Reviews: Ghost, Ronan Keating, Needtobreathe, Paul Simon, Capital Cities, Bob Dylan

Critiques to help you make those important decisions include Ghost’s Miami Beach performance; Ronan Keating in New Zealand; Needtobreathe in St. Louis; Paul Simon in England; Capital Cities in Boston and Bob Dylan’s concert in Louisville.

Ghost @ Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Fla., Nov. 3 – “This being the Popestar tour, Ghost led off with its current single, ‘Square Hammer,’ off of the Popestar EP, revealing a cheerily blasphemous backdrop filled with satanic iconography on a faux stained glass window one might find in an ancient cathedral.” – Angel Melendez / Miami New Times

Photo: AP Photo / Christian Palma
Hell & Heaven Metal Fest, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico

Ronan Keating @ Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, Nov. 4 – “The Irish favourite was welcomed by cheers as he opened the night with ‘Time of My Life’ from his most recent album, which he said was ‘organically made’.” – Alexandra Nelson /

Needtobreathe @Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 29 – “Once they launched into ‘Happiness,’ I could feel their Christian rock vibe emerge, as the song has a religious choir type of feel. The crowd went all in and raised many hands, while their eyes were closed receiving the Holy Spirit. With follow-ups ‘Keep Your Eyes Open’ and ‘Testify,’ one could feel the love for the Lord in the air.” – Jim Ryan / Playback:stl

Photo: AP Photo / Julie Jacobson
"2016 Global Citizen: The World On Stage," Skirball Center For The Perf. Arts, New York City

Paul Simon @ Bournemouth International Centre in Bouremouth, England, Nov. 3 – “The 75-year-old star demonstrated his real and abiding affection for his audience and his art by performing a two-and-a-half hour show of rich and joyous music where Simon and his nine piece band seemed to be having every bit as much fun as the audience.” – Neil McCormick / Telegraph

Capital Cities @ Paradise Rock Club in Boston, Mass., Nov. 2 – “From the minute the house lights went out to the very last song, the crowd was captured.” Shawn Costa /

Photo: Scott Roth / Invision / AP
Surf Lodge, Montauk, N.Y.

Bob Dylan @ The Kentucky Center For The Performing Arts in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 1 – “By playing piano for most of the performance with a suggestion of ragtime and barrelhouse color, Dylan awarded some of his more foreboding works – in particular, ‘Desolation Row’ – a curiously hopeful glow.” – Walter Tunis / Lexington Herald Leader /