Palace Shows

1996 - 1997


By Maurice Maes & Leo Meijer.
Here is a list of known live dates with the known setlists that Will Oldham played under different names.
If you know more dates or setlists then let me know so I can add them.
Thanks to Jonathan Moore.
Latest revision: 30/03/04

1992     1993     1994     1995     1996     1997     1998     1999     2000     2001     2002     2003     2004     2005     2006     2007     2008     2009     2010

1996
Will played solo on the following gigs.

12/04/96  Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree
14/04/96  Glasgow, 13th Note
15/04/96  Dublin, Whelan's
16/04/96  Paris, Erotika
18/04/96  Cadiz (Spain), University
28/04/96  London, Dingwalls
20/05/96  Washington DC, 9:30 Club
23/05/96  Philadelphia, PA, Nick's
26/05/96  Boston, MA, Middle East
27/05/96  New York City, Knitting Factory


Month                             April    May
Day                               14 18 28 20 26 27
Total # of songs                  12 10 20 18 15 21

stablemate                         1  1  1  1  1  1
a sucker's evening                 2  2  2  2  2  2
arise, therefore                   3  3  3  3  3  3
you have cum (...)                 4  4  4  4  4  4
kid of harith                      5  5  5  5  5  5
the sun highlights the lack...     6  6  6  6  6  6
no gold digger                     7  7  7  7  7  7
riding                             8  8  8  8  8  8
the mountain                       9  9
i send my love to you                    9  9  9  9
the brute choir                   10 10 10 10 10 10
new partner                             11 11 11 11
the risen lord                    11    14 12 12 12
(thou without) partner                  12
pushkin                                 13 13    14
agnes, queen of sorrow            12    18 14 15 15
no more workhorse blues                 15
horses                                  16    14
werner's last blues to blokbuster       17       17
ohio river boat song                    19
cat's blues                             20 18
o how i enjoy the light                    15
come in                                    16  
gulf shores                                17
west palm beach                               13 13
drinking woman                                   16
trudy dies (attempt)                             18
i had a good mother and father                   19
the ephant                                       20
o lord are you in need?                          21

The band for this tour is here.

According to the Billions Corporation the last Palace show took place
on 29/12/96 in Minneapolis at the 400 Club.

01/11/96  Milwaukee, WI, Shank Hall
02/11/96  Madison, WI, East End
03/11/96  Minneapolis, MN, 7th Street Entry
05/11/96  Denver, CO,  Bluebird Theater
10/11/96  Portland, OR, Satyricon
12/11/96  Sacramento, CA, Melarkey's
13/11/96  San Francisco, CA, Bimbo's
16/11/96  Phoenix, AZ, Hollywood Alley
18/11/96  Albuquerque, NM, Dingo Bar
20/11/96  Dallas, TX, Galaxy Club
21/11/96  Austin, TX, Emo's
23/11/96  New Orleans, LA, Mermaid Lounge
24/11/96  Tallahassee, FL, Cow Haus
25/11/96  Orlando, FL, Saphire Supper Club
26/11/96  Gainesville, FL, Covered Dish
29/11/96  Carborro, NC, Cat's Craddle
06/12/96  Nashville, TN, Exit In
07/12/96  St.Louis, MO, Cicero's
29/12/96  Minneapolis, 400 Club

Month                            November                                    December
Day                              1  2  3  5 10 12 13 16 20 21 23 24 25 26 29  6
Total # of songs                16 16 13 16 16 11 18 12 12 17 16 13 13 16 16 14

