Brighton Dome during the great escape
think you have to buy the 3 day ticket + £6 one for sufjan
Green Man or End of the Road - place your bets....
but he'd be pretty popular at Green Man and would fit in well.
though if it does come to a biddng war greenman will get him.
at great escape. can't think of a worse time or place for Sufjan. Experience tells it will be full of pissed up, all day drinking, knobs.
i spent the gig asleep at the back.
He was on first (of three) and had to endure someone loudly winning on the fruit machine in the bar next door. He took it well.
i remember it well, oddly enough. it was an 'acoustic' gig at kings college SU, around halloween time. I sat down at the back of the room and had a doze. When I woke up, the gig was over. I am so rock n roll.
reckon they'll $nag him. would like to see him at EOTR though.
then eotr will have him next. i'll be getting tickets to the first decent (not brighton dome based) uk gig, so i can wait for the perfect festival show.
he would be amazing on the garden stage at eotr though : )
And realy hope it happens. Greenman has more cash though...
Eotr 08 for example, fingers crossed for eotr it is a far superior festival
I bet he flippin loves Peacocks.
is highly plausible : )
but then couldnt log on to the website so phoned and apparently presale doesnt start until tomoz rather than 23 like their site says
Plus no midlands dates, if he plays ATP I'd be made up. No chance to see him otherwise.
that they were big Orthrelm/Mick Barr fans, but they obviously are, so I wouldn't rule it out completely really.
Also, I need this to happen because I can't go to Gateshead because I don't get back from ATP until 1am.
12 May: London Royal Festival Hall
General Sale: 2 March - www.southbankcentre.co.uk / 0844 847 9911 /
13 May: London Royal Festival Hall (see above)
14 May: Brighton The Brighton Dome (presented by The Brighton Festival and The Great Escape) www.brightondome.org / 01273 709 709
16 May: Gateshead The Sage
General Sale: 25 February - www.thesagegateshead.org / www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051
17 May: Dublin Olympia www.mcd.ie / www.ticketmaster.ie
ON SALE 25 FEBRUARY 9AM
18 May: Dublin Olympia (see above)
ON SALE 25 FEBRUARY 9AM
19 May: Manchester Apollo
General Sale: 11AM 25 February - www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051
reckon i'll get tickets for the southbank to avoid any queuing issues for the primavera shows.
also, those dates would seem to leave room for him to play atp on the sunday...
I did a 400 mile round trip to see Dexys Midnight Runners unveil the new line up in 1982 a mere two days before my exams. Scraped through but the memory of the gig has lasted a lifetime.
jeez you young people sure are touchy ;=)
you hippie shite
easily one of the best gigs I've been to in a long long time
I bought it last year to get Joanna Newsom tickets, but nothing since then. Darn this just falling after my membership expired.
Your membership doesn't have to be valid at the time of the concert, just at the time of the ticket purchase.
The interweb is being coy. Anyone picked up any info on how poor we'll be when it's over?
What I want to know is... Am going to have to pay for a years Soutbank membership to get my tickets?
He sold out the Barbican so quickly when he was last over here.
Are they definitely doing priority booking? I'd just let my membership lapse as well. At least I get The Hayward free for a year again
Does anyone know if the Priority Information membership allows you to buy more than one ticket? Or do i need to sign up (and thusly pay) twice?
I could murder some kind of Sufjan in Berlin type affair.
