Here's What Simple Creatures Played At Their First-Ever Gig

At LA's Belasco Alex Gaskarth and Mark Hoppus played their first show together as Simple Creatures.

Here's What Simple Creatures Played At Their First-Ever Gig

Since their inception at the beginning of the year, we've all been super-intrigued to witness Simple Creatures live, and see what tricks blink-182's Mark Hoppus and All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth have up their sleeves.

Now we know, as the duo made their live debut in LA at The Belasco on March 28, performing eight of their own songs and a cover of Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus – check out the full setlist below.

Alex previously told us that Simple Creatures' gigs would feel like "somewhere between a rock show and an EDM hip-hop show".

“It’s pretty crazy," he says. "There’s a lot of moving parts, and we’ve been figuring out how to do it live. It’s just the two of us and we don’t have a live band – we don’t have a drummer. It’s sort of landing somewhere between a rock show and an EDM hip-hop show! And I think that’s what’s really interesting about this project: we knew that, to do this right, it was going to have to be some sort of strange hybrid of genres. And, even down to the live element of it, it is truly that. We’re running a lot of stuff off these insane sample pads, and I’m playing more instruments than I know what to do with so far! That’s a very interesting element of the show. At any given moment, we’re both on keys, I’m on bass, Mark’s on guitar and then we’re swapping guitars, and then I’ll be playing the sample pads, and we’re looping a beat and playing on top of that… it’s pretty crazy. There’s a lot of interactivity in the show for us, but, at the same time, it still really feels like this energetic rock show.”

Check out Simple Creatures' first-ever setlist below:

1. Drug (Live debut)
2. Adrenaline (Live debut)
3. How To Live (Live debut)
4. NVM (Live debut)
5. Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode cover)
6. Ether (Live debut)
7. One Little Lie (Live debut)
8. Lucy (Live debut)
9. Strange Love (Live debut)

Catch Simple Creatures live at the following dates:


29 San Francisco, CA, The Midway
31 Philadelphia, PA, Warehouse On Watts


01 New York, NY, Public Arts
03 London, UK, The Hangar

Simple Creatures are also headlining the Avalanche Stage at Download Festival this June. Get your tickets now.

The band's Strange Love EP is out now.

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