Editors UK Tour Starts Today + Terminal 5 Pics

Editors at Terminal 5 (02/19/10)
Editors at Terminal 5
Photo: Jon Klemm

UK’s Editors were in town last month to promote the stateside release of their latest album, the synth heavy, In This Light and on This Evening. Unlike most of the music world, they’re skipping SXSW to commence their sold out UK tour which starts today (March 19) and runs until the end of the March. Here’s what the NY Press had to say about their recent T5 show:

Editors did not hold back, playing to the nearly sold out crowd until everyone was moving to the music and singing along. Early in the set, Tom Smith interrupted “Lights,” saying, “Fuck! This is way off tune.” But the audience, which quickly became a veritable chorus line, didn’t seem to have noticed. Colorful lights, and at one point a strobe, bounced off the musicians. Smith alternated between guitar and piano, hunching over each in turn as though they pained him. His distinctive, voice—like molasses meets vinegar—saves the new stuff from being too generic, but it drones on a bit nevertheless and certainly doesn’t spell the next level for Editors. Happily, less than half the set was off the latest album, with the rest fairly evenly split between the previous two: An End Has Its Start and The Back Room.

T5, packed just about to the gills, was the perfect setting for Editors’ anthemic music. The show maintained a sense of intimacy even as the adrenaline of a much larger venue coursed through it. If the band’s next album doesn’t stagnate, the stadium rock predictions made of it with the 2006 debut may yet bear fruition. [NY Press]

In other Editors news, the band will be releasing “Last Day”, a brand new song, on limited edition vinyl as part of Record Store Day on April 17, 2010.

All Editors UK tour dates, more pictures and the setlist from the Terminal 5 show after the jump.

Editors at Terminal 5 (02/19/10) Set List
01. In This Light And On This Evening (3)
02. Lights (1)
03. An End Has A Start (2)
04. You Don’t Know Love (3)
05. Bullets (1)
06. The Boxer (3)
07. The Big Exit (3)
08. Blood (1)
09. Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool (3)
10. The Racing Rats (2)
11. Escape The Nest (2)
12. Like Treasure (3)
13. Bones (2)
14. Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors (2)
15. Bricks And Mortar (3)
Encore
16. Munich (1)
17. Papillon (3)
18. Fingers In The Factories (1)

Album Key:
(1) The Back Room
(2) An End Has a Start
(3) In This Light and on This Evening

Editors 2010 UK Tour Dates
Mar 19th 2010 – Academy [Sold Out] Bournemouth
Mar 20th 2010 – Dome [Sold Out] Brighton, UK
Mar 21st 2010 – University [Sold Out] Cardiff, UK
Mar 23rd 2010 – Leas Cliff Hall [Sold Out] Folkestone, UK
Mar 24th 2010 – Brixton Academy [Sold Out] London, UK
Mar 25th 2010 – Brixton Academy [Sold Out] London, UK
Mar 28th 2010 – Guildhall Portsmouth, UK
Mar 29th 2010 – Philharmonic Hall [Sold Out] Liverpool, UK

Editors at Terminal 5 (02/19/10) by Jon Klemm
Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

Editors at Terminal 5

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