Reviews: Blake Shelton, Robbie Williams, SZA & More

This week, for your reading enjoyment,  we have compiled reviews of live performances from Blake Shelton in Tishomingo, Okla.; Robbie Williams in Auckland, New Zealand; SZA in Silver Spring, Md.; Kid Rock in Charlotte, N.C.; Tyler, the Creator in Miami; and Noel Gallagher in Columbus, Ohio.

Blake Shelton
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– Blake Shelton
12th Annual Stars for Second Harvest Benefit at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.

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Robbie Williams @ Spark Arena in Auckland, N.Z., Feb. 14. – “Long-legged dancers moved front-of-stage, wearing headgear, gloves and little else, while Williams appeared in a robe as the champion of the night – before baring his tiger underwear. Williams has always been a born performer. He struts and postures, projecting uber-confidence at every turn.” – Holly Reid / New Zealand Herald

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– Sza
Sza performs in support of her “CTRL Tour” at The Fillmore Detroit Aug. 30.

SZA @ The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring, Md., Feb. 5 – “Though the crowd was mostly younger, it was clear the concert was for everyone. With a simple set-up of just SZA, the band and a microphone, the focus of the attention was on her music, impressive vocals and her connection to her fans.” – Yewande Ilawole / TheHoya

Kid Rock @ Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C., Feb. 10 – “Purely from an entertainment standpoint, the man born Robert James Ritchie is one heck of a showman. Who else could keep 17,000 people on their feet for two hours while swinging wildly from the crunching guitar-rock of opening number ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ to the Run-DMC-inspired hip-hop cut ‘Welcome 2 the Party (Ode 2 the Old School)’ to a reflective country ballad like ‘Only God Knows’?” – Théoden Janes / The Charlotte Observer

Tyler, The Creator
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– Tyler, The Creator
Tyler, The Creator jumps high during his set at Mo Pop Music & Arts Festival at West Riverfront Park in Detroit July 30.

Tyler, The Creator @ James L. Knight Center in Miami, Fla., Feb. 12 – “In the end, the evening was simply spectacular, combining the energy of the old Tyler with the vitality of the new and giving away something for everyone. Even a few mosh pits opened up during hype tracks like “Who Dat Boy” and “I Ain’t Got Time!” and a fight broke out after the show had wrapped.” – Douglas Markowitz / Miami New Times

Noel Gallagher @ Express Live! in Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 10 – “He struggled at times with hitting high notes in earlier songs, but nailed every one during ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger,’ by far the crowd favorite. Aquamarine lasers shot across his body while he dropped out for a few seconds during the final chorus, whispering the last words almost to himself.” – Julia Oller / The Columbus Dispatch