Category Archives: Concert Review

Endless energy: Imagine Dragons entertains crowd at Spectrum Center

By Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent CHARLOTTE — Imagine Dragons brought its Evolve tour to the Spectrum Center on Wednesday night. K.Flay and Grouplove opened the show. Imagine Dragons began its portion of the concert with “Whatever It Takes,” a song off the new album, “Evolve.”

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Review: Logic concert worth going to

By Lily Pope Rapper Logic came to inspire and entertain fans Thursday night at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, and that he did. Performing alongside Big Lenbo, DJ Rhetorik, his piano teacher, and other people, he certainly provided plenty of surprises and sent the crowd home with full hearts and minds. He talked about race, [...]

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The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ tour is mesmerizing

By Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent    One might assume that a huge starship hovering over and covering most of a stage, parts shifting and color changing all the while, would distract from whoever is performing. Usually they would probably be right. However it was evident that people attending The Weeknd’s stop at the Spectrum [...]

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Melodious marathon: Tony Bennett’s concert a heavenly night for music lovers

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — Sunday evening ended on a high note — and what a heavenly night it had been. Legendary vocalist Tony Bennett serenaded an awe-struck audience at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC). The concert was a family affair. His daughter, Antonia Bennett, opened with a short but [...]

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra show is incredible, organized chaos

By Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent     GREENSBORO — The Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Ghosts of Christmas Eve” tour stopped at the Greensboro Coliseum this weekend for two performances. The “Ghosts of Christmas Eve” tour is the live version of the PBS special from several years ago. It features favorite songs, such as “Christmas Canon,” “Sarajevo” and “This [...]

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Fresh look at an intimate past: Stevie Nicks’ 24 karat gold concert

By Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent  CHARLOTTE — Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders made a stop at the Spectrum Center on Thursday to promote Nicks’ new album, “24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault”, a collection of demos and never before released songs from Stevie herself. This tour was special since Nicks opened up with [...]

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Gwen Stefani’s show delights fans of all ages

By Lauren Kalo Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — Gwen Stefani has been making music for more than 30 years, but she hasn’t been on tour in almost a decade so you might wonder if she is still a driving force in music. Don’t worry; she is. First of all, Stefani was shrewd in her choice of [...]

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Greensboro concert delights ‘Beliebers’

Reviewed by Presley Mauney Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO – Justin Bieber rocked the Greensboro Coliseum stage on Wednesday night. Fans from all across North Carolina, which call themselves ‘beliebers,’ stood up and screamed when Bieber rose from the stage, coming out of a rectangular box. He opened with the single “Mark My Words.” Bieber amazed [...]

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Dead & Company wows crowd

By Lily Pope Times-News correspondent    CHARLOTTE – Dead & Company (Mickey Hart, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti) kicked off its summer tour at PNC Music Pavilion on Friday. The sold-out concert began in the parking lot with a three-hour gathering of fans and vendors which included live music [...]

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Idina Menzel showcases powerhouse voice in Raleigh

Reviewed by Lincoln Pennington Teens & 20s correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com RALEIGH — As the sun set at the Red Hat Amphitheater on Wednesday evening, Idina Menzel took the stage and sang “Defying Gravity,” which helped her win a Tony Award in 2004 for her performance in “Wicked.” Before continuing with some of her most popular hits, [...]

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