The Detroit News:
In Mariah Carey's "Angels Advocate" tour, audiences come to bask in her presence and to hear the Voice, and Carey gave the crowd of 4,200 -- which included gospel singer Kierra Sheard and Detroit City Councilman Charles Pugh -- plenty of both on Monday. She was looser between songs than she was at her concert at the Palace of Auburn Hills in 2006, which was somewhat miraculously her only other area concert to-date.
For the most part she sounded strong and at times splendid (especially during "Fly Like a Bird").
Carey was joined on stage by a four-piece band, three backup singers and up to 10 backup dancers, and the staging was simple and understated. There was a on-the-fly quality to the show, as if Carey is embracing the "Imperfect" of her album title. Her "Adventures of Mimi" tour was a tightly packaged arena juggernaut and this is a much simpler show, as if she's loosening control and letting the chips fall where they may. This time around, the Diva is just being herself.LiveDaily:
For Mariah Carey fans, Detroit's Fox Theatre was the place to be last night (1/25). There, she performed one of the first shows of her "Angels Advocate" tour to a swooning, sold out crowd.
The singer is definitely sitting pretty these days, both personally and professionally. Her new album, "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," peaked at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 and topped Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart after its August release. Carey has also gained new respect as an actor after appearing in the feature film "Precious." In addition, she won her first People's Choice Award for "Favorite R&B Artist" earlier this month.
(Picture: Gene Schilling, LiveDaily)