With a packed crowd filling Long Island’s Paramount Theater, Kip Moore played a musically jam-packed show on the third stop of his headlining After the Sunburn Tour. While Moore had played in New York City the previous evening, the Long Island crowd was loud, energetic, and ready to party.
The Georgia-native opened the show with the high energy “Fast Women” before segueing into “Sunburn.” The crowd went wild for the third song of the night, which may have been the biggest singalong to “Beer Money.”
During his nearly two hour set, Moore put on a no-nonsense show, barrelling through his hits, his favorite album cuts, and even a few crowd requests. Other highlights of the show included “Wild Ones,” “I Plead the Fifth,” “Just Another Girl,” and “I’m to Blame.”
One notable highlight of the show came during an acoustic set, where Moore accepted shouted requests from the audience including “Blonde” and “Crazy One More Time.”
After the fan requests, he asked the crowd of phone-wielding fans to put their cells down and enjoy a special moment. Moore played a beautiful new song that he asked be special for the room, with no posts on social media. Looking out at the crowd with phones down and just enjoying the music was definitely a highlight.
Another huge moment of the night came on one of Moore’s earliest and biggest hits, “Something ‘Bout a Truck,” which sent the crowd into a frenzy. With such a jam-packed set of over twenty songs, there were sure to be a few favorites missed, but color me surprised (and a wee bit sad) that Moore skipped over one of his biggest hits to date, “Hey Pretty Girl.”
When it comes to his music and his live show, Kip Moore is truly one of the most under-celebrated artists in country music. With his signature growl and confident, but somewhat unassuming swagger, he puts on an impassioned and high energy set for his devout fans.
Upcoming Nashville band The Wild Feathers opened the show with a high-energy set that included fantastic harmonies, and a spot-on cover of the Tom Petty classic, “I Won’t Back Down.”
The tour will continue this weekend with a stop in Birmingham, Alabama before heading to North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and North Caroline.