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Re: 2017 Gigs.

Postby Kes » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:02 pm

Pingu wrote:Got tickets to see The (remaining) Who play Tommy in Manchester next week. John Mayer has pinched their regular bass player (Pino Palladino). So will have only their third bassist in 53 years..!

Capt. Den Ronson wrote:Got tickets for Metallica at London O2 in October. Last time I saw them live was 25 years ago at The Freddie Tribute show. Time flies.


Christ actually 25 years exactly in three weeks or so. Was first time I saw Daltrey live too.


The John Mayer Trio from it's inception was Mayer, Palladino, and Steve Jordan on drums. Take any one of them out of it, and it ain't the Trio. Mayer has decided that his latest tour will have his own support acts, ie "him", like his 'Where The Light Is' show, where he opens the show as an accoustic set, then the blues Trio support band comes on, before the main show featuring the full band.

Funny how things go around. You know Palladino as The Who's bassist, I know him as John Mayer's bassist from the Continuum period, and the Trio, and then guess who played the famous fretless bass on Paul Young's #1 'Wherever I Lay My Hat'?
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Re: 2017 Gigs.

Postby JLP » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:16 pm

The support for the ELO gig in July is The Shires and Tom Chaplin. Should be a cracking night.
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Re: 2017 Gigs.

Postby Kes » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:37 pm

Saw Paul Weller tonight at Reading Rivermead, cracking little gig.
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Re: 2017 Gigs.

Postby The Milkman » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:36 am

Kes wrote:Saw Paul Weller tonight at Reading Rivermead, cracking little gig.


Did he play anything from his upcoming release? If so how was it?
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Re: 2017 Gigs.

Postby Kes » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:55 am

He played about four or five songs that he announced as being from the forthcoming album, plus one that he said he had written for a film that's due out soon.

The show was about two and a half hours, with some Jam and Style Council songs lobbed in there, as well as standards like Wild Wood, Peacock Suit, You Do Something To Me, and the closer, The Changingman. Everything he did was well played and sounded great, and of course Steve Craddock is an excellent guitar player.

Hats off to all the band, actually. Even the support act wasn't that bad.
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Re: 2017 Gigs.

Postby Capt. Den Ronson » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:59 am

My favourite Weller album is Live Wood. Not sure if that's still in print but I prefer it over the studio album I have.
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Re: 2017 Gigs.

Postby Kes » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:31 am

The last time I was at that place, it was the late nineties, and a thing that the Queen fan club put on, with the SAS Band, and Brian turned up and did a few songs. As I remember, he did Lap Of The Gods (...Revisited). Not sure that he's ever done the song outside of anything badged up as Queen before, or since.
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