The South African brothers in KONGOS brought the tail-end of their first ever North American headlining tour (2015 Lunatic Tour) to the Fillmore in San Francisco, California. Ahead of show time,there may have been a few tickets still available at the door, but there could not have been many since the venue went ahead and printed show posters which are normally reserved for sell-outs.
As the fans began to trickle in, they likely pondered what was behind the giant curtain that seemed to cut off the back half of the the already-small Fillmore stage and as openers Colony House and Sir Sly tore through their sets as lights on stage strobed spastically, how cramped the quarters were only became more clear as each joined the other on stage for a song.
The crew made quick work of the stage, removing Sir Sly’s equipment and replacing it with KONGOS’ gear, resulting in a loud cheer from the crowd as drum kit was rolled to the center of the stage. When the mid-stage curtain finally fell, it revealed … a KONGOS Lunatic backdrop. The brothers took the stage and lined up left to right, Johnny, Dylan, Jesse and Dylan not seeming to notice or need the missing space and clearly making the point that there is no front-man in this band and that duties were to be shared equally.
- Hey I Don’t Know
- Sex on the Radio
- Kids These Days
- Take Me Back
- It’s a Good Life
- I Don’t Mind
- As We Are
- This Time I Won’t Forget
- Come With Me Now
- Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles cover)
- I Want to Know
- Take It from Me
- I’m Only Joking
- Tokoloshe Man
- Blue Monday (New Order Cover)
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