American Hi-Fi Perform First U.S. Show In Over Four Years
American Hi-Fi took the stage at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, Calif. on Wednesday (Dec. 10) for only their second show of the year and their first U.S. performance in over four years. After performing earlier this year in London, the Los Angeles show marked the band's first time playing the states since November of 2010.
The Boston and Los Angeles-based rockers performed for more than an hour, with a set that was heavy with the band’s early work while featuring four new songs off their latest album, ‘Blood and Lemonade.’
The guys kicked off the night with a cover of Cheap Trick's 'Hello There,' before a playing a raucous version of ‘Scar,’ which was featured on the band’s 2001 self-titled debut. The band then launched into an anthemic rendition of 'The Break-Up Song’ peeled off their sophomore album ‘The Art of Losing.’ The band went back to their debut for the next two tracks, ‘Surround’ and ‘Hi-Fi Killer,’ before giving fans a taste of their new material with ‘Allison.’
Hi-Fi then dusted off the power ballad ‘Another Perfect Day,’ then ‘Acetate’ off 2010’s ‘Fight The Frequency,’ before unleashing another new song ‘Portland.’
After that, they rocked out a fist-pumping rendition of ‘The Art of Losing,’ which gave way to the band’s new catchy single ‘Golden State.’ Hi-Fi then played their breakthrough 2001 hit, ‘Flavor of the Weak,’ which got the crowd singing along with frontman Stacy Jones. The group closed out the set with ‘Wall of Sound,’ ‘Wake Up ‘ and ‘Happy.’
During the show Jones announced that the band is planning to do a proper summer tour. Fans can stay up to date with American Hi-Fi here.
American Hi-Fi will take the stage at the Mercury Lounge in New York City on Friday (Dec. 12) and will wrap up their three-date tour at the Brighton Music Hall in Boston on Sunday (Dec. 14).
American Hi-Fi -- Setlist, Dec. 10, 2014
‘The Break Up Song’
‘Another Perfect Day’
‘The Art of Losing’
‘Flavor of the Weak’
‘Wall of Sound’
American Hi-Fi -- West Hollywood's the Viper Room