SHOW REVIEWS

Show Reviews “National and Regional Acts” by ON TOUR MONTHLY

– Words by Jordan Buford / Photos by James Villa – 97.1 The Eagles – Freakers’ Ball / Verizon Wireless Theater – Dallas, TX – Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 Another October, another Freakers’ Ball, the annual event put on by KEGL (97.1 The Eagle) always being one of the most anticipated events of the fall. There was no…

– Words by Jordan Buford / Photos by James Villa – Houston Open Air – Houston Texas / Saturday and Sunday, September 23rd and 24th, 2016 Day I Texas is not short on festivals. In fact, one could argue that it hosts some of the best there are, though the first ones that come to mind take place in Austin and typically ca…

– Words by Jordan Buford / Photos by James Villa – The Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX / Wednesday, September 15th, 2016 Remarkably, Death Cab for Cutie’s show at The Bomb Factory didn’t sell out in advance, though by show time, one of North Texas’ largest indoor venues was packed to the gills. Quite unsurprisingly, fans had…

– Words by Jordan Buford / Photos by James Villa – Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX / Thursday, August 19th, 2016 The summer concert season at Dallas’ Gexa Energy Pavilion is very nearly over. It’s already been a good one with plenty more great acts to come over the next month, but on this Thursday night it was hostin…

Words by Jordan Buford – Photos by James Villa Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 – The Bomb Factory As early as seven in the evening the extremely spacious venue was packed as Black Wizard kicked things off; and Killswitch Engage masqueraded as the band of the night, a few thousand people watching them intently as they delive…

– Words by Jordan Buford / Photos by Katarina Benzova – AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX / Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 It has been a crazy year for Guns N’ Roses fans. The prospect of ever seeing the band (or at least the core three members) reunited was a pipe dream at best. It was something to think on how and imagine ho…

– Words by Jordan Buford / Photos by James Villa – Music Hall at Fair Park – Dallas, TX – Monday, August 1st, 2016 The Music Hall at Fair Park isn’t the first North Texas venue that comes to mind when you think about going to see a country show. Then again, Steven Tyler is far from the first singer you think of when yo…

– Word by Jordan Buford / Photos by James Villa – Billy Bob’s Texas / Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 It came together rather last minute, but as soon as it was announced it was evident it would be a sell-out show, partly because of the acts, but mostly due to the cause. Almost three weeks after the deadly shooting in downt…