Judas Priest performs at The Anthem on May 12, 2019. (Photo by Chris Smyth)
After not being able to perform the night before due to a storm rolling through North Carolina which forced the Epicenter Festival to cancel their set, Judas Priest hit The Anthem stage ready to rock on Sunday. What was North Carolina’s loss was DC’s gain, as Judas Priest appeared to take all of that pent up energy that could not get released the night before and blasted it into an amazing show for The Anthem crowd.
Evanescence (Photo courtesy Red Light Management)
Founded in Little Rock, Arkansas, Grammy-winning Evanescence will perform at The Anthem on Wednesday, May 15, with their dramatic and dynamic sound, which has been termed gothic, gothic metal, gothic rock, nu metal, symphonic metal, and more.
Judas Priest (Photo courtesy Chipster PR)
Judas Priest’s latest studio album, Firepower, landed in the Top 5 of 17 countries (including their highest chart placement ever in the US at #5). The legendary metal band performed at The Anthem last year, and that show was so successful that they have returned to do it again on Sunday, May 12.
Jorja Smith and Kali Uchis perform at The Anthem on April 28, 2019. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
I had the great honor of covering Kali Uchis and Jorja Smith last year in 2018 (check those posts out by clicking on the artists’ names). When it was announced that they would tour jointly together, I thought ” What a perfect pair!” Luckily, the tour started in Kali’s hometown recently, and we were in for a treat from both ladies in a sold-out show at The Anthem.
Snow Patrol brings hope to The Anthem on April 26, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)
Five, six, seven, even 20 years seems like a long time between albums — but over the past few years, bands have been making albums that defy what the industry would say are the prime years to make follow up records. And some of my favorite records lately have been from bands who haven’t put out a record in stretches of time and then deliver some of their best. Case in point: the Northern Ireland band Snow Patrol, who appeared at The Anthem on Friday.
Kali Uchis and Jorja Smith (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Following a sold-out run across North America last year, Colombian-American singer Kali Uchis is teaming up with English R&B singer Jorja Smith for a show at The Anthem on Sunday, April 28.
Snow Patrol (Photo by Simon Lipman)
Snow Patrol released Wildness, the Northern Irish band’s seventh studio album, in 2018, and the post-Britpop group is on a 21-date North American tour in support of the record. Snow Patrol performs at The Anthem on Friday, April 26.