Pigeons Playing Ping Pong made its debut on the popular “Jam In The Van” YouTube series Monday night. The recurring concert series caught up with Pigeons in Los Angeles following the band’s two-night run at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA with Goose.
The avian quartet ran through a medley of fan-favorites during the 40-minute clip, kicking off with “Poseidon”, which ran for an impressive 11 minutes despite the condensed nature of “Jam In The Van”. Even though Pigeons was merely playing for an audience of “JITV” crew members, frontman Greg Ormont still engaged in some patented stage banter as he thanked “the people clapping on their couches at home.” After that, the band ran through a rendition of “Sail On” from the recently-released Presto album that saw a much briefer and conventional performance for the YouTube series.
After some more stage banter, where Ormont revealed that bassist Ben Carrey had been to a taping of The Price Is Right earlier that day, Pigeons launched into “High As Five“, another single from Presto. With just under seven minutes left, the band ran through the infectiously-upbeat “Dawn A New Day” to close out the “Jam In The Van” performance.
Check out the full video of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong on “Jam In The Van.”
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Jam In The Van
Pigeons is sticking around California for a little longer as the band has gigs in San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, and a two-night run in San Francisco this week as a part of its recently-expanded Presto tour. The band will donate $1 from every ticket sold on the 2020 winter tour to Backline via their recent partnership with the industry-focused nonprofit. For tickets and a full list of dates, head to the band’s website.
On March 21st at Brooklyn Comes Alive at Brooklyn, NY’s Avant Gardner, members of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Goose will join forces for a special, collaborative set billed as Birds of a Feather for the first time ever.
Birds of a Feather will feature Goose’s Rick Mitarotonda, Peter Anspach, and Trevor Weekz alongside PPPP’s Jeremy Schon and Alex “Gator” Petropulos.
Other exciting artists and collaborations set to take the stage at Brooklyn Comes Alive include Oteil Burbridge & Friends with Jeff Chimenti, Eric Krasno, Jason Crosby, Scott Metzger, John Kimock, Alfreda Gerald, Lamar Williams Jr., Weedie Braimah, Eric “Benny” Bloom, Ryan Zoidis, and Tom Guarana; Turkuaz with special guests Cory Henry, Robert Sput Searight, and Nate Werth; The Motet with Shira Elias, Nate Werth, and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer; and more. Check out the full lineup below.
GA and VIP tickets are now available via the Brooklyn Comes Alive website.