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Published: 2013/01/02

ALO’s Dubbed Le Cirque du Liberation New Year’s Eve

ALO celebrated New Year’s Eve with a hometown show at Santa Barbara, CA’s SoHo. Dubbed Le Cirque du Libération, the evening featured a mix of special covers and unique segues. Huckle opened the night and percussionist Ezra Lipp sat in at various points throughout ALO’s set. Warren Haynes Band bassist and longtime Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe member Ron Johnson filled in for ALO’s Steve Adams, who had a previously confirmed gig with Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers.

The two-set show was dotted with covers. Near the end of their first set, ALO covered Doobie Brothers’ “What A Fool Believes.” Their second set started around midnight with the traditional “Auld Lang Syne.” From there, ALO moved into one of their best known originals, “BBQ,” which segued into a take on Prince’s “1999” and, finally, back into “BBQ.” Then, they remixed their own “Dead Still Dance.” Later in the night, the quartet busted out “Professa” for the first time since 2008, while Huckle and John Payne sat in on The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil.”

Monday, December 31, SoHo, Santa Barbara, CA

Set I:

Combat Zone
Plastic Bubble
Wasting Time
>Walls of Jericho
What A Fool Believes (Doobies Bros.)
Cowboys and Chorus Girls
Lady Loop

Set II:

Auld Lang Syne
>1999 (Prince)
Dead Still Dance (remix version)
Falling Dominoes
Girl I Wanna Lay You Down
Professa’ (first time played since 2008)
>Sexo y Drogas
Sympathy for the Devil (w/ sit-ins: Huckle and John Payne)
Storms and Hurricanes
Room for Bloomin’

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