Palace Shows

1998


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: 20/02/03

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1998
Australian Joya tour (the band is here)
The songlist from Adelaide comes from a setlist from stage and is probably incomplete.

13/01/98  Byron Bay, Great Northern Hotel
14/01/98  Brisbane, Chelsea Hotel
17/01/98  Sydney, The Globe Venue
20/01/98  Perth, Greenwich Bar
21/01/98  Perth, The Grosvenor
23/01/98  Adelaide, The Tivoli
24/01/98  Melbourne, Punters Club
28/01/98  Melbourne, The Continental


Month                               January
Day                                 13 17 20 21 23
Total # of songs                    17 16 16 16  ?

o let it be                          1  1  1  6  2
idea and deed                        2  2 12    11
in my mind                           3  3  2 16  7
new gypsy                            4  4  4  8 10
under what was oppression            5  5     1
antagonism                           6  9  8
take however long you want           7  7  7  5 13
arise, therefore                     8  6    10  4
apocolypse, no!                      9 16 10  4  8
you will miss me when i burn        10 11    14
be still and know god (don't be shy)11 10 11  3  6
agnes, queen of sorrow              12 13  9
the risen lord                      13 12    12
more brother rides                  14 14 13  2 12
i had a good mother and father      15
whiskey and women                   16
give me children                    17  8     9  5
new partner                            15
disorder                                   3 11
you have cum (...)                         5    14
stablemate                                 6  7  9
(end of) travelling                       14
a sucker's evening                        15     1
come in                                   16
the sun highlights the lack...               13
werner's last blues to blokbuster            15  3

Spring 1998, 17 shows Italian tour. The duo Will Oldham & Bryan Rich. Who has more info ?

24/03/98  Roma, Brancaleone
31/03/98  Bologna, Il Covo
03/04/98  Milano, Bloom


Month                              March
Day                                24 31
Total # of songs                   25 16

i am still what i meant to be       1
agnes, queen of sorrow              2
i send my love to you               3
the mountain                        4  1
more brother rides                  5
(i was drunk at) the pulpit         6
the risen lord                      7
arise, therefore                    8  4
you have cum (...)                  9
whiskey and women                  10
o let it be                        11
the gator                          12
the eagle and the hawk             13
pushkin                            14
come in                            15  2
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
no gold digger                         3
the brute choir                        5
be still and know god (don't be shy)   6
ohio river boat song                   7
the old home                           8
rider                                  9
that's all right mama (attempt)       10
viva ultra                            11
cat's blues                           12
i am drinking again                   13
(thou without) partner                14
i am a cinematographer                15
old jerusalem                         16

14/06/98 Amsterdam, Studio Amstel, VPRO "Studio Amstel Festival", Bonnie Prince Billy, the band is here

polestar of my life
blue lotus feet

The band is here

18/06/98 Birmingham, AL, Magic Platter (in-store gig)
19/06/98 Birmingham, AL, City Stages Festival


Month                              June
Day                                18
Total # of songs                   13

o let it be
antagonism
new gypsy
under what was oppression
the gator
open your heart
rider
be still and know god (don't be shy)
apocolypse, no!
i am still what i meant to be
bolden boke boy
idea and deed
i am drinking again

25/07/98  Stockholm, Fanclub Festival (Bonnie Prince Billy solo)

o let it be
i am still what i meant to be
the gator
pushkin
today i was an evil one
the brute choir
you will miss me when i burn
more brother rides
arise, therefore
the mountain
gulf shores
stable will (attempt)
long before
agnes, queen of sorrow

The free Will Oldham tour along record shops and radio stations. The radio dates can be found here.
The setlists are so divers that I made a separate one for every date.

