Country superstar plays Enterprise Center
Reba McEntire returned to the Gateway City on Saturday (Oct 22nd) for a performance like no other. The multifaceted entertainer took to the Enterprise Center in St. Louis where she performed a 100-minute set that consisted of fan favorites, gospel greats, and, of course, rhinestones.
Reba kicked off the night with a video montage before taking the stage with her first and most recent No. 1 singles — “Can’t Even Get The Blues No More” and “Turn On The Radio.” She joked that “a lot of life, music and whole lotta hair spray” has happened between the two songs topping the charts in 1983 and 2010, respectively.
The redheaded superstar glittered throughout the 20+ song set, which featured much her of hits and multiple medleys. Fans were taken on a journey through the country singer’s career as she pivoted back and forth between the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s hits. Concert staples such as “Whoever’s In New England” and “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” were at the forefront of the set while “Is There Life Out There” and “Take It Back/Why Haven’t I Heard From You” wrapped the main set.
Of course, the night wouldn’t be complete without sad songs. Reba loves sad songs.
“You know, I love singing sad songs. I grew up on ’em. Sometimes I think they are the blue of country music. I think it’s okay that sometimes when you get your heart broken, you need to sit there just for a second and waller in it. We picked out some of my favorite wallerin’ songs,” she said before launching into a medley that consisted of “You Lie,” “Tammy Wynette Kind of Pain,” “Somebody Should Leave,” “What Am I Gonna Do About You” and “The Last One to Know.”
Reba also paid tribute to one of her musical heroes, Linda Ronstadt, as she and opener Terri Clark performed a medley of “You’re No Good,” “When Will I Be Loved” and “Heat Wave,” much to the crowd’s delight.
Towards the end of the set, Reba took fans to church with a gospel medley, explaining, “It’s that faith that gets me through the days of my life when I just don’t know what happened. There’s a lot of that going on in the world today, but you know the best I know to do for myself is each time when I lay down to go to sleep, I give all my worries and my troubles back to God.”
The production features a massive 8k screen that stretches the entire width of the stage. While not revealing any spoilers, the graphics are immersive and feature a few special guests who couldn’t appear in person.
Much of the night was a full singalong as McEntire sang hit after hit. Reba is the consummate professional, lighting up the stage with her red hair and rhinestones and keeping the audience engaged at all times. The night featured several costume changes with an ultimate grand finale of “Fancy” (Remember, no spoilers).
This night comes full circle for me seeing Reba in my hometown of St. Louis. This year marks 30 years of being a fan after becoming enamored by her in 1992. Her sassy attitude from the “Take It Back” video left a huge impression on me and got me instantly hooked, and I had to notch another STL show off my belt!
The second leg of Reba Live in Concert fall 2022 arena dates run through November 19th in Wichita, Kansas. Spring dates for 2023 have recently been announced with stops at the Hollywood Bowl and her first headlining performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Clark will be joining Reba for the run of dates through spring 2023. She brings sass and playful charm to a 14 song set that spotlights ‘90s country fun and humor.
Reba Live in Concert is a must-see show that will submerse fans into the country superstar’s life. After all, it’s Reba’s world and we’re all living in it! Her music is timeless while her voice is pure and genuine.