In just over 5 weeks the trek to Tampere begins again. This years headliners on the Saturday are Def Leppard. I cannot wait to see them again. I saw them “in the ring” I’m guessing almost 30 years ago.
Like last years main act, Europe, these guys have a huge appeal to me and I really can’t wait.
Continue reading Going down to South Park …. In 5 weeks
Endless Form Most Beautiful has been out for almost a month, and I’ve listened to it very frequently. At this point in time it is my favorite Nightwish album and elevates them to my favorite current band.
Continue reading Nightwish – The Greatest Show on Earth
Last April I went to see Apocalyptica in what was
one of the weirdest gigs ever but also one of the highlights of the year last year.
This month their tour supporting Sixx A.M. kicks off with string of gigs around the U.S. and Canada.
Sixx A.M.’s Modern Vintage was one of my top albums of last year and Shadowmaker, released in Europe tomorrow, sounds classic already.
Continue reading Apocalyptica One Year On
With the anticipation of a new album from Van Halen (albeit a live one) I was keen to get a reminder of the VH greatness live as they performed on Jimmy Kimmel.
What came to pass was a reminder of all the things that I don’t like about Van Halen and why won’t be forking out nearly 100€ plus travel to see them if/when they hit the shores of Europe soon.
Continue reading Time to Call it a Day Dave
I got to see another of Finland’s more popular rock bands in February. Von Hertzen Brothers played at Tavastia promoting their new album.
Continue reading New Day Rising #vhb
Teenage Finnish pop sensation Robin will be confirmed later today as the temporary replacement for Zayn Malik who left One Direction last week in the midst of their tour.
Continue reading Robin to Replace Zayn in One Direction
As an early, and surprise, birthday party our daughter was taken to be part of Katy Perry’s first concert in Finland. Not expecting much, other than a very excited young girl, I was pleasantly delighted by the show.
Continue reading Heippa Hei Katy Perry
Having been lucky enough to meet Reckless Love at their last show in Tavastia we made an educated guess that H.E.A.T would appear after their show in the bar area to meet and greet their fans.
We weren’t wrong and they proved to be pretty solid guys too. Here are some post gig snaps.
Continue reading Meeting H.E.A.T After They Rock Tavastia
I’ve been looking forward to this gig for months. H.E.A.T are right up there with my favourite bands. Such energy and enthusiasm on stage – these guys are a real must see live band.
Since I found out they were coming to Finland on the 12th of December and buying tickets the next day, I anticipated an energetic and fun gig. It was brilliant..
Continue reading Touring Down the Walls – H.E.A.T Rock Tavastia
The last 3 live shows I’ve attended have all ended up meeting some of the performers at some stage of the night. I think I may be becoming addicted to the rush of meeting my idols.
In February it was not different when I got to meet with Robbie Williams in Helsinki.
Continue reading Let Me Entertain You