Tag: O2 Arena

  • A Farewell to Genesis

    A Farewell to Genesis

    Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks – Genesis to you and me – played their last ever concerts at The O2 Arena this weekend. I last saw Genesis play live in 1987, at Wembley Stadium on the Invisible Touch tour. Collins was a dynamo, walking up to the stage like a boxer, every bit […]

  • Beatles Reunite As Ringo Starr Joins Paul McCartney Onstage In London

    Beatles Reunite As Ringo Starr Joins Paul McCartney Onstage In London

    Beatles fans received an early Christmas present last night as the two surviving Beatles, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, played together onstage for the first time since Ringo’s 2015 inauguration into the Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame, for the first time since 2002’s Concert For George in the U.K., and for only the tenth […]

  • Arctic Monkeys Gallery Exhibition Shows Substance Behind The Style

    This week The Arctic Monkeys sold out four consecutive nights at the 20,000 capacity O2 Arena. They now move out of town to sold out shows in Birmingham, Sheffield, Dublin and Newcastle. Such is the clamour for all things Arctic Monkey, they even sold out of tickets for a gallery exhibition in fashionable Fitzrovia, which […]

  • Yes Overcome Sparse Crowd at Stone Free Festival, O2 Arena

    Yes Overcome Sparse Crowd at Stone Free Festival, O2 Arena

    It was the climax of the Stone Free Festival at the O2 Arena, and the 20,000 seater was less than a third full. Perhaps a reflection of the bill which veered from Supertramp to Megadeth but stuck to a “classic rock” brief, but perhaps just a reflection of the popularity of Fathers Day and a […]

  • Queens of the Stone Age – Live In London

    Josh Homme has come a long way since his formative teenage years when his band, Sons of Kyuss, filled the hot, star-filled Palm Desert sky with cacophonous noise, bonfire smoke and teenage attitude, playing gear powered by generators to a seething crowd of bored desert kids. A far cry from tonight, where Josh Homme has […]

  • Neil Young Live at The O2 Arena: A Journey Through The Past

    Neil Young Live at The O2 Arena: A Journey Through The Past

     There are two kinds of live artists: those who play the hits, and those who don’t.  One of my favourite Neil Young stories is about the time Young played a set of completely new, unheard songs to an audience, then told them “here’s one you’ve heard before” only to then dash their hopes of […]

  • Five Reasons Why You Should See Van Morrison In Concert

    Five Reasons Why You Should See Van Morrison In Concert

    Tom Jones and Van Morrison: Live at the O2 Arena According to Sir Thomas Jones Woodward, it was way back in 1965 that he and Sir George Ivan Morrison Jr. first played together in a club called the Starlight Room. Some fifty years later these two Knights of the Realm, with over a hundred years […]

  • The National: The World’s Biggest Unknown Band – live at O2 Arena, London

    The National: The World’s Biggest Unknown Band – live at O2 Arena, London

    When telling colleagues and friends that I was going to see The National last night, for their final show of their “Trouble Will Find Me” world tour, almost all of them gave me the same one word answer. “…….Who……???” On this evidence* it seems that The National might just be the World’s Biggest Unknown Band. […]

  • Jack White: Live at the O2 Arena

    Jack White: Live at the O2 Arena

    “Ten years ago I was in a band called The White Stripes and we were going to play the O2 Arena, but we had to cancel the tour, so that’s one reason we’re playing here tonight.” The world most important trinket-maker and blues guitarist, Jack White, returned to the UK and London’s O2 Arena last […]

  • Leonard Cohen – Live at the O2 Arena – Review

    Leonard Cohen – Live at the O2 Arena – Review

    Warning: The following Leonard Cohen In Concert review may contain lazy, clichéd references to attributes associated with Leonard Cohen which may upset some more sensitive fans of Cohen including words and phrases such as: a) Depressing b) Old age pensioner (Spoiler: keep reading – it all turns out okay in the end). I was very […]

  • How I Learned To Love Radiohead – Live At The O2 Arena

    How I Learned To Love Radiohead – Live At The O2 Arena

    In many ways, writing a Radiohead concert review is somewhat redundant. What do you want to know about last night’s O2 Arena show ? That they were mesmeric? That they played two songs each from OK Computer and The Bends? (Airbag, Street Spirit, Paranoid Android and Planet Telex)… Strangely enough last night was my first […]

  • The Vaccines, Mystery Jets, and Tribes at Mr. Jack’s Birthday

    The Vaccines, Mystery Jets, and Tribes at Mr. Jack’s Birthday

    The Vaccines headlined a special show last night – at The Devil’s Arse Cave in the beautiful Peak District as part of Mr Jack’s (of Jack Daniels) Birthday Celebrations. It has been quite a couple of years for The Vaccines. Their rise must have seemed pretty meteoric when they played Later…With Jools Holland before they […]