Whiskey Business returns to Red Space on Friday, November 9 - Limited Tickets Available Here!

Stevie Wonder 

Tuesday, November 6, at Quicken Loans Arena.

Stevie Wonder's first U.S. tour this millennium is bound to disappoint. That's because the R&B legend has enjoyed so many hits and has so much beloved material, it's impossible to fit it all into a single evening. Nevertheless, those left wishing Wonder had dusted off classics like "Knocks Me off My Feet" or "That Girl" should come to terms with the compromises. The chance to hear soul's greatest living statesman in person makes up for a lot. And the presence of all-time Wonder faves like "Love's in Need of Love Today," "Ribbon in the Sky," "I Wish," "Superstition," and "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" — all staples of current set lists — should further ease the minds and ears of the devoted.

There probably won't be time for much of Wonder's 2005 comeback effort, A Time 2 Love, amid his catalog of tunes that span five decades. But it really shouldn't be obscured by the hit parade. After spending the better part of 10 years in relative purgatory (and the 10 years before that releasing only a pair of so-so CDs and a decent Spike Lee soundtrack), Wonder re-emerged with an album that offered a double rarity: a seamless integration of a gold-plated guest list (including Paul McCartney, Prince, and Wonder's daughter, Aisha Morris, who provided the baby gurgles on "Isn't She Lovely") and a collection of new songs that effortlessly recalled his considerable past. As vital as anything recently recorded by Wonder's rock peers, A Time 2 Love proved he's still capable of unveiling wonders, even with nothing left to prove.

Speaking of Show Preview

Latest in Livewire


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


Staff Pick Events

  • Whitney Cummings @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Fri., Oct. 19
  • DL Hughley @ Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant

    • Fri., Oct. 19
  • Cleveland Bluegrass Orchestra (Music Around Town)

    • Sun., Oct. 21

© 2018 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation