Kicking off his spring tour, Mike Gordon offered a number of special song selections over two shows this weekend.

On Friday night in Atlanta, Gordon and company debuted “Acid Man” – an original by guitarist Scott Murawski – as well as “Infinite,” a number Gordon and Murawski co-wrote which Phish played twice last summer on July 21 at The Gorge and Aug. 7 at New Jersey’s BB&T Pavilion. The first half also included a pairing of Tame Impala’s “Mind Mischief” with Phish favorite/Talking Heads original “Cities” and a set closing version OGOGO standout “Victim 3D.”

Mike Gordon’s second half at the Variety Playhouse opened with another OGOGO track “Let’s Go,” and later featured the band’s first-ever version of Gordon/Murawski collaboration “Sughn Never Sets” followed by another debut, Led Zeppelin’s “D’yer Ma’ker.” The set closed with Gordon’s Overstep cut “Say Something” and an encore of “How Many People Are You.”

On Saturday night in Asheville, NC, the debuts continued. After Mike Gordon opened with OGOGO‘s “Victim,” they played their first version of the Murawski-penned “Put Down The Phone.” Later, set one closed out with a pairing of a debut of “I Am Random” and OGOGO‘s “Go Away.”

Set two continued with Gordon’s “Whirlwind” and Max Creek favorite “Jones.” Later, the band played another new cut – dubbed “My Favorite Mistake” – and ended with a comprehensive “Surface”> “Crazy Sometimes” jam containing elements of “Frankenstein” and other television themes. The band encored with Rancid’s “Ruby Soho.”

Check out the setlists for both nights, as well as a clip of March 8’s “Cities” – via YouTuber runaway jr – below:

Mike Gordon
March 8, 2019
Variety Playhouse, Atlanta 

Set I: Steps, Stealing Jamaica, Acid Man*, Mind Mischief > Cities, Infinite^, Tiny Little World, Victim 3D

Set II: Let’s Go, Peel, Marissa, Jumping, Sughn Never Sets*, D’yer Ma’ker^ > Say Something

Enc: How Many People Are You

^Mike Gordon debut


Mike Gordon
March 9, 2019
The Orange Peel Asheville, NC

Set I: Victim, Put Down The Phone*, Angatta, 555, Looking for Clues, Yarmouth Road, I Am Random*, Go Away

Set II: Whirlwind, Jones, Steps, My Favorite Mistake*, Sugar Shack, Surface > Crazy Sometimes

Enc: Ruby Soho

Notes: *Debut