Bonnie Prince Billy Shows

2010


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.

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07/01/10 Los Angeles, CA, The Cinefamily
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy presents "Ladies' Night": A Woman's Secret


Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang
Playing acoustic & unamplified

New covers that were played:
The Price Of Love by the Everly Brothers, Home Recording by Susanna Wallumrød, Me And Paul by Willie Nelson, I Never Thought My Love Would Leave Me (traditional), You Might As Well Smile by Jimmy Webb. The Price Of Love was played in medley with Others Gain/Big Friday/May It Always Be

On April the 10th Mariee Sioux played guitar and sung along on Not Mocket and Loveskulls. She wrote the latter song.

28/03/10
  Louisville, KY, Salvation Army's Old Male Campus, Motherlodge Festival
01/04/10  Brooklyn, NY, Monster Island Basement  8:00 PM
01/04/10  Brooklyn, NY, Monster Island Basement 10:00 PM
02/04/10  Brooklyn, NY, Monster Island Basement  8:00 PM
03/04/10  Rehoboth Beach, DE, Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats  8:00 PM
06/04/10  New Orleans, LA, Preservation Hall 11:00 PM
07/04/10  Scott LA, Bourques’ Social Club
09/04/10  Oakland, CA, New Parish  6:30 PM
09/04/10  Oakland, CA, New Parish 10:00 PM
10/04/10  Oakland, CA, New Parish  8:00 PM

Month                                 April
Day                                    3  9  9 10
Total of songs                        16 15 14 20

troublesome houses                     1  2  1  1
teach me to bear you                   2  3  2  2
i never thought my love would leave me 3
the sounds are always begging          4  5  4  4
with cornstalks or among them          5  6  3  3
go folks, go                           6  7  5  7
home recording                         7        5
that's what our love is                8  8    12
merciless and great                    9  9  7  8
where wind blows                      10     8  9
kids                                  11 12
midday                                12    12 10
rich wife full of happiness           13
price of love                         14     9 15
i see a darkness                      15    13
beware your only friend               16       16
unknown                                   1
unknown                                   4
you win                                  10
someone coming through                   11 11 11
easy does it                             13
omaha                                    14
bird dog                                 15
me and paul                                  6
unknown                                     10
the weaker soldier                          14
you might as well smile                         6
loveskulls                                     13
not mocket                                     14
you are lost                                   17
rich wife full of happiness                    18
the gator                                      19
ohio river boat song                           20


21/04/10  New York, NY, Thirty Days NY - Family Bookstore
Will Oldham & Hugh Nissenson in discussion


08/05/10  Santa Monica, CA, McCabe’s Guitar Shop
09/05/10  Santa Monica, CA, McCabe’s Guitar Shop
22/05/10
  Louisville, KY, Bomhard Theatre, Jason Noble Benefit


Europe dates

Susanna Wallumrød sung along on several songs.
Noritaka Tanaka played drums May 25 - June 1st

New covers that were played:
Better Days and Born In The Desert by Susanna Wallumrød, Lord I Hope This Day Is Good by Don Williams

25/05/10  Copenhagen, Vega
26/05/10  Stockholm, US Ambassador's residence (performance to selected guests)
29/05/10  Lillehammer, Maihaugsalen, Norsk Litteraturfestival
31/05/10  Bergen, USF Verftet, Nattjazz
01/06/10  Bergen, USF Verftet, Nattjazz
03/06/10  Oslo, Blå (secret gig)
05/06/10  Lisbon, National Geographic Museum
06/06/10  Aveiro, Teatro Aveirense

Month                                  May   June
Day                                    25 29  3  6
Total of songs                         16 16 16 18

island brothers                         1
troublesome houses                      2  1  4  1
teach me to bear you                    3  7 10  5
you win                                 4  4
with cornstalks or among them           5  5  7  4
born in the desert                      6     2
the sounds are always begging           7  6  6  6
merciless and great                     8  3  3
where wind blows                        9        2
that's what our love is                10  9  5 11
someone coming through                 11 11 11  9
midday                                 12 10  9 15
price of love                          13
beware your only friend                14
go folks, go                           15 12 12 10
easy does it                           16
i never thought my love would leave me     2     3
kids                                       8 13 16
you might as well smile                   13    14
lord i hope this day is good              14
the lion lair                             15
home recording                            16     7
traveling                                     1
me and paul                                   8 18
i see a darkness                             14 17
you might as well smile                      15
the weaker soldier                           16
better days                                      8
say goodbye                                     12
in spite of ourselves                           13


26/06/10  Louisville, KY, Headliners

Will joins The Phantom Family Halo on stage for a song.