kid of harith                    1  2  1  1  1     1       11    11  1     1
arise, therefore                 2  3  2  2  2  1  2  8  1  8  1  8  2 11  2  1
ebb's folly                      3  4
the risen lord                   4  5  3  3  3     3    12    12     3 15  3 11
give me children                 5  6  4  4  4  2  4  3  2  3  2  3  4 13  4
bolden boke boy                  6  7  5  5  5     5           6     5
(end of) travelling              7  8  6  6  6     6          13     6       12
a group of women                 8  9  7  7  7  9  7  4  9  4     4  7  6  7  8
more brother rides               9 10  8  8  8  4  8  2  4  2  4  2  8  4  8  3
meaulnes                        10 11  9  9  9  8  9  6  8  6  8  6  9 12  9  7
the weaker soldier              11 12 10 10 10  7 10  7  7  7  7  7 10  1 10  6
cat's blues                     12 13 11 11 11    11       15       11    11
idle hands are the devil's...   15       12 12 10 12 11 10 12 10 12 12  8 12  9
all babies                      16              5 17 10  5 10  5 10     7
black dissimulation             13 14 12
gezundheit                      14       14                            16
ohio river boat song                1    16       15       16             16
work hard/play hard                15 13 13 13    14  5     5     5 13    14  4
apocolypse, no!                    16           6        6                    5
do what you will do                      15
you will miss me when i burn                16  3 18     3     3        2 13  2
new partner                                 14 11 16  9 11  9 11  9        6
always bathing in the evening               15
the mountain                                      13  1     1     1     5    10
west palm beach                                      12    13    13
i am a cinematographer                                     14
stable will                                                17
stablemate                                                              9 15
no gold digger                                                 9        3  5
the sun highlights the lack in each                           14
merida                                                        15       10
come in                                                       16       14    13
christmastime in the mountains                                               14

1997
Will played with the Renderers and Colin Gagon, the band is here.

??/01/97  Dunedin, NZ, The Fat Lady's Arms
??/01/97  Auckland, NZ, At Luna
07/02/97  Wellington, NZ, Bar Bodega

Month                            January
Day                              ?(Dunedin)
Total # of songs                17

the weaker soldier
viva ultra
meaulnes
tonight's decision (and hereafter)
the cellar song
pushkin
work hard/play hard
werner's last blues to blokbuster
more brother rides
we all, us three, will ride
merida
the brute choir
a sucker's evening
o lord are you in need?
riding
(i was drunk at the) pulpit
new partner

Will Oldham and Colin Gagon played together in Australia.

16/02/97  Sydney, Lyric Theatre
17/02/97  Melbourne, Corner Hotel

Month                            Februari
Day                              16
Total # of songs                 18

patience                          1
take however long you want        2
no gold digger                    3
west palm beach                   4
stable will                       5
the risen lord                    6
work hard/play hard               7
a sucker's evening                8
you will miss me when i burn      9
(i was drunk at the) pulpit      10
more brother rides               11
i send my love to you            12
the weaker soldier               13
the mountain                     14
kid of harith                    15
you have cum (...)               16
new partner                      17
pushkin                          18

Will plays solo accompanied by a drumcomputer.
Stable Will is done in a dance version.

05/04/97  Chicago, IL, Lounge Ax
06/04/97  Detroit, Magic Stick
09/04/97  Louisville, KY
10/04/97  Lexington, KY, Lynagh's Musiclub 
11/04/97  Columbus, OH, Staches
12/04/97  Cleveland, OH, Euclid Tavern

Month                          April
Day                             6  9 11 12
Total # of songs               13 13 13 13

patience                        1  1  1  1
the risen lord                  2  2  2  2
arise therefore                 3  3  3  3
you have cum (...)              4  4  4  4
disorder                        5  5  5  5
the sun highlights the lack...  6  6  6  6
bolden boke boy                 7
always bathing in the evening   8
watch with me                      7
in my mind                         8  7
all babies                            8
i had a good mother and father           7
more brother rides                       8
new gypsy                       9  9  9  9
stablemate                     10 10 10 10
give me children               11 11 11 11
a sucker's evening             12 12 12 12
stable will                    13 13 13 13

The band for this tour is here.

On 04/06/97 Bob Arellano sings two songs (# 10 & 11), he also sings Spanish lyrics on West Palm Beach.

