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The setlist for The Replacements’ 2015 tour kick-off was pretty epic

"Sixteen Blue", "Seen Your Video", and "The Ledge" among major highlights.

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    The Replacements kicked off their first legitimate U.S. tour in nearly 25 years last night at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre. Titled “Back By Unpopular Demand,” the show was the band’s first following last year’s two appearances at Austin City Limits, and they shook off any settled dust with a 31-song performance. Needless to say, the setlist was worthy of being called “epic.”

    There were a dozen tour debuts for this reunion run, specifically opener “Seen Your Video”, “Never Mind”, “Nobody”, “20th Century Boy” (T. Rex cover), “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” (T. Rex cover), “Anywhere’s Better Than Here”, “Treatment Bound”, “Sixteen Blue”, “The Ledge”, “Kissin’ in Action”, “Within Your Reach”, and Westerberg’s own “Ghost on a Canvas”.

    As expected, they also tossed in snippets of other goofy covers and made sure to play a handful of guaranteed classics, but on the whole, it’s just further proof they’re hardly phoning this reunion in, despite the tongue-in-cheek press releases. Who would have ever thought The Replacements would be so damn ambitious?

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    This is going to be an exciting tour. Check out the full setlist below, followed by the remaining tour dates.

    Setlist:
    Seen Your Video
    Color Me Impressed
    Never Mind
    I Will Dare
    Kiss Me on the Bus
    Nobody
    20th Century Boy / Bang a Gong (Get It On) / All Shook Down
    Anywhere’s Better Than Here
    Treatment Bound
    Androgynous
    I’ll Be You
    Take Me Down to the Hospital
    Sixteen Blue
    The Ledge
    Maybellene (Chuck Berry cover) (snippet)
    Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out
    I’m in Trouble
    Kissin’ in Action
    Iron Man (Black Sabbath cover) (snippet)
    Left of the Dial
    Valentine
    Waitress in the Sky
    Within Your Reach
    Can’t Hardly Wait
    Bastards of Young
    My Boy Lollipop (Millie Small cover)
    If Only You Were Lonely (a request, abandoned after first verse/chorus)
    Encore:
    Ghost On The Canvas (Paul Westerberg song)
    Suzanne (Leonard Cohen cover)
    Skyway
    Alex Chilton

    The Replacements 2015 Tour Dates:
    04/10 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
    04/13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
    04/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
    04/19 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
    04/29 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre
    04/30 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre
    -5/02 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
    05/03 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
    05/05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
    05/06 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
    05/08 – Washington, DC @ Echostage
    05/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier
    05/28 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival
    05/30 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    06/02 – London, UK @ Roundhouse

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