Check out what critics had to say about live performances from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in Spokane, Wash.; Harry Styles in Los Angeles; Solange in New York; Travis Scott in Cleveland; and Mumford & Sons in Pittsburgh.
Anna C. Jones – Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw bring their good vibes to Legacy Arena At The BJCC in Birmingham, Ala., April 21.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill @ Spokane Arena in Spokane, Wash., May 18 – “Hill’s impressive vocal and physical stamina were evident throughout her solo portion of the set list. … Though [McGraw’s] stage presence paled in comparison to his spouse’s dancing and connection to her music, the rich twang and familiar, even tone of his voice did not disappoint.” – Megan Carroll / TheSpokesman-Review
Harry Styles @ Troubadour in Los Angeles, Calif., May 19 – “[B]eing the Los Angeles performance, the Friday bow came with extra star wattage: a guest appearance by Stevie Nicks, who joined Styles for three songs midway through the set. … Duetting with the woman who traded verses with Tom Petty meant both triumph and tears for Styles, who was visibly emotional for ‘Two Ghosts,’ a standout track on the album.” – Shirley Halperin / Variety
Solange @ The Guggenheim Auditorium in New York, N.Y., May 18 – “[L]ofty goals and artistic ambition are genius if they work, and while Solange’s ‘interdisciplinary performance piece and meditation’ was a bit uneven and at times a little silly, when it coalesced and her vision snapped into focus, it was stunning.” Jem Aswad / Variety
AP Photo / Starpix, Dave Allocca – Travis Scott
Roc City Classic, Flatiron Plaza, New York City
Travis Scott @ Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica in Cleveland, Ohio, May 21 – “The real art is in the atmosphere he creates during the performance. You’re there for the ear-ringing, unbridled, mosh pit-inducing chaos facilitated by Scott. … His capacity to grip a crowd by the throat and never let go is truly impressive.” – Lawrence Neil / CleveScene.com
Mumford & Sons @ KeyBank Pavilion in Pittsburgh, Pa., May 24 – “Mumford & Sons isn’t what you’d call a dance band, but it was up to the task of keeping people on their feet, and possibly stomping them, for the two-hour set.” – Scott Mervis / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette