The National Break Out The "Green Gloves" in Pittsburgh (June 11, 2013 Setlist)

A tour premiere in Pittsburgh...
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We continue to track The National across the US on this first leg of theirĀ Trouble Will Find Me world tour and we have a tour premiere to report. I spoke of songs I suspect most National fans like more than I do and how I wish they'd get retired in favor of different songs, preferably ones I prefer. "Green Gloves" fits in that category although it's not at the top of my "I wish they'd play this more" list. I am glad they played it when I saw them in Atlanta. "Anyone's Ghost" was played for just the second time on this tour.

It's good to see them making subtle changes to what is already a very, very good shell of a setlist. I could fix this with a single five-minute phone call but they aren't answering so I've no choice but let them construct their own shows without my input but there is time. They have four shows remaining on this leg before heading to Europe. They're off tonight and then head north of the border for some shows in Canada.

  1. Should Live In Salt
  2. Anyone's Ghost
  3. Don't Swallow the Cap
  4. Bloodbuzz Ohio
  5. Sea of Love
  6. Slipped
  7. Afraid of Everyone
  8. Conversation 16
  9. Squalor Victoria
  10. I Need My Girl
  11. This is the Last Time
  12. Green Gloves
  13. Pink Rabbits
  14. Abel
  15. Apartment Story
  16. England
  17. Graceless
  18. About Today
  19. Fake Empire
  20. Humiliation (Hard Rock Outro)
  21. Sorrow
  22. Mr. November
  23. Terrible Love
  24. Vanderlyle Crybaby Geek