Sunday, October 11, 2015

Set List: Don Henley's Cass County Tour Hits Los Angeles

Don Henley brought his brand new Cass County Tour to the Forum in Inglewood, CA on Friday night with a show the included thirteen of the eighteen songs on the various versions of his new album along with a smattering of songs from earlier in his career and three interesting covers.

The only nod to his work with the Eagles came with the opening number, his own version of Seven Bridges Road which the group recorded on their album Eagles Live. Interestingly, Henley completely skipped his last studio album, 2000's Inside Job, meaning that any non-Cass County song was at least twenty-six years old going back to The End of the Innocence (1989). Overall, he hit on four tracks from that album, two from 1984's Building the Perfect Beast and one from his solo debut, 1982's I Can't Stand Still.

Henley also was able to sneak in three covers from Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Randy Newman and Tears For Fears.

For the record, the songs missing from Cass County were Waiting Tables, Too Far Gone, The Brand New Tennessee Waltz, A Younger Man and Here Come Those Tears Again.

Main Set

  • Seven Bridges Road (from the Eagles' album Eagles Live, 1980)
  • No, Thank You (from Cass County, 2015)
  • The End of the Innocence (from The End of the Innocence, 1989)
  • Praying for Rain (from Cass County, 2015)
  • That Old Flame (from Cass County, 2015)
  • The Heart of the Matter (from The End of the Innocence, 1989)
  • She Sang Hymns Out of Tune (from Cass County, 2015)
  • I Put a Spell on You (Screamin’ Jay Hawkins cover)
  • Let's Burn Down the Cornfield (Randy Newman cover)
  • New York Minute (from The End of the Innocence, 1989)
  • Dirty Laundry (from I Can't Stand Still, 1982)
  • Take a Picture of This (from Cass County, 2015)
  • Words Can Break Your Heart (from Cass County, 2015)
  • The Last Worthless Evening (from The End of the Innocence, 1989)
  • When I Stop Dreaming (from Cass County, 2015)
  • The Cost of Living (from Cass County, 2015)
  • Bramble Rose (from Cass County, 2015)
  • It Doesn't Matter to the Sun (from the Target exclusive version of Cass County, 2015)
  • Too Much Pride (from Cass County, 2015)
  • Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Tears for Fears cover)
  • Where I Am Now (from Cass County, 2015)
  • The Boys of Summer (from Building the Perfect Beast, 1984)
  • Train in the Distance (from Cass County, 2015)
  • All She Wants to Do Is Dance (from Building the Perfect Beast, 1984)