Pigeons Playing Ping Pong delivered a tour-closing performance at Northlands on Friday with a little help from guitarist Tomo Fujita. The show in Swanzey, NH marked the bird band’s last scheduled concert until Borderland Music Festival in mid-September.

The ever-relevant “Too Long” opened the show, followed by quick-hit fan-favorites “Overrun” and “High As Five” ahead of the second-ever performance of “Steal The Shade”. The song was debuted on 6/19/21 in Lafayette, NY, per Phantasy Tour.

Set one rolled on with “Pop Off” followed by the instrumental “Wireless” which kicked off an old-school R&B sandwich with “You Sexy Thing” and “My Girl” ahead of the “Wireless” reprisal. Pigeons then closed out the first frame with an “Upfunk” that gave Alex “Gator” Petropulos a chance to flex his muscles in a “Drums” segment.

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Returning for set two, PPPP kicked off with fellow recently-debuted track “Skinner” and an always-welcome “Julia”. The band then welcomed Fujita to the stage for a flashy “Lightning”. Fujita settled in for a long stay as the expanded ensemble fired up “King Kong”, with the spunky monkey rolling into Stevie Wonder‘s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”. The band then brought “King Kong” back around before bidding farewell to Fujita. Set two came to an emotional close with one of the band’s many anthems, “Horizon”. Returning to the stage one last time, Pigeons opted with the fiery instrumental “Avalanche” to send everyone home.

Check out a gallery of images from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at Northlands in Swanzey, NH on Friday, courtesy of photographer Vic Brazen. Look out for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong on the band’s upcoming fall tour.

Pigeons Playing Pong Pong w/ Tomo Fujita – “Lightning” > “King Kong” > “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” (Stevie Wonder) > “King Kong” – Swanzey, NH – 7/16/21

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Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Northlands | Swanzey, NH | 7/16/21

Set One: Too Long, Overrun, High As Five, Steal The Shade, Pop Off, Wireless > You Sexy Thing > My Girl > Wireless, Upfunk > Drums > Upfunk

Set Two: Skinner, Julia, Lightning*, King Kong* > Signed Sealed, Delivered* > King Kong*, Horizon

Encore: Avalanche


*w/ Tomo Fujita on guitar