MUTEMATH Tour Diary

TPL Tour Diary: Mutemath 2017

TPL: MUTEMATH Tour Diary

The Photo Ladies set out to cover MUTEMATH on their "Play Dead Live" Tour, from September through October of 2017.

Photo by: Carter Howe

Photo by: Carter Howe

Featuring coverage from:

Sept 14 - Boston, MA - Zanzabar - Carter Howe

Sept 15 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall - Allie Dearie

Sept 19  - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore - Carolyn Lederach

Sept 20 - Brooklyn, NY  - Brooklyn Steel - Em Grey || Lesley Keller

Sept 22 - Silver Springs, MD - The Fillmore - Krystina Brown

October 3 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium - Emily May

October 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern - Nicole Thomas

October 15 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore - Kelly Young

October 19 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo - Sunita Martini

October 24 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant - Carlie Aubuchon

October 31 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues - Cindi Jean  || Lesley Keller


MUTEMATH | Boston, MA - Photo by:  Carter Howe

MUTEMATH | Boston, MA - Photo by: Carter Howe

MUTEMATH | Boston, MA - Photo by:  Carter Howe

MUTEMATH | Boston, MA - Photo by: Carter Howe

MUTEMATH | Silver Springs, MD - Photo by:  Krystina Brown

MUTEMATH | Silver Springs, MD - Photo by: Krystina Brown

MUTEMATH | Boston, MA - Photo by:  Carter Howe

MUTEMATH | Boston, MA - Photo by: Carter Howe

MUTEMATH | San Francisco, CA - Photo by:  Kelly Young

MUTEMATH | San Francisco, CA - Photo by: Kelly Young

MUTEMATH | Chicago, IL - GIF by: Lesley Keller

MUTEMATH | New Haven, CT - Photo by:  Allie Dearie

MUTEMATH | New Haven, CT - Photo by: Allie Dearie

MUTEMATH | New Haven, CT - Photo by:  Allie Dearie

MUTEMATH | New Haven, CT - Photo by: Allie Dearie


I was writing about how to celebrate within the moments that seem dire and what to do and when you’re pressed how to find life in these dark places. And here I was, all of a sudden faced with it.
— Paul Meany on the parallels between the "Play Dead" album and tour

MUTEMATH | Seattle, WA - Photo by:  Sunita Martini

MUTEMATH | Seattle, WA - Photo by: Sunita Martini

MUTEMATH | Seattle, WA - Photo by:  Sunita Martini

MUTEMATH | Seattle, WA - Photo by: Sunita Martini

MUTEMATH | Seattle, WA - Photo by:  Sunita Martini

MUTEMATH | Seattle, WA - Photo by: Sunita Martini

MUTEMATH | Nashville, TN - Photo by:  Emily May

MUTEMATH | Nashville, TN - Photo by: Emily May

MUTEMATH | Nashville, TN - Photo by:  Emily May

MUTEMATH | Nashville, TN - Photo by: Emily May

MUTEMATH | Nashville, TN - Photo by:  Emily May

MUTEMATH | Nashville, TN - Photo by: Emily May

MUTEMATH | Nashville, TN - Photo by:  Emily May

MUTEMATH | Nashville, TN - Photo by: Emily May


He had three weeks to learn all the music. Three weeks to try to grasp a great drummer’s 15 years of playing is no easy task.
— Paul Meany on David "Hutch" Hutchison joining the group on drums, and ultimately saving the tour

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by:  Em Grey

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by: Em Grey

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by:  Em Grey

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by: Em Grey

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by:  Em Grey

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by: Em Grey

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by:  Lesley Keller

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by: Lesley Keller

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by:  Lesley Keller

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by: Lesley Keller

MUTEMATH | San Francisco, CA - Photo by:  Kelly Young

MUTEMATH | San Francisco, CA - Photo by: Kelly Young

MUTEMATH | San Francisco, CA - Photo by:  Kelly Young

MUTEMATH | San Francisco, CA - Photo by: Kelly Young

MUTEMATH | St. Louis, MO - Photo by:  Carlie Aubuchon

MUTEMATH | St. Louis, MO - Photo by: Carlie Aubuchon

MUTEMATH | Chicago, IL - GIF by: Lesley Keller

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by:  Lesley Keller

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by: Lesley Keller

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by:  Lesley Keller

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by: Lesley Keller

MUTEMATH | Seattle, WA - Photo by:  Sunita Martini

MUTEMATH | Seattle, WA - Photo by: Sunita Martini

MUTEMATH | San Francisco, CA - Photo by:  Kelly Young

MUTEMATH | San Francisco, CA - Photo by: Kelly Young

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by:  Em Grey

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by: Em Grey

MUTEMATH | Boston, MA - Photo by:  Carter Howe

MUTEMATH | Boston, MA - Photo by: Carter Howe

MUTEMATH | Chicago, IL - Photo by:  Cindi Jean

MUTEMATH | Chicago, IL - Photo by: Cindi Jean

MUTEMATH |  Chicago, IL - GIF by: Lesley Keller

MUTEMATH | St. Louis, MO - Photo by:  Carlie Aubuchon

MUTEMATH | St. Louis, MO - Photo by: Carlie Aubuchon

MUTEMATH | St. Louis, MO - Photo by:  Carlie Aubuchon

MUTEMATH | St. Louis, MO - Photo by: Carlie Aubuchon


My Amelia, ladies and gentlemen, the joy of my life...
— Paul Meany talking about his daughter, Amelia, after singing "Pixie Oaks" together

