Pigeons Playing Ping Pong combined covers of Talking Heads and Radiohead during the band’s Talking Radioheads Halloween shows in New Orleans and Austin. The band also announced a run of winter tour dates with Tand and Underground Springhouse, with tickets on sale Friday, November 3rd.

Pigeons kicked off the run on Sunday at Tipitina’s in New Orleans, where the band played Radiohead covers “Fake Plastic Trees”, “Airbag”, “Karma Police”, and “Creep”, as well as Talking Heads songs “Wild Wild Life”, “Crosseyed and Painless”, “Once in a Lifetime”, “Girlfriend Is Better”, and “And She Was”, plus some originals.

The band then headed to the Historic Scoot Inn in Austin, TX on the 31st, which doubled as both Halloween and the birthday of Pigeons frontman Greg Ormont. After an opening set from Dogs in a Pile, the show began with his bandmates and fans joining together to sing “Happy Birthday” before transitioning to the first jam of the night, “Move Like That”, which flowed into the first cover of the night, Radiohead’s “Just”.

The band continued to mix originals with songs from Radiohead and Talking Heads, including “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)”, with Dogs in a Pile guitarist Brian Murray, “Paranoid Android”, “Psycho Killer”, and “Subterranean Homesick Alien”, which featured Dogs keyboardist Jeremy Kaplan. Kaplan returned for a second set-closing “Making Flippy Floppy”, and Pigeons capped off the night with “Doc” as the encore.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – “Happy Birthday” > “Move Like That” > Just (Radiohead) > “Fun in Funk” – 10/31/23

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – “Walk Outside” > “Once in a Lifetime” (Talking Heads) – 10/29/23

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Following Tuesday’s Halloween show, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong announced a winter run with tour dates around the South beginning in Savannah, GA on February 14th. The tour will make stops in Florida, Alabama, and Tennessee before concluding with two nights in Atlanta on February 23rd and 24th.

A pre-sale is currently underway for tickets to Pigeons’ winter tour dates with code: FLOCK. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 3rd at 10 a.m. local time. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the band’s website.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong also recently shared a new single, “Alright Tonight”. Click here for more info on the track.

Setlist [via Phantasy Tour]: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Tipitina’s | New Orleans, LA | 10/29/23

Set 1: Pop Off > Fake Plastic Trees (Radiohead) > Henrietta > Wild Wild Life (Talking Heads) > Melting Lights > The Liquid > Weird Fishes/Arpeggi (Radiohead) > Lightning > Crosseyed and Painless (Talking Heads) (Last time played 11/01/2019) > Lightning

Set 2: Walk Outside > Once in a Lifetime (Talking Heads) (Last time played 11/02/2019) > Airbag (Radiohead) > Su Casa > Avalanche > Girlfriend Is Better (Talking Heads) [1] (Last time played 11/01/2019 > Avalanche > Karma Police (Radiohead) (FTP) > Poseidon > And She Was (Talking Heads) > Poseidon

Encore: Creep (Radiohead) (FTP) > Whirled

[1] w/Jeremy Kaplan (Dogs In A Pile) on keys

Setlist [via Phantasy Tour]: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Historic Scoot Inn | Austin, TX | 10/31/23

Set 1: Happy Birthday > Move Like That > Just (Radiohead) [1] > Fun in Funk, This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) (Talking Heads) [2], Alright Tonight > Paranoid Android (Radiohead) [1] > Alright Tonight > Psycho Killer (Talking Heads) > Burning Up My Time > The National Anthem (Radiohead) > Burning Up My Time

Set 2: Somethin For Ya > Subterranean Homesick Alien (Radiohead) [3][1] > Julia, Nothing But Flowers (Talking Heads) > Julia > Condenser > High and Dry (Radiohead) [1] > Horizon, No Surprises (Radiohead) [1] > Hell Yeah > Making Flippy Floppy (Talking Heads) [3]

Encore: Doc

[1] First Time Played
[2] w/ Brian Murray (Dogs In A Pile) on guitar
[3] w/ Jeremy Kaplan (Dogs In A Pile) on keys