Regina Spektor fought through illness last night to deliver a beautiful show at the Uptown (photos + set list)

Despite battling what appeared to be acute sinusitis during her appearance last night at the Uptown Theater, the compelling Russian-born, American-adopted singer-songwriter Regina Spektor delivered a beautiful 90-minute set, drawing from her most recent effort, Remember Us to Life, in addition to digging deep into her catalog. She joked and chatted with the audience throughout the night, sharing stories, commiserating about illness and condemning the Trump administration as being full of “fucking lunatics.” 

While she would often break in between songs to deal with her ailments, she somehow managed to never break during any of her songs, her voice sounding as clear and controlled as though she weren’t suffering at all. The audience loved her for her efforts, sitting silent as she performed, and then calling to her through loud applause during each break. More photos and set list below. 


Folding Chair

The One Who Stayed and the One Who Left

Grand Hotel

Pound of Flesh


Left Hand Song


Bobbing for Apples

That Time

Poor Little Rich Boy

Ballad of a Politician

Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)

Black and White

Time Is All Around

Music Box

Après Moi


Dead Rat

My Man




Hotel Song