and almost inexcusable expensive. Full list:
2011-04-29, Friday: Bergen, Norway - Grieghallen (w/DM Stith)
2011-04-30, Saturday: Oslo, N03 - FolketeateretNorway - Folketeateret (w/DM Stith)
2011-05-01, Sunday: Copenhagen, Denmark - VEGA
2011-05-03, Tuesday: Stockholm, Sweden - Cirkus (w/DM Stith)
2011-05-05, Thursday: Warsaw, Poland - Teatr Polski (w/DM Stith)
2011-05-06, Friday: Leipzig, Germany - Centratheatre (w/DM Stith)
2011-05-07, Saturday: Berlin, Ber - AdmiralspalastGermany - Admiralspalast (w/DM Stith)
2011-05-09, Monday: Paris, IDF - OlympiaFrance - Olympia (w/DM Stith)
2011-05-10, Tuesday: Brussels, Belgium - Cirque Royal (w/DM Stith)
2011-05-12, Thursday: London, LO - Royal Festival HallUnited Kingdom - Royal Festival Hall (w/DM Stith)
2011-05-13, Friday: London, LO - Royal Festival HallUnited Kingdom - Royal Festival Hall (w/DM Stith)
2011-05-16, Monday: Gateshead, United Kingdom - The Sage Gateshead (w/DM Stith)
2011-05-17, Tuesday: Dublin, Ireland - Olympia (w/DM Stith)
2011-05-18, Wednesday: Dublin, Ireland - Olympia (w/DM Stith)
2011-05-19, Thursday: Manchester, United Kingdom - Apollo (w/DM Stith)
2011-05-21, Saturday: Eindhoven, Netherlands - Muziekcentrum Frits Philips (w/DM Stith)
2011-05-22, Sunday: Essen, Germany - Colosseum Theatre (w/DM Stith)
2011-05-24, Tuesday: Ferrara, Italy - Teatro Comunale (w/DM Stith)
2011-05-26, Thursday: Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
2011-05-27, Friday: Barcelona, Spain - Primaversa Sound
2011-05-30, Monday: Porto, Portugal - Coliseum (w/DM Stith)
2011-05-31, Tuesday: Lisbon, Portugal - Coliseum (w/DM Stith)
Now to do my traditional cross check between weekend shows, cool euro towns and budget airline costs.
priority membership? am I right that The National two years ago was just a password - you rang up, quoted that, and bought on pre-sale?
in fact i remember someone posting on here saying they called up to buy tickets and the lady said "sorry sir those tickets aren't available for sale yet" and the poster said "what if i said 'dark was the night' to you?"..."how many tickets would you like sir?"
On sale 1 March for priority booking.
on sale 1st March to members, 2nd March non members.
If you go on the Asthmatic Kitty website, there's a couple of links to pages where you can buy tickets where it APPEARS you don't need to be a priority member. However, the pages don't appear to be properly live yet...
I have tickets to see Dylan Moran and I don't know if I have tickets for the 15th (:D) or the 16th (NOOOOOOOooooo!). Tickets are at home, so I can't find out til after work.
Am I right in thinking that RFH and The Sage are both all-sated, whereas Manchester Apollo has standing room?
I'm reluctant to book seats, I tend to find that unless you're in the front row you would have been better off standing. How is The Sage as a venue to go and sit in?
E.g. Mogwai this Sunday. But will most likely be seated. I've only been once before for Belle and Sebastian and was right at the back of the top level and had a fine view. The only places I'd be concerned about sitting in are the ends of the sides close to the stage but they're probably not that bad. Either way you can only choose the level, not specific seats (Online ordering at least).
you just pick a level - do they allocate seats as first-come-first-served, or is it a free-for-all on the night?
Either way that sounds like a fairly rum arrangement! I think I'm leaning towards Gateshead rather than London because it should be cheaper, but that sounds like an odd policy.
eg. Bright eyes and Low I know you can pick specific seats but Mogwai is in areas.
The standing can be a little strange. The ones I've been to they've taken out the first 5 or 6 rows of seats to create a little pit. 80% of the room is still seated behind them and you can see fine over the standing people. I haven't sat in the side boxes but I've heard the view from there is pretty good.
The Sage website isn't very well designed but you can find seating plans and photos from various positions on there somewhere.
I imagine the earlier you book the less likely you are to get "crap" seats.
'crap' seats are still seats with a good view and brilliant sound.
That has the seat preview photos if you need them.
Only bought tickets 3 times and once was through see tickets. Just had to select the level and area.
I have Sat in various positions and have always enjoyed the show. It is a great venue acoustically and visually.
I hope i can get tickets
in that they can both do standing or seating in the stalls. I wouldn't assume that the apollo is definitely going to have standing.
that the sound was utterly spectacular, as expected, but the atmosphere was really quite stilted. He'll be bloody spectacular at the Apollo.
time for me to learn some new adjectives.
You're gonna be able to see.
Whenever I've stood at The Sage it feels odd because it's such a small standing space that you feel kinda weird compared to all the other people who're seated. I'd probably go for seating over standing there even if they offered it. Different sort of atmosphere, I suppose.
of the three bands/musicians i'm still desperate to see live, Sufjan, Bright Eyes and Radiohead it's looking likely (fingers crossed) that i'll be seeing at least two out of three this year, and as Meatloaf once said: 'Go on Cornelius, y-y-you cry.'
compared to £22.50 for London?
