Concert reviews

Septuagenarian David Gilmour wows ACC with his guitar magic

Crowd treated to earful and an eyeful of past and present as Pink Floyd’s wizard of the six-string picked and sculpted his icon songs and applied fancy fretwork into his latest album. Nick Krewen Music, Fri., April 1, 2016 It was a guitarist’s dream. It’s one thing to hear David Gilmour, Pink Floyd’s wizard of the six-string, perform soaring solos, but another to see him work his magic up close….


Prince shows Toronto crowd he can play a purple piano as well as the guitar

Just 48 hours after announcing he was coming to town, Prince gave the crowd a mixture of his hits and new material – reinterpreted on a purple electric grand. Nick Krewen Sat., March 26, 2016 Prince at Sony Centre For The Performing Arts, March 25, 2016, 7 p.m. show Three stars (out of 4) It probably comes as little surprise that Prince, the legendary singer and songwriter who is as…


Paul McCartney delivers marathon concert at the Air Canada Centre

Paul McCartney delivers marathon concert at the Air Canada Centre At 73 years old, the Beatles co-founder delivered a set that would leave younger musicians reaching for their water bottles. Nick Krewen Music, Published on Sun Oct 18 2015   Paul McCartney, 73, churned out an impressive 41 songs during a three-hour marathon at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday night, with nary a water bottle in sight. To put…


Madonna in Toronto for most ambitious tour yet: review

  Charismatic singer, 57, puts on physically intense, highly theatrical two-hour show at Air Canada Centre Monday night that shows age is just a number Nick Krewen Music, Published on Tue Oct 06 2015 Madonna AIr Canada Centre. Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. At 57, Madonna is still wears her Rebel Heart on her sleeve. The provocative Miss Ciccone, who has made a career out of pushing buttons and boundaries, continued…


Taylor Swift delivers flawless performance in Toronto

  During 1989 tour stop at Rogers Centre Swift gives shout out to the Jays, sings with guest Keith Urban.   Nick Krewen Music, Published on Sat Oct 03 2015 When it comes to giving stellar performances, Taylor Swift is in a league of her own. The 25-year-old singer and songwriter delivered another flawless gem of a concert at Rogers Centre Friday for the first of two sold-out nights, a…