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Cardiff Arena 9th Dec - tickets on sale 13 aug
is it actually woth going to shows there? i'd really like to see them again but i've not been to an arena show in about ten years so I dunno how much I'd actually enjoy it...
I saw Metallica and Leonard Cohen there and it was excellent both times
Getting home is a NIGHTMARE though
London, O2 Arena – December 1
Birmingham, LG Arena – 8
Cardiff, Arena – 9
Manchester, Central – 11
Glasgow, SECC – 12
Better add more deates after london, can't make the 1st Dec....
That week long gap between London & Birmingham suggests quite a few more shows to be added at the O2. At least another 2 I'd say. Hope so anyway as I was planning on catching The National on the 1st.
any idea of ticket price?
MAYBE THEY ARE PLAYING THE GODSPEED ATP?!?!
(they are all Canadian though, they must know each other)
And they have often said how the studio/rehearsal space set up by the Godspeed gang was pretty crucial to the music scene in the city and the band’s formation.
OH MY GOD!
and that was before Neon Bible came out.
I would have thought they would fit into this lineup pretty badly. I personally like them quite a lot but really don't think the crowd would be at all receptive.
As someone pointed out below...more likely they'll go to Ireland or even over to the mainland.
of people who think they're super opened minded because they like Noisy Bands With Silly Names.
I'm watching The Dead C here.
(Disclaimer: I'm going to Godspeed and am hugely excited and want to see The Dead C.)
putting Quorn on the same plate as real meat. Just...why?
One is a group of people who think by definition listening to experimental and avant-garde music denotes being open-minded in of itself and the other are those whose taste parameters aren't proportional to a band's popularity/ genre/ hipness/ age etc.
I just get the inkling that more of the former will be present. I could happily find myself wrong though.
at an Esmerine show.
So not impossible we might get a Bell Orchestre set, and thatd do me nicely.
i'd have thought they might have dropped to the bigger theatre circuit after being away for so long and coming back in such a low key way
also the album went straight to #1 in the album charts.
Awful venue, has put me right off seeing them again. They played the MEN Arena last time they were up in Manchester and the floor standing was packed to the rafters with cunts, at least where I was stood - really ruined the gig and left me vowing not to shell out for arena shows again. There's a chance this could be even worse.
no matter where i went people were just stood around in groups talking.Power Out came on, they cheered, danced for 5 minutes and then went back to chatting. As much as i'd love to see them again it won't be this year.
If I'd not seen them before in much smaller and respectful surroundings, I'd have been even more miffed at having the experience soiled by cretins. That's arena shows for you, though. Forty notes for sub-par sound and swathes of the crowd happy to talk through what's probably the only gig they'll see all year.
all the twats were still at the bar
popping over to Ireland between the London and the Birmingham dates.
May have to give that one a look.
December the 5th at the 02.
wasn't sure they would, but twas very good, albeit nowhere near as good as those two wonderful nights in the Barrowlands in 2007!
Still need to buy LCD/Hot Chip tickets as well. Stupid arena concerts.
Btw Cardiff people, if you go to the arena in person and pay in cash you save on all sorts of booking fees. Top tip!
and pay the same price as if you had them posted, good work ticket line.
02 = meh.
I can't wait to not go to that.
the 02 academy is the worst venue in scotland... then its the secc
I've seen a fair few gigs at the O2(/Carling) Academy and have never had my enjoyment ruined by the place.
Edinburgh Corn Exchange gives the SECC a run for its money, and probably sticks out in my head more as I've been to so many gigs there... Even Nick Cave managed to be less than great there, and it was basically down to the nature of the venue, whereas he was fucking brilliant at the O2 Academy on the same tour.
A good band can pull it off, as the Flaming Lips managed it too.
were at Madison Square Garden in NYC last week.. Great show! http://www.msg.com/photos/arcade-fire-and-spoon-at-the-garden
Can't stand arena gigs.
gig was the best gig I've ever been to. I've never been to The 02. I think I'll leave The O2 gig. Arena gigs are generally shit.
Thy can fuck right off.
Since VW playing Brighton the same night is the reason why I can't go to the 02 gig
I have never so much as picked up one of their records since Win's huge hissy fit at the crowd at the Brixton Academy a few years back, on the grounds that they weren't bouncing up and down from the get-go (probably because Neon Bible only came out that morning).
Typical London crowd x soulless hangar = arena-sized Win sulk.
Refusing to touch their records?
I remember that gig, didn't exactly help with the mood after that.
Other nights at Brixton were great though. Interesting they're playing the O2 - I wonder what charitable causes the profits are going to, since it was only a couple of weeks ago that I read they will only do mega corporate gigs if they can put the money to good use :)
FIRST GIG EVER stuff. they rebuilt it a few years ago i think though.
stuff still goes on there but it's been eclipsed by the O2 as far as live music goes. it does have this though: http://www.last.fm/event/1622842
O2 or nothing? Couldn't they have done 20 plus dates at a smaller venue? Seems reasonable to me...
I can only find upper tier seats, not standing.
Think I'll give it a miss.
looked at all the ticket sites - looks like london is all seating
guess i'll give this one a miss.
There's definitely standing in London, I got mine in the pre-sale on Wednesday though so maybe they all sold out then.
Hurrah for mobile phone tie-ins and presales!
It seems impossible to find any tickets that aren't seated. Or high in the rafters.
going on for London soon
Would have thought at some point this morning
The National followed by Arcade Fire in consecutive days, brillo
they would hurry up and announce an extra London date...
on sale now. which i hadn't just bought seats for 1st date 2 mins ago. pah.
It's the day before ATP, so I'll have to clear my desk on the wednesday...
They're from the smae town as Godspeed so perhaps have links???
there's an ATP-sized gap in their current touring schedule...?!?!?!?!?!?!
final additions have been announced and they're not one of them - heh!
See you there scottish dissers :)
will do friday as well no doubt