Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats headlined the final show of the season at Portland, Maine’s Thompson’s Point on a foggy evening on September 15, 2018. The venue was packed with fans crowding the standing room only and seating areas, and droves of concert-goers lined up for some of the many delicious items available at the many food trucks along the shore in the back of the venue.

The Night Sweats took to the stage first, getting the sold-out crowd on their feet whistling and clapping. Rateliff emerged soon after and kicked things off with a huge fan-favorite “Shoe Boot,” which starts off with an infectious beat that got the whole audience moving. From there, the group launched into “Be There,” followed by “Look It Here,” the latter of which became a giant sing-along. Nathaniel Rateliff and backing band The Night Sweats played off one another beautifully as the crowd danced and clapped along.

Other crowd pleasers were “A Little Honey, Coolin’ Out,” and “I Need Never Get Old.” However, anyone familiar with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats knows that when “S.O.B.,” comes the crowd response is the loudest heard for the entire evening. Tonight was no different, closing their set ahead of their encore with the track. You can catch Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats on tour sporadically through December, check out the full list of tour dates below!

Check out the video for Nathaniel Rateliff’s massive single “S.O.B.”

Remaining Tour Dates:

09/30 – Columbia, MO – Roots n Blues n BBQ Festival
10/04 – Columbus, OH – Express Live
10/06 – Philadelphia, PA – Xfinity Live Philadelphia
11/07 – Breckenridge, CO – Riverwalk Center (Folk Set)
11/08 – Grand Junction, CO – Avalon Theatre (Folk Set)
11/10 – Denver, CO – Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre (Folk Set w/John Prine)
12/19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
12/20 – Denver, Co – Ogden Theatre
12/31 – Nashville, TN – Opry House


When he's not out in the woods, clomping around in streams, or looking at shiny rocks, you can find our U.S. Managing Editor and contributing photographer Nathan Katsiaficas in the photo pit, covering everything from heavy metal to punk, alternative, indie, and hip-hop.