Kevin Parker brought Tame Impala‘s Slow Rush Tour to Uncasville, CT on Saturday for a show at Mohegan Sun Arena. Junglepussy got the show started and pumped up the crowd with a rap set that included her most well-known song “Trader Joe”. She’s undoubtedly a great entertainer, full of raw, unapologetic emotion and lyrics. While it certainly seemed like an odd pairing at first, the energy was right.
By the time Parker and his touring band hit the stage for their first-ever show in Connecticut, the 7,000-plus fans in attendance were ready to explode. Despite being an almost sold-out arena, it felt about as intimate a setting to catch Tame Impala as you’ll find anymore when compared to other big-city arenas the Australian psych-rockers are hitting.
The setlist remained unchanged from his entire tour, leading off with “One More Year”, the dancy jam to set the energy, before transitioning into the disco-infused “Borderline” and then psychedelic, bass-infused “Nangs”. By the time Tame Impala’s trademark confetti and lasers were on full display, every fan young and old was up and dancing. Parker certainly isn’t the most animated performer, but his music and production carry him to the very top of today’s touring acts.
Scroll down to check out a gallery of images from Tame Impala at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday courtesy of photographer Brent Goldman. A collection of fan-shot videos is also available from YouTube user relentfx. Next up for Tame Impala is a two-night run at Brooklyn, NY’s Barclay’s Center on March 14th and 15th. For tickets and a full list of tour dates click here.
Tame Impala – “Intro”/”One More Year” – 3/12/22
Tame Impala – “Borderline” – 3/12/22
Tame Impala – “Nangs” – 3/12/22
Tame Impala – “Mind Mischief” – 3/12/22
Tame Impala – “Breathe Deeper” – 3/12/22
Tame Impala – “Posthumous Forgiveness” – 3/12/22
Tame Impala – “Elephant” – 3/12/22
Tame Impala – “Lost In Yesterday” – 3/12/22
Tame Impala – “Mutant Gossip” – 3/12/22
Tame Impala – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” – 3/12/22
Setlist: Tame Impala | Mohegan Sun Arena | Uncasville, CT | 3/12/22
Set: Intro , One More Year, Borderline, Nangs, Mind Mischief, Breathe Deeper, Posthumous Forgiveness, Elephant, Lost in Yesterday, Apocalypse Dreams, Mutant Gossip , Let It Happen, Feels Like We Only Go Backwards, Is It True, Glimmer, Eventually, Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control, New Person, Same Old Mistakes
Encore: The Less I Know the Better, One More Hour