MUTEMATH | Nashville, TN - Photo by:  Emily May

MUTEMATH | Nashville, TN - Photo by: Emily May

MUTEMATH | San Francisco, CA - Photo by:  Kelly Young

MUTEMATH | San Francisco, CA - Photo by: Kelly Young

MUTEMATH | Nashville, TN - Photo by:  Emily May

MUTEMATH | Nashville, TN - Photo by: Emily May

MUTEMATH | Seattle, WA - Photo by:  Sunita Martini

MUTEMATH | Seattle, WA - Photo by: Sunita Martini

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by:  Em Grey

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by: Em Grey

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by:  Lesley Keller

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by: Lesley Keller

MUTEMATH | Chicago, IL - Photo by:  Cindi Jean

MUTEMATH | Chicago, IL - Photo by: Cindi Jean

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by:  Lesley Keller

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by: Lesley Keller

MUTEMATH | Chicago, IL - Photo by:  Cindi Jean

MUTEMATH | Chicago, IL - Photo by: Cindi Jean

MUTEMATH | Silver Springs, MD - Photo by:  Krystina Brown

MUTEMATH | Silver Springs, MD - Photo by: Krystina Brown


We’ve kind of navigated the arc of life together these past ten or 15 years, and connected through these songs. So it’s a real special thing.
— Paul Meany on what he loves most about touring

MUTEMATH | Philadelphia, PA - Photo by:  Carolyn Lederach

MUTEMATH | Philadelphia, PA - Photo by: Carolyn Lederach

MUTEMATH | Chicago, IL - GIF by: Lesley Keller

MUTEMATH | Philadelphia, PA - Photo by:  Carolyn Lederach

MUTEMATH | Philadelphia, PA - Photo by: Carolyn Lederach

MUTEMATH | Chicago, IL - Photo by:  Cindi Jean

MUTEMATH | Chicago, IL - Photo by: Cindi Jean

MUTEMATH | Philadelphia, PA - Photo by:  Carolyn Lederach

MUTEMATH | Philadelphia, PA - Photo by: Carolyn Lederach

MUTEMATH | Chicago, IL - Photo by:  Cindi Jean

MUTEMATH | Chicago, IL - Photo by: Cindi Jean

MUTEMATH | Los Angeles, CA - Photo by:  Nicole Thomas

MUTEMATH | Los Angeles, CA - Photo by: Nicole Thomas

MUTEMATH | Philadelphia, PA - Photo by:  Carolyn Lederach

MUTEMATH | Philadelphia, PA - Photo by: Carolyn Lederach


To the guys who rallied around us to bring this album on tour, I feel so appreciative right now.
— Paul Meany on everyone who helped bring the "Play Dead Live" tour to life

MUTEMATH | Los Angeles, CA - Photo by:  Nicole Thomas

MUTEMATH | Los Angeles, CA - Photo by: Nicole Thomas

MUTEMATH | Los Angeles, CA - Photo by:  Nicole Thomas

MUTEMATH | Los Angeles, CA - Photo by: Nicole Thomas

MUTEMATH | Seattle, WA - Photo by:  Sunita Martini

MUTEMATH | Seattle, WA - Photo by: Sunita Martini

MUTEMATH | New Haven, CT - Photo by:  Allie Dearie

MUTEMATH | New Haven, CT - Photo by: Allie Dearie

MUTEMATH | Los Angeles, CA - Photo by:  Nicole Thomas

MUTEMATH | Los Angeles, CA - Photo by: Nicole Thomas

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by:  Lesley Keller

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by: Lesley Keller

MUTEMATH | Chicago, IL - GIF by: Lesley Keller


I’ve come to realize people never like you for the reasons you want them to, and they probably won’t remember you for the reasons you want them to either. You just hope to be one of the lucky ones that get to be remembered at all.
— Paul Meany on how he wants to be remembered

MUTEMATH | St. Louis, MO - Photo by:  Carlie Aubuchon

MUTEMATH | St. Louis, MO - Photo by: Carlie Aubuchon

MUTEMATH | Silver Springs, MD - Photo by:  Krystina Brown

MUTEMATH | Silver Springs, MD - Photo by: Krystina Brown

MUTEMATH | New Haven, CT - Photo by:  Allie Dearie

MUTEMATH | New Haven, CT - Photo by: Allie Dearie

MUTEMATH | St. Louis, MO - Photo by:  Carlie Aubuchon

MUTEMATH | St. Louis, MO - Photo by: Carlie Aubuchon

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by:  Em Grey

MUTEMATH | Brooklyn, NY - Photo by: Em Grey

MUTEMATH | Silver Springs, MD - Photo by:  Krystina Brown

MUTEMATH | Silver Springs, MD - Photo by: Krystina Brown

MUTEMATH |  Chicago, IL - GIF by: Lesley Keller