Advertisement
If you have a new account but are having problems posting or verifying your account, please email us on [email protected] for help. Thanks :)
Hello all! Please ensure that you are posting a new thread or question in the appropriate forum. The Feedback forum is overwhelmed with questions that are having to be moved elsewhere. If you need help to verify your account contact [email protected]

Gigs for 2023

1246716

Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,570 ✭✭✭✭loyatemu


    Big Thief at the Hammersmith Apollo last week. Despite promoting a 20 track recent album, they had 5 new tracks in the setlist as well as a couple of Adrienne Lenker solo tunes (admittedly BT are basically a vehicle for Lenker anyway). Looking at setlist.fm for the tour they appear to have played virtually every track on all their albums, about 30 new songs and a bunch of Lenker and Buck Meek solo tunes, no two setlists even similar, their creativity is phenomenal. Anyway, they were brilliant:




  • Registered Users Posts: 37,353 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    Had the pleasure of seeing Paul Brady in the Theatre Royal Waterford last night. Blown away with how good he was, so many recognisable songs and a lot less depressing than I thought

    Next up Bruce Springsteen in a few hours



  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 74,380 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty


    Wednesday, and Francis Rossi Tunes & Chat in Leicester




  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 74,380 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty


    Thursday and Midge in Truro




  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 74,380 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty


    Sunday, The Boss at the RDS




  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 37,353 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    The boss in the RDS



  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 74,380 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty


    Never expected to be at the 3Arena last night but my daughter splitting from her boyfriend meant there was a spare ticket and a need for a lift from the south coast to Dublin. Hence I got to experience Post Malone. Not someone I would ever have gone out of my way to see normally, and the only others even approaching my age were members of staff. However it was a bit of a pleasant surprise, as was seeing so many youngsters enjoying themselves. I was up in the seats as my daughter would not have seen much at all if she was in the standing section. Mr Malone was quite photogenic though even from afar....




  • Registered Users Posts: 9,571 ✭✭✭hynesie08


    Frank Turner and the interrupters on maybe the most amazing venue I've ever seen.



    Yes that is the Brooklyn bridge in the background.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,062 ✭✭✭fafy


    71 year old Chrissie Hynde last night in Cyprus Avenue, played just a few hits, but very impressive, a water tight band and a superb lead guitarist.




  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 74,380 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty


    ....and from the other side of the stage




  • Advertisement
  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 74,380 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty


    And from the Well in Dublin the previous night

    Alas 40+ years has had a similar effect on his hairline as my own. A Time Warp from Leeds, 10 February 1983




  • Registered Users Posts: 37,353 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    Great night at the legendary John Fogerty In The 3Arena 'He Got His Songs Back'. The cheap seats werent bad




  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 74,380 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty


    Cork last night




  • Registered Users Posts: 37,353 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    must add them to the gig list for the future, sadly € a bit low to make one of the shows this year. How were 'Tigertailz' ? Think they have a new guy on vocals



  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 74,380 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty


    Never heard of Tigertailz before, but they were excellent. I had seen Winger had supported the British leg and I had not realised they were not playing the NI/ROI gigs. Had seen 2 of Winger as part of Alice Cooper's band in 1986.

    Wasn't sure what to expect with Steel Panther but the show they put on was brilliant. Maybe stuff that would wind up some of the wokes of this world, and maybe as much a comedy act as a heavy metal band, but they did both to great effect. I guess I was one of the older ones in attendance. As they were about to play 1987 they asked who had been around in the 80's and before I had chance to raise my hand they were pointing to me saying "this guy clearly was"



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 10,518 Mod ✭✭✭✭Say Your Number


    I would be pretty "woke" and I like Steel Panther, would love to be going to Dublin to see them tonight but can't afford it.

    Next gig for me is the Rory Gallagher festival Friday, going to see Eric Gales specifically, he put on a great show there last year.



  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 74,380 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty


    My next gig is supposed to be Roger Waters in Glasgow next weekend

    Hopefully he'll be out on bail from whichever German jail they may be taking him to.....




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,062 ✭✭✭fafy


    1st of 2 gigs at Marquee last night, excellent gig:




  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 74,380 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty


    Roger Waters in Glasgow last night




  • Registered Users Posts: 6,838 ✭✭✭furiousox


    Great shot Beasty.

