WILMINGTON — Live Oak Bank Pavilion welcomed the triple threat of Fitz and the Tantrums, St. Paul and the Broken Bones and the Seratones earlier in the month. With a small catwalk jetting out from the stage, the three acts had had plenty of room to strut their stuff and bring the heat.
The soul rock of the Seratones set the precedent for the evening. It wasn’t the group’s first time in town; the five-piece opened for Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats a few years back at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. MoonFrog Media photographer Tom Dorgan — who captures scenes at the show for Port City Daily — said they have grown into a “mesmerizing rockin’ band,” having expanded by a few members and coming off the release of the new album “Love & Algorhythms.”
Before Paul Janeway from St. Paul & and the Broken Bones took the stage, Janeway was meandering among the crowd at the pavilion. When he did take the mic, he reminded the audience something always happens to him with hotdogs while touring through Wilmington. Last time he was in town, someone threw one at him onstage. The Southern soul rockers managed to power through 15 tracks — dogless , nonetheless — complete with a cover of the Beatles’ “I Want You (You’re So Heavy).”
By the time fan-favorites Fitz and the Tantrums hit the stage, the audience was ripe with energy. The multiplatinum artists played through more than a dozen of their indie-pop songs, including the live debut of “Sway.” They kept the crowd moving through their spirited and vibrant show.
Below are Dorgan’s photos and the setlists.
Fitz and the Tantrums
All the Feels
St. Paul and the Broken Bones
- 3000 AD Mass
- The Last Dance
- Flow With It (You Got Me Feeling Like)
- I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
- I’m Torn Up
- Like a Mighty River
- Broken Bones & Pocket Change
- Call Me
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