Entertainment - Concert Reviews

Troye Sivan’s show personal & upbeat

By Paulina Lopez
Times-News correspondent 

   CHARLOTTE — Australian singer-songwriter Troye Sivan made one of his first stops on the Bloom tour on Tuesday night at the Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre.
Bursting with energy from the excitement of having just started his tour only a week before, Sivan gave a spectacular performance.
His electro-pop/dance-pop had the audience dancing along with him to every song. From his old hits from the Blue Neighborhood album to his newest hits from the Bloom album, the audience rarely sat down. This included parents who were dragged there by their kids. Troye Sivan’s music is clearly personal to him, but his lyrics are ones that other people could relate to. He sings about falling in love while you’re young and his experiences as an LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual or allies) youth.
He began the concert with “Seventeen” and closed the show with “MY MY MY.”
For two hours, Sivan gave his all — singing and dancing beautifully. Seeing him live was an amazing experience. If you get a chance to see his Bloom tour, take it.

Paulina Lopez is a senior at Clover Garden School and a Teens & 20s writer.

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.


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