Garbage are on tour celebrating the twentieth anniversary of their best album, Version 2.0, playing songs from the album as well as b-sides from the expanded reissue. That tour stopped at Riviera Theatre on Wednesday (10/17) for a show with Rituals of Mine. The Chicago Tribune, who were there, write:

While not explicitly mentioned until the show’s climax, Manson had a feminist storm brewing inside her. As she sauntered around the stage, bursts of energy coming in the form of superhero rock star power poses (emphasized by the painted-on mask she wore), she delivered each track pointedly; all of her experiences lay faceup onstage: sex, depression, desire, believing in your own worth to battle self-doubt, medicating, forgiveness, love (with another and with yourself) and loss. By the time the band reached the megahit “I Think I’m Paranoid,” Manson was emphatic, and had the (predominantly nonmale) crowd in the palm of her hand.

After barreling through a handful of tracks, including the sonic gut punch “Lick the Pavement,” the singer took a minute to catch her breath and discuss the deep cut “Soldier Through This.”

“A reviewer of the box set actually pointed this out,” she said, almost laughing, before throwing in a joke about how the media “got it right for once.” “This song was about fighting the patriarchy. About a woman dimming her light for a man, to keep a man. And I thought — it’s true!

Check out pictures from Wednesday night's show in the gallery above, and a video clip and the setlist below.

The Version 2.0 anniversary tour continues through the end of October.

Setlist: Garbage @ Riviera Theatre 10/17/2018 (via)
Temptation Waits
Wicked Ways
The World Is Not Enough
13x Forever
Get Busy With the Fizzy
Hammering in My Head
Thirteen (Big Star)
Can't Seem to Make You Mine (The Seeds)
I Think I'm Paranoid
Sleep Together
Soldier Through This
Lick the Pavement
Push It
When I Grow Up
You Look So Fine

The Trick Is to Keep Breathing
No Horses
Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!)


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