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Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:05 am
by James T
Well, well, well... Where did this come from?? On sale Friday.

Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 12th Sep

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:08 am
by stegraham
Ha :-) I just posted the same news too - it's the 14th though isn't it?

Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 12th Sep

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:09 am
by sunray
I hope it's a one off and not the signal for an autumn acoustic tour.

Edit: it would appear to be a one-off for some festival type thing. £57 plus booking :shock:

Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 12th Sep

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:13 am
by stegraham
Wonder if there'll be some pre-sale info soon - hope so! Looks like it's part of a festival - "Somewhere Festival". never heard of it!

Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:29 am
by James T
Date amended. Seems the cost is the standard Spzd show price now. Seems a lot but it's pretty rare they're playing over here now so I'll pay it, given it's a Saturday and I can actually make this one.

Really disappointed the ANH tour never really stopped by anywhere but the US for a real run, but I guess the crowds and offers were more forthcoming over there.

Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:29 am
by James T
Also, all shows seem expensive now, so I guess it's just normal. (Wilco is like £70 in London for the reasonable seats?)

Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:13 am
by angelsighs
gigs do generally seem to be getting steep nowadays, for any 'name' act.

it is a bit pricey for me really, especially when you factor in getting down to London etc. i know it could possibly include SHSL and ANS songs which would be cool, but I have a feeling it might just be the same setlist that was played back in the day. will have to go some way to beat those shows!


SOMEWHERE brings unique performances at special venues around the world with distinctive staging and the backdrop of their trademark 1001 candles

sounds like it would suit the acoustic mainlines setup nicely.

Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:35 pm
by stegraham
For that price they must be using Jo Malone candles!!

Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:38 pm
by BzaInSpace
Unlikely I'll make this - however a tour would be a great idea. Maybe they should play Edinburgh Queen's Hall on a Saturday night?

Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:07 am
by Jasonsmith
Unreserved seating...will be filmed apparently, hopefully there won’t be an unseemly scrum to get to the front row...

Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:09 am
by James T
Unreserved seating is an annoyance for me, needn't have flustered so much to get online at work. Will have to get there early for that aisle seat.

Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:13 am
by selib
Just got my Stalls ticket. Flying into London for this one. Maybe someone here would like to meet up?

Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:57 pm
by mojo filters
BzaInSpace wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:38 pm
Unlikely I'll make this - however a tour would be a great idea. Maybe they should play Edinburgh Queen's Hall on a Saturday night?
Sadly me neither. Initially I wasn't even especially tempted, relative to my normal enthusiasm for attending as many Spz gigs as I can reasonably afford.

I've always been especially grateful there are so many really great quality recordings of Acoustic Mainlines, from every iteration of the tours and various one-off gigs - covering the whole of the evolving, expanding set list, providing a complete lasting document of this special, inspired, and outright heavenly musical concept!

However after listening to the first night of the Union Chapel pair of Christmas gigs for the first time in quite a while, I suddenly remembered just how extra special the live experience was, hence subsequently have become rather envious of those lucky enough to be going to this new gig.

I very much like your idea of a Saturday night gig in Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. That was quite special and unique, amongst all of the Acoustic Mainlines shows I was lucky to get to see.

The audience enthusiasm that night provided a real party vibe, contrasting nicely with the relatively muted reverence of the others, without becoming overly intrusive and impacting the delicate nature of the performance.

Of course it would be necessary to recreate the experience right down to the smallest detail, hence we'd obviously have to continue the established Scottish Spiritualized tradition of missing one another both before and after the gig ;)