Martina McBride is directly supporting her innovative and unique 2014 record, Everlasting. The album consists of covers throughout the history of music, dating back to the 60’s with Otis Reading’s soul classic, “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,” up to the late 70’s soul movement. Most of the material is in the soul and R&B genre, making the record innovative in its approach. McBride channels a country swagger through these classic soul-pop songs that is portrayed splendidly in a live setting.
She performs Everlasting cover material throughout the setlist, opening with Mark James’ terrific “Suspicious Minds.” Van Morrison is not as an experimental rock artist, and McBride places this stamp of the old South on his “Wild Night” rock number, which follows “Suspicious Minds” live.
About 10 songs from her set are directly from her performances on Everlasting. She also plays a few other covers not on the release with that break the soul theme that Everlasting was going for. One is pop diva, Pink’s song, “Perfect.” She leans back into her alternative country roots with a rendition of Dusty Springfields’s ever-so famous “Son of a Preacher Man” which begins the encore.
It could be a bit much for fans looking to hear more original material. McBride does provide some originals- emphasis on ‘some.’ This includes one of her most popular songs, “When God-Fearin’ Women Get the Blues.” This one is usually played early following three covers back-to-back. “Wild Angels” from the record of the same name is beautifully performed on almost all sets.
If You Don’t Know Me By Now
Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
When God-Fearin’ Women Get the Blues
Whatcha Gonna Do
In My Daughter’s Eyes
Little Bit of Rain
By Your Side
Come See About Me
In The Basement
Bring It On Home to Me
Love’s the Only House”
A Broken Wing
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
Son of a Preacher Man
Baby What You Want Me to Do
This One’s For The Girls
How long is a Martina McBride concert?
Martina McBride performs for about two hours in all.
Does Martina McBride like to interact with fans?
Martina McBride is well known for really engaging with fans on a personal level. For example, she often has a plan to sing Happy Birthday to specific fans, determined pre-show through the fan club and management.
She also likes to walk around in the audience, if it is a studio hall, saying hello or answering questions. This is not always possible in larger theaters or arenas, which McBride makes up for by engaging the audience with stories and talks from the stage between some songs.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Martina McBride’s tour?
Martina McBride loves her fans, and it shows in every aspect of her song craft and her music as a brand. This also shows itself in the generosity of her presales. Not only are they universally offered through her official website, they also do not require an official fan club membership. As a matter of fact, she ends up giving lots of things away through her popular fan website.
She often provides a total of four presales per person and she even goes as far as to remind fans through special news bulletins that the presale is ending soon. Presales are sometimes provided months in advance of the show with generous windows for retrieving them before any public onsale. She does not work with American Express’ platform, perhaps in an effort to keep presales personal and in the hands of fans directly.
Fans can alternatively visit Presale Passwords Info available presales for, quite literally, every single date Martina McBride is expected to be at.
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“Backed by a seven-piece band, McBride opened the show, and the Wente season, with a fun romp through “When God-Fearin’ Woman Get the Blues.” She looked great, dressed in black leather pants, a sparkly blouse and tall high heels, and sounded even better as she continued through the longtime fan favorites “Wild Angels” and “My Baby Loves Me.” –Jim Harrington of the Mercury News
“McBride saved her finest vocal for last, which was her acapella version of “O Holy Night” which was vocal perfection: controlled, powerful, jaw-dropping and stunning. She was able to silence the entire Westbury venue throughout the duration of the song and it garnered her yet another standing ovation.” – Markos Papadatos of the Examiner
“McBride’s upbeat 24-song set on her Joy of Christmas tour featured glitzy production and memorable moments. She opened with Let It Snow and bathed the crowd in her silky soprano. The first set featured mainly traditional favorites. A local troupe of young ballerinas took to the stage and danced to White Christmas as McBride beamed proudly.” – Michael Rampa of Country Standard Time
Martina McBride 2013
Tour Opening Acts: Vince Gill
Started January 12, 2013 in Morgantown, West Virginia | Ended December 21, 2013 in Rosemont, Illinois
Martina McBride Eleven 2012
Tour Opening Acts: George Strait
Started February 10, 2012 in Duluth, Georgia | Ended December 14, 2012 in Albany, New York
Martina McBride 2011
Tour Opening Acts: George Strait
Started January 30, 2011 in Pembroke Pines, Florida | Ended November 5, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida