Watch PJ Harvey Bring Her “Community of Hope” to Colbert Show
Deservedly-revered British singer PJ Harvey is on tour in the US in support of last year’s critically-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated album The Hope Six Demolition Project. Last night Harvey made her first US TV appearance in six years on Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Watch below as Harvey and her roiling big band give a commanding performance of The Community of Hope (lyrics at bottom) off the album. Thought for sure we heard a localized version: “They’re going to put a wall right here.” Oh well. Keep the faith!
Harvey is headed to the West Coast in a few weeks. See all the dates at bottom and get ye there.
04/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
04/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore
04/22 – Richmond, VA @ The National
04/24 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak
04/27 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
04/28 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
04/29 – Houston, TX @ Revention
05/02 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore
05/05 – Seattle, WA @ WAMU
05/07 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
05/09 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
05/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/16 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
07/19 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage
07/21 – Vienna, VA @ WolfTrap
08/03-05 – Luhmühlen, DE @ A Summer’s Tale
08/04-06 – Katowice, PL @ OFF Festival
08/07-08 – Edinburgh, UK @ Edinburgh Internernational Festival
08/09-16 – Budapest, HR @ Sziget Festival
08/13 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
08/14 – Randers, DK @ Vaerket
08/17 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/18 – Saint-Malo, FR @ La Route Du Rock
08/19-20 – Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
08/23 – Barcelona, ES @ Poble Espanyol
08/25 – Turin, IT @ TODAYS Festival
08/26 – Paris, FR @ Rock En Seine
The Community of Hope:
“Here’s the Hope Six Demolition Project
stretching down to Benning Road
a well-known pathway of death,
(at least, that’s what I’m told).
Here’s the one sit-down restaurant
in Ward Seven. Nice.
Okay, now this is just drug town,
just zombies, but that’s just life.
The Community of Hope.
Here’s the highway to death and destruction,
South Capitol is its name.
The school looks like a shit hole –
does that look like a nice place?
Here’s the old mental institution
now the Homeland Security base.
Here’s God’s Deliverance Centre,
a deli called M.L.K.
The Community of Hope.
They’re gonna’ put a Walmart here.”