On Wednesday night, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong continued their 2019 fall tour with a stop at Louisville, KY’s Headliner’s Music Hall. Bloomington, IN-bred electronic funk trio DIZGO handled the evening’s opening duties.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong opened up their first set with “Pop Off”, which was followed up by a seamless segue of “Somethin’ For Ya” into “Havana” into “Julia”. Following “Water”, the band moved into a celebratory “Penguins”, which featured a “Happy Birthday” sing-a-long in honor of a young fan named Jonah’s birthday, completing an adorable saga which the members of The Flock have been following for days in the band’s Facebook fan group. As Jonah commented after his first PPPP show (via a post by his mother in The Flock), “If everyone in the world was as nice as these people, our world would be a lot better.”
[Photo: ontheDL Photo via Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Instagram]
Following “Penguins”, “Funkijam” coasted into “Totally, highlighted by some ferocious interplay between guitarists Jeremy Schon and Greg Ormont. The quartet brought their first frame to a close with a pairing of Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ “Give It Away” into a set-closing take on “Moonwalk”.
Following a brief setbreak, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong returned and opened up their second set with “Landing”, which continued into an improvisational “Jam” before finally landing into “Time To Ride”. Following “Sail On”, PPPP sandwiched The Rolling Stones‘ “Paint It Black” inside a funky “Skipjack”. The four-piece continued on with a pairing of fan-favorites “Horizon” into “Fade Fast” before closing out the set with “Ocean Flows”. The band finally returned to deliver a “Live It Up” encore.
Enjoy a gallery of photos from Wednesday night’s show below courtesy of photographer Kendall McCargo.
Tonight, Thursday, November 7th, Pigeons tour continues with a performance at The Vogue Theatre in Indianapolis, IN. Head to Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s website for a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information.
Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Headliner’s Music Hall | Louisville, KY | 11/6/2019
Set One: Pop Off, Somethin’ For Ya > Havana > Julia, Water, Penguins* > Funkijam > Totally, Give it Away > Moonwalk
Set Two: Landing > Jam > Time To Ride, Sail On, Skipjack > Paint It Black > Skipjack, Horizon > Fade Fast, Ocean Flows
Encore: Live It Up
* Happy Birthday Jonah!