On Friday night, Pigeon Playing Ping Pong continued their lengthy early-2019 tour with a performance at Asheville, NC’s The Orange Peel featuring support from The Fritz.
The sold-out show was webcast live for the Flock to watch far and wide, and the band put together a memorable performance to mark the occasion. After opening with “Melting Lights”, pigeons worked through “Whirled”, “Penguins”, and “Funkijam” > “Funk E Zekiel”. From there, they welcomed The Fritz drummer Mikey “Spice” Evans to add some extra percussive texture to “Fortress” and “Yo Soy Fiesta”. “J-Town” was up next and featured The Fritz’s Jamar Woods on keys before a beautiful “Poseidon” (featuring notes of the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Jessica”) brought set one to a close.
When the band returned for their second set, they once again had Evans in tow. The Fritz percussionist stuck around for the first two songs of the frame, “Live Life” and “Upfunk”, before slipping offstage as the band flowed into “Snake Eyes”. Next, the band jumped into a palindromic medley that saw them take “Horizon” into The Jungle Book favorites “Bare Necessities” and “I Wanna Be Like You” before returning to “Bare Necessities” and “Horizon” in succession to complete the segment. “Drunk People” was up next, followed by “Walk Outside” and a set-closing “Ocean Flows” to cap set two. Finally, a “Doc” encore sent the crowd—and the couch touring Flock—home dancing.
Below, you can check out a gallery of photos from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s performance at The Orange Peel courtesy of photographer Carol Spagnuola.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong tour continues this Tuesday, February 5th at The Charleston Pour House in Charleston, SC. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to the band’s website.
Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | The Orange Peel | Asheville, NC | 2/1/19
Set One: Melting Lights, Whirled, Penguins > Funkijam > Funk E Zekiel, Fortress*, Yo Soy Fiesta*, J-Town^, Poseidon (Jessica)
Set Two: Live Life* > Upfunk* > Snake Eyes, Horizon > I Wanna Be Like You > Bare Necessities > I Wanna Be Like You > Horizon > Drunk People, Walk Outside, Ocean Flows
*- with Mikey from The Fritz on percussion
^- with Jamar from The Fritz on keys