Concert Review: Lil Wayne & Blink-182 (PNC Music Pavilion)

When Lil Wayne and Blink-182 announced a co-headlining tour earlier this year, it turned more than a few heads. The tour rolled into Charl...

When Lil Wayne and Blink-182 announced a co-headlining tour earlier this year, it turned more than a few heads. The tour rolled into Charlotte's PNC Music Pavilion on July 23rd and we were there to take in the rap and rock spectacle.

After a great opening set by Neck Deep, Lil Wayne hit the stage just as the sun was setting. To be honest, we were a little apprehensive about his set given he walked off the stage early into his show less than two weeks ago. He quickly put all fears to rest as he came out hitting hard.

He was smiling, smoking, and a beast.

Blink-182 played the entire Enema Of The State album, which just turned 20 (!!!) on June 1st. While these album tours can be a little sketchy, Enema contains many of Blink's hits ("What's My Age Again?," "All The Small Things," "Adam's Song"), and the show left plenty of time for non-Enema hits like "I Miss You," "First Date," and the band's encore, "Dammit."

As always, Travis Baker was insane behind the drum kit. And while Matt Skiba did a great job, I really missed the way Tom DeLonge's voice mixed with Mark Hoppus's vocals. Here's hoping one day they can put the past behind them and put on a proper reunion tour.

07.25 West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre
07.26 Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
07.27 Atlanta, GA, Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07.29 Jacksonville, FL, Daily’s Place
07.31 Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08.01 Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater
08.02 Dallas, TX, The Dos Equis Pavilion
08.04 El Paso, TX, Don Haskins Center
08.05 Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
08.07 San Diego, CA, North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
08.08 Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
08.27 Irvine, CA, FivePoint Amphitheatre
08.30 Portland, OR, Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
08.31 Seattle, WA, White River Amphitheatre
09.02 Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
09.04 Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
09.06 Wichita, KS, Hartman Arena
09.07 Council Bluffs, IA, Stir Cove
09.08 Kansas City, MO, Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
09.10 Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
09.13 Chicago, IL, Riot Fest
09.14 St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09.16 Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center




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