Written by | Elizabeth Walker
The Cellaris Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta was packed to capacity on a Wednesday night no less for the 8th tour stop on Logic’s Bobby Tarantino v. Everybody tour.
The crowd chanted “Logic! Logic! Logic!” well before the artist came on as the hype built from the artist’s loyal following.
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Finally at 9:10pm, the amphitheater lights dimmed and a massive screen flickered on. The audience roared. A hilarious Rick and Morty skit called “Grandma’s Spaceship” played to prepare the audience.
The final words of the skit echoed,
Uh, play Bobby Tarantino”
When those words dropped, Logic rushed on stage, full of life and energy donning a baseball cap, shorts, and a t-shirt. A song from Bobby Tarantino II “44 more” blasted the speakers and the crowd went wild.
The artist addressed the crowd, “Do you know what I stand for?!” That’s right! “Peace, Love, and Positivity!” Fog filled the stage as imagery from video games and his music videos lit up the screen behind him, leaving the 19,000 person venue in the palm of Logic’s hand.
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Logic has in fact carried this powerful mantra throughout his hip hop career. The star was born Sir Robert “Bobby” Bryson Hall II in Maryland. He recalls in interviews his childhood experiences witnessing his parents struggle with addiction. Logic also takes pride in his biracial heritage, as evidenced in his music. He highly promotes racial harmony and justice, such as in “Black Spiderman”.
He went from 0 to a platinum record selling artist signed with Def Jam. But his fame did not occur easily, as referenced in his hit song “Overnight”
Other songs from Bobby Tarantino II were played such as “Contra”, and “Everyday”. However, he did not neglect songs from Everybody such as “Killing Spree” and “Black Spiderman” There were even songs from older albums such as “Super Mario World” and “Under Pressure”
Although “Everyday” was the song that wrapped up the show, Logic’s most popular hit played two songs before tail lights.
The impactful song “1-800-273-8255” is titled after the actual National Suicide Hotline number. The song encourages listeners to not be afraid to ask for help, stay strong, and be grateful for being alive. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and received the highest call volume the day the song was released.
“Who can relate?” We certainly all can.
Logic is all about staying true to your roots, staying strong for more than just the fame, and shedding light on serious issues in society. It was an honor to attend his show and photograph him.
The tour will end on August 3rd in St. Louis. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this show:
6/22 Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/23 Jacksonville, FL, Daily’s Place
6/26 Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheater
6/28 Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
6/30 Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/1 Indianapolis, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
7/3 Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Amphitheater
7/5 Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage
7/6 Cleveland, OH, Blossom Music Center
7/11 Boise, ID, Ford Idaho Center
7/13 Seattle, WA, White River Amphitheatre
7/14 Portland, OR, Moda Center
7/15 Vancouver, BC, PNE Amphitheatre
7/17 Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
7/19 Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/20 Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
7/21 Las Vegas, CA, Park Theater at Park MGM
7/22 Irvine, CA, FivePoint Amphitheatre
7/24 San Diego, CA, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
7/25 Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
7/27 Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater
7/28 Houston, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
7/29 Dallas, TX, Starplex Pavilion
8/1 Oklahoma City, OK, Zoo Amphitheatre
8/3 St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Photos By | Elizabeth Page
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