I FUCKING HATE DUBLIN GIGS.
Olympia show. I have some half price Eurostar vouchers after they delayed my return from Rock en Seine. Its a Monday night though...
He will ever perform Impossible Soul in its entirety again?
Sadly I am in Australia.
through the festival website (if you're a festival member)
I've just got mine and am inordinately excited for this time of the morning
are on sale via the links on the Asthmatic Kitty site. Manchester has standing, Gateshead has standing and seating.
I'm quite tempted instead of standing, Sound alright up there? Its not too up in the gods or ought?
to the front. sat there for Portishead, Massive Attack, Nine Inch Nails, Death Cab & Fleet Foxes, good view, and the sound's fine, no worse than the couple of occaisions i've stood there.
up in the gods unless you're right at the back of the rear circle, certainly you'll get a great view if you're in the front circle...i'm told the back part of the seating is fine view-wise but you might feel a bit 'detached' from the action, so to speak
by the way.I just started a thread about it as I'm not sure how legitimate it is...I think it is...? I didn't know the site til just now though
anyone know if I join, will I have all day to buy tickets? Or do they just have a small allocation for members? I'm teaching Monday at 9am. I'll stump up £45 for membership if anyone reckons they'll still be tickets by 10.45am. I hate the way these RFH gigs sell out so quickly to members. But, I'm not missing this one.
but pretty sure it will be all day.
... if any kind DiS soul fancied getting me 1 for Friday night (any price seat). I'll transfer the ticket price plus £45 straight away for the ticket. It'd mean you have to sit next to me I guess (I'm a fairly normal long-time Diser, who won't get too excited!). Send me a note if you're game. Thanks.
that just lets you get the priority info and early booking abilities but not the other bits. I think its £27.50 rather than £45...
for the Apollo date, which is what i wanted, and thought better standing than not going at all, so got standing, now it appears i can get sitting tickets no problem. If anyone is interested, i have three standing tickets going, face value, can send you my confirmation email for proof. PM me if interested.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD
(which is £22.50 if you set up a Direct Debit, instead of £27.50), and the chap then asked if I wanted to buy any tickets as well. I replied saying that I was just getting my membership sorted out so that I could get some tickets next week, and he then guessed that it was for the Sufjan gig, and said that they were expecting it to be super busy/popular and had lots of people ready for the telephone calls. So I think that I would definitely recommend getting a Southbank membership (at least the cheapest version) if you wanted to get seats/good seats. It'll be a stressful panicky morning I think.
Thursday, third row.
the site is being extremely slow for me. I've got some tickets selected, and I'm hoping they go through. I got through on the phone, but they only had tickets off to the side or in the rear stalls, so I'm hoping that my internet selection goes through instead. so so slow though!
The RFH website will hold your tickets in your basket for 40 mins.
but despite being logged in, it asked me to login again, and now doesn't seem to want to get past that stage. arg.
Thursday, third row
The RFH website put the tickets on sale a few minutes early.
Their site's very easy to use though, I'll give them that.
awaiting the all important text.
Seem to be working to a non RFH member presale.
I am trying to buy on my phone so slow slow slow.
Good luck everyone.
but it hasn't allocated me any seats or anything. Got the confirmation e-mail, now I guess it is just pot luck where I am sitting...
I don't mind too much. Am just glad I got some.
Also the RFH is geared up for sound and view from all seats, its not like you'll be stuck behind some pillar or in some acoustically distant corner.
i got a pair through AK too, get in - thanks breacher for letting us know :)
I've never been before so hopefully it's a great show.
Got on early and got good seats but my payment failed according to their website. Eventually got through on phone to book and they confirmed the apparently failed ones for me! Looking at the tour dates, looks like there's room for at least one more date if these sell out.
Signed up for priorty membership last week. Tried getting tickets from 10 (not easy as i'm at work). Website just gives ticketing busy, my boss let me phone up, got stuck on hold for 20 minutes then the line just hung up.
And the fact that AK were selling tickets is just taking the piss.
and there are loads of tickets left other than front stalls.
but the phone eventually went through.
the website is working again now though.