Last November, news broke that English alternative rockers Pulp were going to reunite for several festival dates this summer, with the first being a set tomorrow (May 27th) at Primavera Sound. Having not performed a gig as a band since 2002, no one was quite sure what shape the unit would be in come showtime.
Now, courtesy of Stereogum, we learn that Jarvis Cocker and company had no problem hitting their stride as they played a solid set at Le Bikini in Toulouse, FR in preparation for tomorrow’s big day. The video above, a performance of the track “Disco 2000”, is not only near-professional quality, it shows one very important indicator for future festival success: Cocker has still got that magic in those old moneymakers of his.
The entire show’s setlist can be found below, along with their list of festival dates. After Primavera, the group have a busy summer, hitting up the Wireless Festival, T in the Park, Splendour in the Grass, Reading & Leeds, and many more giant-sized festivals from here until early September. Rest those hips well, Mr. Cocker.
Do You Remember the First Time?
Sorted For Es & Wizz
This Is Hardcore
O.U. (Gone, Gone)
His n Hers
Pulp 2011 Tour Dates:
06/11 Isle of Wight, UK @ Isle of Wight Festival
07/01 Gydnia, PL @ Opener Festival
07/03 London, UK @ Wireless Festival
07/07 Novi Sad, SP @ Exit Festival
07/08 Trencin, SL @ Bazant Phoda
07/10 Kinross, UK @ T in the Park
07/14 Carhaix, FR @ Vieilles Charrues
07/15 Dour, BE @ Dour Festival
07/17 Ferropolis, DE @ Melt! Festival
07/23 Perth, AU @ On the Bright Side
07/27 Sydney, AU @ Hordern Pavilion
07/29 Melbourne, AU @ Festival Hall
07/31 Woodford, AU @ Splendour in the Grass
08/10 Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
08/12 Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
08/13 Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West
08/18 Paredes de Coura, PT @ Festival Paredes de Coura
08/20 Athens, GR @ Terra Vibe Park
08/27 Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/28 Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
09/04 Stradbally, UK @ Electric Picnic