Trembling Bells opens and plays along.
The Price Of Love was played in medley with Others Gain/Big Friday/May It Always Be/Madeleine-Mary, there was also a version with Master and Everyone in it.
New covers that were played:
Where's The Show/Let Me Be A Man by Willie Nelson, Love Made An Outlaw Of My Heart by Trembling Bells.
New Wonder is a new song.

27/07/10  Belfast, Empire Music Hall
28/07/10  Dublin, Whelans
29/07/10  Dublin, Whelans
30/07/10  Galway, Roisin Dubh
31/07/10  Skibbereen, Cork X Southwest
02/08/10  Coventry, St John’s Church
03/08/10  Manchester, Manchester Cathedral
04/08/10  London, Shepherds Bush Empire

Month                                  July           August
Day                                    27 28 29 30 31  2  3  4
Total of songs                         15 15 15 16 10 15 15 18

merciless and great                     1  8        6  3 12  6
the sounds are always begging           2  5  6  3  2  2 13
island brothers                         3  4  3 16    12  6  5
someone coming through                  4     7  7  9  8    17
troublesome houses                      5  2  4 11  1 10  3  2
teach me to bear you                    6  7 10  8  4  5  9 11
with cornstalks (or among them)         7 10  5  2  3 11  2  3
that's what our love is                 8  9  1 10  8  1 11  8
go folks, go                            9 14 12  1     6 15 12
where wind blows                       10 13  2     7  7  7 10
no bad news                            11 15    14    14  8 16
kids                                   12    15             14
love is pleasing                       13
easy does it                           14     9  9    15  5  4
midday                                 15    11  4           7
new wonder                                 1             10
careless love                              3
i see a darkness                           6    15     4     9
beware your only friend                   11        5       13
you win                                   12    12        4
hearts arms                                   8        9
i never thought my love would leave me       13  6    13 14 15
the price of love                            14 13       15
galway ladies                                    5
love made an outlaw of my heart                    10       18
where's the show/let me be a man                          1  1
 


07/08/10  Portland, OR, Pickathon festival
08/08/10  Portland, OR, Pickathon festival
09/08/10  Seattle, WA, Showbox at the Market
10/08/10  Bellingham, WA, The Wild Buffalo
11/08/10  Vancouver, Canada, The Vogue Theatre
19/08/10  Lancaster, PA, in a barn
20/08/10  Schwenksville, PA, Philadelphia Folk Festival
21/08/10  Pittsburgh, PA, Andy Warhol Museum (8 PM)
21/08/10  Pittsburgh, PA, Andy Warhol Museum (10 pm)
22/08/10  Annapolis, MD, Ram's Head Onstage
23/08/10  Morgantown, WV, 123 Pleasant Street

Month                                  August
Day                                    20
Total of songs                         11

at break of day                         1
madeleine-mary                          2
someone coming through                  3
new wonder                              4
troublesome houses                      5
easy does it                            6
merciless and great                     7
teach me to bear you                    8
kids                                    9
that's what our love is                10
beware your only friend                11


New covers that were played:
In God's Eyes by Willie Nelson, Are You Deceiving Me? and Sweetheart by Kevin Coyne, Because Of Your Eyes by Merle Haggard

He's The Greatest was played on several occasions as short interlude

28/09/10
  Chicago, IL, Ronny's (6 PM)
28/09/10  Chicago, IL, Ronny's (9:30 PM)
29/09/10
  Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall (7 pm) (listed below)
29/09/10  Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall (10 pm)
01/10/10  Sausalito, CA, Cavallo Point, Wooden Chapel (Mission Blue)
02/10/10  San Francisco, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 10th Anniversary

