On Saturday night, Aqueous continued their ongoing nationwide tour with their first-ever performance in Phoenix, AZ at Last Exit Live. The official M3F late-night show, billed as Aqueous & Friends, saw the Buffalo, NY natives welcome members of Lettuce, SunSquabi, and BIG Something to join in over the course of the sold-out, 2+ hour performance.
After opening the show with fan-favorite “Origami”, Aqueous worked through a pair of songs off 2018’s Color Wheel, “Weight of the Word” and “Second Sight”. From there, the band welcomed their first guest of the night, Lettuce/Break Science drummer Adam Deitch, to man the rhythm duties for an extra funky rendition of “Skyway”.
As “Skyway” began to run its course, Deitch stood up to hand the drumming duties back off Rob Houk, but stuck around on the kit for a few extra measures to make for a seamless transition back to the core Aqueous lineup. Without missing a beat, the band continued through originals “Timmy’s Blades” and “Strange Times”.
Next, the band welcomed SunSquabi’s Josh Fairman and Kevin Donohue to augment a cover of David Bowie‘s “Fame”, marking Aqueous’ first rendition of the classic track on their ongoing 2019 national tour. Following the SunSquabi collaboration, Aqueous closed out the main portion of their set with an energetic rendition of “Kitty Chaser (Explosions)”.
Aqueous still had some more surprises (and more friends) up their sleeves when they returned to the stage for their encore. After working through Color Wheel track “Split The Difference”, the band welcomed tourmates Nick MacDaniels and Jesse Hensley of BIG Something to assist on a show-closing bust-out of Snoop Dogg‘s “Gin & Juice”, marking their first rendition of the hip-hop classic since 2016 (212 shows).
Thankfully, the band streamed the performance live, so fans everywhere watch full pro-shot footage of the late-night throwdown in Phoenix.
Aqueous & Friends w/ Members of Lettuce, SunSquabi, BIG Something – 3/2/19 – Full Pro-Shot Video
Aqueous and BIG Something will continue their co-headlining tour this Wednesday, March 6th at The Parish in Austin, TX. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.
Setlist: Aqueous & Friends | Last Exit Live | Phoenix, AZ | 3/2/19
Set: Origami, Weight of the Word, Second Sight, Skyway1 > Timmy’s Blades > Strange Times, Fame2, Kitty Chaser (Explosions)
Encore: Split the Difference > Gin and Juice3 4
1 w/ Adam Deitch from Lettuce
2 w/ Josh Fairman and Kevin Donohue from Sunsquabi
3 w/ Nick MacDaniels and Jesse Hensley from Big Something
4 BUSTOUT: LTP 11/12/2016 (212 shows)