Following the Manics’ triumphant Cardiff shows for the NHS in September, I was itching to see the band again on their main tour for The Ultra Vivid Lament.
I have to admit, I was not in the most gigtastic of spirits as I set out for the RAH this night. The weather was intensely warm and humid, giving this October night an eerie, otherworldly feel.
All the gigs of my life: Gig 143 – Manic Street Preachers, Thursday, June 22, 2017, Bristol Harbourside (Bristol Sounds)
A breezy harbourside Manics experience.
It was the summer of 2017, and a season of gigs was upon me, starting with these two miraculous shows from Take That.
Manic Street Preachers at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Sunday 19th and Monday 20th of September 2021
The Manics in Cardiff, playing two gigs for the NHS, at the top of their game. It doesn’t get much better than that.
A sweltering Saturday night engulfed in the sounds and sights of Bicep.
My second Pet Shop Boys gig of 2017 was a much more sedate and stately affair than the first.
My final venture into the world of tribute bands.
This was, without a doubt, the gig I’ve been waiting for, the gig I’ve needed since the dark days of April 2020: a legendary rock star singing legendary rock songs. And it was so, so good to be back.
Rounding off an excellent weekend Up North with a gig from the Pet Shop Boys.