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Sparks - Belfast/Dublin 26th-27th October 2020

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  • 27-01-2020 1:59pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 834 ✭✭✭


    Thought this might brighten up your Monday

    Playing the Limelight and Vicar St in October.

    Info at https://allsparks.com/


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,261 ✭✭✭emo72


    I love sparks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,913 ✭✭✭Rigor Mortis


    This is a band I've been looking forward to seeing live for years


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,261 ✭✭✭emo72


    Vicar street is a small venue. This will sell out fast I assume? I'll try buy tickets. I get fed up with sub par concerts, but I'll get the zimmerframe oiled up for this. Number one song in heaven is from the glory days of disco and 70s. It'll be epic. Up there with Barry from EastEnders at the bowls


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,791 ✭✭✭sweetie


    just got tickets in the presale, go to sparks website and enter email, only €39

    saw them play primavera a few years ago and they were immense


  • Registered Users Posts: 956 ✭✭✭phunkadelic


    sweetie wrote: »
    just got tickets in the presale, go to sparks website and enter email, only €39

    saw them play primavera a few years ago and they were immense
    Do they email over preslae password?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,791 ✭✭✭sweetie


    Do they email over preslae password?

    Yeah, they emailed me a unique code


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,261 ✭✭✭emo72


    How do I get the code. I've signed up but no code. You don't have to pay for membership I assume?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,791 ✭✭✭sweetie


    emo72 wrote: »
    How do I get the code. I've signed up but no code. You don't have to pay for membership I assume?

    https://sparks.tmstor.es/


    Go-to no purchase necessary option


  • Registered Users Posts: 569 ✭✭✭fillup


    sweetie wrote: »
    https://sparks.tmstor.es/


    Go-to no purchase necessary option

    Legend!!!

    Worked a Treat.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,702 ✭✭✭delbertgrady


    Got tickets for Dublin and Belfast on the presale. I saw them do Propaganda (my favourite album of theirs) as part of the Sparks Spectacular in London, and I was at the Button Factory gig too. Great to be able to chalk up two more shows.

    2024 Gigs and Events: David Suchet, Depeche Mode, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, The Smile, Pixies, Liam Gallagher John Squire/Jake Bugg, Kacey Musgraves (x2), Olivia Rodrigo, Mitski, Muireann Bradley, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Eric Clapton, Girls Aloud, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Rewind Festival, The Smashing Pumpkins/Weezer, Henry Winkler, P!nk, Pearl Jam/Richard Ashcroft, Taylor Swift/Paramore, Suede/Manic Street Preachers, Muireann Bradley, AC/DC, Deacon Blue/Altered Images, The The, blink-182, Coldplay, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Nick Lowe, David Gilmour, Public Service Broadcasting, Crash Test Dummies, Cassandra Jenkins.

    2025 Gigs and Events: Billie Eilish (x2)



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,261 ✭✭✭emo72


    Got the tickets. Thanks lads. I grew up thinking sparks were a French band. Life was hard before the internet.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 11,365 Mod ✭✭✭✭lordgoat


    A year and a half late and finally less than a month to go...

    Gig of the year incoming.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,502 ✭✭✭✭bodhrandude


    Well I think they're Canadian but I suppose they could be still French speaking alright.

    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,261 ✭✭✭emo72




  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 11,365 Mod ✭✭✭✭lordgoat


    Some of the footage from the current tour is class. Can't wait for this one.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,791 ✭✭✭sweetie


    Have to miss the Dublin gig due to trip to Belfast for Irish dancing worlds and then realised they are playing Belfast too and managed to get a ticket. gonna be epic!



  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 11,365 Mod ✭✭✭✭lordgoat


    Tonight.

    @sweetie will update here tomorrow if I think of it but it's finally here. Sparks.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,475 ✭✭✭LowOdour


    I really enjoyed the FFS album, which drew me then to A steady drip, drip, drip (itself very good)

    But it wasn't until watching the documentary that I recognised lots of their back catalog. Started following them on Twitter on Friday, only to realise they were playing tonight. Im always that little too late to the party!



  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 11,365 Mod ✭✭✭✭lordgoat


    You'd get a ticket on Twitter fairly handy.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,475 ✭✭✭LowOdour


    Im sure... But unfortunately it the 7 hour round commute would have required a bit of planning!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,702 ✭✭✭delbertgrady


    Consider these observations:

    1. A phoned-in performance that was lacking in energy.
    2. A vocalist who can no longer reach the notes.
    3. An uninspired setlist that failed to span their entire career.
    4. No acknowledgement of the audience.

    Yeah, it was the polar opposite of all the above.

    2024 Gigs and Events: David Suchet, Depeche Mode, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, The Smile, Pixies, Liam Gallagher John Squire/Jake Bugg, Kacey Musgraves (x2), Olivia Rodrigo, Mitski, Muireann Bradley, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Eric Clapton, Girls Aloud, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Rewind Festival, The Smashing Pumpkins/Weezer, Henry Winkler, P!nk, Pearl Jam/Richard Ashcroft, Taylor Swift/Paramore, Suede/Manic Street Preachers, Muireann Bradley, AC/DC, Deacon Blue/Altered Images, The The, blink-182, Coldplay, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Nick Lowe, David Gilmour, Public Service Broadcasting, Crash Test Dummies, Cassandra Jenkins.

    2025 Gigs and Events: Billie Eilish (x2)



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,848 ✭✭✭RayCon


    Yeah I have a few mates that were at it and they said it was phenomenal.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,913 ✭✭✭Rigor Mortis


    ABsolutely brilliant gig and it is clear how much this renaissance means to them. They were humble and generous to a fault.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,100 ✭✭✭reubenreuben


    All true.

    Such iconic music and great humour from the lyrics.

    The energy was incredible from the 2 brothers. Hard to believe they are 73 and 76. Vicar st was perfect venue too.



  • Registered Users Posts: 40 camanstar


    First gig in 2 and a half years, they were magnificent. What an unbelievable gig and atmosphere. Delighted for Ron and Russell, 2 legends. Great band and setlist. I will see many more gigs this year, I doubt if there will be a better on than this.



  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 11,365 Mod ✭✭✭✭lordgoat


    Once in a lifetime show.

    I Predict was a thing of majesty.

    Loved every second of that.



  • Registered Users Posts: 539 ✭✭✭Etc


    Blown away by the gig last night, couldn't fault anything, I brought some friends who wern't too familliar with them and they were raving about the gig afterward.

    Russell's voice sounded better live than it does on recordings. The set list was spot on and the crowd were brilliant too, it was all really good natured and a real celebration.



  • Registered Users Posts: 34,689 ✭✭✭✭o1s1n
    Master of the Universe


    That was such a brilliant concert. It's absolutely jaw dropping to see Russell still being able to sing like that at 73.

    Their live sound is impeccable.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,791 ✭✭✭sweetie


    Really good show in Belfast too. Seemed to be much less masks than the Dublin show from the pictures

    I saw but they did the business without complaint. The Ulster hall is some venue, really felt it suited them.

    I loved Ron's couple of cameos outside of the keyboards and they really seem to be loving the reception.

    That band they have are super tight too.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,949 ✭✭✭furiousox


    Missed the Dublin and Belfast shows but saw them last night in Berlin.

    Just incredible.

    Atmosphere was electric. What a band, what a setlist.

    Everything you've heard about them is true, they are absolutely amazing live.

    CPL 593H



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