??/05/97  Charleston, SC
29/05/97  Savannah, GA, Bay Street Bar
30/05/97  Columbia, SC, Hunter Gatherer
01/06/97  Baltimore, MD, Fletcher's
02/06/97  Washington, Black Cat
04/06/97  Cambridge, MA, Middle East
05/06/97  Providence, RI, The Call
06/06/97  New York City, Tramps
07/06/97  Philadelphia, PA, Nick's
08/06/97  Rehoboth, DE, Dog Fish Head
09/06/97  Charlottesville, VA, Tokyo Rose
??/06/97  Richmond, VA, Biograph Theatre, Route 1 South Festival


Month                    May       June
Day                      ?  29 30  2  4  6  7  8  9
Total # of songs         ?  13 17 17 15 17 15 13 15

ohio river boat song         1  1  1  1  1  1  1 11
riding                       2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2
valentine's day              3  3  3  4  3  3  3  3
trudy dies                   4  4  4     4     4
come in                      5  5  5  3  5  4  5  4
little blue eyes             6  6  6     6  5  6  5
horses                   -   7  7  7  6  7  6  7  6
stable will              -   8  8  8  5  8  7     7
untitled                 -   9  9  9  7  9  8  8  8
marriage                 -  10 11 11  9 12 10    10
(end of) travelling         11 14 14 13 14 12 11 12
lost blues                  12 15 15 14 15 13 12 13
o how i enjoy the light  -     10 10  8 13  9     9
west palm beach          -     12 12 12 10 11  9  1
gulf shores                    13 13    11    10
i'm on my way home again    13 16 16 15 16 14 13 15
green river                    17 17    17 15    14
valle de viñales                     10
rancho grande                        11

Again Will plays solo accompanied by a drumcomputer.

27/08/97  Eugene, OR, Sam Bond's Garage
28/08/97  Portland, OR, EJ's
29/08/97  Seattle, WA, Showbox
30/08/97  Portland, WA, Capitol Theatre

04/09/97  New York, NY, Tramps

Drag City Revue with 17 different bands playing 15 minutes each.
Bands included Aerial M, Appendix Out, Chestnut Station, King Kong, Will Oldham,
Edith Frost, Royal Trux, Smog, Mayo Thompson, USA, and emcee Neil Hamburger.

send in the clowns
whiskey and women
o let it be

Will plays solo in France:

19/10/97  Paris, La Péniche
21/10/97  Paris, Cafe De La Danse


Month                              October
Day                                19 21
Total # of songs                   25  ?

i am still what i meant to be       1
agnes, queen of sorrow              2
i send my love to you               3
the mountain                        4
more brother rides                  5
(i was drunk at the) pulpit         6
the risen lord                      7
arise, therefore                    8
you have cum (...)                  9
whiskey and women                  10
o let it be                        11
the gator                          12
the eagle & the hawk               13
pushkin                            14
come in                            15
come a little dog                  16
meaulnes                           17
riding                             18
tonight's decision (and hereafter) 19
new partner                        20
a sucker's evening                 21
idle hands are the devil's...      22
werner's last blues to blokbuster  23
west palm beach                    24
christmastime in the mountains     25
black/rich tune                        -
horses                                 -
the sun highlights the lack...         -
you will miss me when i burn           -

Spanish tour, anyone who has more info on setlists? Will was backed by the Spanish band Migala.

17/10/97  Donosti (Euskadi), Casa de Cultura
18/10/97  Berango (Euskadi), ?
24/10/97  Valencia, ?
31/10/97  Gijón, ?
01/11/97  Móstoles (Madrid), Sala Parklife
03/11/97  Jerez (Cadiz), Universidad
07/11/97  Barcelona, Sala Apollo, Fiesta Acuarela
08/11/97  Madrid, Sala Maravillas

The film screening tour through Europe for the movie "Dutch Harbor: Where The Sea Breaks It's Back".
Among others, Will played harmonica & melodica, but probably not the whole tour.
The dates here are taken from the album "The Last Place To Go".
The dates of which I am sure that Will played along are marked with a "W".

11/11/97  VPRO, Radio 5 "De Avonden"-W
12/11/97  Eindhoven, Effenaar-W
14/11/97  Hasselt, Belgie-W
15/11/97  Hasselt, Belgie
16/11/97  Dresden, Star Club-W
17/11/97  Dresden, Star Club
21/11/97  Fribourg, Fri-Son-W
22/11/97  Zürich, Rote Fabrik
23/11/97  Bordeaux, Zoo Bizarre
25/11/97  Nantes, L'Olympic
26/11/97  Ris Organis, Le Plan
27/11/97  Reims, Usine
28/11/97  Arras, Theatre D'Arras
29/11/97  Colmar, Salle 06

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