Little Big Town had a busy week in New York City promoting the release of their latest album, The Breaker, with appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday and The TODAY Show on Friday. The GRAMMY-award winning band, consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman and Jimi Westbrook, kicked things off in NYC Wednesday night with a special performance at the iHeartRadio Theater which was hosted by CMT’s Cody Alan.
The show gave fans packed into the intimate venue, as well as those watching the live stream online, the chance to see the band perform many songs off The Breaker for the first time anywhere. Their set included seven songs off the new album, including Happy People, We Went to the Beach, and Better Man. LBT also treated the audience to some of their all time biggest hits including Boondocks, Girl Crush and Pontoon.
One of the most breathtaking moments of the evening was the band’s performance of Beat Up Bible, with Kimberly taking the lead vocals. This song is getting a lot of attention – Maren Morris even mentioned it on Twitter recently:
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) February 25, 2017
In between the first few songs, Cody Alan joined the band on stage to chat about The Breaker, their upcoming residency at The Ryman, and an email from Taylor Swift that led to their latest number one hit single. Oh, and also their superpowers, with Cody calling them country music’s Avengers. Phillip was quick to assume the identity of Thor.
At one point during the set Karen acknowledged a group of long time dedicated fans who were front and center. After the show I had the chance to chat with some of them, including Lori Eber (Twitter: @). Lori has loved LBT for a very long time, and feels they just keep getting better. And she should know, she’s seen them perform 25 times. “The songs on this new album are just so heartfelt and meaningful, and their harmonies are nothing less than perfection” she said. After the performance in NYC Lori was off to Nashville for two nights of LBT at The Ryman where the band performed The Breaker in its entirety. Lori’s favorite from the new album: “I love them all, but if I to choose it would be Don’t Die Young, Don’t Get Old.”
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Setlist from Little Big Town at the iHeartRadio Theater in NYC on February 22, 2016:
Night On Our Side (The Breaker)
Boondocks (The Road to Here)
Girl Crush (Pain Killer)
Happy People (The Breaker)
Better Man (The Breaker)
We Went To The Beach (The Breaker)
Rollin’ (The Breaker)
When Someone Stops Loving You (The Breaker)
Beat Up Bible (The Breaker)
Stay All Night (Pain Killer)