Why Go into Do the Evolution kicks the show off with a bang. After Save You, Ed sings “I’m dreaming of a Big Day Out” to the tune of “White Christmas.” False start on Got Some, and Ed teases the…
Main Set: Why Go, Do The Evolution, Save You, Getaway, Got Some, Mind Your Manners, Low Light, Setting Forth, Corduroy, Lightning Bolt, Dissident, Even Flow, Sirens, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Jeremy, Given To Fly, Wasted Reprise, Life Wasted, Better Man/(Save It For Later)
encore 1: Pendulum, Nothingman, Daughter/(Another Brick In The Wall (Pt. 2)), Go, Porch
encore 2: Kick Out The Jams, Alive
Why Go into Do the Evolution kicks the show off with a bang. After Save You, Ed sings “I’m dreaming of a Big Day Out” to the tune of “White Christmas.” False start on Got Some, and Ed teases the band, saying “I thought we were saving that one for Sydney,” before restarting the Backspacer rocker. Mind Your Manners is dedicated to the children at the show (Ed’s family is side stage). Melbourne had been beset with a heatwave in the weeks leading up to the show, but show day dawned with drenching rain soaking the venue. The rain persisted until mid-afternoon before clearing to a beautiful evening, Ed stating “this is perfect…here’s to the weatherman.” He adds “it seems we have more friends in Melbourne than we do in Seattle,” to cheers from the crowd, and to be on a bill with Mudhoney and the Cosmic Psychos is a “dream come true.” Setting Forth segues straight into a blistering version of Corduroy. During the intro of Lightning Bolt, Ed says “look at the sun,” which was setting directly on the horizon in front of the stage. Even Flow is dedicated to Ross Knight, lead singer of the Cosmic Psychos. After the break, Pendulum is played for the first time as a non-show opener. Matt’s drumming at the end is a highlight. Due to the looming curfew, Black is scratched from encore 2, with a raucous Kick Out the Jams, featuring Mark Arm, kicking things off instead. Alive closes a show for the first time since 2010, and Ed tells the crowd to “have a bitchin’ summer” as he leaves the stage.