. George's Church
22/04/09  Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
23/04/09  Amsterdam, Paradiso
24/04/09  Paris, Cigale
25/04/09  Bourges, Printemps de Bourges Festival
26/04/09  Marseille, Le Poste A Galene
28/04/09  Torino, Espace
29/04/09  Bologna, Estragon
30/04/09  Foligno (Perugia), Auditorium San Domenico
01/05/09  Valetta, M.I.T.P.
03/05/09  Istanbul, Babylon

Month                             April          May
Day                               20 21 22 23 30  3
Total of songs                    22 19 21 23 18 20

together forever                   1  1  1  1
sheep                              2
my life's work                     3 15          12
grand dark feeling of emptiness    4
love comes to me                   5
81                                 6          11
you are lost                       7        7  1  1
same love that made me laugh       8        8  2
just to see my holly home          9    14        9
you remind me of something        10
you can't hurt me now             11        4 18
there is something i have to say  12
i don't belong to anyone          13     2     8
lie down in the light             14       15  6 17
a king at night                   15             14
i see a darkness                  16             18
how about thank you               17              3
cursed sleep                      18       16
beware your only friend           19       17     8
heart's arms                      20          12
nobody's darling on earth         21
nomadic revery (all around)       22       20
the brute choir                       2     2
hey little                            3 15
the world's greatest                  4    23
no bad news                           5          20
face him                              6
a minor place                         7    18
strange form of life                  8  8
disorder                              9          10
64                                   10
wai                                  11        4
afraid ain't me                      12
hard life                            13
ain't you wealthy, ain't you wise?   14    22
lay and love                         16
easy does it                         17           6
champion                             18
horses                               19
without work, you have nothing           3        5
i won't ask again                        4
ease down the road                       5 13
you want that picture                    6     3
give me children                         7    14 13
death final                              9    13
death to everyone                       10
after i made love to you                11     7 15
big friday                              12        2
you don't love me                       13
careless love                           16     9
even if love                            17    10
i am goodbye                            18
in spite of ourselves                   19 19
you remind me of something              20    17
i called you back                       21    16
so everyone                                 3     4
only someone running                        5
what are you?                               6
the seedling                                9    16
cycles                                     10
gulf shores                                11
where is the puzzle                        12
lessons from what's poor                   14    11
i'll be glad                               21
i'm still in love with every girl              5
demon dance                                      15
turning point                                     7
i send my love to you                            19


In Spite Of Ourselves was sung with Mary Margaret O'Hara.
Ryder Mcnair, Pete Townsend, Ned Oldham played with at various dates.

USA & Canadian dates:
12/05/09  Pontiac, MI, Crofoot Ballroom
13/05/09  Cleveland, OH, Beachland Ballroom
14/05/09  Toronto, ON (CAN), Queen Elizabeth Theatre
15/05/09  Montreal, QC (CAN), Ukranian Federation
16/05/09  Northampton, MA, Iron Horse
17/05/09  Boston, MA, Wilbur Theatre
18/05/09  South Burlington, VT, Higher Ground Ballroom
20/05/09  New York, NY, Santos Party House
21/05/09  New York, NY, Apollo Theatre
22/05/09  Philadelphia, PA, Trocadero Theatre
23/05/09  Alexandria, VA, The Birchmere
24/05/09  Charlottesville, VA, Fry's Spring Beach Club
26/05/09  Knoxville, TN, Bijou Theatre
27/05/09  Asheville, NC, Grey Eagle
28/05/09  Carrboro, NC, The Arts Centre
29/05/09  Atlanta, GA, Variety House
30/05/09  Birmingham, AL, Bottletree
02/06/09  New Orleans, LA, One-Eyed Jacks
03/06/09  Baton Rouge, LA, Spanish Moon
04/06/09  Houston, TX, Walter's on Washington
05/06/09  Austin, TX, The Mohawk
06/06/09  Dallas, TX, Granada Theatre
08/06/09  Little Rock, AR, Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
09/06/09  Memphis, TN, Minglewood Hall
10/06/09  Nashville, TN, Belcourt Theatre
11/06/09  Newport, KY, Southgate House
12/06/09  Columbus, OH, Capitol Theatre
13/06/09  Lexington, KY, Red Mile Round Barn

