The Band Perry, fresh off an announcement of their first ever headlining arena tour, played what can simply be called a highly charged dynamic live show last night while supporting Rascal Flatts at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis.
Lead singer Kimberly Perry, along with brothers Neil Perry on mandolin and Reid Perry on bass, stormed out with “Done” - the charged up tempo rocker and set the stage for the rest of their nearly hour long set.
Earlier in the day the band announced it would embark on their first ever arena headlining tour, starting in Europe in November and coming back to North America beginning in January. Needless to say the band was thrilled at the announcement and it fed through their show.
Kimberly Perry is the quintessential ideal front woman. The energy flowing from her onstage is infectious; couple that with her incredible vocals and stunning beauty to compliment the hits the band is churning out it is easy to see why they will be headliners later this year.
Each of the Perrys seemed to feed off each other’s energy on stage; you can really tell they are a close family. Neil even sang lead on a raucous cover of Queen’s “Fat Bottom Girls”.
They endeared themselves even more to the Gateway City by stating that they are third generation Cardinals fans (They performed at Chaifetz Arena the night the Cardinals last won the World Series in 2011 opening for Reba McEntire. No word on how they celebrated). Of course the crowd simply loved that little tidbit.
This is the 4th time I have seen TBP over the last three years and each time they amaze even more than the last. With seemingly endless touring and a string of catchy hits this band has emerged on the cusp of superstardom. The world is anxiously awaiting the next chapter in TBP’s book; the headlining chapter.
By the time Rascal Flatts took the stage many wondered if they would be able to match TBP’s electricity.
With a spectacular stage and light show Rascal Flatts put on their usual stellar show. Performing a compliment of hits starting with “Life is a Highway” and “Banjo” and hitting all the familiar ones along the way, like “Mayberry”, “Bless the Broken Road” and “Fast Cars and Freedom”, Rascal Flatts did not hold back and sounded as tight as ever.
Rascal Flatts (lead singer Gary LeVox, guitarist Joe Don Rooney and bassist Jay DeMarcus) have honed their craft over the last fourteen years while on the road. Last night was another example of why they are known as one of the top live shows around.
Opening the show was Cassadee Pope, winner of The Voice Season 3, the first female to do so. With a vibrant, albeit short set Pope could be a force to be reckoned with in the near future.
The Band Perry Setlist:
2) You Lie
3) Forever Mine Nevermind
4) Ho Hey (The Lumineers cover)
5) All Your Life
6) I Will Always Love You (Dolly Parton cover)
7) Postcard From Paris
8) Fat Bottom Girls (Queen cover)
9) I’m a Keeper
10) Don’t Let Me Be Lonely
11) If I Die Young
12) Some Nights (FUN cover)
13) Night Gone Wasted
14) Better Dig Two