Concerts 2024

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DerekF
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Concerts 2024

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First gig of the year was last Monday at the Manchester AO Arena to see Depeche Mode. I was never a huge fan but this was an exceptional live event. Great live band.

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Great shots considering how far away you were.
Judging by the size of the crowd they appear to be more popular than ever.

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Nice shots Derek it's always good when a concert exceeds your expectations. It was a bumper year last year for me in Sweden - there were still some catching up with delayed Covid events. This year is not looking so good though, far fewer Uk bands coming at the moment - the costs to tour Europe are having an effect. Have been to one so far a Bowie tribute band from Denmark. They were very good. Ultimate Eagles tribute band next up, then a friend (former Hammerfall bass player) Magnus Rosen with his MRB band and first album which did very well. Tony Martin, ex Sabbath is on it. Then Pendragon (at last) with ZZ Top in June - not my favourite band but I am going for the venue which is Dalhalla a former quarry https://www.dalhalla.se/om-dalhalla/

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Hi Berf - thanks for the heads up about ZZ Top - got our tickets for Wembley today. I hadn't noticed they were in the UK.
I saw Pendragon a decade ago but listen to them a lot at the gym. A real shame they do only one gig a year in the UK - this year its in Peterborough (near me) but its a two nighter and rapidly sold out.
Looking forward to Australian Pink Floyd, Focus and "The Story of Guitar Heroes". Limehouse Lizzy are worth seeing too.
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Last night saw us at the Albert Hall in Manchester to see the Pixies playing albums Bossanova and Tromp Le Monde in full. A great night.

Support from the Pale White. Excellent band.

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Second gig this week. This time back to the New Century Hall in Manchester to see the Blinders - and possibly their last as well after they announced a "hiatus" They were certainly on form with an absolutely blistering set. Superb.

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Back to the Albert Hall in Manchester on Friday to see a band I've liked for nearly 40 years. I first heard the Jesus and Mary Chain late one night on Radio Clyde when I was student at Glasgow Uni. I was blown away then and I still am. :guitar:

Support band Aircooled. A three song set that lasted over half an hour - great stuff.
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I like Aircooled but they do test your patience a bit. Long songs are great as long as they have plenty of ideas and don't outstay their welcome! Was that the gig with Jane Weaver guesting? I'm going to see her in Glasgow next month. Then King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard in May. Can't wait!

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gamecock wrote:
Mon 25 Mar 2024, 2:56 pm
I like Aircooled but they do test your patience a bit. Long songs are great as long as they have plenty of ideas and don't outstay their welcome! Was that the gig with Jane Weaver guesting? I'm going to see her in Glasgow next month. Then King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard in May. Can't wait!
No, that was the second night in Manchester. We went on the Friday. Riz Maslen from Aircooled and Rachel Conti (Jim Reid's partner) guested.

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Cheers

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