Concert Review >> Bruno Mars Live at SAP Center, San Jose, CA, 07.20.17

BRUNO. MARS. Y’ALL.

I mean, where to even begin? The last time I saw Bruno Mars was in August of 2014. I had picked up a ticket the week of the show and went on to experience one of the best nights of live music in my entire life.

On Thursday, July 20, Mars once again brought his A-game to the SAP Center in San Jose. His 24K Magic World Tour sets the bar nice and high for every other tour, performer, band, etc.  Continue reading Concert Review >> Bruno Mars Live at SAP Center, San Jose, CA, 07.20.17

VIDEO: James Durbin Performing Live at Santana Row

Earlier today Windup Records recording artist and American Idol season 10 alum, James Durbin, made an appearance at Santana Row in San Jose, CA.

After doing a meet-n-greet with fans, James performed a stripped down set of songs from his debut album, Memories of a Beautiful Disaster for the crowd.

Set list: “Stand Up,” “Right Behind You,” “Love Me Bad,” “Screaming,” and “Love in Ruins.”

Check out video of James’ performance below!

“Stand Up”

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RECAP: Keith Urban LIVE at the HP Pavilion in San Jose

On the morning of October 1, I received this awesome email that told me that I had won two tickets to Keith Urban’s Get Closer tour that night at the HP Pavilion.  SCORE!

Granted I’m not a huge country music fan, but I’ve been a Keith Urban fan since college. I remember hearing “You’ll Think of Me” on the radio and swooning over his voice. I was not about to pass up on an opportunity to see him live, even if I was fighting off one of the worst colds ever. Robitussin cough syrup, kids. Works miracles.

I have to say that Keith Urban is one helluva performer! This show had all my favorite things: a great stage set-up, with a huge digital screen as to see Keith’s beautiful, smiling face throughout the show, audience participation, a flow to the set list, and cute boys playing everything from bass to banjos.

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Enrique Iglesias to Bring Euphoria to the Bay Area

Enrique Iglesias kicked off his current Euphoriatour last month, along with Pitbull and Prince Royce, in support of his ninth studio album, Euphoria, which spawned the hits, “I Like It” and “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You).”

Before the singer-songwriter embarked on his latest journey, he spoke withEnrique Iglesias credit: EnriqueIglesias.com media outlets about how the Euphoria tour differs from his previous tours, the visual elements of the show, and what you might find on his tour rider.

Iglesias has been on the road almost non-stop since last year, most recently visiting the UK and Australia before hitting up the States.

So what’s the difference between this tour and his previous tours overseas?

“Well, the thing is that this one, there’s a much larger combination of songs. That’s due a lot to this album. It’s more eclectic musically than any other tour I’ve ever done,” Iglesias shared.

“At the same time, too, I also get to create a setlist where I can cover songs – even Spanish songs – from 1995 to now. So, when you think of a setlist, being able to do a song like ‘Experiencia Religiosa,’ which a song that I first sang on my first album in Spanish, to songs like ‘I Like It’ or ‘Dirty Dancer’ or ‘Tonight,’ they’re very, very different.”

Even in a large arena, such as the HP Pavilion in downtown San Jose, California, where Iglesias will be playing Friday, October 7, the fans should expect somewhat of an intimate performance from the singer throughout his show.

“The cool thing about the stage, it’s very interactive with the audience. I always like getting as close as possible to a crowd, even to the people that are all the way in the back,” the singer explained. “We like to set up a B stage because I feel that an arena is that perfect size. I know for some people, it might be a little big. But I actually think they’re my favorite venues to play, because they’re big. They can be up to 15,000 people or more, but still you can make it very intimate.”

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