The Gaslight Anthem Rock The Ed Sullivan Theater

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The Gaslight Anthem didn’t pull any punches, as they blew the doors off the Ed Sullivan Theater in their nearly hour long streaming Live on Letterman concert.

From the moment they casually walked on stage, shaking hands and palming beers like they had just walked into a friend’s house party, it was clear this was going to be different kind of show.  The word “intimate” is usually reserved for sit-down, singer-songwriter, acoustic shows, but considering the bond The Gaslight Anthem has with their fans, it would be hard not to call this affair just that.

Brian and the guys launched into a gut-wrenching and heartfelt rendition of “Great Expectations” that had the almost-hometown crowd shouting along from the start.

Proving their loyalty to their hardcore fans, Gaslight, went back to Sink of Swim for their second song “Drive.”

The Gaslight Anthem even treated fans to a couple of new songs off their upcoming album, Handwritten, as they blew the crowd away with both “45” and “Here Comes My Man.” But to keep it balanced, and to reward the longtime, hometown fans, Brian introduced “Film Noir” “for all the Jersey people.”

Brian seemed genuinely surprised when the crowd demanded an encore, and the crew told them they could play one more song. To cap the night off perfectly, The Gaslight Anthem closed the show with a crashing cover of The Who‘s “Baba O’Riley.”

You can watch the entire show right above, and don’t miss this exclusive interview with the band, shot in the dressing room backstage at The Late Show with David Letterman.

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1. Great Expectations
2. Drive
3. Old White Lincoln
4. 45
5. Film Noir
6. American Slang

American Slang Lyrics
Look what you started,
I seem to be coming out of my skin
Look what you've forgotten here
The bandages just don't keep me in

7. Wherefore Art Thou Elvis?
8. Wooderson
9. Here Comes My Man
10. The ’59 Sound
11. Blue Jeans and White T-Shirts
12. The Backseat

e: Baba O’Riley