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Billy Joel Concert Review – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN

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    Posted on 4/12/2014

    Billy Joel In Concert - Nashville, TN

    Billy Joel In Concert - Nashville, TN

    It was a festive Friday night in Nashville, TN as Billy Joel returned to the Music City to perform another one of his arena-filled, hit-filled, concerts at the large Bridgestone Arena. Concert Blast was sent an email to cover this show on the morning of the concert. Billy Joel’s staff provided two excellent seats to the concert as well as a photo pass. Mike Arnold agreed to write the review while our photographer friend, Sam Shrader took the photos.  Enjoy the coverage!

     

     

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      John Mayer Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

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        Posted on 12/11/2013

        John Mayer In Concert - Nashville, TN

        John Mayer In Concert - Nashville, TN (Photo by www.examiner.com)

        John Mayer returned to Nashville, TN on Wednesday December 4th, 2013 for another performance with speical guests, Philip Phillips. Although Concert Blast wasn’t invited this time to review his concert, one of our guest bloggers attended the show and was kind enough to provide Concert Blast readers with her thoughts on these performances.  Enjoy the John Mayer / Phillip Phillips concert review by guest blogger Terri Gibson.

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          Elton John Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

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            Posted on 4/10/2013

            Elton John In Concert - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena - 4/5/2013

            Elton John In Concert - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena - 4/5/2013

            Piano expert/singer/songwriter Elton John returned to Nashville, TN to excite his fans of young and old to a greatest hits concert on 4/5/2013.  Elton used to visit Nashville on every tour that reached the Southeast, but it has been a while since he’s visited the Music City.  Although Concert Blast wasn’t granted concert review passes for this show, Elton’s management did grant us a photo pass.  Our Concert Blast friend (and excellent photographer) Samantha Shrader took on the duties of helping us out for the night.  Check out her photos!

             

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              The Who Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

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                Posted on 12/27/2012

                The Who Quadrophenia Tour
                The Who returned to Nashville for the first time in many decades.  In fact the last time The Who performed in Middle Tennessee was when they had the original lineup including Keith Moon and John Entwistle.  That was “The Who By Numbers” tour in the mid 1970’s.  Today there are only two original members still living and they are still performing with the energy level and playing ability they’ve always had, even though Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are now in their late 60s.  The Who is currently on tour celebrating the anniversary of the Quadrophenia album.  Brian Hasbrook and Mike Arnold were looking forward to seeing The Who again, but preferred a greatest hits show instead of a album concept show.  Enjoy Mike Arnold’s concert review of The Who in Nashville, TN.
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                  Aerosmith Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

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                    Posted on 12/18/2012 

                    Aerosmith In Concert - Steven Tyler and Joe Perry

                    Aerosmith In Concert - Steven Tyler and Joe Perry - Photo From www.Aerosmith.com

                    Aerosmith returned to Nashville, TN to thrill classic rock audiences once again.  Aerosmith has been a tour regular to Nashville, but it has been a while since the “Bad Boys From Boston” had performed in the Music City.  While Mike Arnold and Brian Hasbrook were out of town, our guest blogger friend Josh Jackson, took it on himself to fill in for us (Thanks Josh!).  Enjoy Josh Jackson’s Aerosmith Concert Review from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on 12/13/2012.

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                      Rod Stewart Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

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                        Posted On 8/8/2012

                        Rod Stewart In Concert

                        Rod Stewart In Concert

                        On Tuesday, July 24, 2012, Rod Stewart stopped his Heart and Soul Tour in Nashville, TN for a performance at the Bridgestone Arena.  Rod mentioned this was his first visit to Nashville since 2004.  The packed house proved that Nashville loves Rod Stewart and was willing to pay a hefty price to see him perform in concert.  Mike Arnold was invited to cover this rare event and as a long time Rod Stewart fan, he was more than pleased to attend!  Enjoy his concert review as he steps through the evening’s set list.

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                          Stevie Nicks Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

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                            Posted on 8/1/2012

                            Stevie Nicks In Concert

                            Stevie Nicks In Concert

                            Stevie Nicks returned to the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN on Tuesday, July 24th to perform as a solo artist this time around. As the opening act on the Rod Stewart / Stevie Nicks Heart and Soul Tour, the Fleetwood Mac singer and solo artist took the classic rock audience through a journey of her career and the musical life of a classic rocker! Mike Arnold was on hand to cover this nostalgic evening. Enjoy reading his concert review!

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                              Gretchen Wilson Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena 6/20/2012

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                                Posted on 7/14/2012

                                Gretchen Wilson In Concert - Nashville, TN - Photo by www.stageshottz.com

                                Gretchen Wilson In Concert - Nashville, TN - Photo by www.stageshottz.com

                                 
                                The main opening act from the Gang of Outlaws Tour with ZZ TOP and 3 Doors Down was also the most energetic and best live performance of the night, Gretchen Wilson.  Concert Blast was invited to cover this night of excellent music, so Mike Arnold was on hand to bring you the concert review as he describes the details from the set list. Enjoy!

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                                  ZZ Top Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena 6/20/2012

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                                    Posted on 6/27/2012

                                    Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top In Concert - Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

                                    Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top In Concert - Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

                                      
                                    The “Little Ole’ Band From Texas”, ZZ Top, made its way back to Nashville, TN once again for another performance on it’s Gang of Outlaws Tour (along with 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson).  This time the venue was the massive Bridgestone Arena.  Although the arena can hold over 18,000 for a concert, the upper deck was blocked off to only hold 10,000 attendees for this setup.  About 7,500 rock fans were on hand to enjoy the night of Southern Rock provided by headliners ZZ Top.  Enjoy the ZZ Top concert review by Mike Arnold.

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                                      Van Halen Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena – 4/27/2012

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                                        Posted on 5/1/2012

                                        Van Halen Tour 2012It was Friday, April 27th, 2012 when the long awaited return of Van Halen landed in the Music City.  Thousands of Van Halen fans were looking forward to this event and many of them asked us if Concert Blast were going to cover this event.  Several of the fans in attandance even were emailing and texting us wanting to know where we were.  Unfortuantely the Van Halen management did not approve us for concert review tickets (although their publicist tried).  They did approve our photo pass, but our photographers didn’t want to take photos from the sound board (too hard to shoot over the crowd) for three songs and be escorted out the door… HOWEVER, our good friend Josh Jackson was there and surprised us with a written review.  Enjoy the Review!

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