Photo Credit: Bill Kelly
On Thursday night, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats brought their current tour, entitled The Future, after the group’s third studio album, to Radio City Music Hall in New York. The one-night sold-out stand featured a packed 21-song main set and three tune encore, with a multi-track appearance by Megafaun’s Phil Cook, whose brother and bandmate, Brad Cook, produced Rateliff’s latest LP, 2021’s The Future.
The Radio City Music Hall affair got underway with a pair of tunes off the group’s 2015 self-titled album, “Look It Here” and “I’ve Been Failing,” before they moved onto their second studio release, Tearing at the Seams, with “You Worry Me.” Then, Rateliff and company jumped into The Future on “I’m on Your Side,” which was followed by “I’ll Be Damned,” “Survivor” and “Baby I Lost My Way, (But I’m Going Home).”
As the group reached the halfway point of their main set, they landed on “So Put Out” before Phil Cook appeared on stage for the first time to assist on a remix of the group’s number “What If I.” Next, Cook left the stage, leaving the billed band to deliver “Wasting Time,” followed by “A Little Honey” and “Love Me Till I’m Gone.” A horn-infused intro brought forth their take on the traditional “Danny Boy.”
“Face Down in the Moment” was played next, before the ensemble dove into the title track off Rateliff’s solo 2020 LP, And It’s Still Alright. “Redemption” and “Hey Mama” followed before Phil Cook returned to the stage for “Out on the Weekend,” off the EP, A Little Something More From. Cook once more left the stage, leaving the band to deliver “Coolin’ Out” and “Intro” prior to the last song of the set, which saw accompaniment from the night’s guest again on “I Need Never Get Old.”
For their encore, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats began with the title track off The Future. Then, Phil Cook sat in one last time on the fan favorite “S.O.B.” before leaving the main act to perform the final number of their Radio City Music Hall stand, “Love Don’t.”
Following last night’s memorable Big Apple affair, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats will headline Saturday’s Xponential Music Festival in Camden, N.J. Weekend, and one-day passes for the forthcoming festival remain on sale and can be purchased here.
Check out a selection of photos from last night’s show, courtesy of photographer Bill Kelly.
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Radio City Music Hall – New York
Sept. 15, 2022
Set: Look It Here, I’ve Been Failing, You Worry Me, I’m on Your Side, I’ll Be Damned, Survivor, Baby I Lost My Way, (But I’m Going Home), So Put Out, What If I*, Wasting Time, A Little Honey, Love Me Till I’m Gone, Danny Boy&, Face Down in the Moment, And It’s Still Alright, Redemption, Hey Mama, Out on the Weekend*, Coolin’ Out, Intro, I Need Never Get Old*
Enc.: The Future, S.O.B.*, Love Don’t
* With Phil Cook
Setlist via Setlist.FM.