The Gaslight Anthem play surprise show ahead of full comeback tour

Back from hiatus even sooner than planned, The Gaslight Anthem played a surprise hometown show on June 18 – their first performance since 2018!

The Gaslight Anthem play surprise show ahead of full comeback tour
Emily Carter
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On Saturday night (June 18), Brian Fallon turned the third night of his hometown solo run at New Jersey’s Crossroads into a surprise, secret Gaslight Anthem reunion show – before they properly hit the road together again this summer.

The band last played live in 2018 when they were celebrating the 10th anniversary of their seminal second album The ’59 Sound, but at Crossroads they roared back into action once more with an amazing, career-spanning 18-song setlist.

Opening with Howl, TGA played everything from old favourites like We Came To Dance and 1930, to more ‘recent’ material like Stay Vicious, to a cover of Nirvana’s Come As You Are. Of course, there were plenty of singles littered throughout, too, from Handwritten to American Slang, 45 and The ’59 Sound.

“Surprise!” wrote Brian afterwards. “I decided to turn my third solo show at Crossroads to a secret first Gaslight Anthem show! Good thing we live-streamed it. Available where you are for the next 5 days.”

Check out fan-shot footage below, and head to this link to watch the official stream.

See the full setlist:

1. Howl
2. Great Expectations
3. Old White Lincoln
4. Mae
5. We Came To Dance
6. Handwritten
7. Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
8. 1930
9. Mulholland Drive
10. Stay Vicious
11. Film Noir
12. The Patient Ferris Wheel
13. The Diamond Church Street Choir
14. Blue Jeans & White T-Shirts
15. Come As You Are (Nirvana cover)
16. American Slang
17. 45
18. The ’59 Sound

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