Review - Dead Can Dance @ Greek Theater (8/12/2012)

Dead Can Dance (Lisa Gerrard, Brendan Perry) - Credit: Kevin Keating
As San Francisco's Golden Gate park rocked out for the final night of the annual Outside Lands Music Festival last night, Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard of Dead Can Dance (DCD) held court across the bay at Berkeley's Greek Theater and wowed the nearly sold out crowd for over 2 hours with their ethereal hymns and tribal soundscapes.

Brendan Perry - Credit: Kevin Keating
Dipping back through their catalog of material spanning nearly 30 years, Lisa and Brendan took turns at the mic showcasing their respective vocal capabilities before launching into several duets that blew away the audience. By the end of the night, the aisles on the floor of the Greek were alive with the crowd dancing to the beats.

Lisa Gerrard - Credit: Kevin Keating
Officially on tour to support their first album in 16 years 'Anastasis,' the band performed it in its entirety and sprinkled in fan favorites such as "The Host of Seraphim" and Lisa's Golden Globe Award winning "Now We Are Free" from the Gladiator movie soundtrack.

The full setlist was:
  • Children of the Sun 
  • Anabasis 
  • Rakim 
  • Kiko 
  • Lamma Bada 
  • Agape 
  • Amnesia 
  • Sanvean 
  • Nierika 
  • Opium 
  • The Host of Seraphim 
  • Ime Prezakias 
  • Now We Are Free 
  • All in Good Time 
  • The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove 
  • Dreams Made Flesh 
Encore 2:
  • Song to the Siren 
  • Return of the She-King 
Encore 3:
  • Rising of the Moon

Lisa Gerrard - Credit: Kevin Keating

Brendan Perry - Credit: Kevin Keating

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