Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by SithForceLord, Nov 13, 2005.
Hehe thats what I was hoping for!
Clapton @ the Mission!
Now to try and get tickets...
Link doesn't seem to work, but tickets expected to be $80-$120?
The WBC album release party, kings arms friday 23rd 8pm. Should be good. I think it's $15 on the door or cheaper pre-sale, but they say ticketmaster is running it, but ticketmasters website doesn't find "wbc" or "kings arms gig on the 23rd". Useless.
I've been waiting for their album for years, since I saw them and Stylus77 at the Dux down in chch, they were really awesome and hopefully kings arms should be more of the same. Their album's pretty mint. Ska / Reggae kinda of...
Mission Link's fine (??) GA $98, seated more expensive. On sale tomorrow midday.
Ahhh are they really on sale tomorrow??
Crap and i have no money but REALLY wanna go
Link *was* taking me somewhere else, working now.
and let me guess ... it's sold out, and there are 500 on TradeMe with "bought tickets and then I realised I couldn't go" messages. Damn scalpers.
First concert I ever went to was Eric Clapton at the supertop in, I think, 1990 when he was touring "Journeyman". It was a great, sweaty show with lots of balding men with beer guts and ponytails. Played all the hits, inc. what seemed like a 20 minute version of "Layla". Not that interested in him anymore, but I'm sure he'd put on a great show.
Already a few tix on TradeMe, yeah.
The ticketing site crashed upon going live at midday and was down until about 4pm. I just drove to my local Ticketmaster (Rebel Sport) at 1pm, they turned on their ticket checkout for me and 2 minutes later was walking out the door with 4 tickets in my hand. I noticed after about 4:15pm a sold out sign went up in the ticketing site, so I hope all my mates who I told to go to Rebel Sport or Real Groovy got tickets before the site came back online.
That 1990 one was a great show, Lawrence, and right at the height of my Clapton phase and about 2 days after my final 1st year Uni exam. Good times, good times...
glad you got tickets. Is he touring with a full band, or is it a solo acoustic thing? He seems a bit less interested in rocking out these days. Yeah, that1990 Supertop was a great introduction to the world of live gigs.
Full band - his recent setlists have been pretty "rock" with an unplugged-style interlude - and of course he's played 8 or so shows with Cream in the last year, so that may have fired him up a little (Though, amusingly 'Crossroads' is the only Cream song in the current set)
Here's a typical setlist from the current European tour (June 10).
Got To Get Better In A Little While
Everybody Oughta Make A Change
I Am Yours
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
Running On Faith
Little Queen of Spades
Let It Rain
Something for everyone!
In fact I think I may playlist that set now & see how it sounds...
3rd set looks the goods for a part time EC fan. Though, as I've learnt, even absolutely hideous bands can sound average when live and you're in the mood (re: nickleback //shudders//) and the Rolling Stones / Deep Purple songs I didn't know (ala Hauraki) still kicked arse.
Speaking of which, why doesn't anyone ring hauraki (or any radio station) and say "you play 5% of a bands songs, over and over! How about some of their other stuff?"
And the first two sets are what have me most interested, some great obscure album tracks, an acoustic set, some blues numbers etc.
This came through on a Clapton mailing list today;
For those Kiwi slowhanders who missed out on the Mission Concert (And
don't want to buy off the Wa@#&ers on Trademe) According
to Radio Hauraki this (Thursday) morning there will be an Auckland
Concert - no other details yet
Interesting considering how heavily the Mission show marketing weighed on the "Only NZ show" tagline, and promotors quoted on saying that the mission date was the only available date for an NZ stopover.
Doesn't really worry me, a road trip is great & the Mission is a beautiful setting, but some people are gonna be annoyed if the story pans out.
on a less dad-rock note (sorry JP) just got 2 x tickets for The Strokes at the St. James. They were so amazing when they played the BDO a few years back, so I can't wait.
Yeah they were a stand out at the 2005 BDO
Yeah, Julian Casablancas harassing the camped out Metallica crowd was the highlight of the day!
hahaha JP I saw your comment about Claptons gig in the Herald time out...
I'm playing the London Underground Bar opposite Civic Theatre on the 8th of July (Saturday). Check www.myspace.com/thedebutantesnz for more info, and some downloadable tracks.
What is it with July 8? So many things are happening on that night. lol
Red Hot Chili Peppers are confirmed to be headliners of the 2007 Big Day Out according to blog's from bassist Michael Balzary aka Flea...
Thats from Wikipedia
it was also in the latest rolling stone magazine!
That might be enough to get me to finally go to a BDO.
I've heard Foo Fighters are coming back near the end of this year.
If the Foo Fighters are coming, they should soooooo bring Weezer with them!!!!!!!
why, are Weezer their pets?
that being said, I'd so much rather see Weezer than the RHCP (boring) or The Foo Fighters (turgid).
Chili's boring? Have you heard Stadium Arcadium? It's stunning. In all honesty, it's like a Greatest Hits Album. Almost every song on the first CD could be a radio hit. I think they've really hit their stride with it. And the Foo's, they're a fantastic band.
Yea, why would Foo's bring Weezer? They're more likely to invite Queens of the Stone Age or Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (that would be cool).
The Foos and Weezer have been touring together on the "Foozer" tour.
The Chillis are fine but I'd rather seem Rivers Cuomo and the lads anyday, the last Weezer gig was here in '96 on the Pinkerton tour, geez, I would of been about 17 then when I went to it.