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Hammersmith apollo, March 12th
9th march - Glasgow Barrowlands
10th March - Manchester Apollo
12th March - London Hammersmith Apollo
day after my 30th!
So little money!
MY BLOODY VALENTINE
UK DATES – MARCH 2013
My Bloody Valentine are pleased to announce three UK shows for March 2013. These UK dates follow the bands’ Japanese and Australian tours in February.
9th March - Glasgow, Barrowlands
10th March - Manchester, Apollo
12th March - London, Hammersmith Apollo (on sale Friday 7th Dec)
Wouldn't hold Kevin to his word though.
Until he's lying again
boring. and giving out free ear plugs was a joke, they weren't even loud
I was there and it was very very loud. Probably the loudest gig I've been to (on a level with Bardo Pond anyway).
i had a conversation through a lot of it. not loud. i saw bardo pond at the academy years ago as well, didn't think they were loud. (although i did really really like them)
This makes you out to be even more of a nob than your initial statement. I went to the gents during the You Made Me Realise apocalypse bit for some light relief and the grimaces and hands over ears of the majority of the audience were a sight to see. When I got to the door of the gents, which is in the corner of the Apollo, I had to steady myself because the vibrations were so immense. They weren't even loud, behave.
I'm not going to say well done! It was the 'a lot of it' bit which deserved the nob comment. People who talk incessantly at gigs=nobs. No offence intended, chatterbox.
"a lot" is fairly subjective. i am merely pointing out that i could quite easily talk with the person next to me while they were playing. i'm sure i've been at other gigs where it has felt loud. immediately i think of blanck mass at atp in new york a few months ago. that was really really uncomfortable
And then yes it just got crazy. I was quite near the back and the stick of vom was horrendous, and the visuals made it really disorientating. Fantastic though.
Just bagged some tickets for next years' Manc gig. Bring it on!
Never seen them live before so pretty damn excited about this. I wonder if these gigs tie in with the announcement a few weeks ago that there'll be new material released before the end of the year.
£9.15 booking fees???
Jamie, this better be onsale on stargeen and weggottickets tomorrow...
Think it's only Gigantic sellint these tickets according to the ATP website.
FFS. Is this the new coporate shill ATP? :-)
just tragically bad maths.
for some reason.
This is because unfortunately we have to send the standing tickets out by
secure delivery, as if they are lost in the post they cannot be replaced.
We have one of the lowest secure delivery rates out of all the ticket
agencies. We do try to keep our prices down.
i guess it makes sense, but it has stopped me buying tickets (saw them at the ICA and Roundhouse and all 3 nights at their ATP, also not a fan of Hammersmith Apollo, so not too bothered anyway)
"...this is, er, a new song-"
<half the audience collapses in shock>
"...er, new album's out next month-"
<other half keel over>
<MBV play new song, to a hall full of corpses>
Security: "Oooh they've gone a bit dub-step...!"
there not playing in Dublin despite the fact theyre from here...
Did the electric picnic festival as exclusive
In 2008 I saw them at The ICA which was a stunning gig. I also saw them twice at The Roundhouse. Those two gigs were rather average.
Where did you book them?
or just Come In (to the gig) Alone.
Despite knowing for a fact none of my mates like them.
Bought four. Might go three times myself, though.
Link above doesn't work for me
Standing & Seated were still available last time I checked at about 9:30 this morning - looks like you're too late.
Typical. Second time seeing them at the barras, cannot wait.
Ah well I needed an excuse to visit Scotland.
Silly booking/postage fees, though for once, I'm not too bothered :D
or not and that i should stop being a square and get tickets right now.
if they sell out they'll announce other dates in the same venues - they've left days between so they can have another glasgow date before the existing one, another manchester gig after the existing one etc.
They are lazy gits
amazed and pleased. time for lunch.
Ended up missing them on their re-union tour a few years ago, so I will definitely be there this time!
and it was the best gig I've ever seen.
booking/transaction fees were only £2.90 all together. hmm..
Already sold out.
Still, seating will do. Gigantic is well fucking slow. No wonder they hold your tickets for so long.
Phoned ticket Scotland in Glasgow - booked within 3 minutes
Just about to but tickets from there
£25 plus £2.50 booking fees, that's not too bad actually. Was expecting to pay a lot more than that.
God bless credit cards!
I can think LATER about whether I'm actually able to make it.
I think that they'll play three dates in total there.
Who can i stay with...?
Happy fucking days
Saw them 3 times on the Loveless tour & they were phenomenal. Hope the fact that they're coming to Japan/Australia means they'll come to Bangkok as well.
Flying solo for this one but not too bothered by that. Come stage time you won't be able to hear yourself talk/scream anyway. Earplugs and soft drinks is the plan. The Roundhouse was no earplugs for me and too much booze.....hungover and deaf wasn't pleasant the next day.
Young people these days, tsk...
Soft drinks is the way forward man......hangovers and vague recollections of the gig are not for me anymore. Now, where's my tartan blanket, my legs are getting chilly.
Seated tickets (which is what we wanted due to age/leg-knack issues), Row A in the centre.
I was tempted to hold out for standing tickets but the seated ticket I bought is right at the front of box 4, so I'm happy.
