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10 months ago
antarchi
For anyone going to see Rick Springfield at Shepherds Bush in a week or so, the venue website is stating that he's on stage at 730pm (i.e. no support) so if - like me - you were planning to get there later you may want to rethink your plans...
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11 months ago
antarchi
That's a bit of a bigger - playing London the same night as Bon Jovi headline Hyde Park. Would have been there like a shot otherwise...
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1 year ago
antarchi
Not sure it's better than The Circle, but definitely on a par. The Circle is still a CD I enjoy listening to 3 1/2 years after release and would probably rate as my favourite post-These Days. What About Now is possibly more consistent but nothing quite hits the spot as well as Love's The Only Rule from The Circle - which I rated as the best BJ song for years. That said, What About Now, Pictures o
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1 year ago
antarchi
Tickets available now through O2 Priority and Live Nation pre-sale from 9am Thursday. Got my ticket 5 mins after on sale this morning (via O2 Priority) - could only get Level 3 and system seemed rather slow suggesting demand was high. Get in while you can - by my reckoning, only Springsteen's 2nd/3rd indoor show in the UK since Reunion Tour in 2000 so well worth the £77 inc fees.
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1 year ago
antarchi
Tickets available right now via O2 Priority - www.o2priority.co.uk - before the general sale on Friday.
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1 year ago
antarchi
Sunday night at Shepherds Bush has to go down as the best/most enjoyable gig I've been to in a good few years. Both Little Angels and Skin played as if their lives depended on it, even if they were essentially doing it for fun. Atmosphere was electric. Setlists were top notch. Superb stuff...
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1 year ago
antarchi
Definitely old dates being rehashed...Hyde Park Calling became Hard Rock Calling a few years ago and is now no more with Live Nation having lost the rights to the Hyde Park Concerts. AEG won the rights for next year onwards back in November and are putting on six gigs over two weekends in a "new festival format" in early July I believe.
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1 year ago
antarchi
Met the whole of the 1997 Restless Heart line up after their Sheffield City Hall gig...Coverdale, Adrian Vandenberg, Steve Farris, Tony Franklin, Denny Carmassi. Memories are slightly hazy but I recall Coverdale and Vandenberg in particular made sure they signed everything for the massed crowd, chatted away happily thanking everyone for showing up and couldn't have been more amenable. IIRC, t
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1 year ago
antarchi
Great gig all round - the icing on the cake was one of my favourite songs - The Answer - as the final encore...just amazingly executed and with the crowd in vocal support.
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1 year ago
antarchi
Which site did you buy from? Followed the link from O2 Priority and Ticketweb says no tickets available. Somewhat concerned this means the pre-sale's sold out.
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2 years ago
antarchi
Melodic? Yes. Catchy? Yes. Contemporary sound? Yes. Sounds really promising. Sounds like the sort of stuff that, if they can take advantage of the same avenues as FM did for promotion, might even catch the ear of Radio 2. Don't forget, there was quite a sound change between their first and second albums, all within the early 90s. 20 years later and those clips suggest a progression of that sou
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2 years ago
antarchi
Put quite simply, that was one of THE best gigs I have seen in 20 years of gig-going (circa 130 gigs). Having managed to see many other "prized" bands in concert over recent years, Night Ranger represented the Holy Grail of gigs for me so had a lot to live up to...they met every expectation and more. To say the band only got to the venue 2 hours before showtime after being detained in i
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2 years ago
antarchi
Journey opened with Message of Love on the first night of the UK tour in 2007 (in Sheffield, with JSS). Was very lucky to be at that show as for the rest of the dates they dropped that and a number of other lesser played songs and turned what was an excellent setlist on its head.
