Primavera 2018

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Primavera 2018

Post by mkb » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:52 pm

Spiritualized with orchestra and choir confirmed for the Wednesday night

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Post by ro » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:19 am

wow, Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg. neat.

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Re: Primavera 2018

Post by angelsighs » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:37 am

just came here to post this :)
he seems to like doing the orchestra and choir thing lately doesn't he

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Re: Primavera 2018

Post by selib » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:24 am

It's in the Auditori which means seated only. That's kind of disappointing.

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Post by TheWarmth » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:56 pm

Surely an album announcement of forthcoming.

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Post by 1+1-1 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:58 pm

how do you know this? it was only confirmed on social media from the band an hour ago!

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Post by TheWarmth » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:12 pm

It would strike me as ill-advised for Pierce to do more shows without a new album to promote. Given that they're headlining Primavera, I'm assuming there's an album involved, otherwise I can't really see them being given top billing, but maybe I'm wrong. This is my own speculation, of course.

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Post by mkb » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:14 pm

1+1-1 wrote:how do you know this? it was only confirmed on social media from the band an hour ago!
The festival announced their lineup last night.

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Post by mkb » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:17 pm

TheWarmth wrote:It would strike me as ill-advised for Pierce to do more shows without a new album to promote. Given that they're headlining Primavera, I'm assuming there's an album involved, otherwise I can't really see them being given top billing, but maybe I'm wrong. This is my own speculation, of course.
I think so too. Hopefully this is the start of lots of live announcements and possibly a release in the summer.

Primavera also has a Portuguese festival taking place at the beginning of June which normally shares a lot of the Barcelona lineup, so Spiritualized may be involved in that too.

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Post by sunray » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:35 pm

TheWarmth wrote:Surely an album announcement of forthcoming.
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Post by Jasonsmith » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:46 pm

mkb wrote:Primavera also has a Portuguese festival taking place at the beginning of June which normally shares a lot of the Barcelona lineup, so Spiritualized may be involved in that too.
Hope so, I've got a ticket for the Porto festival. Every time they've done Barcelona in the past they've done the Porto festival too. They don't have a seated area but there is a covered area similar to the setup in Oslo last year. Hopefully it won't be raining so hard this time.

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Post by 1+1-1 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:32 pm

I see there's a mother/daughter combination in Jane Birkin and charlotte gainsbourg!

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Re: Primavera 2018

Post by clewsr » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:53 am

These big festival shows with orchestra are probably quite lucrative, so like last year, it may be they do just a couple of big festival dates, to allow the album to get completed?

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Post by TheWarmth » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:28 pm

clewsr wrote:These big festival shows with orchestra are probably quite lucrative, so like last year, it may be they do just a couple of big festival dates, to allow the album to get completed?
If he needs the money to put out the album, then why bring an orchestra and a choir? It makes no sense. He could easily do these gigs with just his band and make a LOT more money.

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Post by mojo filters » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:02 pm

TheWarmth wrote:
clewsr wrote:These big festival shows with orchestra are probably quite lucrative, so like last year, it may be they do just a couple of big festival dates, to allow the album to get completed?
If he needs the money to put out the album, then why bring an orchestra and a choir? It makes no sense. He could easily do these gigs with just his band and make a LOT more money.
Exactly. Whilst I happen to know the Oslo Philharmonic are involved in a programme of engaging with rock bands of all types (a journalist I know met them last year returning home from South America, where they'd apparently played a gig with a death metal band) so presumably there would have been funding to subsidise the gig they played at that festival with Spiritualized last summer - but normally the expense involved in hiring an orchestral section is quite substantial.

In the UK, the MU have pretty steep rates set for musicians of that type performing outside of their salaried commitments, and I'd imagine there's similar arrangements in continental Europe.

Of course it may be the festival subsidising these expenses, but even then the additional logistics (eg arranging rehearsals and so forth) will inevitably impact on revenue to some degree. Obviously headline dates at festivals are lucrative compared with normal touring gigs, but I doubt a couple of festival headline paydays do much to impact the expense in producing the professional kind of records Spiritualized put out.

I think it shows how committed Jason is to bringing the most exciting musical experience to his audience. I'm incredibly envious of that line up - my two favourite bands on the same bill!

I suspect it has as much to do with the new album as last years summer gigs did, though obviously I'd hope to be proved wrong on that point...
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Post by TheWarmth » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:20 pm

The other day I was speaking to a friend about the kind of fees bands get for festival performances. He used to live in Indianapolis and was involved in booking acts for a festival (considerably smaller than something like Primavera). He and his team were attempting to book Of Montreal and the band wanted 50k. So, I think it's possible that the payday for Spiritualized to headline Primavera could be very substantial.

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Post by mojo filters » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:42 pm

TheWarmth wrote:The other day I was speaking to a friend about the kind of fees bands get for festival performances. He used to live in Indianapolis and was involved in booking acts for a festival (considerably smaller than something like Primavera). He and his team were attempting to book Of Montreal and the band wanted 50k. So, I think it's possible that the payday for Spiritualized to headline Primavera could be very substantial.
Wow - that is huge, especially considering I've never even heard of them. I hope Jason et al are similarly compensated!
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Post by 1+1-1 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:57 pm

I think Of Montreal are 'bigger' than Spz now

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Post by mojo filters » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:46 pm

1+1-1 wrote:I think Of Montreal are 'bigger' than Spz now
I'm sure that's the case!

