Motion City Soundtrack made their triumphant return to the stage last night. The band hadn’t played any live shows since 2016. Now, on New Year’s Eve in Chicago, IL they rocked the House of Blues.
Motion City Soundtrack kept the room in awe with a bevy of fan-favorites and rang in 2020 with a bang. Check out the setlist and some videos below.
Before the return, Motion City Soundtrack posted the hype image below, reminding fans to get tickets while they can.
Motion City Soundtrack rang in the New Year with a 21 song setlist that included hits such as “Everything is Alright” and “My Favorite Accident.” Check out the full set according to Setlist.fm below.
Motion City Soundtrack NYE Setlist
- Attractive Today
- Everything Is Alright
- Perfect Teeth
- Her Words Destroyed My Planet
- Disappear (Countdown to New Year)
- Together We’ll Ring In The New Year”
- Better Open The Door”
- “Worker Bee”
- “Broken Heart”
- “My Favorite Accident”
- “It Had To Be You”
- “When “You’re” Around”
- “Make Out Kids”
- “Time Turned Fragile”
- “Last Night”
- A Lifeless Ordinary (Need a Little Help)”
- “Even If It Kills Me
- This is for Real
- Hold Me Down
- L.G FAUD
- The Future Freak Me Out
Motion City Soundtrack sounded great after so many years away. They ripped through each song tightly and concisely, with plenty of crowd singalongs. Check out some videos of the return below.
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Eternally blessed to see @motioncitysoundtrack again. I missed this band so much. What a kickass way to send off 2019 and welcome the new year. Thank you thank you! Twas perfect. I’m tired. Gonna go to sleep now. Sweet dreams @tonythaxton #happynewyear #concert #motioncitysoundtrack #houseofblueschicago #hobchicago #houseofblues #emo #poppunk #reunion #comeback #mcs #legends #goodnight #chicago
Currently, the main support consists of The Sidekicks, Mat Kerekes (Citizen), Mom Jeans, White Reaper and Treaty of Paris. All four acts will take turns throughout the dates, playing roughly 4-7 shows each. Except for Treaty of Paris, who only performed at the New Year’s Eve show.
Tickets for the shows are here but be mindful as a bunch of dates are already sold out. A full list of dates and performers is below. Read why Motion City Soundtrack isn’t calling this a comeback here.
01/02 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues ^
01/03 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall ^
01/04 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre ^
01/06 – Boston, MA. – House of Blues ^
01/07 – Huntington, NY – Paramount Theatre ^
01/08 – New York, NY – Webster Hall ^
01/10 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom ^
01/11 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore #
01/12 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore #
01/14 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre #
01/15 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues #
01/16 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom #
01/18 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
01/20 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall %
01/22 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren %
01/23 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues %
01/24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo %
01/25 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre %
01/27 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater %
01/28 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre %
02/14 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave +
02/15 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore +
02/16 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore +
02/17 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore +
05/23 – Leeds, UK – Slam Dunk Festival North
05/24 – Hatfield, UK – Slam Dunk Festival South
^ The Sidekicks
# Mat Kerekes
% Mom Jeans
+ White Reaper
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