Editors are touring Europe again! Their new album ‘Violence’ is getting great reviews all over Europe so we are very much looking forward to these upcoming Editors shows. And there’s a lot of them coming! In this ‘Spoiler Alert’ we take a look at what to expect from their Violence Tour shows.
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/editors/2018/palladium-cologne-germany-4bef0f56.htmlViolence is Editors’ sixth album and also the biggest supplier of their current setlist. With 8 out of 22 tracks, almost a third of the show consists of new material. But that’s not a problem, as Violence receives really good critics all over Europe. NME already called it ‘the album that brings Editors back home’. The Guardian said: ‘An unexpected carreer peek’ and Dutch magazine OOR even called it their best material since An End Has A Start (2017).Luckily, also fan favorites from the other albums are widely present. You can certainly count on performances of ‘Munich’ (from debut album The Back Room), ‘A Ton Of Love’ (from fourth recordThe Weight Of Your Love) and ‘Papillon’ (from the electronic third album In This Light And On This Evening). A setback for many fans will be that currently ‘Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors’ is not being played, although it being one of their most popular tracks.Another thing to notice is that ‘Marching Orders’ apparently is now the definitive set closer, ditching ‘Papillon’ to the second-last position.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgwYvIInJ4B/?tagged=editorsEditors is playing for an impressive steel construction, really emphasizing the industrial sound of the new album. Lightning is attached all over the cubes and when it is all used at once, that gives an amazing lighting show. Check out how that looks during title track ‘Violence’!
Editors is now officially a Big Band. That being said, they behave as a Big Band. The older more rough tracks are being played in a new upbeat way. For example, the newly added electronic drum beat in ‘Papillon’ really gives that track even more energy. And of course there’s room for some spectacle. During the bigger shows, fireworks are being lit already during opening tack ‘Hallelujah (So Low)’.
During ‘The Racing Rats’, there’s even a big waterfall of fireworks!https://www.instagram.com/p/Bghcjo5BJfQ/?tagged=editorsDuring ‘No Sound But The Wind’, there’s no need for a light show, as the venue itself turns into a big one because of people turning on their camera flashlights. That image was so beautiful that during their Antwerp performance, Tom Smith became emotional and had to restart the song.https://twitter.com/bjorn_1978/status/975166435810004992Ultimately, if you’re a person hungry for Instagram pics, make sure to stay on high alert during ‘Marching Orders’. Fireworks, confetti and streamers are everywhere! (Of course, you can also just keep that phone in your pocket and enjoy the show ;-))https://www.instagram.com/p/BgfWfIrj4Pa/?tagged=editors
Everybody who went to the previous Editors shows, says the same thing. This tour is one not to miss! Check a few of the reactions below.https://www.instagram.com/p/BgwuoS8n2Nh/?tagged=editorshttps://www.instagram.com/p/BgiUuwdAyYx/?tagged=editorshttps://www.instagram.com/p/BggvpMshY51/?tagged=editors
Editors are touring the whole of Europe in indoor venues the coming months. After that, they’re playing a lot of festivals, including Pinkpop (with Bruno Mars and The Kooks), TW Classic (with The National and Kraftwerk) and British Summer Time (with The Cure and Interpol). More than enough changes for you not to miss Editors!ChecK OUT ALL TOUR DATES
Come visit the Editors Fan Quiz during the Amsterdam show
Are you visiting Editors’ show in Amsterdam this Tuesday? We as We Speak Music too! We’re organizing an Editors Fan Quiz on the second floor. If you can make it, make sure to join us between 18:30 en 20:00 to prove yourself as a True Fan and also have the opportunity to win great prizes!MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE Editors Fan Quiz