If you mentioned a band Of Montreal, I'd probably assume you were talking about Arcade Fire... a band I swore I never heard of, until they played an impressive headline set at Glastonbury - then I discovered I owned their debut album, which is even on my ancient mechanical HD iPod.

I've long given up on having any semblance of an expectation that I can keep a proverbial finger on the modern pulse of music trends.
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Post by 1+1-1 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:09 pm

mojo filters wrote: I've long given up on having any semblance of an expectation that I can keep a proverbial finger on the modern pulse of music trends.
me too. it was more of a point as they promote their albums to kids etc and Spz can't even be bothered to interact with their fans other than to say an album is old and there are a few live dates here n there. i think the main frustration is that we keep getting told it is done and then 5 years later still nothing!

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Re: Primavera 2018

Post by Jasonsmith » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:55 am

Spiritualized aren't on the bill for Porto :-(
Lots of other good stuff though... :-)

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Post by Greeny » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:52 pm

Regardless of Spiritualized that Primavera line-up is absolutely red hot

Cave
James Holden
Panda Bear
Art Ensemble of Chicago (!!)
The National
Ty Segall
Slowdive
Lift to Experience (!!)
Aleksi Perala

To name but a few.

Jeez - wish I wasn't totally skint just now...

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Post by selib » Sat May 05, 2018 10:17 pm

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I was wondering what you guys think will be the best place to sit for the show?

The way I see it:
[*]1 has the best view I'd say (or maybe 2??)
[*]3 or 4 the best sound.
[*]1 or 3 the most leg room
[*]2 or 4 best spots to stand up and dance


Thoughts?

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Re: Primavera 2018

Post by ro » Mon May 07, 2018 10:45 pm

selib wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 10:17 pm
I was wondering what you guys think will be the best place to sit for the show?

The way I see it:
[*]1 has the best view I'd say (or maybe 2??)
[*]3 or 4 the best sound.
[*]1 or 3 the most leg room
[*]2 or 4 best spots to stand up and dance


Thoughts?
All of the above!
But I’d go for best sound.
Have fun :D

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Post by Jasonsmith » Tue May 08, 2018 11:52 am

I'd also say best sound, I was in the front row for last year's Oslo gig and quite a lot of the orchestra sound was lost...but hey, it'll be great to be there. It looks like this and the Levitation thing in France (which I'm guessing will be just the band without orchestra) will be the only appearances in Europe this year. The Spiritualized twitter account was active for the first time in ages last week and retweeted a picture of Bob Mortimer

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Post by angelsighs » Tue May 08, 2018 1:14 pm

I'd say #3 if I was choosing. good sound but still relatively close.

wish they were doing more dates rather than some just here and there. it would make the wait for an album less gruelling.

can't see the Bob Mortimer retweet.. surely that must be whoever runs the account rather than Jason.. can't see him on the tour bus exchanging zany Vic & Bob quotes with the band?? :D

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Post by Jasonsmith » Tue May 08, 2018 2:47 pm

It was this tweet
https://twitter.com/RealBobMortimer/sta ... 9259030528
but the SPZ retweet has been deleted. Maybe just a test run for the album release news? :D

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Post by angelsighs » Tue May 08, 2018 3:10 pm

yes lets think positive.. maybe just a 'is this thing still working?' kind of test run.. and new album news in imminent ;)

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Post by mojo filters » Tue May 08, 2018 5:26 pm

angelsighs wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 1:14 pm
can't see him on the tour bus exchanging zany Vic & Bob quotes with the band?? :D


Me neither.

I suspect more of a dry, wry wit - probably mostly Partridge, with some Chris Morris thrown in for good measure!
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Post by angelsighs » Thu May 17, 2018 4:33 pm

mojo filters wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 5:26 pm
angelsighs wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 1:14 pm
can't see him on the tour bus exchanging zany Vic & Bob quotes with the band?? :D


Me neither.

I suspect more of a dry, wry wit - probably mostly Partridge, with some Chris Morris thrown in for good measure!
haha I'm not sure.. it's really hard to know what kind of humour Jason has, he's a pretty inscrutable guy!

he likes a good pun, no? as evidenced by some of the lyrics on LICD

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Post by mojo filters » Fri May 18, 2018 12:49 am

angelsighs wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 4:33 pm

he likes a good pun, no? as evidenced by some of the lyrics on LICD
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Post by selib » Wed May 23, 2018 12:19 pm

https://www.primaverasound.es/noticiaSingle?id=1613

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Post by moop » Thu May 24, 2018 11:37 pm

mojo filters wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 5:26 pm
angelsighs wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 1:14 pm
can't see him on the tour bus exchanging zany Vic & Bob quotes with the band?? :D


Me neither.

I suspect more of a dry, wry wit - probably mostly Partridge, with some Chris Morris thrown in for good measure!
This makes me wonder if spaceman will ever write a spherical song.

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Post by mojo filters » Fri May 25, 2018 8:41 am

moop wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 11:37 pm

This makes me wonder if spaceman will ever write a spherical song.
Probably only if his arms end up feeling like a couple of fortnights in a bad balloon.
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Post by Jasonsmith » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:16 am

Does anyone know if the extra guitarist was in attendance? Looking at the you tube clips there is someone next to Doggen, but it doesn't seem to be the same person who played the Oslo gig.

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Post by selib » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:06 pm

Did anyone record the concert by chance?

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