Watch IDLES in concert at First Avenue

Watch IDLES concert at First Avenue in Minneapolis, recorded live on Aug. 3, 2019. (The Current)

IDLES, the British punk/post-punk band whose 2018 album Joy As An Act of Resistance took the U.S. by storm, played a live concert at the iconic Minneapolis venue First Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 3.

The Current provided pro-quality live stream of the show. You can watch this complete concert, now archived above. (Note: concert video includes explicit language and strobe effects.)

In addition to a set that featured many tracks from Joy As An Act of Resistance, IDLES also dipped into their back catalogue as well. And in a loving bow to First Avenue and to Minneapolis, IDLES even tipped their hats to Lizzo and to Prince. Audience member Teddy was invited onstage to lead the audience in an a cappella sing-along of "Purple Rain."

Throughout the show, IDLES shared their powerful punk message of love and acceptance. The enthusiastic crowd continued to ignite the band, and as the show neared its end, frontman Joe Talbot told the First Avenue audience, "I'm going to remember this night for the rest of my life."

Set List


Colossus - 0:45
Never Fight a Man With a Perm - 7:56
Mother - 14:24
Faith in the City - 17:49
Danny Nedelko - 21:30
Umm - 26:00
Queens - 28:56
1049 Gotho - 32:30
Divide and Conquer - 36:28
Date Night - 40:12
I'm Scum - 46:54
Love Song (and Lizzo homage and Prince tributes) - 53:32
Woah - 1:01:05
Benzocaine - 1:04:24
Samaritans - 1:12:56
Television - 1:19:54
Cry to Me (Solomon Burke cover) - 1:24:17
Rottweiler - 1:29:02

Band Personnel


Joe Talbot - lead vocals
Adam Devonshire - bass
Mark Bowen - guitar
Lee Kiernan - guitar
Jon Beavis - drums

Video Credits


Audio: Michael DeMark
Camera Operators: Corey Schreppel, Steel Brooks, Mary Mathis, Helen Teague
Video Director: Peter Ecklund
Production Manager: Erik Stromstad

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External Link


IDLES - official site