Just wondering how do you go about writing setlists from night to night?

Lotus responded on 03/15/2012

First thing I look at is what we played last time we were in that city/area, and what we played the last 2 nights of the current tour.

So I eliminate those songs. Then I try to get a mix of new and old tunes. This past tour I was putting on 2 or 3 brand new songs every night, then a few from the latest album, and then some older stuff.

Then I try to get a good balance of tempos, tonalities (major/minor), and styes.

Lastly I see if any songs might work well segued together, and then I work on getting a good flow to the show. Usually I like to come out with something strong, and have the whole set build toward the end.


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