Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mogwai play Mexico City as a four-piece

Mogwai played last night's show in Mexico City as a four-piece. Stuart, Dominic and Barry were joined by James Hamilton (Errors) on drums. Martin and John were unable to leave the USA due to visa issues.

Presumably normality will be restored when Mogwai appear in Atlanta on 8th June, and for the remaining US dates. The run of US shows is broken by two shows in Canada later this month, although Mogwai have already managed to successfully cross the US-Canadian border once on this tour.

I stand to be corrected on this, but I believe this is the first time Mogwai have performed as a four-piece since 23rd September 1998 (Hereford, UK) - the last gig before Barry joined permanently. Unless any of the Curiosa shows in 2004 were four-piece line-ups due to John's illness?
Last night is also the first time Mogwai have ever played live without both Martin and John.

Mexico City setlist, 5th June 2012:
White Noise
Rano Pano
Killing All the Flies
Travel Is Dangerous
I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead
Mexican Grand Prix
I Know You Are But What Am I?
2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
How to Be a Werewolf
Friend of the Night
New Paths To Helicon, Pt 1

Auto Rock
Mogwai Fear Satan

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