In pictures: The Gaslight Anthem’s epic three-night Camden takeover

From their new Billie Eilish cover to onstage guest appearances and mixed-up setlists, here’s what went down at The Gaslight Anthem’s triple Roundhouse takeover last week…

In pictures: The Gaslight Anthem’s epic three-night Camden takeover
Emily Carter
Tilly Berendt

“This is definitely a defining point in our career, of reminding us of who we are. We’re the band that plays the rock songs that encourage you. We’re this band!”

So said Brian Fallon last summer in an interview with K!, revealing where The Gaslight Anthem were at following the end of a seven-year hiatus, and ahead of the release of their sixth album History Books. And since the record’s unveiling in October 2023, that’s what they’ve spent the past few months doing: celebrating their joyous new chapter by hitting the road throughout North America, Europe and the UK to show their fans – and themselves – that they are well and truly back.

Last week this epic returning run took them to London for three nights at the Roundhouse in Camden. As well as debuting plenty of History Books material for several thousand people in the capital, they celebrated each era of their back-catalogue and superbly changed up the setlist every night – from beloved early anthems like I Coul’da Been A Contender and 1930 through to last month’s surprise Billie Eilish cover.

There were also bonus guest appearances each evening from support act Emily Wolfe (for The Weatherman and Blue Jeans & White T-Shirts) and alternative duo Blue Violet (who joined the band for a beautiful Here’s Looking At You, Kid).

This is what night two looked like, courtesy of photographer Tilly Berendt.

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And check out the setlist from the show:

1. Spider Bites
2. Great Expectations
3. American Slang
4. Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
5. Meet Me By The River’s Edge (tour debut)
6. Handwritten
7. We Came To Dance
8. Ocean Eyes (Billie Eilish cover)
9. Halloween (tour debut)
10. Here’s Looking At You, Kid (with Blue Violet)
11. Keepsake
12. Autumn
13. Blue Dahlia
14. Old Haunts
15. The Weatherman (with Emily Wolfe)
16. Blue Jeans & White T-Shirts (with Emily Wolfe)
17. Mulholland Drive
18. The Spirit Of Jazz
19. Michigan, 1975
20. Miles Davis And The Cool
21. 45
22. The ’59 Sound
23. The Backseat

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