Category Archives: Concert Review

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 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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‘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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