The holiday season may have finally come to a rest, but the concert season is still rocking and rolling! There is quite a variety of performances to attend this upcoming month, so make sure you and your wallet choose wisely. Read below about a few of popular acts coming through Buffalo this month.
Are you a classic R&B and Hip Hop fan? Then you will sure be excited for this one! The one and only Boyz II Men will be coming though the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Event Center in Niagara Falls, NY on Saturday, February 15. This dynamic trio (once quartet) is well known for their emotionally powerful ballads and a cappella harmonies. Current members include Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman, and Wanya Morris. This talented group of men gained international success in the 1990’s, setting big shoes to fill for various upcoming boy bands of the decade. Success began for Boyz II Men in 1991 with the release of their hit single “Motownphilly.” Nothing beats their next years single, “End of the Road,” that being my favorite song by the group. This classic ballad holds 148 million views on YouTube, as well as 127.5 million listens on Spotify. Needless to say, I think these guys knew what they were doing during their era to create a complete breakthrough in music. Unfortunately, their performance is nearly sold out. According to Ticketmaster, there are limited tickets available, and they come with a price. Tickets range from $75 to $343, depending on how good of a view you would like to get. Some tickets are “verified resale tickets,” so please proceed as your own risk. If you end up being able to attend the show, let us know how it goes!
Get ready, Buffalo. We’re about to “rock and roll all night. And party every day!” Well, at least for one night on Wednesday, February 5, when the one and only KISS rolls into the Keybank Center in Downtown Buffalo. Similarly to many bands during this peak era, KISS is known for their memorable face paint and stage outfits, as well as elaborate live performances. The band is also known for personifying themselves as comic book characters. We have the Starchild, the Demon, the Spaceman (Space Ace), and the Catman. Unfortunately, two of their founding members left in 1982, leading to an “unmasked” era that would last until the 1990s. Drummer Peter Criss was replaced by Eric Carr in the 1980s until his passing in 1991. This would ultimately lead to a wave of KISS nostalgia, inspiring a reunion of the original line-up in 1996. The result of this tour was an astounding $143.7 million, making it their most successful tour, to date. But that could all change over the next year and a half with “The End of the Road World Tour” happening. The tour began at the end of 2019, and is continuing through July 2021. And don’t worry, fellow KISS heads, there are still a fair amount of tickets left on our stop! According to Ticketmaster, tickets start at $41 before taxes and fees. Many of these are resale tickets, so it is best to proceed with caution. As someone who has attended a KISS concert in the past, I must say, this is a show you certainly won’t want to miss!
Are you more of a indie folk rock fan? If so, the Lumineers will be making a stop at the Keybank Center on Wednesday, February 26. Founding members Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites began writing and performing in New Jersey in 2005, and became one of the most popular bands of their kind during the 2010 era. They are known for astounding live performances and several international hits, including but not limited to “Ho Hey,” “Stubborn Love,” and “Ophelia.” Their first self-titled album was released in 2012, and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Even more impressively, their second album released in 2016, Cleopatra, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200. The three hits I listed are all catchy and uplifting in their own aspiring ways. My personal favorite is “Stubborn Love” for the concept of its light energy that transitions into a powerful tune towards the end, giving listeners an energetic sensation of power and tranquility. Tickets for this show start at $34.50 before taxes and fees, and it will definitely be worth going out to see! Unfortunately, this is one I cannot catch. If you get a change to see it, please let me know how it goes!
The month of love is also the month of concerts. Make a few dates to some of these shows, and be sure to write to us how they went! If you know of any upcoming shows, both local and at a large scale, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be sure to include them in our March issue. Until next time, keep the volume up and your head bopping to the jams.