Concert Reviews

Review: Eric Church Brings New Meaning to ‘Holdin’ My Own’ at Scottrade Center in St. Louis

Posted: May 14, 2017 at 11:59 am   /   Concert Reviews

As I was on the floor of the Scottrade Center Saturday night for the Eric Church concert, which was my 6th time seeing “Chief” as his loyal fans refer to him, I was asked by an usher how would I describe Church’s music? Little did I know my answer would be perfect by the end […]

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Review: Hall and Oates Concert Brings Audience Close to ‘Tears’

Posted: May 8, 2017 at 8:31 am   /   Concert Reviews

While Hall and Oates may have been the headliners for Saturday night’s concert at Scottrade Center, it was Tears for Fears who stole the show. The English pop-rock band which made a name for itself in the 80s, showed it wasn’t messing around. They opened their set with “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.” While […]

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Ben Folds Performs With the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Powell Hall

Posted: February 21, 2017 at 7:30 am   /   Concert Reviews

If there ever was an artist whose music was perfect to play with a symphony orchestra, Ben Folds makes the top of the list. On Sunday evening, Folds packed the beautiful Powell Hall in St. Louis for the second night in a row. Nearly every seat of the almost 2,700 capacity auditorium was filled, with a diverse crowd of fans […]

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Review: Bon Jovi “This House Is Not For Sale” Tour at Scottrade

Posted: February 20, 2017 at 4:32 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts

Bon Jovi returned to St. Louis Sunday night after a 3-year absence. During that time, the band has endured a nasty dispute with its record company, as well as the departure of bandmate and guitar virtuoso Richie Sambora. While Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi will always be one of the most well-known lead singer/lead guitarist […]

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Nelly Performs Symphonic Hip Hop With the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Powell Hall

Posted: February 6, 2017 at 2:57 pm   /   Concert Reviews, St. Louis Events

St. Louis’ own Nelly achieved a career first on Friday night, playing with the St. Louis Symphony in front of a sold-out crowd at Powell Hall. The show, which sold out in five hours months ago, featured conductor David Robertson and appearances from Nelly’s fellow St. Lunatics Ali and City Spud. From the start, it […]

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Concert Review: “Masters of Madness” Tour Featuring Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper at the Family Arena

Posted: June 27, 2013 at 2:03 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Local, St. Louis Events

The “Masters of Madness” tour featuring Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper rolled through The St. Charles Family Arena on Tuesday night. The concert was a dream pairing for ‘shock rock’ fans, but it also brought two generations of rock music fans together. That was evident in the crowd on Tuesday night. Speaking of the crowd, […]

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Review: ‘Limp Bizkit’ Tour Brings Fred Durst to Pop’s Nightclub & Concert Venue

Posted: June 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Local, St. Louis Events

Limp Bizkit was once one of the biggest bands in the world. Turn back the clock to 1999, and they were selling out arenas, similar to the Scottrade Center. In fact, I remember seeing them play there. It’s amazing how fast times have changed. Bizkit returned to St. Louis on Saturday night, to a sold […]

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Cirque Du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour” Review

Posted: February 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Featured, Live Theater, Local, Music, Reviews

The stage is set, the curtain is dropped, and you wait in breathless anticipation of Cirque’s latest creation, live at the Scottrade Center.  The Immortal World Tour, featuring Michael Jackson’s entire catalog of hits, is the most daring and emotional show yet.  I spent the better part of the show feeling like Michael was there […]

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Elvis Costello Shines in Columbus, Preps for St. Louis

Posted: July 1, 2011 at 1:29 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Featured, Local

Your dedicated reviewer went all the way to Columbus, Ohio, on June 19 for the fourth installment of Elvis Costello & the Imposters’ “Revolver” tour. Costello brings the show to St. Louis tonight at The Pageant. Tickets are still available. Learn more at ElvisCostello.com. Confession: I’ve wanted to be on a game show since I […]

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Concert Review: Weird Al Yankovic at the St. Charles Family Arena (2011)

Posted: June 4, 2011 at 8:08 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Local

When I was an adorable moppet, my father gave me a 45″ vinyl single of Weird Al Yankovic’s “Eat It.” To my young ears, the song was the best thing I’d heard in my life. In fact, I loved it so much that I took that record to school for Show and Tell Day. I’d […]

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