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October 12, 2013 at 2:02 AM

The Waterboys delight with first Seattle show since 2007 | Concert review

Mike Scott and the Waterboys reunited with Seattle fans after six years Friday at the Neptune Theatre. Photo by Owen R. Smith.
Mike Scott and the Waterboys reunited with Seattle fans after six years Friday at the Neptune Theatre. Photo by Owen R. Smith.

Mike Scott and the Waterboys reunited with Seattle fans after six years Friday at the Neptune Theatre. Photo by Owen R. Smith.

The last time Mike Scott and the Waterboys were in town, the original iPhone had just been released and George W. Bush was still the president.

That was six long years ago. Scott and band returned to Seattle Friday night for a packed show at the Neptune Theatre. His hair (and that of his fans) grayer, Scott proved he hasn’t let the years slow him down with an energetic, two-hour marathon of old favorites and songs off his latest project, the collection of adapted W.B. Yeats poems “An Appointment With Mr. Yeats.” 

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October 10, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Waterboys sing William Butler Yeats | Concert Preview

(Paul MacManus)

(Paul MacManus)

The Waterboys’ founder Mike Scott first found himself falling in love with the words of Irish poet William Butler Yeats as a teenager growing up in Edinburgh, Scotland.

It took him nearly 30 years, but Scott found a way to properly honor his boyhood idol by recording “An Appointment With Mr. Yeats,” an album of the bard’s poems set to The Waterboys’ unique blend of rock and Celtic folk music. The Waterboys play the Neptune Friday, the first time they’ve visited Seattle in six years.

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