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AJR Levels Up with Spectrum Center Show

'Always been a dream'

Jack Met performs with AJR at Spectrum Center.
Jack Met performs with AJR at Spectrum Center. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)

It’s been fun watching multi-instrumentalist brother trio AJR perform at larger and larger Charlotte venues each time they stop into town. Just two years ago, they were at PNC Music Pavilion. On Wednesday night, they stopped by Spectrum Center as part of their The Maybe Man Tour.

From start to finish, AJR proved why they’re one of the most entertaining bands to see live. From on-stage antics involving multiple people dressed like singer Jack Met, to performing acoustic songs in the upper tier of the arena (including “World’s Smallest Violin”), to visual illusions featuring a large video screen, AJR is bringing their biggest show to date to arenas around the country.

Jack Met performs with AJR at Spectrum Center.
Jack Met performs with AJR at Spectrum Center. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)

Fans sang along to hit after hit while Met (flanked by his brothers Ryan and Adam) let the fans know they’re currently living their dream.

“Playing on a stage of this size has always been the dream and I can’t believe we’re living it,” he told the crowd before going into “Yes I’m a Mess.”

The show as a whole was a spectacle for the eyes and ears, as AJR puts on a complete show to entertain their ever-expanding fan base.

AJR setlist
Maybe Man
Sober Up
Yes I’m a Mess
I Won’t / Birthday Party
The DJ Is Crying for Help
God Is Really Real
The Good Part
Bang!
Inertia
Touchy Feely Fool
Karma
Turning Out / Turning Out Pt. ii / Turning Out Pt. iii
World’s Smallest Violin
Steve’s Going to London
Burn the House Down
How We Made: Way Less Sad
Way Less Sad
Don’t Throw Out My Legos
100 Bad Days

Encore
Weak
2085

Jack Met performs with AJR at Spectrum Center.
Jack Met performs with AJR at Spectrum Center. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)

Be sure to check out Queen City Nerve’s Soundwave, Charlotte’s most comprehensive live music listing, so you don’t miss out on any shows or concerts coming up. And hell, if you’re looking for something else to do, you can check out our events page as well, which runs the gamut of things to do in Charlotte. You don’t ever have to be bored again. You can check out more of Jeff’s pics and live reviews here.


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