Live Photos: Judas Priest & Deep Purple in Atlanta August 14

On August 14, Judas Priest and Deep Purple, brought The Firepower Tour 2018 to Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.

TAM Photographer Chuck Holloway was on hand to capture the evening.

For more tour dates, visit Judas Priest’s or Deep Purple’s websites.


Judas Priest – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – 2018


Deep Purple – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – 2018

Photos from Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

On May 19, 2018, Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers brought their co-headlining tour to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, Georgia.

TAM Photographer Chuck Holloway was on hand to capture the evening for us all.

For more tour dates, visit the Steely Dan or The Doobie Brothers websites.


Photo Gallery – Steely Dan

 


Photo Gallery – The Doobie Brothers

Photo Gallery – Styx at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Alphretta

Styx returned to Alpharetta, Georgia on Sunday, May 15 for their yearly show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. This year, they hit the stage with Don Felder and .38 Special in support.

TAM was onsite in the form of Chuck Holloway, who caught some of the night’s moments on camera.

Catch Styx on tour as they continue their march through the summer. Tickets available at the band’s official website: http://styxworld.com.

All photos courtesy of Chuck Holloway.

Gallery – Styx

 

Gallery – Don Felder

Live Review: Tedeschi Trucks Band ‘Wheels of Soul’ Tour on July 17

Review and Photos by Danielle Boise

It was a glorious night on Friday, July 17, as the ‘Wheels of Soul’ Tour rolled into the Alpharetta’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre as it provided the perfect blend of soul and blues. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings kicked the night off in splendor, with a rousing soulful funk with an edge of retro Motown thrown in for good measure. The Dap-Kings warmed the crowd up for a few songs with The Dapettes followed shortly after by Jones herself, draped in magenta sequins with fringe. Jones passionately entertained the crowd in an electrifying way. I was absolutely blown away by Jones’ stage presence with robust energy and stunning voice. But what made the evening great, was Jones herself, her ability to play to the crowd and have fun at the same time.

If you’ve never been to a Tedeschi Trucks Band show before in your life, then you are truly missing out on one of the greatest musical experiences a person can have. Their sound was truly magnificent with the amalgamation of rock roots, mixed with blues, Americana that was composed in a jam-band style infused funk. Susan Tedeschi’s angelic voice (and guitar) balanced out perfectly with her husband’s, Derek Truck, epic guitar skills while being rounded out by expansive nine-piece powerhouse of a band with an impressive horns and percussion sections.

Tedeschi Trucks Band started their set out with “Made Up Mind” followed by “Do I Look Worried,” “Midnight in Harlem,” “I’ve Got a Feeling (The Beatles cover),” “Get What You Deserve (The Derek Trucks Band cover),” “Let’s Go Get Stoned” (The Coaster Cover – with musical guest star, Tommy Tolton, founding member of Cowboy, with Capricorn Records in Macon, “Break In The Road (Betty Harris cover),” “I Pity the Fool (Bobby “Blue” Bland cover),” “Idle Wind” and ended the regular set with “The Storm.” For the encore Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings joined Tedeschi Trucks Band on stage for two covers. The first song was a cover of Joe Cocker’s “The Letter” followed by Sly & The Family Stone’s “Sing a Simple Song/I Want to Take You Higher.” The ‘Wheels of Soul 2015’ Summer Tour runs through August 4, grab your tickets while you can.

 

Wheels of Soul Summer Tour

July 22 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 24 – Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier
July 25 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
July 26 – Readington, NJ @ QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
July 29 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 31 – Bridgeport, CT @ Gathering of the Vibes
Aug. 01 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Concert Pavilion
Aug. 02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 04 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark Amphitheatre

Full Photo Gallery of Tedeschi Trucks Band

 

Full Photo Gallery of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

 

Full Photo Gallery of Encore with Tedeschi Trucks Band & Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

 

Live Review of The Doobie Brothers & Peter Frampton at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton

 

With a retro, soulful swagger Matthew Curry took the stage and made it his own when the guitar enthusiast opened for Peter Frampton and The Doobie Brothers at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on Thursday July 17. With Curry’s dynamic presence and blues heart he played songs off his Electric Religion and If I Don’t Have You albums. Curry’s sound is very reminiscent of a young Johnny Lang, both mature beyond their years. Curry performed “Love Me Right,” “Set Me Free,” “Storm’s A Brewing,” “If I Don’t Got You” and ended with “Down the Line.”

 

Matthew Curry

Matthew Curry

 

Peter Frampton took the stage next with nothing but a smile as he enchanted the crowd. There is nothing like seeing Frampton live, absolutely nothing. His energy is evanescent as he not only commands the stage, but at the same time he has the audience on the edge of their seats as he highlights and showcases his raw talent. With images of the past scroll across the backdrop screen alternate with psychedelic patterns.

This living rock god delighted all ages with his hits as fans recorded everything from snippets of their favorite songs to the entire show on their phones and iPads. Frampton’s ease on the stage is easily seen as he enraptured the thrall of fans, getting them up out of their seats clapping and hollering at the end of each song. Frampton even egged the crowd on by saying “this is fun (pause). Are we doing okay for you?” Frampton even gets cheeky with the crowd as he discussed about having a tailgate smoking party and even asking if it’s legal in this state, all the while chuckling.

 

Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton

 

Frampton started the night off with “You Had to Be There” then transitioned into “Doobie Wah,” “Lines on My Face,” “Show Me the Way,” “(I’ll Give You) Money,” “Black Hole Sun” (Soundgarden cover), “Baby I Love Your Way,” the highly infectious “Do You Feel Like We Do” and ended on the powerfully evocative “While My Guitar Gently Weeps (The Beatles cover).

 

The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers

 

The Doobie Brothers wrapped the night up as they took stage and made it their own as the ‘70s rock band revitalized it’s hits and made them golden again, as they played “Jesus is Just Right” (The Art Reynolds Singers cover), “ Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “Dependin’ On You,” “World Gone Crazy,” “Neal’s Fandango,” “South City Midnight Lady,” “Eyes of Silver,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “Don’t Start Me Talkin’” (Sonny Boy Williamson cover w/Peter Frampton), “Black Water, “ “Long Train Runnin,” “China Grove, “ “Road Angel” and ended with “Listen to the Music.” It was like a musical tapestry, all the hooks, choruses and chords coming together to create a perfect evening at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.

This is a show that I would want to see again. Highly entertaining from start to finish.

 

Full Photo Gallery of The Doobie Brothers

 

 

 

Full Photo Gallery of Peter Frampton

 

 

 

Full Photo Gallery of Matthew Curry

 

Gallery: Ray LaMontagne ‘Supernova’ Tour at Verizon Wireless Amphtheatre

Ray LaMontagne 'Supernova' Tour

Ray LaMontagne ‘Supernova’ Tour

 

Ray LaMontagne brought his Supernova Tour to Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on Friday July 18 to lighten up a cool, rainy evening with the odorous sounds of his tender voice. The Belle Brigade opened the show and would provide as the backing band for LaMontagne’s set; but it was the pleasurable experience of Jenny Lewis that was both sweet and touching as her tunes carried seamlessly throughout the Amphitheatre with a carefree air to them.

 

Full Photo Gallery of Ray LaMontagne

 

Full Photo Gallery of Jenny Lewis

 

Full Photo Gallery of The Belle Brigade