Palace Shows

1999


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: 16/12/06
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1999
European tour. The backing band Easy Times is here.
Sometimes "The Rocker" from Thin Lizzy was used to introduce the band.
At the Astoria they supported Mogwai.
Björk was spotted at the audience in Reykjavik.
Before the Reykjavik show, they were broadcast on TV playing "Kid Of Harith".

22/01/99  Brighton, Pavillion Theatre
23/01/99  London, Astoria
24/01/99  Paris, Cafe de la Danse
28/01/99  Dublin, Whelan's
29/01/99  Dublin, Whelan's
30/01/99  Cork, The Lobby
01/02/99  London, The Water Rats Theatre
04/02/99  Reykjavik, Gaukur a Stong

Month                             January            February
Day                                22 23 24 28 29 30  1
Total # of songs                    ? 10 22 21 20 22 26

stablemate                          1     1  5     1
apocolypse, no!                     2  1  2     5  2
werner's last blues to blokbuster   3     3  6     3  -
death to everyone                   4  2  4     6  4  -
a minor place                       5        7     5  -
o let it be                         6  3  6 21  7  6  -
nomadic revery (all around)         7     7  8     7  -
one with the birds                  8  4  8     8  8  -
rider                               9     9  9     9
madeleine-mary                     10  5 10     9 10  -
the gator                           -    12    10 12  -
today i was an evil one             -    11 10    11
work hard/play hard                 -    13 11 18 13  -
new gypsy                           -    14    11 14  -
horses                              -  9 16 17 12 16  -
another day full of dread           -    17 13    17  -
big balls                           -    19 18    20  -
raining in darling                    10 20 19    21  -
knockturne                             6 22    13
no such as what i want                 7    14
antagonism                             8       14
what's wrong with a zoo                   5
no gold digger                           15 12    15  -
kid of harith                            18 15
the brute choir                          21     2     -
black                                        1
i see a darkness                             2
new partner                                  3    19
the sun shines down on me                    4
the mountain                                16    22
i am a cinematographer                      20
i am drinking again                             1
ohio river boat song                            3
in my mind                                      4
take however long you want                     15
the rocker                                     16 18
the parting glass                              17
agnes, queen of sorrow                         19     -
i send my love to you                          20     -
west palm beach                                       -
valentine's day                                       -
riding                                                -
black dissimulation                                   -
cat's blues                                           -

09/04/99 New York, Bowery Ballroom, Bonnie Prince Billy & Easy Times
             (Joined in for Fountains Of Wayne because they cancelled their show)

10/04/99  Halifax, NS, Brave New Waves 10th Anniversary Party, Bonnie Prince Billy solo (review)

13/04/99  New York, Anthology Film Archives, openers for Yo La Tengo, billed as Palace & Alan Licht.
              They played two shows, the players were Will Oldham, Alan Licht and a drummer.
              Among other songs "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" and King Kong's "Moviestar" and Bob Seger's
              "Hollywood Nights" were played. They also did some spoken words.

05/05/99  Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan. The band is here.

a minor place
nomadic revery (all around)
i see a darkness
another day full of dread
death to everyone
knockturne
madeleine-mary
song for the new breed
today i was an evil one
black
raining in darling

Lucky Prince Bonnie's summer West Coast USA tour. The band is here.

Quite rocking shows with 8 new coversongs, including the complete More Revery EP.
"Dreaming My Dreams With You" is from Allen Reynolds.
"Having Fun" is from Memphis Slim, only a few lines from this song are used to sing.
Madeleine-Mary starts with an accapella piece and has a drumsolo.
Bob Arellano starts West Palm Beach singing the first lines in Spanish.
Brett Ralph from Rising Shotgun joins to sing Meaulnes and Speed To Roam plays along with the Dreaming
My Dreams songs in Louisville.

17/06/99  Baltimore, MD, Fletcher's
18/06/99  Rehoboth, DE, Doghead Fish
19/06/99  Richmond, VA, Alley Katz
20/06/99  Chapel Hill, NC, Local 506
22/06/99  Columbia, SC, New Brookland Tavern
23/06/99  Athens, GA, 40 Watt
24/06/99  Atlanta, GA, Echo Lounge
25/06/99  New Orleans, LA, Mermaid Lounge
26/06/99  Baton Rouge, LA, The Bayou
27/06/99  Houston, TX, Rudyard's
28/06/99  Austin, TX, Stubb's Indoor
29/06/99  Denton, TX, The Rubber Gloves
01/07/99  Alburguerque, NM, Launch Pad
02/07/99  Phoenix, AZ, Modified
03/07/99  San Diego, CA, Casbah
04/07/99  Irvine, CA, Oak Canyon Ranch, This Ain't No Picnic Festival
06/07/99  Berkeley, CA, The Starry Plough
07/07/99  San Francisco, CA, Great American Music Hall
08/07/99  Eugene, OR, San Bond's Garage
09/07/99  Portland, OR, Berbatis Pan
10/07/99  Seattle, WA, Breakroom
11/07/99  Missoula, MT, Jay's
14/07/99  Milwaukee, WI, Miramar Theatre
15/07/99  Madison, WI, Club 770
16/07/99  Chicago, IL, Lounge Ax
17/07/99  Louisville, KY, Headliners
20/07/99  New York, NY, Knitting Factory, Digital Club Festival
Month                       June           July
Day                         22 23 24 25 27  6  7  9 10 17 20
Total of songs              23 19 22 22 13 20 24 23 20 26 25

