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The Pretty Reckless Thrill Fans With New Songs and Old Favorites at New York City Show [Photos]
By Johnny Perilla November 18, 2016 5:25 PM
Fresh off the heels of releasing their high-charting third studio album, Who You Selling For, the Pretty Reckless are currently in the midst of a headlining tour of the United States, with direct support coming from Iowa alt rock foursome and fellow TPR label-mates Holy White Hounds, plus California rock n’ roll trio Them Evils. The trek made a stop at Hell Kitchen’s Terminal 5 on Wednesday night (Nov. 16) for a memorable show.
Despite having to cancel their sold-out concert in Boston on Tuesday due to singer Taylor Momsen being “very sick,” the band showed up to Terminal 5 looking and sounding 100 percent, hitting the stage promptly at 9:45PM and immediately exploding into “Follow Me Down,” the leadoff track from band’s second studio offering, Going to Hell. An elated crowd chanted and sang along as the band performed additional Gong to Hellfavorites throughout the night, such as “Sweet Things,” “Heaven Knows” and the record’s title-track.
“Anyone drinking tonight?,” asked Momsen midway through the set, receiving cheers and roars from the ecstatic NYC audience, before following with 2009’s intoxicating hit, “My Medicine,” from their debut record Light Me Up. The rockers also dished out classic tracks like “Since You’re Gone” and “Make Me Wanna Die.” New songs from Who You Selling For made the setlist as well, counting fresh anthems such as “Oh My God,” “Prisoner,” “Living in the Storm” and the night’s closing number, “Take Me Down.” As Taylor and the gang walked off the stage, shouts of “one more song!” filled the Manhattan venue, and naturally, the band obliged, rocking out the provocative “F—ed Up World,” complemented with a gnarly drum solo courtesy of Jamie Perkins.
Holy White Hounds performed right before, playing select cuts off their debut album Sparkle Sparkle, including singles “Switchblade” and “Blind.” Them Evils kicked off the night, warming up the crowd with songs from their new self-titled EP, and even closing out their set with a headbang-worthy rendition of Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades.”
The Pretty Reckless’ U.S. tour with Holy White Hounds and Them Evils continues into December with a final stop set for Los Angeles (see the remaining dates here). Check out our photos from the Terminal 5 show in the gallery above.