By this time last year I had seen a couple of gigs and was anticipating great things for the coming months. There were plenty of festivals to look forward to and I had already gotten my tickets to see a couple of them.
2016 seems to be a bit different. There are lots of festivals, but none of them so far have more than 1 or 2 bands that I would actually like to see.
Have I lost seven months or is this for real? Santa Cruz, the “bad boys” of Finnish metal have just released a song with pop sensation Robin.
I saw a post on their Facebook page on Thursday saying that Friday was the day, but I couldn’t quite believe it. On Friday they posted links to Spotify, and other music streaming services, to the song.
A story of coincidence, loose chat in the car and online purchase whilst driving *, this is how Imagine Dragons have come into my, and my family’s, life culminating with a gig in Helsinki in January 2016.
Having seen Within Temptation in February 2014 I eventually bought the album about six months later. While playing the album at home on evening my eldest child said that he recognized one of the songs. That song was “Radio Active” – an Imagine Dragons cover.
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.