i am the sky                 1        1        1     1     1
knockturne                   2        2  8     2  3  3  2  2
southside of the world       3  1  2  3  5     3  4  4  3  3
riding                       4  2  3  4  7  4  4  6  5  4  4
nomadic revery (all around)  5  3  4  5 13 14  5 14  6  5  5
someone's sleeping           6  4  5  6  4  5  6  7  7  7  6
sweeter than anything        7  5  6  7  3  6  7  8  8  8  7
same love that made me laugh 8  6  7  8  6  7  8  9  9  9  8
dream of the sea             9  7  8  9    10  9 10 10 10  9
strange things              10  8  9 10    11 10 11 11 11 10
just to see you smile       11  9 10 11 10 12 11 12 12 12 11
today i was an evil one     12 10             12    15 13
new gypsy                   13 11 12 13  2    13  1    14 13
another day full of dread   14 13 14 15  9    14  5    16 15
i see a darkness            15 12 13 14  1    15 15 16 15 14
i send my love to you       16 14 15        8    17       16
madeleine-mary              17 15 16 17 11 16 17 20 19 18 17
the gator                   18 16             18       19
black                       19 17             19
raining in darling          20 19 19 20 12    20       21
a minor place               21 18 11 12     9    13 13 26 12
west palm beach             22    22 22       22 23    25 25
come in                     23                         22
apocolypse, no !                   1
o let it be                       17 18          16 14    18
death to everyone                 18 19          18    20 20
dreaming my dreams                20       19 23 21    23 23
the brute choir                   21 21       21
meaulnes                             16       16    18 17 22
dreaming my dreams with you                20 24 22    24 24
jump in jump in, come in...                 1
no gold digger                              2
stablemate                                  3
one with the birds                         13       20  1
horses                                     15
whither thou goest                         17    19       21
polestar of my life                        18
be still and know god (don't be shy)              2
kid of harith                                        2
work hard/play hard                                 17
having fun                                                19

28/08/99  Skibbereen, Liss Ard Festival
Will is one of the guests who play along with Nick Cave & Guests. He and Nick played Dylan's New Pony.
Will plays three songs, with Jim White on drums, Bob Arellano and a bass player.

29/08/99  Liss Ard Festival, Bar Tent
Will Oldham plays with David Berman and band.
They were telling jokes, read from David's book and played some songs from Palace & Silver Jews

30/08/99  Liss Ard Festival
Bonnie Prince Billy

29/08/99  Skibbereen, Liss Ard Festival, Bar Tent

now II (david berman reading)
arise, therefore
if there was a book about this hallway (d.b. reading)
crying in the chapel (w.o.)
a leprechaun gave me a blow job (d.b.)
missing in action (w.o. & d.b.)
don't cry for me argentina (w.o.)
war in apartment 1812 (d.b. reading)
unknown (w.o.)
madeleine-mary
nervous ashers (d.b. reading)
apocolypse, no!
armadillo song (chorus only) (d.b. & w.o.)
carcel de folsom (bob arellano)
sweet child o' mine (d.b.)
thunder road (w.o.)
come in
the rocker (w.o.)
new orleans (d.b.)
smith & jones forever (d.b.)
new orleans (d.b.)
still the same (d.b.)
horses

01/09/99  London, Embassy Rooms, the band is here.

meaulnes
the same love that made me laugh
arise, therefore
one with the birds
(i was drunk at the) pulpit
the brute choir
sweeter than anything
bolden boke boy
apocolypse no!
? [acapella]
death to everyone
la playa west palm
madeleine-mary
don't cry for me argentina
no gold digger
work hard/play hard
i see a darkness
christmastime in the mountains
you will miss me when i burn
the mountain

08/10/99  Yellow Springs, OH, Antioch College, Bonnie Prince Billy solo.

rider
sweeter than anything
(i was drunk at the) pulpit
just to see you smile
pushkin
more brother rides
bolden boke boy
ohio river boat song
werner's last blues to blokbuster
dream of the sea
the risen lord
don't cry for me argentina (attempt)
the same love that made me laugh
arise, therefore
o let it be
apocolypse, no!

04/12/99  Book release party of Cliff Spisak's book "One year To Sit In Dirt".
               Will read Cliff Spisak's poem "wanted: ear martyr".

11/12/99  Amsterdam, Studio Amstel, VPRO Amstel Festival, Bonnie Prince Billy solo.

grand dark feeling of emptiness (part)
81
64
66 (all readings)
one with the birds
southside of the world
nomadic revery (all around)
someone's sleeping
sweeter than anything
the same love that made me laugh
dream of the sea
strange things
just to see you smile
little boy blue I
blue boy
little boy blue II

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