I was thrilled to get to photograph Skinny Puppy at their recent stop at Fillmore Denver. One of the band’s defining features is their elaborate and visually striking live performances, which combine music with multimedia elements, costumes, and innovative stage design. While this definitely made for a technically difficult concert to shoot, it sure was entertaining to watch.
Skinny Puppy’s music is characterized by dark, experimental, and often dystopian soundscapes. How else to showcase that except by performing from behind a tent with projected shadow puppets? I often complain about dark stage lights at concerts in recent years, but I give Skinny Puppy a pass, because it suits their mood so well.
This was supposedly their final tour, and Goth Denver turned out in mass to catch these industrial musical pioneers (setlist below). While it makes me sad that I only got to see them for the first time 40+ years in, I am glad I got to see them at all. They finish up at the end of 2023 and we wish them the very best.
Skinny Puppy – Denver Concert Photos
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Skinny Puppy Setlist
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