Earlier this year, the world of rock music rejoiced at the news that Australian-American punk rockers The Distillers were making a comeback after twelve years apart. Now, the group have played their much-anticipated comeback show, and it was just as brilliant as you’d expect.
As NME reports, the group took to the stage at The Casbah in San Diego, California on Wednesday night to perform their first show since 2006.
Performing songs from all three of their albums, the band kicked off their set with 2000’s fitting ‘L.A. Girl’, before diving into a full 17-song set that covered all of their best-known hits (save for ‘The Young Crazed Peeling’ and ‘Beat Your Heart Out’).
Taking to Instagram following the show, frontwoman Brody Dalle shared an emotional post highlighting her jubilation at the group’s return.
“14 years later and the jacket still fits…it’s been an emotional rollercoaster to get here but I’m grateful for it all,” she wrote. “I’m not afraid of a little old ride. Bring it. It was emotional tonight, me, us, you, the peeps on the street. I’m loving it and you. The Distillers feels so right.”
Thankfully one faithful attendee managed to snag a bit of footage for the gig (which can be seen below), which will hopefully assuage your FOMO just a little bit.
With the group reportedly on track to release a new album this year, we can only hope that the accompanying tour might just bring Brody Dalle and her co-conspirators back to her homeland for some long-awaited performances which we’re certain will be phenomenal.
Check out footage of The Distillers’ comeback performance:
The Distillers @ The Casbah, San Diego, California 25/04/18 Setlist
‘Sick Of It All’
‘Die On A Rope’
‘Hall Of Mirrors’
‘Love Is Paranoid’
‘The Gallow Is God’
‘For Tonight You’re Only Here To Know’
‘Drain The Blood’
‘City Of Angels’
‘I Am A Revenant’
‘The Blackest Years’