    Just landed in Glasgow, I'll be there tonight!

    CPL 593H



  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 6,838 ✭✭✭furiousox


    Sparks

    Royal Albert Hall 30/5/23

    CPL 593H



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,838 ✭✭✭furiousox


    Roger Waters Glasgow 03/06/23

    CPL 593H



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,632 ✭✭✭delbertgrady


    OMD and Sophie Ellis-Bextor in St. Anne's Park last night.

    2024 Gigs and Events: David Suchet, Depeche Mode, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, The Smile, Pixies, Liam Gallagher John Squire/Jake Bugg, The Bothy Band, Olivia Rodrigo, Mitski, Muireann Bradley, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Eric Clapton, Girls Aloud, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Smashing Pumpkins/Weezer, P!nk, Pearl Jam, Taylor Swift/Paramore, Suede/Manic Street Preachers, Muireann Bradley, AC/DC, Deacon Blue, The The, blink-182, Coldplay, Gilbert O'Sullivan.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,215 ✭✭✭forumdedum


    Sophie better than I expected. Soft Cell worse than I thought



  • Registered Users Posts: 374 ✭✭Mazzy Star


    Soft Cell were desperate, I left after Tainted Love.

    Enjoyed OMD though.

    Sophie Ellis Bexter is still a very attractive woman, aged very gracefully.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,215 ✭✭✭forumdedum


    Tainted Love was their 3rd last song I think. Soft Cell had no band, backing tracks essentially. A rip off. Crowd weren't really into it.

    I've seen OMD quite a few times, their vocals weren't brilliant but they were good.

    Sophie looks fab, she was a really good entertainer



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,632 ✭✭✭delbertgrady


    Soft Cell were far too ambitious for an outdoor show and for that size venue. "Brutal," "Very poor," "Dad dancing" and "Like watching paint dry" were some comments on Twitter.

    Several people commented that they left early. Others remarked that OMD should have been the headliner. 

    Sophie Ellis-Bextor (added to the bill a few months after it went on sale) might have seemed the odd one out, but was an inspired addition. 

    OMD never fail to deliver. Essentially a greatest hits set, with Andy McCluskey selling it to the back of the park. Impossible to follow.

    Soft Cell (though without David Ball, they were Soft Cell in name only) just didn't work. Obviously, they have a fanbase, but it was clear that, despite their headline status, a lot of people were there for the collective bill and had no specific interest in - or awareness of - Soft Cell's catalogue, other than Tainted Love and Say Hello, Wave Goodbye. The set was so unengaging, some didn't even stick around for those.

    2024 Gigs and Events: David Suchet, Depeche Mode, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, The Smile, Pixies, Liam Gallagher John Squire/Jake Bugg, The Bothy Band, Olivia Rodrigo, Mitski, Muireann Bradley, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Eric Clapton, Girls Aloud, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Smashing Pumpkins/Weezer, P!nk, Pearl Jam, Taylor Swift/Paramore, Suede/Manic Street Preachers, Muireann Bradley, AC/DC, Deacon Blue, The The, blink-182, Coldplay, Gilbert O'Sullivan.



  • Registered Users Posts: 37,353 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    Did ya 'Say Hello Wave Goodbye'

    I'll get my coat



  • Registered Users Posts: 195 ✭✭Granite Head


    Good, I thought it was just me - Soft Cell very underwhelming. Enjoyed OMD & SEB.

    2024 Gigs and Events: Jarlath Regan, Depeche Mode, Roisin Murphy, Pip Blom, Nouvelle Vogue, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Pixies, The Stranglers, Liam Gallagher & John Squires, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Cam Cole, Fight Like Apes, The Hives, Somebody's Child, Sprints, Jimmy Carr, Richard Hawley, Beyond The Pale, LCD Sound System, Patti Smith, Night & Day Festival, Suede/Manic Street Preachers, All Together Now, Electric Picnic, Tommy Tiernan, Peter Hook & The Light, Idles, Lightning Seeds



  • Advertisement
  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 74,380 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty


    Roger Waters in Glasgow last night

    Think he recognised me from the night before in this one😀

    I know they asked people to turn their phones off, but there were others taking photos......




Advertisement