Review: Lady Antebellum Owned the Night at Hollywood Bowl

Lady Antebellum made their highly anticipated debut at the Hollywood Bowl Saturday night (June 3rd) as their “You Look Good World Tour” made a stop in Los Angeles.

Following a two year hiatus, and solo projects from Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley, Lady A proved they haven’t missed a beat and were more exciting than ever performing new tunes and old favorites.

They began the night with a pair of number one hits with “Downtown” and “Our Kind of Love,” followed by a brand new song that will be on their new album, Heartbreak, called “This City,” which revisits the band’s classic, upbeat vibe.

Speaking of an upbeat vibe, Lady A kicked their SoCal show up a notch by adding a full-on horn section, something they did at the ACM Awards back in April. Those horns added big sound to songs like “You Look Good” and “Looking For A Good Time.”

Plenty of other cities, and countries for that matter, will be looking for a good time as Lady A is still on the beginning stages of this world tour.

Related: Hillary Scott Gets To Check Hollywood Bowl Off Her Bucket List

“This is the second week of our tour,” Scott said. “We’re going straight through North America, then the U.K. and then South Africa for the first time ever!”

Over 17,000 fans seemingly knew every word to every song that Kelley, Scott and David Haywood played underneath the iconic Hollywood sign.

The band even showed off their talents with their opening acts as Kelley sang Tim McGraw’s “Something Like That” with Southern California’s own Brett Young and Scott teamed up with Kelsea Ballerini for a killer rendition of Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love.”

As the trio played “Need You Now” which Kelley said has been their final song of the show on this tour, he announced they had one more special song to play.

They honored the late Greg Allman by covering The Allman Brothers Band’s “Midnight Rider” with Kelley taking lead vocals with Scott and Haywood adding harmonies.

Brett Young kicked off the night by performing at what he said was his “Number one bucket list venue” and oddly enough, he just so happened to have the number one song in the country this evening with, “In Case You Didn’t Know.”

Kelsea Ballerini followed him with her handful of number one ballads, dueting “Dibbs” with one adorable little fan and gave everybody a taste of two new songs that will be on her upcoming sophomore album.

Lady Antebellum Setlist:
Downtown
Our Kind of Love
This City
Dancing’ the Night Away
Heart Break
Compass
We Owned the Night
American Honey
I Run To You
Good Time to Be Alive
Thy Will (Hillary Scott)
You’re Still the One (Shania Twain cover)
Just A Kiss
You Look Good
Lookin’ For A Good Time
Something Like That (Time McGraw cover with Brett Young)
Crazy In Love (Beyonce cover with Kelsea Ballerini)
Love Don’t Live Here
Bartender
Need You Know
Midnight Rider (The Allman Brothers Band cover)

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