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Watch Lotus Kick Off Big 2023 US Tour With Adventurous ‘Expired Slang’: Pro-Shot Video


Lotus began an extensive U.S. tour this past Saturday night with a hometown show at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer. The livetronica quintet posted pro-shot video of the +14-minute “Expired Slang” opener filmed by videographer MKDevo with audio mixed by Lotus’ Jesse Miller.

The band — multi-instrumentalists Jesse Miller and Luke Miller, guitarist Tim Palmieri, drummer Mike Greenfield and percussionist Chuck Morris — have a busy winter and spring ahead filled with shows across the U.S. Next up for Lotus is a series of five concerts that starts tomorrow (Thursday, January 25) at Higher Ground in Burlington, Vermont.

“Expired Slang” is a live staple for Lotus that dates back to 2006. The five-piece explored various jam spaces over the course of the song’s jam in Philadelphia which features an array of hot licks from Palmieri.

“Tour got off to a hot start in Philly. The band played at the exact same time as the Eagles first playoff game so there were EAGLES cheers aplenty between songs,” Jesse Miller wrote on Instagram. “Show highlights included: an extended, groovy Expired Slang to kick off the show; another Mink & Shoes to test the limits of the Union Transfer subs with it’s (sic) thunderous bass synth part; a massive second set segue fest with many creative improv sections (check the sparse half-time groove leading into Greet the Mind); and a Shimmer and Out closer that ended with a drum and percussion feature.”

See Lotus take “Expired Slang” deep on Saturday, January 21 below:

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Setlist (via Lotus Instagram)

Set One: Expired Slang, Transfixed, MacGuffin, Caywood, Move Too Fast > Flower Sermon

Set Two: Bubonic Tonic > Mink & Shoes > Arupa > Greet the Mind, Tar Pits > Intro to a Cell

Encore: Shimmer and Out (with Drums outro)

Source: JamBase.com