Can anyone advise on the whole earplugs issues? I know they're meant to be ferociously loud and all... I have some earplugs I got from Boots (cheapo foam jobbies) that I got for sleeping at a festival - will these do? Do they hand them out on the door? Are they necessary?
just buy some ER20s off amazon
ER20s (and their like)attenuate - giving the effect of turning the volume of the sound down, without muffling the fuck out of it as shitty foam earplugs invariably do.
Birmingham academy, March 8th. Onsale fri
date makes me rather happy due to minimal travelling and hassle to get to and back, plus I already have my ER20 earplugs (which have been a worthwhile investment, definitely make a difference)
I'd rather listen to my mum's vaccuum cleaner.
Worst Nicky Wire quote, ever.
But do you guys think the dates will sell out pretty quick?
I've got a mate sorting out the tickets but should he be ready at 9 am on Friday to get us sorted for the Birmingham gig?
I've got 2 stalls standing tickets (which is sold out both nights) for sale for London. Will sell at face value or sensible offers, can meet in london in the week to hand over tickets - work central. Ended up catching them in brixton before and had completely forgotten i'd also got these tickets!
jumping on the 'selling' thread. I need to offload my ticket for the Tues night due to personal reasons. Again, happy to sell at face value. I work near Southbank, can meet up to handover if anyone fancies buying it. Drop a PM or reply here. Cheers.
New You seems to be the only thing they'r playing off it - I realise the songs don't all lend themselves to being performed at deafening volume by two guitarists a bassist and a drummer, but you think Kev could at least give it a crack
bar Shields and up to the end of last year hadn't heard the album either.
I mean, I know he's a perfectionist and all but he's notionally touring the album, it's a bit half arsed not to give it a crack, it's not like they've had NO time rehearse. I mean, all he really has to do for the last three tracks is play feedback over some drum loops.
I'm hoping the gap between the last tour ending and this one starting will be taken up with them learning some new stuff.
...though it seemed a bit awkward after the YMMR apocalypse...
It was a bit like shagging Bilinda for 10 marvellous minutes then Debbie Googe comes in and gets her tits out. But of a damp squib. Nothing Is would have worked better.
Long time reader, first time poster on here. Get in touch if you're interested (I think there's a personal message function on here, right?)
Some wee gypsy bastard pinched my first in Barcelona 2 years back pre Primavera. I imagine with my ipod and my cash, Pedro and his mates had a party at my expense.
good thread everyone
...still racist though...
when they played wonder 2 after you made me realise. It also totally threw my body out of sync after the experience of the holocaust section, which was like nothing i've experienced before, I could feel my hair tingling, went through my body and made my teeth chatter.
Will be my 5th time seeing them. Excited.
Wanna know whether to bother bringing any cash for a shirt
One had mbv in the middle of the chest, 2" high in purple or pale blue. One was brown with my bloody valentine in 1" lettering across the chest and the third had this bendy over woman under the mbv logo in mid blue and another colour. £20 each. Hoodies for £35, tote bags for £10 and the album fo £18 on vinyl, £12 on cd. My mate was working the merchant, I spent quite some time there after the gig!
Are you thinking about Bilinda again.....?
Take that how you will.
Guessing they only had the new album on LP? Did the recent Loveless re-issues ever actually come out here on wax?
And just spends all his time on the guardian/pirate bay/DIS social board.
Rather than paying for a house?
FEEEEEELLLLL. LIKE I DID THAT DAY!
No other wax ;)
was the run put out by Plain Recordings a few years back. It was an abysmal pressing though, sounded disastrous.
a Tuesday Hammersmith ticket for a Wednesday standing ticket?
woooh, mbv, john grant, johnny marr, I gotta tough week ahead
Last night was pretty great: 'Cigarette In Your Bed' was a particular highlight, and the 'holocaust' was a real experience (I wondered how someone with no hearing would experience that, and now I'm thinking that I might be able to find out -- since I didn't heed the earplug advice).
Thoughts on the support act? I heard a lot of people not too impressed, but I thought they were OK and had some really good moments, amidst some moments of admittedly over-long slow noodling.
probably not quite as good as I remember them being in 2008, but quality nevertheless. If my memory serves me, the holocaust bit was quite a bit shorter last night than on the last tour - I seem to recall it going on for somewhere around 20 minutes last time around. Seems a bit churlish to complain though.
Earplugs really do make a big difference. I went without the last time I saw them and my ears were fucked for a good couple of days.
1st was their "rehersal" at The ICA in 2008 - Simply amazing.
2ns and 3rd was two shows at The Roundhouse - Average to good.
4th Electric Brixton a few weeks ago - Simply boring.
I'm not sure what to expect tomorrow.
apparently the last two were a gig improvement. nothing will top the ICA though!
as they thought it was sold out, thought I would post to say we do have some tickets left for night 2 via http://www.atpfestival.com/events/mybloodyvalentinehammersmith.php
£30 face value, can meet at the venue, can also read you a poem upon collection
£28, can meet at venue or email it if you can paypal/transfer monies or something. My poetry is shit x
Can meet at the venue, PM me.