Y’know, I kinda wonder if they regret putting certain songs on a record after they release it. The reason I say this being, they haven’t played Tear it Down or Shotgun on this tour. I remember talking to Britt forever ago about Out Go The Lights, and he said they couldn’t make it work live so they didn’t play it, which is both a shame and understandable. The guitar parts in the recording are very deliberate and would be hard to synchronize and sing. However, Shotgun and Tear It Down aren’t terribly complex songs, especially compared to Pink Up which is a regular song on the set. I think every other record I’ve heard them tour, they’ve played every track at least once. I don’t think they’ll attempt these two. They are the weaker tracks on the record, in my opinion, but still good songs with singability. Just food for thought.
Also, First Caress is one of my favorite songs on the new album. I’ve heard them play it on this tour, and I sounded great, so I’m not sure why they don’t still play it. Did they say they weren’t playing it anymore? That’d be a shame. I think the only track I’ve heard them do, that I honestly didn’t think translated live, was New York Kiss. The mix just didn’t work.