Hinder – Welcome to The Freakshow Tour


At 10PM promptly the lights in the Sands Event Center went dark and strobe lights began to flash across the stage. The lights came on as Austin Winkler began to scream out the first lines of “Up All Night” and the crowd began singing along as well. Cody Hanson had told me earlier that night in the interview I had with him that the band was going to keep the set short and play a lot of singles to get the crowd going earlier on, they succeeded in that mission. Though the Sands Event Center was far from being a full house, the crowd made up for what they lacked in size in pure intensity and energy. Hinder played a 17 song setlist that really showcased their diverse music library. Things got off to a really heavy start with “See You in Hell” and “Take it to the Limit” being played early on but the band slowed the show down with a 2 song acoustic set in the middle of the night featuring Cody Hanson on guitar along side Austin Winkler. After that it was back to full volume and by the end of the 75 minute set the crowd was exhausted, but they still sang along to the very last notes of “Get Stoned.”


As the band left the stage I couldn’t help but think to myself that I wanted more because the night was that much fun. If you missed this show you should feel disappointed because I’ve never seen the band in better form than they were that night. Hinder has proved to the Lehigh Valley area that rock is still alive and is a force to reckoned with. Be sure to check out all of the photos in the gallery below, their lighting was awesome that night so there is a lot to look at from this show! Don’t forget to check out my interview with Cody Hanson as well and go purchase Hinder‘s new album “Welcome To the Freakshow,” in stores now.

Setlist : 

Up All Night
See You In Hell
Take It to the Limit
What Ya Gonna Do
Ladies Come First
Better Than Me
2 Sides of Me
Get Me Away From You
Thing for You
Use Me
Should Have Known Better
Talk To Me
All American Nightmare
Lips of an Angel
Save Me
Encore :
How Long
Get Stoned

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