Beck Debuts “Colors” And Tributes Tom Petty At Surprise Album Release Show In London

On the eve of releasing his new album Colors Beck played an intimate, sold-out show at London’s Electric Ballroom. “Think of tonight as a celebration,” Beck explained towards the start of the concert. “We’re gonna start slow – think of us as opening for ourselves,” Beck said alluding to Colors’ release – just a few hours away – as the main attraction. Indeed there was an album Colors listening party immediately after the concert.

The career-spanning setlist worked towards Colors dropping with four songs from the new album, including the live debut of the title-track. Led by Jason Falkner, Beck and his band also paid tribute to Tom Petty with a snippet of ‘American Girl’ during the band introductions in the middle of marathon encore ‘Where It’s At’ (other covers also teased: Talking Heads’ ‘Once In A Lifetime’ and The Clash’s ‘London Calling’).

As with another show in London earlier this week, this concert was surprised announced just days before. Video highlights and the complete setlist are below:

Blackbird Chain
Blue Moon
Lost Cause
Say Goodbye
Heart Is a Drum
Devils Haircut
Nausea
Go It Alone
Black Tambourine
Think I’m in Love
The New Pollution
Mixed Bizness
Qué Onda Güero
Girl
Wow
Colors (Live Debut)
Up All Night
Dreams
Loser
E-Pro

Encore:
Where It’s At / London Calling / American Girl / Cars / Once In A Lifetime / One Foot in the Grave / Where It’s At

#Beck #TalkingHeads #OnceInALifeTime

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