Cee Lo Green coming to the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg
The newly reinvigorated Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Petersburg held a meet-and-greet Wednesday with local muckity-mucks, including some in the media, so officials could show everyone around and give them a feel for the new spirit of the place.
They also dropped one hell of a nice Christmas present in the laps of Tampa Bay music fans: A late December concert by Cee Lo Green.
New Mahaffey honcho Bill Edwards announced Wednesday evening that The Voice mentor, Gnarls Barkley teddy bear and F--- You hitmaker will perform at the Mahaffey on Dec. 28. The show had been a secret, but after Edwards' announcement, Mahaffey officials said to run with it. Tickets are $49.50-$99.50, and they'll go on sale at noon Friday.
This is a different kind of show for the Mahaffey, to be sure. You could count on one hand the number of Mahaffey shows aimed at young'uns in the past few years. Granted, even your Aunt Ruthie knows the lyrics to Crazy and "Forget You," but still, isn't this the hippest show at the Mahaffey in quite some time? Can anyone think of a cooler one?
Cee Lo's gone all cuddly and freaky in the last couple of years, but we'd frankly just love to see him bust out an all-Goodie Mob set.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*