Month                             May
Day                               14 15 16 20 26 27 28 29
Total of songs                    24 21 22 23 22 26 23 25

cycles                             1  1  1    22       22
a king at night                    2              6
what are you?                      3    15 17       16
beware your only friend            4    21 14    18    21
silver threads among the gold      5          20
you remind me of something         6    17        7     7
you can't hurt me now              7              8     8
64                                 8    18  7  6       12
the sun highlights the lack...     9             19
lie down in the light             10                 3
you are lost                      11
same love that made me laugh      12
careless love                     13       21       19
even if love                      14       22       20
so everyone                       15          13    18
sheep                             16             23
i am still what i meant to be     17           3    12
you don't love me                 18    16    17       24
in spite of ourselves             19
the world's greatest              20    22             25
without work, you have nothing    21     7       17
i'll be glad                      22
nomadic revery (all around)       23       11  2  2  2  2
i called you back                 24       19    26
i won't ask again                     2       10     5
disorder                              3          11
cursed sleep                          4    10 21
there is something i have to say      5           9
give me children                      6       12       11
heart's arms                          7        4       10
a minor place                         8              8
strange form of life                  9          16
after i made love to you             10                 6
lay and love                         11     4        7
the turning point                    12        1  1  1  1
grand dark feeling of emptiness      13             17
hard life                            14 20 23  9
death final                          15    13    21
gulf shores                          16     3       14 14
club mekon                           17             15
how about thank you                  18             22
no bad news                          19                 5
champion                             20       19       19
easy does it                         21     6 16        3
just to see my holly home                2       13
big friday                               3             18
keep eye on other's gain                 4 18    10
agnes, queen of sorrow                   5    15
only someone running                     6           4
the seedling                             8    11
work hard/play hard                      9       12
the brute choir                         10  8          23
i am goodbye                            11  1    20    17
willow trees bend                       12           9
hey little                              13
ain't you wealthy, ain't you wise?      14     8
afraid ain't me                         19        5
lesson's from what's poor                   2          20
my life's work                              5     4 11
i don't belong to anyone                    9
where is the puzzle                        12           9
face him                                   15       13
together forever                           16
ease down the road                         20          15
new partner                                    5
blood embrace                                  7
i send my love to you                         14
i see a darkness                              18
wai                                               3
today i was an evil one                          14     4
the girl in me                                   15  6
horses                                           22
you want that picture                            24    13
(i was drunk at the) pulpit                      25 
love comes to me                                    10
the mountain                                        21 16
nobody's darling on earth                           23


13/07/09  Chicago, IL, Millenium Park, SHELebration, A Chicago Tribute to Shel Silverstein

Played with the The Bare Family Band, Will sung along on:
hey loretta
the ricky tic song
stoney cold ground (with Jon Langford)
the unicorn


Emmett Kelly on guitar and vocals and Cheyenne Mize on fiddle and vocals.
They played Sporca Estate by Piero Ciampi, sung in Italian.

03/08/09
  Marina di Ravenna, Hana-Bi
06/08/09
 Catania, Qubba
08/08/09
  Valetta, Garden of Rest


USA solo show:
14/08/09  Asheville, NC, Diana Wortham Theatre, Harvest Records presents for it's 5th Anniversary: Transfiguration

My Only Friend is a Chris Knox cover.

careless love
my only friend
willow trees bend
beware my only friend
easy does it
love comes to me
you remind me of something (the glory goes)
wolf among wolves
cursed sleep
goodbye dear old stepstone
2/15
new partner
nomadic revery (all around)
cycles
i see a darkness
you are lost
same love that made me laugh
a minor place
face him
i'll be glad
i won't ask again
only someone running
you will miss me when i burn
riding
little boy blue I


16/12/09 Chicago, IL, The Second City, "The Second City That Never Sleeps: Letters to Santa"



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