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#41 number9

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:06 AM

Confirmed that Kaiser Chiefs will open Leeds arena 13th September 2013

Edited by number9, 27 November 2012 - 11:17 AM.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:07 PM

Does KOL get in any cheaper to these venues with him being unemployed and a pensioner ?

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:14 PM

Speaking of leeds venues i remember seeing hawkwind at the queens hall , an alnighter with aurthur brown on the bill . i was also at leeds town hall for the focus concert that directly led to the famous sound limit being applied of 96 decibels as people were leaving the town hall totally deaf and one with a bleeding eardrum . The most stand out concert i saw at leeds town hall in hindsight was in 1973 with mott the hoople featuring a little known band as support that did alright for themselves later ...think they called themselves Queen .great days .

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:15 PM

Status Quo got banned from Leeds after trouble in the 70's when they played the Town Hall , I remember Leeds Council banning Ozzy from hanging a miget and useing lazers at the Queens Hall 82........funny what bands you see supporting , then they end up being bigger than the bands they support....saw Bon jovi support Kiss at the Queens Hall 84.......

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:11 AM

In the early 90's I went to see James (of "Sit Down Next To Me" fame, plus numerous smaller hits).

On first to warm the crowd up that night ... Radiohead.

Much earlier than that even (probably some way short of my 18th birthday :o ) I went to a gig at a large and often dangerous pub up Roundhay Road called the Forde Green. The band were working hard at fusing synths into punky-style songs. It's probably fair to say they were still on their "learning curve", and not everyone in the crowd was appreciative of their efforts ... in fact I'm not even sure if they managed to finish their set.

The name of that band was Simple Minds.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:59 AM

In the early 90's I went to see James (of "Sit Down Next To Me" fame, plus numerous smaller hits).

On first to warm the crowd up that night ... Radiohead.

Much earlier than that even (probably some way short of my 18th birthday :o ) I went to a gig at a large and often dangerous pub up Roundhay Road called the Forde Green. The band were working hard at fusing synths into punky-style songs. It's probably fair to say they were still on their "learning curve", and not everyone in the crowd was appreciative of their efforts ... in fact I'm not even sure if they managed to finish their set.

The name of that band was Simple Minds.

Some big bands played the Fforde Green , i think its a polish super store now , and further up the road was another good venue "The Astoria" good times.........

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:02 AM

Seen Simple Minds a couple of times at the Forde,y. Used to get some pretty big bands on, seen the sex pistols, stranglers, be bop deluxe all in their early days there.One band from South Yorks seemed to be on every other week , Hair of the Dog...then they changed their name to Saxon.I rate the Irish Centre on York Road as well, decent stage good sound and get 500 in no problem.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:19 AM

Seen Simple Minds a couple of times at the Forde,y. Used to get some pretty big bands on, seen the sex pistols, stranglers, be bop deluxe all in their early days there.One band from South Yorks seemed to be on every other week , Hair of the Dog...then they changed their name to Saxon.I rate the Irish Centre on York Road as well, decent stage good sound and get 500 in no problem.

I think they where called "son of a #####" steve before they became Saxon.....

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:21 AM

youre right rick, im thinking of that pub on the cinema complex on kirkstall road doh !
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:33 AM

Seen Simple Minds a couple of times at the Forde,y. Used to get some pretty big bands on, seen the sex pistols, stranglers, be bop deluxe all in their early days there.One band from South Yorks seemed to be on every other week , Hair of the Dog...then they changed their name to Saxon.I rate the Irish Centre on York Road as well, decent stage good sound and get 500 in no problem.


You might have been at the same "Minds" gig as me then KOL! You might have spotted us, we were the group of naive under-age looking types, standing not too far from the exit doors in case it all kicked off!! :D

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

Bien Venue up Pudsey is a great place to watch bands, the best I have seen there is The Bridewell Taxis.

I like the Irish Centre as well seen a fantastic punk band called The Po Boys there.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:57 PM

Speaking of leeds venues i remember seeing hawkwind at the queens hall , an alnighter with aurthur brown on the bill . i was also at leeds town hall for the focus concert that directly led to the famous sound limit being applied of 96 decibels as people were leaving the town hall totally deaf and one with a bleeding eardrum . The most stand out concert i saw at leeds town hall in hindsight was in 1973 with mott the hoople featuring a little known band as support that did alright for themselves later ...think they called themselves Queen .great days .


I was at that gig great gig, seen a few at the town hall Thin Lizzy, Cockney Rebel to name two.

FForde Green was good too ,apart from Be Bop Deluxe used to see a band called Strife who were from Liverpool there, they never made it big , but should have, they had Supertramp support them at other venues. Dodgy area though waiting for your bus home in the late 70s.

The best gig attended was the Ramones at the Leeds Uni from start to finish a packed out Uni crowd from front to back of the hall going mental. Seen Buzzcocks there too with a little band called Joy Division in support. Usually I stay in the bar for the support , but this time it paid off.

Now have tonight off work as a holiday and going to The O2 in Leeds to see another old punk band, The Damned.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:31 AM

Just been on radio this morning that Elton John will be the first act to play the Leeds Arena on 4th Sept 2013.........

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:57 AM

Thought it was the Kaiser Chiefs Rick? Cant see Elton John selling it out, he had his best days 30 yr ago.The rock scene seems to be struggling at the mo.Pearl Jam were good at Manc Arena a few months ago.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:24 AM

Thought it was the Kaiser Chiefs Rick? Cant see Elton John selling it out, he had his best days 30 yr ago.The rock scene seems to be struggling at the mo.Pearl Jam were good at Manc Arena a few months ago.

I thought it was them aswell Steve , local radio every hour its been saying it (magic 828) love n peace :)

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:26 AM

I saw him in Hong Kong last night as it goes (we don't get much live music so got to take what you can get!). Fair play to him though, he put on a good show.

Edited by HK Hawk, 05 December 2012 - 10:28 AM.


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:16 PM

Saw Elton John when he did a number of small venues around Europe a couple of years back - he certainly gave value for money and was on stage the best part of 3 hours.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:57 PM

Saw Elton John when he did a number of small venues around Europe a couple of years back - he certainly gave value for money and was on stage the best part of 3 hours.

Yeh its good when you get value for money in seeing bands , when i used to go to Reading festival before it was twinned with Leeds 1987 , 1988 , it cost me £29 , £32 ,for a full weekend ticket (fri,sat,sun) , whats the price now over £200 , the cost of living as'nt gone up that much , early 80's i paid £4.50 to see AC/DC at the Queens Hall , my first pint of cider was 78p , could get smashed for a fiver....... B)

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:05 AM

Rather stick pins in my eyes to be honest.

Think I will save my money for a last 16 of the champions league. Hail Hail

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:32 AM

Rather stick pins in my eyes to be honest.

Think I will save my money for a last 16 of the champions league. Hail Hail

Don't tell me you were'nt moved when you saw Lion King Daz...... :lol:




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