Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Stevie Wonder coming to Charlotte

I got goosebumps when the e-mail hit my inbox: Stevie Wonder is performing at Bobcats Arena. Whoa!

I absolutely love him. I have all of his box sets. He’s all up in my iPod. I’m so excited. Stevie Wonder in Charlotte! Sorry, I know I’m gushing.

Okay, okay. Here are the details: The “A Wonder Autumn Night Tour” comes to Bobcats Arena on Nov. 28 and to the RBC in Raleigh on Nov. 29. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Nov. 2.

There’s so many great Wonder songs, ugh, I’m getting a headache trying to decide on a favorite. But I guess I'd have to say “Fingertips.” He was called Little Stevie Wonder back then. He sounded so young, and that song is so lively. You could feel his youthfulness and excitement.

What’s your favorite Stevie Wonder song? Post your reply below.


Anonymous said...

I gotta go with "As" ... yet, strangely enough, ever since I read this I can't stop humming "I Just Called to Say I Love You."

Anonymous said...

NO WAY!!!!!!! I went to Atlanta to see him on September 14 because he wasn't scheduled to come here! I just might have to see him here too, if I can justify the expense to my wife.

Tonya, I'm sure Stevie's prime was at least a little before your time, but I literally grew up with his music. The first album I bought with my own money (at age 12) was "Signed, Sealed, Delivered". I don't have that piece of vinyl anymore, but I have CDs of every album he's made since 1972. Stevie is the man, and his voice sounds as good as it did 30 years ago. You won't be disappointed.

P.S. One really nice surprise at the Atlanta show (in addition to the India Arie cameo appearance) was seeing Stevie's daughter Aisha (whose infant cooings were featured on "Isn't She Lovely" in 1976) all grown up; she's one of his background vocalists now.

Jenifer - Young, Gifted & Black said...

Do I Do!

Anonymous said...

"Ribbon In The Sky" for the piano solo. "I Wish" for the groove. "Lately" from the "Hotter Than July" album. "If You Really Love Me" from his early days. "He's Misstra Know It All" from one of the greatest albums ever: "Innervisions." There are so many amazing songs. I have never been fortunate enough to attend a live Stevie Wonder show. I am so excited to be able to now.

Mrs. Albin said...

I consider Mr. Wonder to be one of the handful of performers whose music transcends time. The words that he put to paper in the 60's, 70's and 80's still hold true for these times. It's hard to say which one of his songs is my favorite because I love so many of his songs. But if I HAD to choose, I would say...sorry, I can't pick just one.

apoint2bemade said...

You mean I gotta pick ONE?? Ok, "AS", then "I Was Made to Love Her", then "Hotter than July"

Anonymous said...

Is there just one? But "Looking For Another Pure Love" from Talking Book if I must choose.

Anonymous said...

Is there just one? But "Looking For Another Pure Love" from Talking Book if I must choose.

Anonymous said...

I also saw the Atlanta show in Sept. and he played my personal favorite "You and I" which he didn't play at all the shows that leg of the tour.
I was not planing to go to this because Chastain Park was so unreal. But while checking ticket sales an hour after they went on sale for Charlotte I came accross a single front row ticket and I had to get it. Tickets like that are going for $400 online now. Needless to say it will not be sold.