Category Archives: Live Reviews

LIVE: THRICE @ O2 FORUM KENTISH TOWN, LONDON

I reviewed Thrice at the O2 Forum Kentish Town for Dead Press! (Original review here):

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Aside from a storming return to our soil last year at Hevy Fest, it’s been four long years since Thrice [9] took to a UK stage for a headline show. This Reading & Leeds warm-up was originally set to take place at Camden’s Electric Ballroom, but demand outstripped the Ballroom’s confines and the gig got upgraded to the O2 Forum Kentish Town. Funny, because that’s the very last stage they graced here almost half a decade ago.
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GHOST MAKE THEIR PRESENCE FELT IN LONDON

I reviewed Ghost at the London Palladium for uDiscover (original review here):

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In recent times, Swedish metallers Ghost have become one of the most talked-about bands around, aided by a huge win at February’s Grammys as they took home the Best Metal Performance award for ‘Cirice’, from their third album, Meliora, out now on Spinefarm Records/Loma Vista.

What better way, then, to top off a huge European tour and a Grammy win, than with a sold-out show at the infamous London Palladium, on Wednesday 2 March?
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Welcome Home, Coheed and Cambria – Live at O2 Forum Kentish Town

I reviewed Coheed & Cambria with Glassjaw and Crooks at the O2 Forum Kentish Town For Subba Cultcha (Original Review here):

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With latest album ‘The Color Before the Sun’ receiving critical acclaim across the board, the return of progressive alt-rockers Coheed and Cambria to our shores was highly anticipated ever since being announced last October. The news was especially buzz-inducing when, in the same announcement, it was declared that they were to be joined by New York post-hardcore legends Glassjaw.
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Panic! At The Disco sparkle at a sold out O2 Academy Brixton

I reviewed Panic! At the Disco’s sold out O2 Academy Brixton show for the Ticketmaster UK Blog (Original Review here):

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Brendon Urie and Co pump up the pomp, hammering home a set that will see them explode into a new stratosphere upon the release of album number five.

For many, Panic! At the Disco’s only UK show in Brixton is the first of the year, and what a way it is to kick off 2016. After an all-too-fleeting visit to the David Bowie mural-turned-memorial opposite Brixton tube station to pay respects, the throng descends upon the O2 Academy, where the atmosphere is filled with a feverish excitement. It is indeed, time to dance.
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Death Cab For Cutie w/ Chastity Belt, O2 Academy Brixton, November 4, 2015

Ben Gibbard and Co. return to Brixton Academy for the fifth time with a career-spanning set list

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For those of us in our late twenties who had a penchant for The OC, swooping fringes and t-shirts tighter than we care to remember, Death Cab For Cutie hold a special place in our hearts. Good to know, then, that all these years later, Death Cab’s live show is still as emotive and captivating as it ever was. Continue reading Death Cab For Cutie w/ Chastity Belt, O2 Academy Brixton, November 4, 2015

U2 bring the iNNOCENCE and eXPERIENCE tour to the capital with stunning results

I reviewed U2’s iNNOCENCE and eXPERIENCE Tour at The O2 for the Ticketmaster UK Blog (Original Review here):

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When a band return to the live stage after releasing their first studio album in half a decade, fans expect something special. When that band’s previous tour was the highest grossing tour of all time, fans expect something out of this world. Luckily for U2, they’ve got the knowhow and the catalogue to give fans exactly that.
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ZZ Top & Thunder bring the blues back to The SSE Arena, Wembley

I reviewed ZZ Top supported by Thunder at the SSE Arena, Wembley for the Ticketmaster UK Blog (Original review here):

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‘ZZ does it as the Texan stalwarts bring their wealth of historic, blues laden rock ’n’ roll to one of the capital’s biggest venues, with UK hard rock heroes, Thunder, providing a hefty undercard billing
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Camden Rocks Festival 2015

I helped to review Camden Rocks 2015 for TeamRock.com (Original Review here):
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It’s 2pm, the sun is shining, and Camden is inundated with a variety of football fans, tourists, miscreants, and rock ‘n’ roll partisans from all walks of life. It could actually be just another Saturday in the beating heart of London’s rock scene. Except it’s not. It’s Camden Rocks 2015, and the scene is set for another almighty annual celebration of rock.
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