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  1. Would take. That Friday top five on the mainstage is a hell of a run for me. Seen them all before, so know how much fun that would be. More likely on that Sunday that Tyler would headline in name with a closing set from Fatboy Slim tbh, since the cross-section of older punters will likely go for him over The 1975.
  2. Lineup 2020

    I'm going to assume that this is sarcasm masking a genuine concern, but seems reasonable to assume it's a shout.
  3. Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    Uncloseted fan of them. Definitely bit weird having them next to Sløtface and St Vincent in my personal listings, but absolutely no shame.
  4. Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    Not so much a UK announcement as a nixed rumour: Bruce Springsteen has extended his Broadway run for a third time, with dates now running to December from early July. There'd been a bit of scuttlebutt running around that after it's end in June, it would do two months somewhere in the West End to round off, with the potential of a closing autumn stretch in America again. By extension, this also puts the mockers on any E Street or alternative tours this year - and though you should never discount the man's ad-hoc energy, probably rules out an extensive world tour in 2019 too (band or no band). Had harboured a flame that he may have been down at the Farm ten years after the last time.
  5. Jay Z and Beyoncé

    Must admit it's strange, the 25 plus fees options are missing entirely from the page for Manchester right now - unless I'm very easily confused. Sold out in London, but they do appear as a listing option.
  6. All Points East Festival 2018

    Love me some of them Psychedelic Furs. If that's not a serious clash, this day might have elevated itself to the best of the six. And there's a lot of competition for that.
  7. Can't help feeling there's a huge discrepancy between having Stone Sour and Blessthefall as Pit headliners, given that Stone Sour did arena shows (scaled down but still arenas) last autumn. Ballsy call giving BMTH/RB a co-headline - though with Kendrick and Panic paired up too, not too outrageous one could say. BMTH surely nailed on for a major headline slot somewhere next year, which will look a bit like shark-jumping if their new record fails to match That's the Spirit for size.
  8. TRNSMT Festival 2018

    Only a pair of stadium shows though, and neither are exactly going to pull Scottish punters away. That said, there's a case to be made for the Bolton date curtailing folk travelling up the M6 for it.
  9. Bingley Music Live 2018

    Reasonable shout. NG could be erring on too large, given that he's headlining Tramlines just down the M1. Shed Seven are also tapped for Sounds of the City, as are former headliners Chic. In that case, it's hard to rule out the possibility of their other headliners; Rag'N'Bone Man, Paul Heaton + Jacqui Abbott, Levellers and Hacienda Classical. Elvis Costello is technically a co-headliner with Heaton too and given the geographical spacing of his schedule, he could be in for a shout too. (Not honestly sure how that show hasn't yet sold out either tbh, given that Heaton and Abbott sold out Leeds's First Direct Arena to full capacity not too long ago.)
  10. Bingley Music Live 2018

    Travis don't have a West Yorks date, mind you. Could be feasible. Curveball shout; Elbow would be a sizeable booking, given their live pull and perennial major festival sub status. No gigs scheduled at all though so probably a no go. Paul Weller? Down at The Downs in Bristol on the Saturday; is it inconceivable for him to be in with a shout on the Sunday? Let's just quickly run down the last five years: 2013: The Human League, Primal Scream, Chic 2014: Shed Seven, Pet Shop Boys, Example 2015: Labrinth, James, Super Furry Animals/Idlewild 2016: Echo and the Bunnymen, Tinie Tempah, Travis 2017: Manic Street Preachers, Kaiser Chiefs, Wombats BML shared PSB in '14 and James in '15 with Festival No. 6 down in Wales as headline options. Scanning their recent headline choices - and given that he will also be headlining The Downs that weekend - a revision up from Paul Weller to Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds could be a shout. Hell, even the pair of them would work. The Libertines and Courteeners also around with other medium-sized headline slots. Both could be in. Also, with it having been four years and coming off their biggest tour for some time, Shed Seven are arguably a bigger draw than in '14. Basically, a lot of options. Would love to see them go for a female or female-fronted headliner though; Wolf Alice to step-up perhaps?
  11. TRNSMT Festival 2018

    Maybe so. And don't call me Shirley. It does seem a weird one, given that I'd have thought Chvrches as main support alone would have shifted around 6,000, 7,000 tickets in Glasgow. If there'd be no Glasgow date in November, I'd have expected The Killers to have comfortably sold out sharpish, as they did with Hyde Park. Weird one to call. Mind you, Bruno headlining an outdoor show that size also seemed a little generous when announced; didn't think 24K Magic was doing much. That said, Finesse has been a decent sized hit since and the newly announced support bill of Dua Lipa, Average White Band and DNCE should shift a few more punters in. (Still not particularly understanding of the Dua Lipa hype but hey ho.)
  12. Nine inch nails london show.....

    Depends on the definition of rock band. Seen Bob Plant, Phil Collins and Dave Gilmour there and all have sounded fantastic (the mix at least. Phil definitely got a much thinner voice than he did once).
  13. Nine inch nails london show.....

    Yep, just the RAH. Mind you, what a venue to see them in.
  14. Nine inch nails london show.....

    Assuming either a new record announcement, a 6 Music in Session or an additional UK date. Unless they suddenly get sprung for The Biggest Weekend, which would be... a helluva booking.
  15. Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    Not so much an announcement as a recommendation, but caught Feeder last night in Leeds and was suitably impressed. Caught them a few years ago when they came back behind All Bright Electric at the Ritz in Manchester and found myself severely underwhelmed; this time, conversely, was an absolute blast. Grant Nicholas might not have the voice he once did but he accommodates it well; gives the slower songs a weathered edge and additional melancholic dimension. Think Rock City is sold out but if anyone picks up a ticket for Brixton on Saturday, hope it lives up to this one 'ere up north.

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