Month                              September October
Day                                 28 28 29  1
Total of songs                      14 15 11 18

merciless and great                  1     5 17
the sounds are always begging        2     2  3
you are lost                         3    11 15
midday                               4
another day full of dread            5     6 13
island brothers                      6  9  4  9
you remind me of something           7     9 14
teach me to bear you                 8  7 10 11
troublesome houses                   9 10  8 10
are you deceiving me?               10
that's what our love is             11 12     4
someone coming through              12        1
beware your only friend             13       16
in god's eyes                       14        5
sweetheart                              1    18
with cornstalks or among them           2  3  7
go folks, go                            3  7  2
easy does it                            4    12
where wind blows                        5
i see a darkness                        6
new wonder                              8
kids                                   11
where is the puzzle?                   13
i never thought my love would leave me 14
price of love                          15
because of your eyes                       1  8
at break of day                               6


It’s Not For Me To Understand is a Willie Nelson cover
He's The Greatest was played on several occasions as short interlude
When The Saints Go Marching In was played as instrumental intro before Easy Does It
In the Asistencia at the Santa Margarita Ranch they played the first ever show at this place


25/10/10  Felton, CA, Don Quixote's International Music Hall
26/10/10  Grass Valley, CA, The Center for the arts
27/10/10  Santa Ynez, CA, Tales from the Tavern
28/10/10  San Luis Obispo, CA, Asistencia at the Santa Margarita Ranch
30/10/10  Pioneertown, CA, Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace

Month                              October
Day                                25 27
Total of songs                     22 17

it’s not for me to understand       1 15
come down here                      2
teach me to bear you                3 12
go folks, go                        4  7
new wonder                          5
troublesome houses                  6  5
another day full of dread           7
you are lost                        8  3
island brothers                     9
with cornstalks or among them      10 13
that’s what our love is            11 14
lay and love                       12
the sounds are always begging      13  2
midday                             14
a minor place                      15
ohio river boat song               16
beware your only friend            17
it really doesn't matter           18
we know who we are                 19
new partner                        20
merciless and great                21  6
because of your eyes               22 17
easy does it                           1
are you deceiving me?                  4
new wonder                             8
at break of day                        9
island brothers                       10
where wind blows                      11
you remind me of something            16


Duo set, opening for Faun Fables

14/11/10  Oakland, CA, New Parish

kids
island brothers
troublesome houses
new wonder
traveling
i never thought my love would leave me
you win
in god's eyes


In Hoboken, Will sung Lou Reed's Heavenly Arms with Yo La Tengo they were opening for
A new cover is Willie Nelson's December Day.
From 01/12 until 08/12 The Babblers were opening for Bonnie Prince Billy.
Babblers is Will Oldham with Angel Olsen and band playing the complete Kevin Coyne album Babble.

30/11/10  Chattanooga, TN, Discoteca (secret Babblers show)
01/12/10  Athens, GA, 40 Watt Club
02/12/10  Columbia, SC, The White Mule
03/12/10  Charlotte, NC, The Neighborhood Theater
04/12/10  Durham, NC, Page Auditorium at Duke University
05/12/10  Richmond, VA, The National
07/12/10  Hoboken, NJ, Maxwell's
08/12/10  New York, NY, Town Hall
09/12/10  Columbus, OH, Rumba Cafe (Babblers show)

Month                                  December
Day                                     1  2  3  7
Total of songs                         15 16 16 12

december day                            1  1  1
i never thought my love would leave me  2    15  9
go folks, go                            3        8
you want that picture                   4
with cornstalks or among them           5
troublesome houses                      6     6  5
easy does it                            7    12  2
the sounds are always begging           8  4 13 12
strange form of life                    9 11
teach me to bear you                   10 16     4
i called you back                      11
that's what our love is                12 13  2
it's not for me to understand          13
darkecho elokeino                      14 15 14 11
merciless and great                    15       10
someone coming through                     2     3
lay and love                               3 10
you are lost                               5
i see a darkness                           6
island brothers                            7  8  1
so everyone                                8
new wonder                                 9     7
ohio river boat song                      10
where wind blows                          12
heavenly arms                             14
midday                                        3
because of your eyes                          4
new partner                                   5
cursed sleep                                  7
you win                                       9
at break of day                              11
beware your only friend                      16
in god's eyes                                    6


The Babblers played:

are you deceiving me?
come down here
dead dying gone
stand up
lonely man
i really love you
sun shines down on me
i confess
sweetheart
shaking hands with the sun
my mind's joined forces
it's my mind
love together
happy homes?
it really doesn't matter
we know who we are
 



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