01/10/98  Las Vegas, NV, Benway
02/10/98  Los Angeles, CA, Rhino Records
03/10/98  Los Angeles, CA, Benway
04/10/98  San Diego, CA, Off the Record
05/10/98  San Luis Obispo, CA, Boo Boo Records
06/10/98  Santa Cruz, CA, Streetlight #2
07/10/98  San Jose, CA, Radio Free Records
08/10/98  San Francisco, CA, Amoeba
10/10/98  Portland, OR, Ozone
11/10/98  Seattle, WA, Tower #186
12/10/98  Olympia, WA Rainy Day Records

02/10/98  Los Angeles, CA, Rhino Records

i see a darkness
a minor place
death to everyone
blue lotus feet
polestar of my life
when thy song flows through me
the risen lord
new partner
more brother rides
o lord are you in need
trudy dies
no more workhorse blues
west palm beach
ohio river boat song
disorder

03/10/98  Los Angeles, CA, Benway

today i was an evil one
werner's last blues to blokbuster
stable will
the gator
pushkin
o let it be
no gold digger
apocolypse, no!
whiskey and women
i am a cinematographer
rider
cat's blues
i send my love to you
lost blues [stops]
drinking woman

04/10/98  San Diego, CA, Off the Record

marriage
death to everyone
raining in darling
i see a darkness
arise, therefore
o let it be
idea and deed
the risen lord
i am a cinematographer
another day full of dread
pushkin
new pony
work hard/play hard

07/10/98 San Jose, CA, Radio Free Records

open your heart
i see a darkness
new gypsy
o lord are you in need
marriage (attempt)
(i was drunk at the) pulpit
a minor place
madeleine-mary
o let it be
apocolypse, no!
riding
arise, therefore
the brute choir
gulf shores
in my mind
whiskey and women

08/10/98 San Francisco, CA, Amoeba

open your heart
work hard/play hard
o let it be
horses
in my mind
the brute choir
arise, therefore
the risen lord
take however long you want
new partner
no gold digger
i see a darkness
come in

10/10/98 Portland, OR, Ozone

black
i see a darkness
arise, therefore
the brute choir
(i was drunk at the) pulpit
o let it be
idea and deed
horses
drinking woman
no gold digger
work hard/play hard
(thou without) partner
in my mind
west palm beach

11/10/98  Seattle, WA, Tower Records

death to everyone
i see a darkness
arise, therefore
o let it be
ohio river boat song
new gypsy
the risen lord
more brother rides
gulf shores
the weaker soldier
apocolypse, no!
new partner

25/10/98  New York City, Tonic

Bonnie Prince Billy with the Anomoanon, they played songs of both Will and Anomoanon (marked with *).

30/10/98   Tallahassee, FL, Cow Haus

portland *
one with the birds
there was an old woman called hubbard *
rock and roll *
southside of the world
around the road *
johnny armstrong killed a calf *
solomon grundy *
a minor place
unknown
nomadic revery (all around)
i see a darkness
another day full of dread
unknown
in marble halls white as milk *
death to everyone
knockturne
madeleine-mary
unknown
song for the new breed
today i was an evil one
raining in darling
black
night is most uncertain *
new partner 

The band is Anomoanon and can be found here.

03/12/98  Richmond, VA, Alley Katz
04/12/98  Charlottesville, VA, Tokyo Rose
05/12/98  Harrisonburg, VA, The Artful Dodger
06/12/98  Annadale, NY, Bard College 
07/12/98  Hoboken, NJ, Maxwell’s
08/12/98  Princeton, NJ, Terrace Club
09/12/98  Providence, RI, Brown University
10/12/98  Cambridge, MA, Middle East
11/12/98  New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom
12/12/98  Washington, DC, The Black Cat
13/12/98  Philadelphia, PA, Pontiac Grille

Month                           December
Day                              4  5  6  8 10 12
Total # of songs                17 15 18  ? 17 18

one with the birds               1  2  2  1     1
southside of the world           2  1  8  2  2
nomadic revery (all around)      3  6  6  3    17
i see a darkness                 4  7  7  4  3  3
death to everyone                5     3  5 10 10
madeleine-mary                   6 10 12  6  4  4
stablemate                       7     1  7
be still and know god            8  8 10
drinking woman                   9     9
more brother rides              10  5  5  -     2
o let it be                     11  9 11  - 11 11
work hard/play hard             12 12 14  6  6
new gypsy                       13        - 14 14
raining in darling              14    15  - 13 13
dreaming my dreams              15 13 16  -    15
jack and diane                  16 15 17    17 18
christmas waltz                 17    18    16
disorder                            3  4
marriage                           11 13        7
today i was an evil one             4        8  8
stable will                        14
i am still what i meant to be                1
jump in jump in, come in come in             7
you will miss me when i burn                15
rider                                        5  5
take however long you want                   9  9
horses                                      12 12
west palm beach                                16

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