This week, for your reading enjoyment, we have compiled critical reviews of live performances from Fleetwood Mac in Pittsburgh; Christina Aguilera in Sugar Land, Texas; Twenty One Pilots in Boston; Cardi B in Newark, N.J.; Troye Sivan in San Francisco; and Keith Urban in North Little Rock, Ark.
Fleetwood Mac @ PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 1 – “Fleetwood Mac paid tribute to the victims of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting during a rare Pittsburgh tour stop at PPG Paints Arena Thursday. ‘We are so sad for you,’ singer Stevie Nicks said during the show, standing in front of a large digital image of downtown Pittsburgh. ‘There’s nothing to be said really.’” – Jacob Tierney / Trib Live
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Twenty One Pilots @ TD Garden in Boston, Mass., Oct. 26 – “Despite the clash of eras during the night’s setlist, Twenty One Pilots maintained the look and feel of their concerts of old. Joseph broke out the ukulele and Hawaiian shirt for the more laid-back ‘The Judge’ and jumped off of his piano while Dun repeatedly lost his shirt while tirelessly drumming.” – Seamus McAvoy / The Huntington News
Cardi B @ Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., Oct. 28 – “Maybe she was jet-lagged; she had performed the night before at a festival in San Antonio. Or maybe she wasn’t feeling well (she did make a joke about asthma). Or maybe she was up all night with her three-month-old daughter. Whatever the case, this was a confusing and uneven bordering on unprofessional outing from hip-hop’s most popular female star.” – Bobby Olivier / NJ.com
Troye Sivan @ The Masonic in San Francisco, Calif., Nov. 1 – “After the slower portion of the set, Sivan picked the pace again with the lusty beat-driven “BITE.” The track had fans jumping while he twirled, performed body rolls and the occasional running man.” – Chloe Catajan / Riff Magazine
Keith Urban @ Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 1 – “According to legend, or maybe he made it up himself, James Brown was the hardest working man in show business. But since he has left the building, Keith Urban has great credentials to claim that title. Thursday night, Urban proved it all night long for 11,558 fans at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. It was one of the best rock concerts ever seen at the arena.” – Jack W. Hill /Arkansas Democrat-Gazette