On Saturday night, Jon Bellion brought his Glory Sound Prep tour to Jones Beach Amphitheater in front of 12,000 hometown fans, who have been following him since his earliest days of success. The moment was one of surreality for Bellion, who grew up a Long Island native in Lake Grove, NY, about 45 minutes’ drive from Jones Beach.
Expressing gratitude for his most die-hard fans, Bellion was visibly awe-struck on stage at the massive crowd, telling them “You guys are the reason I’m able to continue to defy the industry, and continue creating my art – because you show up every night and allow me to perform like this.”
Bellion kicked off the evening emphatically with as he poured his soul out to songs from Glory Sound Prep, beginning with four of the album’s first five tracks, saving “Stupid Deep” for near the end of the night. Throughout the night’s duration, Bellion’s passion never ceased to shine, as he ran and jumped his way around the stage for over an hour as the crowd fed his energy with their own in kind.
Midway through the set, Bellion even surprised the crowd with three of his most popular songs from The Human Condition, as he played his hit song “All Time Low,” “Overwhelming,” and a special improvised version of “Guillotine” special-made for his Long Island faithful. Each of the THC songs brought roaring cheers and screams from the entire crowd, who sang along to every word.
Bellion’s Glory Sound Prep, released this past November, is his second studio album following his critically-acclaimed debut LP, The Human Condition. You can check out Bellion’s documentary of the making of Glory Sound Prep below the gallery.