On July 28, veteran rock star Joan Jett played at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in New York with the Blackhearts, as part of The Rock Hall Three For All Tour.

Fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and Heart (comprised of sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson) had opened for therockqueen before she played an impressive set for her hometown crowd.

Joan Jett's set-list

They began their set with the up-tempo "Bad Reputation," where everybody was rocking along.

She took her fans back to her days with The Runaways as she belted out Cherry Bomb, with its infectious "ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb" hooks.

She inquired as to how her audience was doing tonight and noted that it is great to be back on Long Island.

Do You Wanna Touch Me was a sassy and sexy performance, which she incorporate as a crowd sing-along. Jett and the Blackhearts went on to perform several tunes from her Unvarnished studio album, such as TMI and the power-ballad Soulmates to Strangers, which was perhaps one of the highlight songs of the evening.

It was followed by "You Drive Me Wild," which was a Runaways classic, as well as "Make It Back," which was inspired by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and filled with positivity. It was great to hear her own version of "Light of Day," which was penned by "The Boss" Bruce Springsteen himself.

An added treat was hearing her sing "Any Weather," which is a track off the album that she co-penned with Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters.

Signature songs and encore

She closed with her signature hits, the multi-week chart-topping single "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," as well as "Crimson & Clover" and her angst-filled "I Hate Myself for Loving You."

For her encore, Jett and the band returned to sing "Real Wild Child (Wild One)" and a cover of "Everyday People.


In summation, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts were able to rock out the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Long Island. She was able to take over and transform the venue into "Joan's Beach." This rock concert by one of the genre's finest females earned two giant thumbs up.

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