Reviews: U2; Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Post Malone; The Killers

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Barry Brecheisen / Invision for Park City Live
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Post Malone croons to the fans during Snow Fest at Park City Live in Utah Jan. 20.

Today’s collection of critiques includes U2’s tour opener in Tulsa; Foo Fighters finally going all the way to Memphis; Bruno Mars in the Philippines; Post Malone in Denver and The Killers in Perth, Australia.

U2 at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., May 2 – “It was powerful stuff when images of real-life hate, snatched from the national news, were shown on the video screen as U2 peeled into ‘Pride (In the Name of Love).’ The ‘ugly’ images were soon replaced by images of Martin Luther King, Jr.” – Jimmie Tramel / Tulsa World

Foo Fighters @ FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn., May 3 – “The band – guitarists Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear, bassist Nate Mendel, drummer Taylor Hawkins and keyboardist Rami Jaffee – were in hard-charging form from the opening salvo of ‘Run,’ ‘All My Life’ and ‘Learn to Fly.’ Grohl, as usual, pulled out all the stops: working every inch of the stage and crowd, encouraging mass singalongs, even pulling a young audience member up to trade licks on guitar.” – Bob Mehr / USA TodayNetwork / Commercial Appeal

Bruno Mars at Mall Of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines May 3 – “Mr. Mars is the Michael Jackson of this generation. The former simply spells magic with his every move, in every note of his music.” – Giselle Sanchez / Manila Bulletin

Post Malone @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo., May 2 – “Malone showed all aspects of his musical talent and all aspects of his personality – jumping from aggressively rapping about wrist watches and taking shots to sitting down with a cigarette and showing his most vulnerable side with an acoustic performance of ‘Feeling Whitney,’ off his 2016 album.” – Cara Chancellor / 303 Magazine

The Killers @ Perth Arena in Perth, Australia, May 1 – “Armed with one of the best back catalogues in modern rock, the band – now joined by session musicians Ted Sablay and Jake Blanton – didn’t scrimp on giving the heaving crowd what they wanted with hit after hit coming at lightning-bolt speed backed by trippy visuals, glitter cannons and a giant screen that came apart like a UFO.” – Ross McRae / The West Australian