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2 years ago
antarchi
Andy...funny you should say that about Journey's connection with the crowd. That would probably be my one criticism of Arnel...he can hit the notes and is full of life but the banter stays rather basic instead of using more extensive verbal interaction with the crowd at pertinent points in the show to turn it up a gear, so to speak. Having said that, when I saw Journey with Steve Augeri, he wasn'
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2 years ago
antarchi
So, the AOR bill of the year (decade?) hit London last night. A few thoughts. STYX (45 mins) Awesome performance from the Styx guys. Really would have loved them to have played for twice as long. They hit the audience with all the favourites, lots of enthusiasm and received a great response back suggesting they may have made a few new friends. Hopefully will spur them on to come back and pl
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3 years ago
Antony Stivala
Yep. The Academy is basically a 800 capacity box within a shopping centre. Purpose built though with a small balcony which has some soft seats and is more a mezzanine bar area for the club night's it also hosts. Great venue when50-75% full but if sold out it's absolutely rammed, a tad unpleasant and poor visibility for all but the tallest. At a guess, Winger sold 70% ish, FM probably nearer 90% p
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3 years ago
Antony Stivala
Already on sale to anyone with O2 Priority...just purchased mine. £15 ticket plus fees comes to just under £20 total. Absolute bargain to realise a dream! General sale from Monday....
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3 years ago
Antony Stivala
...and risk a London date on the same night as, and only a mile or two away from, where Bon Jovi are playing a headline show. Me thinks the Cinderella promoter has just focussed both barrels on his rather unfortunate feet...
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3 years ago
Antony Stivala
Unbelievable...you wait 20 years for a UK tour and the one UK date they do is on the same night as Bon Jovi are playing Hyde Park...for which I've already bought expensive tickets. Did someone say b******s?
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3 years ago
Antony Stivala
Which one? The original one (formerly the biggest music store in the world, apparently) is between Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road but a newer one (intended to be their flagship London store) opened about a decade ago by Bond Street Station. Wouldn't be surprised if its the former as that's at the dowdy end of Oxford Street but would be very surprised if its the latter as that's on wha
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3 years ago
Antony Stivala
The Dan Band - Christmas Time In California Something a bit different...discovered it when I heard it walking through a Hollister store the other week...on their Xmas 2010 playlist.
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4 years ago
Antony Stivala
The Slaves are definitely still going strong...saw them in my local, The Horns in Watford, a couple of weeks back...yet another great gig by an excellent and very professional band...always guaranteed a good time with them. They've got a number of dates lined up including a couple of returns to The Horns in June and August (according to Lemonrock). BTW, they also include Andy Wells from Romeo's D
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4 years ago
Antony Stivala
Was in my local Walkabout Bar last night and all of a sudden the original version of Don't Stop Believin' came on. Cue lots of late teens (Walkabout's typical clientele) going mental and the whole place singing along. Strangely it felt rather odd...whilst it's good that quality music is once again reaching the masses, I couldn't help feeling that this was a case of association with something tr
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4 years ago
Antony Stivala
Looks like Ratt are at it yet again - received the email below from Ticketweb. All of 10 days before the show and no excuses offered. Ho hum... Important update about your booking. ------------------------------------ Please accept this email as notification that the schedule for this event Ratt at O2 Academy Islington on Tuesday, December 1 has changed. The event has been rescheduled for 7:00
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4 years ago
Antony Stivala
Just back from an excellent gig by Romeo's Daughter at The Horns, Watford...hard to believe it was their first in 16 years. Decent sized crowd (probably somewhere between 100 and 200 people). Didn't take long for them to get going, a very supportive and appreciative crowd only helping them to relax. Band seemed to be genuinely enjoying themselves. Leigh even seemed to get rather emotional during
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4 years ago
Antony Stivala
Think the ticket says 8pm doors and advert on new Romeo's Daughter website (http://romeosdaughter.co.uk/#/firefest-warm-up-show/4535407871) says on stage about 930 but probably best to call the venue on the day... Whilst it is essentially a pub, it is really equal parts a pub and a live music venue with live music 7 days a week and attracting some really good acts. Saw The Slaves (http://www.the
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4 years ago
Antony Stivala
Just a heads up for anyone in the London/Home Counties area that Romeo's Daughter are playing a warm up show for Firefest at The Horns, Watford (as luck would have it, my local pub!!) this forthcoming Tuesday, 13th October. Tickets £5 in advance, £6 on door I believe. For venue info etc, go to http://www.thehornswatford.co.uk
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7 years ago
Antony Stivala
If you go to this link http://www.doncaster.tv/Dtp/dtparts.html there's 6+ minutes of pretty decent live footage from a full band gig he played in Doncaster earlier this year. At the same time, Hallam FM (local South Yorks radio station) persuaded him to re-record St Elmo's Fire and release it as a single in local HMV stores with proceeds going to the Help A Hallam Child charity. I seem to re
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