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  • The War On Drugs @ Wonder Ballroom, Portland 3/30/14
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The War On Drugs

The War On Drugs’ tour behind the triumphant Lost In The Dream rolled into Portland’s Wonder Ballroom Sunday, and we sent photographer Colin McLaughlin to document the action — action that included a guest appearance by Jim James. The My Morning Jacket frontman lent vocals to the cover of John Lennon’s “Mind Games” that the War On Drugs have been performing lately. Watch video of that song below, and scroll through the gallery for lots of great images from the show.

Colin notes that Adam Granduciel has developed a frontman’s presence and his band now knows how to fully inhabit the stage, performing with the swagger of old pros. He also passed on this anecdote: “[Granduciel] said he wishes every day was Saturday after someone yelled something to that effect in the audience. He followed with ’I used to wish every day was Thursday because Seinfeld was on. Now I wish it was Saturday because Seinfeld is on all the time.’” Here’s the setlist:

Main set:
Under the Pressure
Baby Missiles
I Was There
An Ocean in Between the Waves
Suffering
Eyes to the Wind
Red Eyes
I Hear You Calling
Burning
Lost in the Dream
Come to the City
In Reverse

Encore 1:
Mind Games w/ Jim James (John Lennon cover)
Arms Like Boulders
Black Water

Encore 2:
Disappearing

Lost In The Dream is out now on Secretly Canadian. Read our cover story on the band here.

Comments (4)
  1. Lost in a (live photographic filter) dream.

  2. have they played comin through on this tour?

  3. I was at the show and didn’t recognize Jim James when he came out, thinking he was just the singer of White Laces, who I missed, and thought everyone in the audience was just losing their over the first couple notes of a John Lennon song. I mean, it’s a good song but for a moment I thought it must have been everyone else in Portland’s absolute favorite song.

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