Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Concert Review: Chris Brown at the Sprint Center
Chris Brown is still a jerk. I was considering rejoining #teambreezy when I purchased a $30 cheap seat for the infamous star’s return to the Sprint Center on Tuesday. My potential change of heart was completely thwarted three hours later when the spectacle concluded with a series of resounding explosions. With no corresponding visual effects, the gratuitous blasts seemed specifically intended to damage the eardrums of fans.
On stage about an hour, Brown sparingly doled out his brilliant talent. Even so, he remains equal parts Michael Jackson and Rick James.
An elaborate production that incorporated a few of the most appealing elements of the recent stage shows of Drake and Kanye West made me feel as if my $30 ticket was a bargain. I just wish I’d left five minutes before the show ended.
Aaron Randle reviewed the concert for The Kansas City Star.
I wrote an extended concert preview about John Mayer for The Kansas City Star and Ink magazine.
I write weekly music previews for The Kansas City Star and Ink magazine.
I named Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle KCUR’s Band of the Week.
John Geils Jr. has died. I sold and marketed Geils’ solo blues projects in the 1990s.
(Original image by There Stands the Glass.)