SOUNDGARDEN SETLIST FROM SHOW LAST NIGHT IN VANCOUVER

Setlist:
1. Non-State Actor
2. Get on the Snake
3. Hunted Down
4. Ty Cobb
5. Jesus Christ Pose
6. Room a Thousand Years Wide
7. By Crooked Steps
8. Attrition
9. Outshined
10. Flower
11. Rhinosaur
12. Taree
13. Worse Dreams
14. Been Away Too Long
15. My Wave
16. A Thousand Days Before
17. Live to Rise
18. Blow Up the Outside World
19. Fell on Black Days
20. Bones of Birds
21. Rowing
22. Fresh Tendrils
23. 4th of July

Encore:
24. Drawing Flies
25. Rusty Cage
26. Black Hole Sun
27. Incessant Mace

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  • McShpoochen

    They’re getting better and better with each show.

  • Patricia

    McShpoochen I make your words, mine!

  • Andrew

    I thought the sound at this show was awful. Something seemed off and it was hard to even make out Chris’ voice a lot of the time. I heard other people saying this too, not just me. Shitty place for a show like this, in a theatre with everyone standing in their seats. No room to move around. Maybe I’m turning into an old man but the volume was too loud (although I was close to the front speakers) It made it even harder to make out Chris’ voice.

  • Andrew

    On a positive note, I love their new album

  • versus

    @Andrew I saw them twice last week, and thought the same about Chris’ vocals. Maybe the person working the soundboard for them doesn’t do a good job of mixing, or perhaps he’s using to many effects on his voice?

  • danalog

    I saw Portland. Same trouble hearing the vocals when he’s not screaming. Too. Many. Effects.

  • Pete

    I just woke up now after the show last night. I thought the sound was decent. I was row 10 in the orchestra, right circle, on the side aisle. I did also at one point think there was too much echo effect on Chris’ voice at one point.

    My buddy (huge fan) was in the balcony and he literally texted me “soundgarden sucks live”… he was not happy with the sound AGAIN. The sound ruined last year’s show at Rogers Arena for him too.

    For me, I was super happy to hear so many of the new songs. But the highlight of the night for our group was Rusty Cage, it was awesome and energetic.

  • Pete

    VANCOUVER — When Soundgarden rocked Rogers Arena in July 2011, the band’s first performance in Vancouver since it had disbanded in 1997, frontman Chris Cornell hinted that it wouldn’t be the last time we would see the reunited grunge legends.

    And that there would be new songs next time around.

    Just a year and half after they proved they were still a vital, vibrant rock band, the Seattle quartet made good on its promise, handing out a marathon set at its sold-out Queen Elizabeth Theatre gig Sunday night, with many of the songs on the list culled from the band’s first studio effort since 1996’s Down On The Upside, King Animal.

    It’s incredible to think Soundgarden is just a year shy of 30.

    Reminders were all around the packed room Sunday night: A collection of aging grunge fans mingling with a few younger ones, and a cross-section of classic rock dudes of all stripes, with more than a few couples on well-deserved date nights away from their kids.

    It’s just too bad the concert didn’t live up to the arena bombast the band gave us last time.

    Most of the missteps could be blamed on poor sound.

    Cornell was barely audible on set opener Non-State Actor, his vocals muffled under a sea of mid-frequencies and bass. Soundgarden was lacking in sonic scope and reach, a disappointment considering the Queen Elizabeth’s audio pedigree.

    The concert was a diminutive version of the arena one – smaller room, more compact lighting, shoulder-to-shoulder seating – but the setlist was monstrous by comparison: Over two dozen songs including new tracks, the band’s most rock radio-friendly hits, early day favourites and more obscure cuts.

    Therefore it was maddening to feel all the rage on Ty Cobb lost in a sea of distortion, Cornell barely audible atop the screeching wall of noise.

    Same went for career highlights Jesus Christ Pose and Outshined, all strobes and blasts of mud.

    And it’s not like Cornell can’t pull those notes any more: On King Animal cut A Thousand Days Before he wailed like he always has.

    No matter what, Cornell remains one of the great rock singers of the past few decades.

    Same goes for drummer Matt Cameron (also of Pearl Jam), who is just a wonder to watch, and bassist Ben Shepherd, whose complex rhythmic backbone is the perfect complement to Cameron’s superb skills.

    The problem was that whoever was in charge of the mix cranked everything else way too high, which didn’t help a band that was most likely still reeling from two hometown gigs in Seattle.

    Fell On Black Days and Blow Up The Outside World had seen better days, and guitarist Kim Thayil, whose complex fretwork was barely audible in the mix most of the time, visibly looked like he had just stopped caring.

    Taree, a surefire highlight from King Animal, sounded tired and broken, and the song wasn’t helped by the bad “moving curtains” effects in the background that plagued the already lumbering concert, looking more like mistakes than stylistic cues.

    It was almost a relief when the band got to the end of mangled versions of Rusty Cage and Black Hole Sun, two hours in.

    Considering what Soundgarden has offered us in the past, Sunday night’s concert was a big disappointment.

    What’s even more infuriating is that it felt like it wasn’t even their fault.

    Read more: http://www.canada.com/entertainment/Soundgarden+plagued+poor+sound+sold+Vancouver/7947165/story.html#ixzz2KcnmaJt8

  • Rooster

    No ‘Big Dumb Sex’?

  • Dave

    Hey Knights I know what your saying about Cornells vocals about being too low. However I saw them 4 times on this tour all in NY – erving, Terminal 5 and Hammerstein. His vocals at all these shows were amazing and loud. I think maybe a few songs the mix was off, but for the most part the sound and mix was amazing and SG never sounded better…I think the venue can suck sometimes which hurts the band.

  • Arm

    Need a venue with better sound next time

  • Blownupworld

    Very unfortunate. These guys have been kicking ass all over the place. Hopefully we’ll see much more of them down the road!!!

  • workman

    Stop blaming the band then for the fucking poor sound mix. Blame the sound man, blame the venue. Soundgarden has been delivering amazing shows this tour- THAT has been the trend.

  • Pete

    The venue has a good rep for acoustics.

  • Shadows Collide with People

    I personally thought the show was amazing. The sound was definitely a bit distorted for the first three songs but after that, Cornell’s vocals started to really come through and shine. I have also seen Matt Cameron live four times now( Twice with Pearl Jam and twice with Soundgarden)and I must say that his drumming is without a doubt MUCH better with Soundgarden than Pearl Jam. He is such a remarkable drummer. I really cannot think of a better band to see live nowadays. Also, this was my fourth time seeing Chris Cornell in 5 years!

  • chuck shaq

    Not much action on Black Saturday. This song is amazing. I know they had some trouble playing it the first time or so but it was perfect the last I believe. Is it the middle part that doesn’t come off well live? Sounded alright to me on You, You, Metoobe