The evening was headlined by Halestorm, with Lzzy Hale and company playing a number of songs from their most recent album, Vicious, including “Black Vultures”, “Do Not Disturb”, “Uncomfortable”, “Vicious”, and “Killing Ourselves to Live”. The band also broke out older favorites like “Love Bites (So Do I)”, “Freak Like Me”, and “I Miss the Misery” off 2012’s The Strange Case Of …, as well as “Amen” and “Dear Daughter” from 2015’s Into the Wild Life. Lzzy showed off her vocal versatility on a cover of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” and the acoustic ballad “The Silence”, proving she can sing beautiful ballads just as well as she handles the band’s hard-rocking scorchers.
In This Moment, as usual, brought the theatrics, with Maria Brink’s commanding stage presence and ever-changing costumes. The band kicked off the set with 2012’s “Blood” before launching into “River of Fire” from their most recent album, 2017’s Ritual. Brink and company covered Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” and welcomed New Years Day singer Ash Costello for a duet on “Black Wedding”, among other highlights. They closed out their set with “Whore”, with Brink donning a “whore” dunce cap as she stood upon a high podium.
New Years Day got the night started, warming up fans for an energetic night of music. In addition to playing their own songs like “Kill or Be Killed”, “Epidemic” (during which singer Ash Costello led the crowd in a sing-along), and “Defame Me”, the band also broke out a cover of the Pantera classic “Fucking Hostile”. They also performed their brand-new song “Skeletons” off their upcoming album.
The tour is set to run until December 16th in St. Petersburg, Florida. See our photos of the Hammerstein Ballroom show, along with each band’s setlist below, plus check out our interview with Lzzy Hale, in which she talks about the importance of this particular tour, among other topics.
Photo Gallery: Halestorm, In This Moment, and New Years Day at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC
All photos by Johnny Perilla
I Am the Fire
Love Bites (So Do I)
Do Not Disturb
I Will Always Love You (Dolly Parton cover)
Freak Like Me
Killing Ourselves to Live
The Silence (acoustic)
I Miss the Misery
Here’s to Us
She Won’t Mind
In This Moment Setlist:
River of Fire
Monster Jam (“For Whom The Bell Tolls,” “Creeping Death,” “Rock You Like a Hurricane”)
Black Wedding (w/ Ash Costello)
In the Air Tonight (Phil Collins cover)
Big Bad Wolf
New Years Day Setlist
Kill or Be Killed
Fucking Hostile (Pantera cover)