Dashboard Confessional in Tampa: Here's a playlist of the songs they played at The Ritz Ybor

But their new song "We Fight" isn't on there.

click to enlarge Dashboard Confessional play The Ritz in Ybor City, Florida on February 16, 2017. - MICHAEL CHAVARRIA
Michael Chavarria
Dashboard Confessional play The Ritz in Ybor City, Florida on February 16, 2017.

It was a hit fest in Ybor City last night as Florida boy done good Chris Carrabba brought Dashboard Confessional to the Ritz for a sold out show. The 41 year old Carrabba — slicked back hair and all — stuck to the hits and leaned on the early part of his discography for a night of singalongs that is rendering at least 1,000 people voiceless over the weekend. Here's part of what we saw:

He wasted no time making fans happy thanks to a 1-2-3 opening punch of “The Good Fight,” Saints and Sailors” and “The Sharp Hint of New Tears” from those, his first two, LPs. Carrabba — flanked by guitarist AJ Cheek, longtime bass player Scott Schoenbeck and former Brand New/Bad Books/Manchester Orchestra drummer Ben Homola — also spent the night switching between an acoustic and two charmingly worn down Telecasters, but he really only paused to tell a little tale about inclusion before playing a new song, “We Fight.”

The band also played a Twin Forks cut and even worked through that new song written as a reaction to all this hoopla happening these days.

Check out a playlist of songs they played, and read our full review here.

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