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Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow 23rd May

Post by olan » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:09 pm

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Hopefully more dates will be announced. I'm unconvinced about my ability to survive the inevitable rain storm that will coincide with the gig.

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Re: Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow 23rd May

Post by angelsighs » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:40 pm

yeah too risky rain wise.. at least i'd be able to sit down though! :)

yep, hopefully this heralds the announcement of a proper tour. this isn't a festival is it?

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Re: Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow 23rd May

Post by olan » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:36 pm

angelsighs wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:40 pm
yeah too risky rain wise.. at least i'd be able to sit down though! :)

yep, hopefully this heralds the announcement of a proper tour. this isn't a festival is it?
There is nothing listed between 16th April and 23rd May and also between 24th May and 16th August. If the late May - August gap is for earning a few quid playing European Festivals then either we'll see them in late April early May on tour in the UK or it will be after the summer. I really want some noisy band-only gigs in standing venues at this stage. The gigs in theaters with choir and orchestra are great, but I need a dose of the noise now.

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Post by Laz69 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:30 pm

Seems a strange venue to play on a standard UK tour. Can't imagine there are no other venues available in Glasgow, which makes me think that this may involve a choir and maybe some orchestration too. Bandstand has a reputation as being a good venue with a good sound, even though its outdoors.

Easy enough to get to from city centre though, so not too out the way. This is also in the "hipster" west end area of Glasgow which means £8 pints :wink: and generally a more expensive nights out!

There is a summer festival in Aug that has many big names playing the Bandstand (this years lineup has just been announced and its fairly decent yet again) so i don't think this is part of a festival as such, but they do have a number of decent shows here throughout the year. maybe the promoters just got lucky with Spiritualized!

And yeah, there is always the risk of rain coming down since its Scotland... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow 23rd May

Post by niamhm » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:49 pm

Pretty pleased about this one, day before my birthday so should make for a great start to a great weekend - Scottish Cup Final on the 25th - and while Scotland maybe famous for rain I can safely say the weather late May, early June and my birthday has usually always been sunny, so has the making of a fantastic night :D As for the venue it will be a new experience for me but it looks interesting, sure I read the other day when they announce the line up for gigs later in the summer that the capacity was 2,500, on recent showings that's a bit optimistic for Spiritualized, last twice in Glasgow was at the now smouldering pile of ashes that was once the ABC, cap. 800-900,

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Re: Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow 23rd May

Post by angelsighs » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:42 pm

that poster is pretty nice too, isn't it?

I hope Olan is right and there are other UK dates in Apr/May. can't wait till after the festival season :?
either rock noise or the full ensemble is fine by me. I really wish i'd seen an earlier show now :/ I imagine not all of the And Nothing Hurt songs would really work without the full strings, horns etc?

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Post by Dreamweapon » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:58 am

olan wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:09 pm
I'm unconvinced about my ability to survive the inevitable rain storm that will coincide with the gig.
Lord, let it rain on me
Let it all come down

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Post by Laz69 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:09 am

50 fucking quid???

Dirty, robbing, promoter bastards! Think because you've got a "fancy" venue in the fucking hipster West End you can charge what you want?

You should be fucking ashamed of yourself!

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Post by Jasonsmith » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:08 am

You'd hope this was the full orchestra/choir deal I guess...either that or free beer :D

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Post by flokie » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:26 am

More like a fiver a pint IIRC from the summer shows. Absolutely fuming at the ticket prices too.
Still, I'll probably pick my ticket up from tickets scotland in the hopes fees are that wee bit lower than with ticketmaster thieves. The write-up on their website is hilarious btw:
https://tickets-scotland.com/events.htm ... 000b754a1f

Olan: May's supposed to be our driest month. Still wetter than most places I'm sure - but arguably a less risky time than the summer gigs they do there.

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Re: Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow 23rd May

Post by angelsighs » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:38 am

i'd expect more of a mini festival for that price! but it seems to be the way things are going these days.

