Fans and foodies rejoice! One of summer’s most anticipated concert tours, the Honda Civic Tour (HondaCivicTour.com), is in full swing with multi-platinum-band OneRepublic – featuring special guests Fitz and the Tantrums and James Arthur – and is all set to add the new Civic Tour City Flavor pop-up food & music experience at select Civic Tour concert venues. Now in its 16th year, the robust North American tour includes dates in Detroit, Virginia Beach, Philadelphia, Hartford, Dallas and Los Angeles, as well as in Anaheim at the Honda Center on Sept. 2.
When it rains it seems to pour. At least that is what OneRepublic must have thought as the night progressed for their show Saturday at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Saint Louis.
First, their opening act, James Arthur, fell ill and couldn’t perform. This led to the decision to move the support act, Fitz and the Tantrums, up from their regularly scheduled stage time, but not too far ahead as to create a large down time between acts.
Fitz and the Tantrums did their part, putting on a high-energy show in the glaring sun that made viewing anything without sunglasses a dangerous proposition, all without missing a beat. They are a fun band to see live, filled with powerhouse vocals from co-lead vocalists Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs and an infectious toe-tapping sound with songs like “The Walker”, HandClap” and “Spark”. It’s hard to not feel good and not move while seeing this band.
But just as things seemed back in control technical glitches were abundant in the setting up of the stage for OneRepublic, forcing a delay of nearly 30 minutes and also forced OneRepublic to switch up their setlist a bit to accommodate the revised schedule. Thankfully, that seemed to be the end of the unfortunate happenings as OneRepublic settled in for a vibrant show that seemed itself to go off without a hitch.