On Saturday, March 25, Animal Liberation Orchestra celebrated 25 years together as a band with a sold out performance at The Fillmore in San Francisco. The event was silver themed in recognition of their silver jubilee and saw sit-ins from friends from Hot Buttered Rum, New Monsoon and more for a collection of covers, favorites throughout their disography and new cuts from their album also in recognition of their anniversary milestone Silver Saturdays.

After an introduction and some tuning the band broke into “Make It Back Home” and kicked off a sold-out gig full of musical highlights. During the first frame they performed storied fan favorites including “Blew Out The Walls,” “Keep On Giving Jane,” and INXS’s 1987 hit “Need You Tonight.” Later in the set they performed “Try” which contained Journey’s “Lights,” “Rare Air,” Cowboys and Chours Girls” and closed things out with “Maria.”

While sporting silver disco helmets ALO continued their performance with a second set lush with guests. After “Hot Damn” and “Plastic Bubble” they ripped through the opening track of Silver Saturdays, “Sparrow.” Next came a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish” during which they were joined by Ron Artis II. Next came “Rewind” before they covered the Grateful Dead’s “Touch Of Grey” with the help of Hot Buttered Rum’s Nate Keefe and Eric Yates, Bay Area music scene fixture Mookie Siegel and New Monsoon’s Bo Carper. They rounded the set out with “Girl I Wanna Lay You Down” and closed with a jam of “Barbeque” > “Room For Bloomin’.”

After immense applause the ensemble returned to the stage for an encore comprised of their 2009 track “Suspended” which flowed into “Devine Falls” before they closed with the aptly titled “Goodnight Song.”

Animal Liberation Orchestra
The Fillmore – San Francisco
March 25, 2023

Set I: Intro/Tuning, Make It Back Home, Blew Out The Walls, Need You Tonight (INXS), Keep On Giving Jane, Try -> Lights (Journey) -> Try, Rare Air, Cowboys and Chorus Girls, Maria 

Set II: Intro/Tuning, Hot Damn, Plastic Bubble, Sparrow, I Wish (Stevie Wonder) (Ron Artis II), Rewind, Touch Of Grey (Nat Keefe, Eric Yates, Bo Carper, Mookie Siegal), Girl I Wanna Lay You Down, Barbeque -> Room For Bloomin’

Enc.: Suspended -> Devine Falls, Goodnight Song