We waited 19 years for Soundgarden to return to the Twin Cities, and we didn't get to hear "Black Hole Sun?!" Oh what a travesty.
Actually, while some fans no doubt would cry foul over the band skipping one of its biggest hits at Saturday's concert at the Orpheum Theatre, I tought "Fell on Black Days" was enough boring mid-tempo hits for one night. The one glaring omission in my book was "Loud Love." But it's hard to argue when so many other old ear-bleeding rockers were thrown into the mix, and the mix itself was so wide and deep.
Click here for the full review of the show, a marathon of a performance in which the band proved to be in remarkably great shape given its long hiatus (that includes Chris Cornell's voice). Here's the 25-song set list:
Incessant Mace / Hunted Down / Flower / Outshined / Let Me Drown / Jesus Christ Pose / Gun / Rhinosaur / Hands All Over / Been Away Too Long / My Wave / Day I Tried to Live / Blood on the Valley Floor / Blow Up the Outside World / Fell on Black Days / Zero Chance / Non-State Actor / Eyelids Mouth / Drawing Flies / Ty Cobb / Fresh Tendrils / Superunknown ENCORE: Spoong Man / Rusty Cage / Slaves & Bulldozers