Phillip Phillips at Lauderdale Live

Phillip Phillips helped some lucky Florida fans usher summer last night with a hot and funky set at the Lauderdale Live music festival in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Though it had been rumored that Phillip would debut new music from his upcoming third album (Phillip has indicated through a number of tweets he’s been busy writing), this was not to be.

Phillip and band at Lauderdale Live. Photo: Sondra Libby

However, new music was not needed as Phillip and band did what they do best, which is jam out and play gorgeous and ever surprising extended versions of almost each song. Phillip also did a repeat of his awesome new cover of Living Colour‘s “Cult of Personality” (debuted last week during his show in Fort Knox, KY). This song, a 1988 hit by Living Colour, was tackled with gusto by the whole band, in particular by JJ Smith, who killed it on the song’s famous bass line.

Phillip at Lauderdale Live. Photo: Sondra Libby Phillip at Lauderdale Live. Photo: Sondra Libby

Also, the elusive “Don’t Trust Me” made another appearance on the set list, but this time with a beautiful and funky new jam at the end of it. Check out Phillip and band covering “Cult of Personality” and then listen to audio from the whole show below!

Set List
Get Up Get Down
Lead On
Unpack Your Heart
Raging Fire
Cult of Personality (Living Colour cover)
Gone Gone Gone
Where We Came From
Man on the Moon
A Fool’s Dance

Set list by @Phillips_Tweets.
Videos and audio by Heather and Susan.
Featured photo: Lauderdale Live.
Concert photos by Sondra Libby.