On Saturday night, Lord Huron made their way to Philly’s TLA to play a sold out crowd in support of their first full-length album Lonesome Dreams. Fans quickly forgot about the bitter cold as the venue became crammed tight, and the winter jackets slowly began to come off and the chatter of “I can’t move!” took over.
Lord Huron at the TLA in Philadelphia
As the lights dimmed, sounds of the outdoors and thunderstorms crashed through the sound system, lit up by mountain-like displays hanging as the backdrops. Lights flickered as the five-piece took the stage.
Enthusiasm was the theme for the night – between the band on stage and every person in the venue, it felt like a gathering of friends outside by the campfire playing guitar, singing music, and dancing wildly together. The chemistry between Lord Huron was unmatched; it felt like you were watching a group of five best buds jamming out rather than five guys from LA touring in support of a record. The band tore through a majority of tracks off Lonesome Dreams, although mixing in a few new tunes and tracks from previous EPs.
The pre-show “storm” happened to be quite the metaphor for the evening – heavy percussion, stomping, and expansive guitars. Yet there were still moments of the “calm” with harmonica woven in between tracks and the humming of the acoustic guitar. Lord Huron put together the perfect blend of music that kept the crowd captivated from start to finish.
After finishing their set and taking a short break, Lord Huron came back out to do a three song encore before front man Ben Schneider told the sold-out crowd, “You guys are the best.” As the lights came back on and fans slowly began to leave, one thing was noticeable – every single person had a huge smile on their face.
1. Ends of the Earth
2. The Man Who Lives Forever
3. I Will Be Back One Day
4. We Went Wild
5. Fool For Love
6. The Ghost on the Shore
7. She Lit a Fire
8. Lonesome Dreams
9. Until The Night Turns
11. Time to Run
13. The Stranger
Article by Erika Reinsel