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The Hold Steady played White Eagle Hall w/ John K Samson (pics, setlist)

The Hold Steady just played a weekend’s worth of East Coast shows, including Jersey City on Thursday, Boston (with Frank Turner) on Friday, and Hamden, CT on Saturday. We caught the Jersey City show, which was at White Eagle Hall and featured a wide-reaching 25 song set that included the live debut of a new song, “Traditional Village,” as well as new songs “Denver Haircut” and “Blackout Sam.” There were also lots of shout-a-long favorites like “Chips Ahoy!,” “Stuck Between Stations,” “Constructive Summer” and more. Setlist and a couple videos from the show are below.

Former Weakerthans frontman John K Samson opened the night with a solo acoustic set that had his share of front row fans singing along to the lyrics, too. Pictures of his set and the whole night are in the gallery above.

The Hold Steady play multi-night “Constructive Summer” runs in Seattle, Chicago, Nashville and Boston in August and September, and will wrap up their 2019 with their annual “Massive Nights” run at Brooklyn Bowl in December.

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SETLIST: The Hold Steady @ White Eagle Hall 5/16/2019
Hornets! Hornets!
Sequestered in Memphis
Barfruit Blues
The Swish
You Can Make Him Like You
Traditional Village (live premiere)
Party Pit
Banging Camp
Yeah Sapphire
Stevie Nix
Multitude of Casualties
First Night
Entitlement Crew
T-Shirt Tux
The Weekenders
Denver Haircut
Stuck Between Stations
Your Little Hoodrat Friend
Massive Nights
Crucifixion Cruise
How a Resurrection Really Feels

Encore:
Blackout Sam
Constructive Summer
Chips Ahoy!
Killer Parties

photos by Mina J

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