Just over three years ago, sixteen year-old me had discovered Avenged Sevenfold for the first time and was immediately anxious to see them live. This year that wait was finally over, and what better way for it to be fulfilled than in a massive arena following the release of a surprise album that’s still being talked about. A night of incredible performances, crazy stage productions and a massive crowd marked one of the best live performances I’ve been to. But I’m getting ahead of myself; first the supports. Continue reading Live Review: Avenged Sevenfold (Birmingham Genting, January 13th)
Bring Me The Horizon – the band that has shot up in much-deserved popularity this past year and went on to sell out the O2 for what was a truly magnificent show. Expectations were certainly high for this tour and they did not disappoint. Their fans on the other hand were…interesting. As were their support bands, Basement and Don Broco – but for very different reasons. Continue reading Live Review: Bring Me The Horizon (London O2, November 5th)
Following the release of latest album Drones, Muse have taken to the stage once again for a European arena tour. For their second of five London shows, the band brought along Phantogram as their support and they did not disappoint. The band worked well to set the mood for the main act, but rather than being patiently endured by the waiting crowd they quickly became well received and seemed to impress. Vocalist Sarah Barthel’s unique, gentle tone echoed through the arena and soothed everyone in the room. Playing through a few of their best songs before ending with the popular ‘When I’m Small’, Phantogram did very well to please their audience. And then, 30 minutes later, Muse appeared.
Muse are one of those bands known to never just stand on a stage and play hits – they perform. Continue reading Live Review: Muse Drones European Tour (London O2, April 11th)