Entertainment - Concert Reviews

Panic! At The Disco rocks Raleigh show

Reviewed by Katie Farrell
Times-News correspondent 

   RALEIGH – Panic! At The Disco performed to a sold-out crowd on Saturday night at the PNC Arena.
The band was preluded by opening acts Hayley Kiyoko and A R I Z O N A, who each sang a nine-song set before Panic! took the stage.
Panic!’s lead singer, Brendon Urie, gave the show the energetic opening it deserved by popping up from beneath the stage with “Silver Lining,” the leading song to its sixth studio album, “Pray for the Wicked.” He also rocked the stage with other songs such as “Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind),” “LA Devotee” and “Girls/Girls/Boys.”
Some fans took it upon themselves to organize a fan project for “Girls/Girls/Boys” where each section of the venue was assigned one color to hold up during the song to create a rainbow.
Fans also had no problem with loudly singing along to the three featured covers of the night, “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
After beginning the encore of his set with “Say Amen,” Urie took a moment to thank the fans who came to the show and had continuously support him. His final two encore songs included long-time fan-favorite,  “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” and “Victorious.”
Urie didn’t disappoint the thousands of fans who came to see the show.
If you have a chance to see Panic! At The Disco, you should.

Katie Farrell is a senior at Queens University of Charlotte and a Teens & 20s writer.

Logic rocks PNC Music Pavilion

 By Presley Mauney
Times-News correspondent
CHARLOTTE — Rapper Logic, aka Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, rocked the stage at the PNC Music Pavilion on Tuesday night. Fans from all over North Carolina, which call themselves the “RattPack,” stood and chanted his name as he walked out on stage.
The concert began with three openers: Big Lenbo, NF and Kyle. Logic opened with one of his hit singles “44 More” and astounded his fans with his outstanding rap skills along with the theatrical lights and lasers.
Throughout the show, he performed many songs from his recent mixtape, “Bobby Tarantino II,” and his most recent album, “Everybody,” including some of his top songs like “Contra,” “Midnight” and the very popular quadruple platinum single, “1-800-273-8255”. This song is widely known around the world for its positive message. Logic also performed some of his hit throwbacks such as “Fade Away” and “Gang Related,” along with an unreleased song called “Keanu Reeves.” Fans could be seen singing along to every lyric with excitement.
Although the RattPack was not ready to leave, the concert was coming to an end. Logic ended the glorious show with his popular hit “Everyday” along with extravagant lights and smoke. It was a great finale to a magnificent show.

Presley Mauney is a rising junior at Western Alamance High School and a Teens & 20s writer.


Post Malone concert is a unique experience

Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins
Times-News correspondent

   RALEIGH — More than 20,000 people gathered at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek to see Austin Post, or as he is more commonly known Post Malone, in concert on Friday night. 21 Savage and Post Malone have been touring the country in celebration of Malone’s new album, “Beerbongs and Bentleys,” which was released on April 27.
21 Savage opened the show with a unique performance. Malone delayed taking the stage due to the fact he was sick. But regardless, Malone rapped and sang his heart out. The concert began with “Too Young,” a popular song from Malone’s debut album “Stoney.”
Even though Malone was sick, he still delivered an amazing performance. He even stopped rapping to perform an acoustic rendition of “Feeling Whitney” from “Stoney” and “Stay” from “Beerbongs and Bentleys.”
He ended the concert with the famous tune, “Congratulations.” Malone led the crowd with pure energy and joy. There were two parts to this concert — Malone and the audience. The audience cheered Malone on, even when he messed up lyrics to “No Option.” Malone has a unique stage presence. He smashed his acoustic guitar at the very end as part of his post-concert tradition.
Malone’s concert was a unique experience for 21 Savage fans and Post Malone fans alike.

Catherine Wiggins is a junior at Williams High School and a Teens & 20s writer. 

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