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Post by niamhm » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:20 pm

Bit surprised by the price myself but a mate who goes to a lot more gigs than me had warned me not to expect much change from £50 for this one. Seems to be the going rate for bands at this venue. I don`t think you can put this all on the promoter though, sure J. would have his input and say as well. Its seven years since they were last up here, so god knows when they'll be back so I`ll be there.

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Post by BzaInSpace » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:11 pm

Ah man, I'm so torn on this. It's Spiritualized - in Scotland! - at last.

Last time they played up here my oldest child was still in his mothers belly. Tickets for that one cost a ridiculous £17.50...

Anyone know if the seemingly small bandstand can accomodate a choir and orchestra as well as the band? If they do the kind of shows they've done recently I'll be gutted to miss this.
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Post by BzaInSpace » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:15 pm

Aw man - unreserved seating?

Messaging some pals back and forth about this - if only they would play 2 nights in the Barrowlands?
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Post by flokie » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:04 pm

Almost seriously considered a pal's offer to take a picnic blanket and some wine and sit in the park outside the arena :lol:
But I know I'll end up getting my ticket for this anyway. She's done it before, so I'll keep it in mind for some of the summer gigs instead!

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Post by niamhm » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:18 am

£55 in Top Cash Back converted into a Ticketmaster voucher then converted into a Spiritualized ticket, sorted :D

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Post by niamhm » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:14 am

As if it wasn't dear enough already, a communication breakdown between my cousin and myself means I`ve now bought two bloody tickets :shock: Still my daughter who`s 17 has expressed a definite interest in going which considering my own personal history with Spacemen 3/ Spiritualized would make it an even more special Spiritualized gig for me anyway :)

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Post by flokie » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:26 pm

Meanwhile I went to buy my ticket from Tickets Scotland on Argyle st, where it seems the tickets they were issued with won't be valid, so they gave me a receipt instead, and I'll need to go back to collect the actual tickets a fortnight before the gig. Ticketmaster to blame they said... :?

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Re: Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow 23rd May

Post by sunray » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:09 pm

One of my mates saw this post on facebook;
"I was speaking to Doggen on Friday night and he told me Glasgow’s been cancelled and they’re going to play another date there later in The year. Haven’t seen anything online about it being cancelled though".

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Re: Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow 23rd May

Post by niamhm » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:24 pm

sunray wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:09 pm
One of my mates saw this post on facebook;
"I was speaking to Doggen on Friday night and he told me Glasgow’s been cancelled and they’re going to play another date there later in The year. Haven’t seen anything online about it being cancelled though".

Make of that what you will.

A nasty rumour hopefully :shock: :?

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Post by Laz69 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:30 am

Well i eventually caved. The thought of not seeing them play AT ALL was just too much to bear.

Listening to bootlegs of current tours really has a lot to answer for! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow 23rd May

Post by clewsr » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:28 pm

Looks like this has now moved indoors. Now in the Old Fruitmarket

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Re: Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow 23rd May

Post by niamhm » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:11 pm

clewsr wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:28 pm
Looks like this has now moved indoors. Now in the Old Fruitmarket
Saw that earlier too, shame, it would have been cool at the Bandstand but 2,500 was always way too optimist for Spiritualized, especially at those prices.

Wonder if it would have been £50 if they had originally been booked to play at the Old Fruitmarket? Anyway, puts to rest rumours of the gig being cancelled now I hope,

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Post by Laz69 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:15 am

I did think that maybe they weren't selling anything like what they thought they would.

On the plus side, its a nice venue, its indoors, easier to get to from train stations and there's plenty bars nearby too.

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Re: Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow 23rd May

Post by mc » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:08 pm

(mostly deleted post because I see I'm a month behind the times :lol: )

Still, £50 for the Old Fruitmarket is far too rich for my blood, especially when Stereolab at the same venue cost me £25 :roll:

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Post by BzaInSpace » Sat May 18, 2019 7:46 pm

This long awaited Scottish gig gets closer now.

