The Decemberists Play Hazards of Love in its Entirety at Brooklyn Steel Finale
Last night, The Decemberists closed out their three-night stand at new venue Brooklyn Steel, and the band treated fans to a full performance of their 2009 concept album and rock opera, The Hazards of Love.
The show marked the first time the band had played the album in its entirety since their tour in support of the effort in 2009. After running through the several tracks, interludes and reprises of Hazards, The Decemberists moved into some material from other albums, including a set-closing throwback to their 2002 Castaways and Cutouts album, “California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade.” The band would then return to the stage for two encores.
The Decemberists are one of the first bands to play Brooklyn Steel and just the second to play a multi-night run there, after LCD Soundsystem opened the venue with five nights earlier this month. See the full setlist from last night below.
Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY
Prelude, The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won’t Wrestle the Thistles Undone), A Bower Scene, Won’t Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga), The Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All), The Queen’s Approach, Isn’t It a Lovely Night?, The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid, An Interlude, The Rake’s Song, The Abduction of Margaret, The Queen’s Rebuke/The Crossing, Annan Water, Margaret in Captivity, The Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!), The Wanting Comes in Waves (Reprise), The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned), Down by the Water, Make You Better, O Valencia!, California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade
Enc. I: The Queen of Hearts, Rox in the Box, We Both Go Down Together, Traveling On
Enc. II: Bandit Queen, June Hymn