Concert Review: Yungblud (Red Hat Amphitheater)

BY CHRIS HOCKER On July 18th, Yungblud brought his frentic live show to Raleigh's Red Hat Amphitheater. Joining him for The World Tou...


On July 18th, Yungblud brought his frentic live show to Raleigh's Red Hat Amphitheater. Joining him for The World Tour were Games We Play and The Regrettes.

Yungblud released his first EP, Yungblud, in 2018. Since then, he's released three LPs, 21st Century Liability, Weird!, and last year's self-titled effort. Along the way, he's released songs with Halsey, Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker, Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds, Marshmello and Blackbear, Denzel Curry, Bring Me The Horizon, Willow, and Avril Lavigne. Quite an impressive list of co-conspirators.

Full disclosure: we're huge fans of Yungblud. We first became enamored with Yungblud's hustle at the 2018 Vans Warped Tour, where he greeted concertgoers waiting in line by pouring tea for anyone who was interested, taking photos with them, and asking them to check out his set later in the day. We became quick fans of his music and live show later that day. Our two-sentence review of his Warped set? "Killer, killer set. This guy is going to be huge soon." His single "Tissues" ended up on our Top 22 Songs Of 2022 list. Like I said, we're huge fans.

And like the thousands of huge fans in attendance on Tuesday night, we were hyped for an awesome Yungblud performance and he didn't let anyone down. After Games We Play and The Regrettes set the table, Yungblud took the stage shortly after 9:00 PM. Despite the heat, he bounced around on stage and constantly ran from one end of the stage to the other, leaving the sweaty crowd screaming for more.

He kicked off the show with "21st Century Liability" and didn't look back. Along the way, he performed crowd favorites like "fleabag," "parents," "Medication" (which he let the crowd choose), "Tissues," and "Kill Somebody." He ended the show with a two-song encore, "Lowlife" and "Loner." Yungblud is an amazing performer and it was apparent throughout the show.

We loved the show. If you have a chance to catch one of his two remaining US dates in St. Louis and Minneapolis, do it.
Strange Carolinas started as a hobby for Chris Hocker who often dragged his family to offbeat detours on family vacations. Hocker decided to start photographing and writing about these roadside attractions and in June 2014, launched Strange Carolinas with a story on Myrtle Beach's KISS Coffeehouse. In addition to chronicling over 400 attractions across the Carolinas, Strange Carolinas has also become an impressive music blog.


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