On June 11th, Aqueous hit Denver, performing a sold-out show at the Bluebird Theater with support from Colorado’s own Evanoff. Playing right up until curfew, the Buffalo-based groove rockers offered up one hell of a performance, playing a fearless mix of treasured originals, psychedelic covers, and tight improvisational jams throughout the night.
As guitarist Mike Gantzer explained, “Denver was one of my favorite shows of 2018 so far. The Bluebird Theater is a beautiful room and it was epic and very fun to throw down to a sold-out crowd in such an amazing place. The energy was through the roof.”
A major highlight of the night came during the second set when the band offered up a cover of Pink Floyd‘s “Fearless”, a track off 1971’s Meddle. Following an excellent transition from an unfinished “20/20” into “Complex Pt. II”, the band landed in the Pink Floyd track, marking Aqueous’ sixth-ever live performance of the song. Notably, the song was used to kick off a non-stop stretch of tunes to close the show including renditions of “Aldehyde” and “Triangle” (the band did not break for an encore, opting to play straight through until the venue’s hard curfew time).
Today, Aqueous has released a gorgeous pro-shot video—shot by CJ Strelow—of their rendition of “Fearless” from their sold-out show in Denver on June 11th. You can take a look for yourself below. To hear the full show, you can head over to nugs.net and listen here.
Aqueous – “Fearless” (Pink Floyd cover, Pro-Shot)
Setlist: Aqueous | Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO | 6/9/2018
Set One: Super Mario Bros > Second Sight, They’re Calling For Ya* > Random Company, Don’t Do It > D.A.R.E^ > Don’t Do It
Set Two: The Median, 20/20* > Complex Pt. II, Fearless^^ > Aldehyde > Triangle%**
Notes: *Unfinished | ^Gorillaz | ^^Pink Floyd | % With Ending | **Played up until curfew
A few days after Aqueous’ performance at the Bluebird Theatre, Night Lights Music Festival—which will return to The Heron in Sherman, NY, for its eighth year from August 23rd to 25th—announced a very special, one-of-a-kind late-night set dubbed “Fearless: A Pink Floyd Tribute.” The collaborative set will see Aqueous’ Mike Gantzer and Evan McPhaden team with Chuck Garvey from moe., Eli Winderman from Dopapod, and Matt Kellen from Mungion to honor the iconic British rock act. Tickets for Night Lights Music Festival can be purchased via the festival’s website here.