Live Sound

MARY J. BLIGE

Out on a world tour since January, Mary J. Blige brought her No More Drama show to the Chronicle Pavilion (Concord, Calif.) in late June. The hip hop 9/01/2002 8:00 AM Eastern

Out on a world tour since January, Mary J. Blige brought her No More Drama show to the Chronicle Pavilion (Concord, Calif.) in late June. The hip hop soul diva, accompanied by a nine-piece band and four dancers, presented a generous selection of hits and album tracks from her five studio albums, including the 2001 release No More Drama (Universal). Punctuating the almost nonstop show with frequent references to her troubled early life, Blige also treated the appreciative and vocal crowd to two costume changes and one song at a rotating piano.