2017 has been positively laden with gigs up and down the country, from stadiums to bars. Normally this end of year list would be a rundown of just the top five, but there have been so many worthy gigs this year that first here’s a quick rundown of numbers ten to six…
One year on from their ninth full-length album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ and 20 years on from the seminal ‘OK Computer’, Radiohead are back on tour again, stopping off in Manchester for their only UK (non-festival) date of 2017. Originally intended to be 2 gigs at the Manchester Arena, the concerts were combined into one at Emirates Old Trafford, a massive venue with a 50,000 capacity. Perhaps not the most natural of venues for a concert, but the band made it shine.
2016 has been another year packed to the brim for us all with gigs, festivals and performances – here are my personal Top 5 gigs I’ve seen in the last 12 months!
Oxfordshire’s yearly Truck Festival hosts a huge selection of bands of all genres and sizes over its seven stages – of the bands I saw, here are my personal Top 10 picks of the best performances of the weekend.
In a move that proved fairly controversial with fans, earlier this year Radiohead announced a very small, limited tour of venues around the world, as well as a clutch of festival dates. As part of this tour, the band conducted a three night mini-residency at Camden’s Roundhouse, a venue that only seats 5,000. I was lucky enough to make it to the closing night of these gigs, and here’s what I thought.
After years of chipping away at the music world, Foals have embarked on their first ever arena tour this month, with quite the lineup of support – Everything Everything and a DJ set from Birmingham’s Peace. Here’s what I thought of their first foray into the world of arenas.
2015 is nearly over and throughout the year I’ve been to a fair few gigs – here’s a rundown of the five that were my personal favourites…