Category Archives: Concert Review

‘Boys of Zummer’ tour puts Raleigh crowd in a dancing mood

Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent RALEIGH — This summer’s hit tour, “The Boys Of Zummer,” stopped Raleigh’s Walnut Creek Amphitheatre on July 18. The event featured Fall Out Boy with rapper Wiz Khalifa, DJ Drama, Hoodie Allen and Max. The concert started at 7 with Max, then Hoodie Allen preformed with DJ Drama. [...]

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Betty Who gives Raleigh crowd a fun night of music

Reviewed by Alexis Dickerson Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — On Tuesday night, Betty Who fans piled into King’s Barcade, a little venue nestled in downtown Raleigh. Fans ranged in age from late teens to early 30s, and far more in-between. Betty Who had just performed last weekend at the well-known Firefly Music Festival in [...]

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Celtic Woman has passion for performing

Reviewed by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — Though the sprawling hills and lush scenery of Ireland may be thousands of miles away, Celtic Woman brought the melodies of its home country to the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) on Friday night. Since the group is celebrating its 10th anniversary tour, there were [...]

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Paul McCartney: Old style, new sound

Reviewed by Sam Lowe Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO — For his last American concert date of the year, Paul McCartney brought the band and the music to the Greensboro Coliseum on Oct. 30. Playing a sold-out show to more than 16,000 fans, Paul certainly aimed to please. From old fan favorites like “And I [...]

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One Direction keeps Charlotte crowd happy

Reviewed by Delaney Rhodes Times-News correspondent    CHARLOTTE — Thousands of fans filled the PNC Music Pavilion last Saturday night to experience the pop sensation that is One Direction. The show was opened by the Australian group 5 Seconds Of Summer, who was able to get the crowd jumping and singing along to songs [...]

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Enthusiastic fans support Eric Church in Greensboro

Reviewed by Allison Tate Times-News correspondent  GREENSBORO — “You’re not going to forget this night,” country music superstar Eric Church promised his fans when he rocked the Greensboro Coliseum last Saturday night. Church made his one and only stop in North Carolina for The Outsiders tour, playing alongside the Osborne Brothers and Dwight Yoakam. [...]

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Panic! at the Disco shakes up Charlotte

Reviewed by Ashley J. McKenna Times-News correspondent    CHARLOTTE — The Queen City welcomed concert-goers to Uptown Amphitheatre at the N.C. Music Factory with perfect weather Wednesday night as opening acts Youngblood Hawke and Walk the Moon pumped up the crowd for Panic! at the Disco’s “The Gospel Tour,” which began last month. As [...]

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Stars, fans turn out for SuperJam

Reviewed by Clay De Souza Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO — The lineup for 2014 SuperJam last Friday night at the Greensboro Coliseum included Rick Ross, Yo Gotti, Young Thug, K Camp, YG and Kid Ink, with radio station 102 JAMZ (WJMH) serving as host. The evening’s theme was “Christmas in June,” with Christmas trees [...]

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Pat Benatar rocks Raleigh crowd with hits

Reviewed by Clay DeSouza Times-News correspondent RALEIGH — On a muggy Sunday night in Raleigh, three ’80s rock stars lit up the stage and the crowd as Rick Springfield, Neil Giraldo and the legendary Pat Benatar rocked out their classic hits to fairly packed crowd at Red Hat Amphitheater. “This is the part of [...]

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Perry’s Raleigh show sparkles, dazzles

Reviewed by Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — Katy Perry kicked off her “Prism” world tour Sunday night at PNC Arena with lots of wigs, costumes and screaming fans. Perry began the concert with her hit song, “Roar” while dancing around in her glow-in-the-dark dress with dancers dressed as glow-in-the-dark Roman soldiers. Everyone [...]

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