Van Morrison

Van Morrison at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA

Before there were major Irish bands like U2, The Cranberries, Thin Lizzy, and The Pogues there was Van Morrison. Hailing from Belfast, Northern Ireland Van Morrison is one of music’s most cherished artists and for over five decades has been making timeless music. Van Morrison is a member of both the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, a two time Grammy winner, and was knighted in 2016. It’s always special when Morrison stops at a venue like the Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA which he did the Feb. 5 and 6. Although the ticket prices for these shows may seem high, it’s completely worth the cost as you get to see this living legend performing numerous classics in a historic venue with a capacity just under 2,000.

What makes a Van Morrison show very unique is not only his soulful voice and at age 73 still puts on a great show, but that he plays a different setlist every night. Like legends like Neil Young and Bob Dylan, Morrison plays shows that don’t include some of his biggest hits and his fan’s don’t seem to mind it, whereas other bands have left fans upset if they don’t hear their favorite song. Morrison opened the show with “Foggy Day,” and played a total of 19 songs. Every song was very soulful and it was always cool to see Morrison pick up the sax and play. Morrisons’s set included “Days Like This,” “Into the Mystic” and closed the show with “Gloria,” which featured different band members soloing. At this time Morrison only has four U.S. performance throughout 2019 including three nights at the Chicago Theatre and a stop at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Feb. 6 Setlist

Foggy Day

New Symphony Sid

Ain’t Gonna Moan No More

Days Like This

Have I Told You Lately?

Sometimes We Cry

Baby Please Don’t Go/Don’t Start/Got My Mojo Workin’/ Playhouse

Saint James Infirmary]ry

Who Can I Turn To?

Cleaning Windows

Beautiful Vision

Wild Night

Crazy Love

Little Village

All In the Game

Whenever God Shines Her Light

In the Afternoon

Celtic Evacuation/Into The Mystic