Saturday, August 22, 2009

Idol Tour Reviews - Boston/Albany

Since Boston's reviews sucked and did not match up with most of what I read from fans on Twitter and other places, I'm way late on posting these. But honestly ... I don't care anymore. Good or bad reviews, I'm really over it. I'm just going to take the Kris Allen stance, as he so perfectly put it in his Idolatry video from Albany - "blah de blah blah blah."

So here are, just for posterity, reviews from the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald, both of whom seemed to think only one of the 10 Idols should ever grace the stage again ever. I'm sure you can figure out which one that is. The Boston Globe writer shared a few more thoughts later on the blog.

Bostonist had a photographer at the concert, so this link has photos, along with some pre-concert press tidbits from Anoop Desai, Allison Iraheta and Michael Sarver.

ETA: And of course the best review from Boston came a few days later, from The Dartmouth, Dartmouth's school newspaper, which gave good reviews to all of the guys, along with Allison. Here's a good line: "If (Danny) Gokey had given the concert the atmosphere of a religious revival, then it most definitely sounded like the Second Coming of Jesus during (Adam) Lambert’s 15 minutes. His fierce voice and his honed ability to connect with the crowd justified all the hype." Kris Allen got probably one of the bigger compliments here, considering all of the nasty the fan wars. The reviewer wrote, "The final performer was season eight’s winner Kris Allen, who garnered as much screaming and applause as Lambert had before him. He may prefer plaid shirts to Lambert’s guy-liner, but the boyishly handsome Allen got even the most die-hard Lambert fans to cheer for him after his four songs..."

Albany only had one review, from the Times Union. The writer pointed out the following as highlights: Anoop Desai's sultry "You're Always on My Mind"; Matt Giraud's incredible jamming on the piano halfway through "Hard to Handle"; Kris Allen on "Heartless"; Everything by Adam Lambert.

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