Katy Perry roars into SLC with big production, high energy show

In a nutshell, I was completely entertained. Not to mention thoroughly impressed with the individual effort from Katy Perry herself. Monday night, Perry brought her Prismatic Tour to Energy Solutions Arena. The big budget production had so many elements, it’s hard to write about all of them in one review.  There was something ALWAYS happening on the stage – and not just Perry’s singing. For more than two … Continue reading»

Styx, Foreigner, heat up hot USANA stage

The extended state holiday weekend got off to a hot rockin’ start at the USANA Amphitheatre on Wednesday night. Styx, Foreigner and ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder roared through four hours of some of classic rock’s biggest hits on an extremely hot and windy summer night. A merciful cloud cover right before showtime may have prevented many from melting in their seats. Styx delivered a polished, crowd-pleasing set of … Continue reading»

Train, Wallflowers to hold free concert on Saturday

SALT LAKE CITY — The Days of ’47 celebrations in downtown Salt Lake will culminate in front of Energy Solutions Arena Saturday night with a free concert by Train and The Wallflowers. As a way of giving back to the community, Zions Bank is hosting the free concert. “We wanted to help put something together on the last night of the days of ’47 celebration to be a … Continue reading»

Former Eagles guitarist continues his journey, sans drama

In rock-n-roll, an outstanding guitar riff, lick, solo or hook can become as famous as a band, singer or song. Even casual radio listeners immediately recognize the opening riffs of The Rolling Stones’ “Start Me Up” or “Satisfaction,” Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love,” or Guns-N-Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” In 1976, the Eagles released their fifth album, Hotel California, featuring the iconic title track. The guitar intro to … Continue reading»

“We’re going to rip your faces off every single night.” – Todd Sucherman   Some familiar faces will help Utah kick off the extended state holiday weekend on Wednesday night. Styx and Foreigner – two hard touring bands who each have played many shows in Utah over the years – along with former Eagles lead guitarist Don Felder, bring their Soundtrack of Summer Tour to the USANA Amphitheatre. … Continue reading»

USANA celebrates the rock of San Fran

The USANA Amphitheatre felt like the Fillmore Auditorium for a few hours Thursday night. Three huge names to come out of the San Francisco music scene – Journey, The Steve Miller Band, and Tower of Power – all took the stage before a near sell-out crowd of more than 20,000 people. Journey headlined the show, and they had a set list designed to go full throttle out of … Continue reading»

Imagine Dragons frontman holding benefit concert tonight

Tonight at the Sandy Amphitheatre, 1245 E 9400 S, is the benefit acoustic concert by Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons along with special guests, for Kim White, a Utah mother and former Division I collegiate soccer player. Here’s a preview of the concert written by KSL.com’s Faith Heaton Jolley. SANDY — After his friend was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive cancer, Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds decided to … Continue reading»

Journey, Steve Miller coming to USANA

  Journey is back to rock the USANA Amphitheatre this Thursday (July 17). Since 1973, the band has sold tens of millions of albums worldwide. For awhile in the 1980s they were considered the biggest band in the world with hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Open Arms,” “Faithfully,” “Who’s Crying Now,” Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) and “Anyway You Want It.” Journey has been been out on the road … Continue reading»

Def Leppard/Kiss rock USANA, honor veterans

WEST VALLEY CITY — “Are you ready for the first night of this tour?” Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliot asked the 20,000+ people who packed into the USANA Amphitheatre Monday night. The defining roar of approval from the crowd signified a resounding, “Yes!” Two iconic names in rock, Def Leppard and Kiss, are co-headlining a tour across the nation this summer. Monday night in Utah was night #1 … Continue reading»

MMC deliver another great SLC show

SALT LAKE CITY — Micky and the Motorcars delivered another solid performance at The State Room Wednesday night. Despite a smaller crowd (and half of them seemed to be from Idaho) than MMC’s previous performance in December, the band still brought the same amount of energy and good spirits as before. Frontman Micky Braun even took time to pose for pictures with crowd members during the set. The … Continue reading»