Dagmar; I just got my tickets to Purple/Lizzy in Chicago this coming February! Apparently, Purple is doing a interesting twist on their show, in that they will play an hour-long set of "hits" and then break, and then come back and play Machine Head in its entirety! I can't wait for the show! Also, heard that Glenn has plans to film a DVD of some of the shows for this tour. Did you hear about it?
oooh yes, my time has come again. The concerts are here!!! I shall start my gig season with this incredible gentleman, who is coming to Czech Republic to do 3 gigs here. I can´t wait. I am a little worried, as it won´t only be Glenn Hughes tour but he´s coming with Joe Lynn Turner and their HTP (I heard Joe isn´t in the best of forms). But hey, the title of the Czech tour ... "The Singers Of Deep Purple" sounds to the ears, of such a HUGE Purple fan as I am, very promising. As you probably know, I saw Glenn live last October and I am still ... ... amazed. I hope he won´t disappoint me this time either. Friday 19th March in Zlin, ... here I come!!!
p.s.: Andrius, I´d love to hear about the Purple gig with a twist. Playing the entire Machine Head!?! ... oh please, where was I? What a show that must have been!!! Yes, I too heard about the DVD that Glenn is planning to release. You can see some shots of it on www.glennhughes.com . ENJOY!!!
Bowie flashes his gold Toronto audience revels in smash hits from his songbook Singer also pleases with newer gems
Let Mick Jagger and Bono tussle over who's got the biggest band in the world. David Bowie is the quintessential "thinking man's" rock star and that, at the end of the day, is a far more enviable position in which to be.
We've been conditioned to expect the unexpected from Bowie, so the surprise was palpable during the old smoothie's sold-out visit to the Air Canada Centre last night when it briefly appeared rock 'n' roll's most famous shapeshifter had adopted the guise of Bowie the Populist for his current Reality tour.
Topping his set list with some of the purest pop hits in his catalogue — a boisterous "Rebel Rebel" was offered as crowd-pleasing opener, followed swiftly by the guilty '80s pleasure "Modern Love" and "China Girl" and a camp swagger through "All The Young Dudes" — proved a savvy first move in a night-long game of give-and-take with an audience that, for the most part, hasn't paid much attention to Bowie's new material since "Let's Dance."
It's their loss, really. Last year's Reality and its brooding 2002 predecessor, Heathen — the best record to bear the 57-year-old Bowie's name in 20 years — have contained some of his most direct, accessible and self-referential material in years, and it was clear from the extensive stage time given to songs from those albums that Bowie is the rare artist of his vintage committed to where he is now, not yesterday.
The blaring Reality track "New Killer Star" was an early winner, as was Bowie and his crack band's increasingly (quite pleasingly) dirty version of "Cactus" by the Pixies. "Never Get Old" proved a more convincing statement in concert than on record, while the deliberate, long-simmering Heathen bookends "Sunday" and "Heathen (The Rays)" were transporting mood pieces that stood nearly level with their Scary Monsters-era cousin, "Ashes To Ashes."
Paying homage to obscure children's entertainer Uncle Floyd ("Slip Away") and playing to the ladies with the new softies "The Loneliest Guy" and "Days" may have cost him a bit of momentum, but Bowie bounced back by trotting out some less-than-obvious chestnuts on the way to "Heroes" and the encore.
It was during this stretch, when a raw, off-kilter kick at Ziggy Stardust's "Hang On To Yourself" gave way to Hunky Dory's acid-folk epic "Quicksand" and "I'm Afraid Of Americans," that one was struck by the creative breadth of Bowie's vast songbook. And how, despite some divisive moments, he's always given the impression he believes in whatever it is he's doing. For that reason, we still believe, too.
01 Rebel Rebel 02 Modern Love 03 New Killer Star 04 Fame 05 Cactus 06 All The Young Dudes 07 China Girl 08 Never Get Old 09 The Loneliest Guy 10 The Man Who Sold The World 11 Hallo Spaceboy 12 Sunday 13 Heathen (The Rays) 14 Under Pressure 15 Days 16 Slip Away 17 Looking For Water 18 Ashes To Ashes 19 Hang On To Yourself 20 Quicksand 21 I'm Afraid Of Americans 22 "Heroes"
(Encore) 23 Starman 24 Five Years 25 Suffragette City 26 Ziggy Stardust
Post by Barrow-wight aka MELLON on May 18, 2004 16:19:03 GMT
Well, our country is expecting couple of music events this year. It looks like the frequency of bigger names increases and I just wonder whether our new EU membership has something to do with it, LOL.
Phil Collins ... two days ago or so
Jethro Tull ... 19.5.2004-23.5.2004
Kraftwerk ... 22.5.2004
Chumbawamba (UK) ... 25.5.2004
Paul McCartney ... 6.6.2004
Judas Priest ... 14.6.2004
David Bowie ... 23.6.2004
Lenny Kravitz ... 29.6.2004
Metallica ... July 1 ... I wull go to that one !
Santana ... 23.7.2004
Rush ... 25.9.2004
And the neighbourhood / Germany and Austria :
21.5. Soulfly - Haus Auensee, Leipzig 29.5. Bad Religion - Georg-Elser-Halle, München 30.5. W. A. S. P. - Metropolis - Kulfabrik, München 4.-6.6. open-air festival Rock im Park - Zeppelinfeld, Nürnberg 10.-11.6. Aerodrome Rock Festival - Civitas Nova, Wien (Rakousko) - v prodeji vstupenka nebo vstupenka včetně dopravy a kempu 15.6. Alice Cooper - Alter Schlachthof, Dresden 20.6. Sting - Königsplatz, München 21.6. Alice Cooper - Olympiapark, München 24.6. Queensryche - Georg-Elser-Halle, München 25.6. Korn - Columbia Halle, Berlin 28.6. Iggy Pop & The Stooges - Kulturforum, Berlin 29.6. Pixies - Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide, Berlin - Köpenick 2.-4.7. Festival With Full Force - Roitzschjora, Löbnitz 2.7. Alanis Morissette - Museums (Insel) festival, Berlin - Mitte 11.7. Festival Magic Night of Rock - Arena, Leipzig 12.7. Stray Cats - Columbia Halle, Berlin 16.7. Patti Smith & her band - Columbia Halle, Berlin 18.7. Patti Smith - Tonhalle, München 20.7. Stray Cats - Tonhalle, München 27.7. Seal - Filmnächte am Elbufer, Dresden.
Whitesnake not listed yet ...
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me. Hunter S. Thompson