Looking very much forward to it, not least for catching up with old pals.
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Post by Laz69 » Mon May 20, 2019 7:39 am

Pissing myself with excitement for this :D :D :D although we've been relegated to the balcony due to the change of venue :? :? :?

Gonna have to see if i can get back downstairs once inside...

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Post by heisenberg » Wed May 22, 2019 6:45 pm

Anybody know where we can find stage times for those of us having to travel/work etc? And I'm guessing there's no support so it might be an early start?

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Post by flokie » Thu May 23, 2019 11:27 am

I don't think outdoors would have been so good tonight so just as well (even though that makes the ticket seem even more pricey considering average prices @ Old Fruitmarket)
Surprised about your balcony ticket Laz, mine just says Unreserved. And doors 7pm.
I haven't seen any mention of support anywhere, so I too suspect an earlyish start, but I'll try make some calls this afternoon to confirm. (There was no support in Barcelona either, but iirc gig only started 90 mins after doors opened).

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Re: Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow 23rd May

Post by flokie » Thu May 23, 2019 3:36 pm

No support. Stage time scheduled 8.30pm -> 10.30pm but promoter recommends getting there by 8 as they could decide to start earlier.

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Post by heisenberg » Thu May 23, 2019 4:04 pm

Thanks Flokie!

Getting excited now!

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Post by mkb » Thu May 23, 2019 11:24 pm

Fantastic gig. On the Sunshine was my highlight, but really great all through from where I was.

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Post by Laz69 » Fri May 24, 2019 10:31 am

Utterly brilliant from start to finish. Beautiful light show.
The sound was great too and really helped make the songs sound huge.

Joyous!

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Post by niamhm » Fri May 24, 2019 11:22 am

What they said /\/\ will post something later excuse the wobbly camera at the start, a clip oof a couple of track from last night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68SbTgY ... e=youtu.be

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Post by heisenberg » Fri May 24, 2019 12:37 pm

Absolutely wonderful gig, and maybe the best I've seen them. I was right in front of Jason. The sound was fantastic and the full attack of the band came across so well. The whole set (the same they've been playing all year) was brilliant but I think I particularly enjoyed And Nothing Hurt performed in its entirety. Never in my life have I seen (or ever wanted to see!) an artist to play their new album back-to-back, but this just emphasises how much this album and band mean to me. They've nailed it.

Things worth a mention are Doggen's solo on I'm Your Man which absolutely kicked. The Morning After dropping into almost silence in the middle before slowly building back up and then tearing into the freakout section at the end. But my absolute favourite thing and which brought tears to my eyes was the ending of Let's Dance, particularly the middle backing singer 'Come on darlin' let's dance, c'mon baby let's dance.' Absolutely beautiful. Keep an ear and eye out for her. She was phenomenal and broke my heart.

I was also pleased to see how packed out the place was. Given the venue change and grumbles online about the ticket price (worth every penny given there was eight people on stage), I was expecting it to be near empty but there was a decent turnout and the audience were pretty warm and lively. Spiritualized, thank you. Just don't make us wait seven years again next time!

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Re: Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow 23rd May

Post by BzaInSpace » Fri May 24, 2019 2:09 pm

My Soul Has Been Spiritualized...

Again.

What a fucking night.
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Post by spzretent » Fri May 24, 2019 2:36 pm

niamhm wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:22 am
What they said /\/\ will post something later excuse the wobbly camera at the start, a clip oof a couple of track from last night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68SbTgY ... e=youtu.be
Thank you for the video. It is fantastic.
So nice to hear the reports back of another great gig.
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Post by evan:) » Fri May 24, 2019 4:31 pm

nice video ... same strobes / lighting as Belfast ... really intense when its in your face

looking forward to June 3rd in Dublin but expecting more of a festival set.

