I love The Urge, so it was an absolute thrill to be able to photograph one of their concerts. This was the third of four shows at The Pageant in a span of 2 weeks. The lighting was absolutely stunning. It was one of the most/best lit shows I have ever covered.
The Urge were a hometown favorite before they disbanded back in 2001. They played a couple of farewell shows at The Pageant, one of which, I attended. It was an epic two and a half hour show. Also, back in 2004 they got together to play one show, Pointfest, which I also attended. They announced at the Pointfest 29 announcement party that they were getting back together and making new music.
Even after all this time, The Urge have not lost a step and continue to put on one of the best shows you will ever see. The fans were ecstatic to see them get back together and every single person there was absolutely going crazy with chants of: PTMFUS. I think it’s pretty safe to assume that any Urge fans knows what that stands for.
The set was roughly an hour and a half long and included: “Don’t Ask Why”, “All Washed Up”, “Tell Me”, “Too Much Stereo”, “Dirty Rat”, “Say Yeah”, “Open All Night”, “Take Away”, “I Go Home”, “Closer”, “Straight to Hell”, “Violent Opposition”, “Welcome to Gunville”, “Warning Warning”, “Where Do We Go”, “Jump Right In”, “Brainless”, “Four Letters and Two Words”, “One Love (Bob Marley Cover)” and “It’s Getting Hectic”.
There is one more show at The Pageant, November 25th, and if you have decided not to go to one of these first 3 shows, then you must go to the last one. The first two shows sold out and if the third one didn’t there were very few tickets left.