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Post Malone Weathers the Storm at PNC Music Pavilion

Post Malone performs at PNC Music Pavilion
Post Malone performs at PNC Music Pavilion on July 29. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)

With dozens of awards and a handful of No. 1 hits to his name, Post Malone has reached the point where plenty of his songs are familiar and you’re likely to know some of them, even if you don’t know the actual title.

Malone brought his If Y’all Weren’t Here I’d Be Crying Tour to Charlotte on Saturday night and a rain delay did nothing to prevent the 28-year-old singer or the thousands in attendance from having a damn good time.

Though he took to the stage an hour after scheduled due to thunderstorms in the area, both singer and crowd alike were fired up and ready to go by the time the first notes rang out.

Part of Malone’s appeal is his “don’t give a shit” attitude. He’s doesn’t have the best moves, but he dances like no one’s watching. He’s constantly got a beer in hand, full of smiles and repeatedly thanked the crowd for being there and listening to his music.

Post Malone performs at PNC Music Pavilion
Post Malone performs at PNC Music Pavilion on July 29. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)

He danced his way around the stage and sang from a variety of angles — hunched over, twirling, crouched down or curled up on the stage floor — and was regularly wiping his face off with a towel. “Holy fuck, it’s hot!” Malone told the crowd as he wiped glistening sweat off his brow. “I feel like I’ve been kissed by Poseidon.”

Aside from his music — which touches on pop, hip-hop, rock and soul — a good bit of Post Malone’s appeal is his laid-back demeanor. Those who may have had low expectations going into the show had to be impressed by his guitar playing (this tour is the first time he’s been playing), his non-stop energy, and the sheer power of his music being played by a five-piece backing band along with a string quartet.

All-in-all, it was a fun way to spend a Saturday night.

Post Malone performs at PNC Music Pavilion
Post Malone performs at PNC Music Pavilion on July 29. (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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