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Post by Zenchan » Fri May 24, 2019 5:41 pm

I particularly enjoyed the lovely extended intro leading into Here It Comes.

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Post by veiko » Fri May 24, 2019 5:45 pm

niamhm wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:22 am
What they said /\/\ will post something later excuse the wobbly camera at the start, a clip oof a couple of track from last night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68SbTgY ... e=youtu.be
AWESOME VIDEO. Brilliant spot and fantastic vibe.

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Post by BzaInSpace » Sat May 25, 2019 11:09 am

I'm still on a massive high after that show. Just beyond...

It was a beautiful evening in Glasgow, so great to catch up with old pals and meet some new ones too. For those I was going to catch up with - Laz, Mojo - apologies but next time!

The show itself just reminded me of someone once said here - a Spiritualized gig is the best place on Earth.

The band were really tight and you could tell that reasonably extensive US tour had got the whole thing locked down. I know the mighty ORBITAL felt it should have been louder but I thought the sound was great. First half of the gig I was solo down near the front and later on near the mixing desk with my friends.

The crowd were ace - I apologise to the girl who asked me to be quiet when I got a bit too enthusiastic :lol:

The venue was outstanding too - really helpful staff who didn't even search me, so my secret gin stash was enjoyed!

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Things worth a mention are Doggen's solo on I'm Your Man which absolutely kicked. The Morning After dropping into almost silence in the middle before slowly building back up and then tearing into the freakout section at the end. But my absolute favourite thing and which brought tears to my eyes was the ending of Let's Dance, particularly the middle backing singer 'Come on darlin' let's dance, c'mon baby let's dance.' Absolutely beautiful. Keep an ear and eye out for her. She was phenomenal and broke my heart.
Absolutely all this. That bit in The Morning After was insane - and then it just kept going and going, I didn't want it to stop! Someone mentioned that long, spaced out intro to The Road which I'd forgotten about.

I think the set flowed wonderfully and it was something else to hear that whole album - and I can't see it just now but those recent comments about 'Oh Happy Day'?

I'll just leave this here. It was joyous, ecstatic and a perfect end. Listen to the backing singer going for it - she's amazing.

Lastly, thanks to the person that found my orange ANH t-shirt after leaving it in the Southside in the very early hours... managed to haggle the t-shirt guy down as I only had so much cash left...

Fucking incredible night. Play Scotland again soon!
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Re: Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow 23rd May

Post by Barrybreck01 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:39 pm

Laz69 wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:09 am
50 fucking quid???

Dirty, robbing, promoter bastards! Think because you've got a "fancy" venue in the fucking hipster West End you can charge what you want?

You should be fucking ashamed of yourself!

Cunts
You are this put out by the equivalent of $63 US dollars? J. Probably losing money. You sound like an entitled little shit and by not going you are doing the rest of the audience a favor. Who wants to be around negative assholes like you?

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Post by Laz69 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:54 am

Barrybreck01 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:39 pm
You are this put out by the equivalent of $63 US dollars? J. Probably losing money. You sound like an entitled little shit and by not going you are doing the rest of the audience a favor. Who wants to be around negative assholes like you?
£50 a ticket may not seem like much to you, but it is to me so i have to plan and budget for things like this accordingly. Since there was a real possibility the show could have sold out quick, my initial frustration at the price of tickets was out of having to try and budget for 2 tickets over the course of a few months hoping that the show would not sell out before i could get tickets. I do still think the ticket prices were inflated, more so after the change in venue, however, i still paid it in the end and i'm glad i did as it was a wonderful show.

Anyway, enough politeness. Fuck off ya fucking wank.

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Re: Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow 23rd May

Post by mojo filters » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:53 pm

It was a good gig but absurdly expensive.

>£50 for balcony standing, where the view was rather good, but all the sound was spill from the ground stacked PA. At that price they could have flown a few delay fills for the folks up top!
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