'Lady Antebellum - Wheels Up Tour' [Blu-ray]
(Lady Antebellum / Blu-ray / NR / 2015 / Eagle Rock)
Overview: Lady Antebellum's Wheels Up 2015 Tour started in Oslo, Norway at the end of February and will conclude in Las Vegas, USA at the beginning of October having touched down in Europe, Australia and North America. This live show was filmed at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, California on June 27th.
Blu ray Verdict: For those not in the know, Lady Antebellum is an American country music group formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006. The group is composed of Hillary Scott (lead and background vocals), Charles Kelley (lead and background vocals, guitar), and Dave Haywood (background vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin). Further more, Scott is actually the daughter of country music singer Linda Davis, and Kelley is the brother of pop singer Josh Kelley!
Moving on and the group made its debut in 2007 as guest vocalists on Jim Brickman's single 'Never Alone', before signing to Capitol Nashville. They have since gone on to release five albums for Capitol Records and are well respected (and a breath of fresh air) in the music business today (ask anybody!)
Including the chart topping hits 'Bartender,' 'Compass,' 'Downtown,' 'I Run To You,' 'Need You Now,' 'American Honey,' 'Just A Kiss,' 'Our Kind Of Love,' and 'We Owned The Light' and so man more fan favorites, Lady Antebellum - Wheels Up Tour is not only a flashback for those fans that paid to go see the tour live, but for those that didn't, well, it's an incredible, and insightful look at one of the hottest country bands today doing their thang!
Featuring Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt as guest appearances during the show, most notably on the Aerosmith cover of 'Walk This Way' and Shania Twain’s 'Any Man of Mine,' it's also quite plain to see, as the trio go through their hits, that the baying audience is made up, predominantly of mostly young women! Not a bad thing, but to constantly see so many of them, for the camera cuts to them time and time (and time) again, arms raised, beers in each one of their hands, well, it becomes a little too much after a while, in truth.
That said, this hit after hit Wheels Up Tour 2015 was (is) a major, big success and rightfully so, for the guys really love what they are doing. I mean, just one look at their faces on stage, performing or otherwise, and that is revealed. Finally, and jst to break up the 2 songs that you'll get to hear/see on this crystal clear Blu-ray, there are a few snippets of behind the scenes footage of the band meeting the fans. It's also revealed what goes into the spectacular set design, and the tour itself, which also enables us to see what life is like on the road for Lady Antebellum. Which was actually a very cool idea.
1) Long Stretch Of Love 2) Bartender 3) American Honey 4) Freestyle 5) Our Kind Of Love 6) Just A Kiss 7) Compass (with Hunter Hayes) 8) Where It All Begins (with Hunter Hayes) 9) Perfect Day 10) Love Don't Live Here 11) Medley: Thinking Out Loud / Dancin' Away With My Heart / Hello World 12) I Run To You 13) Downtown 14) Any Man Of Mine 15) Walk This Way (with Hunter Hayes & Sam Hunt) 16) Looking For A Good Time 17) 747 18) Need You Now 19) We Owned The Night 20) Landslide.
This is a Widescreen (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.