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and the opening ' band' at the new Leeds Arena is..

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Thats the first band announced to play there (next December), not the first band that will actually play there (next September)...

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Ok gav , i,ll get me ac / dc t shirt back out, you never know...

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Ok gav , i,ll get me ac / dc t shirt back out, you never know...

My bet is it will be something equally as rubbish but Leeds-based, like the Kaiser Chiefs or something...

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Id sooner go to The Brudenall tbh thats a proper music venue..

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Id sooner go to The Brudenall tbh thats a proper music venue..

Should never got rid of the Queens Hall,saw ac/dc in 82 and YnT supporting,plus loads other big bands............

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get Andy Acko,s opinion from the York forum hes really up on all the bands Steve :) :)

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I've actually only seen Hawkwind live once ... and that was in the somewhat surreal and salubrious setting of the Buxton Opera House a few years ago.

It's been many years since I went to see live gigs in Leeds - most of them seemed to be at the University from what I can recall.

I won't be breaking that run by going to see JLS, or FFS or whatever they're called ...

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The Leeds Uni used to have a cap of about 2,000 people,and the Queens Hall about 12,000,i saw Whitesnake smash the record in 83 with 11,000 (saints and sinner tour),i just don't think the rock bands are around today like they were in the 80's,90's,.......they built a new stadium for x factor bands to play in, Leeds council we salute you.......

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The Leeds Uni used to have a cap of about 2,000 people,and the Queens Hall about 12,000,i saw Whitesnake smash the record in 83 with 11,000 (saints and sinner tour),i just don't think the rock bands are around today like they were in the 80's,90's,.......they built a new stadium for x factor bands to play in, Leeds council we salute you.......

Its health & safety gone mad I tell thee...

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Hey Hawkwindbag check out the Ford C Max ad on sky sports , the one where the guy dives off the diving board. Its Masters Of The Universe off the In Search Of Space album. Top tune...

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Over the years, I sent a few letters to the Evening Post saying as to why Leeds will always lag behind Manchester in the music stakes as we don't have a decent Music Arena like they have in The fantastic venue The Apollo, and now they also have The Manchester Evening News Arena.

The trouble is now with the bands I like only Rammstein, Depeche Mode , Iron Maidon , could fill this venue along with ACDC.

Sadly can see the venue being a waste of time now as it will be used for silly boy bands and X factor ###### acts.

Since I penned those letters a few years ago, we now have the Cockpit, O2 and the excellent Brudenall, ( as KOL said in an earlier post ). Most of the Punk bands I like play at the Brudenall anyway. Also the beers very cheap too and, you don't get ripped off with expensive beer prices , which you will at this new arena , that's if they manage to get someone decent on.

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Over the years, I sent a few letters to the Evening Post saying as to why Leeds will always lag behind Manchester in the music stakes as we don't have a decent Music Arena like they have in The fantastic venue The Apollo, and now they also have The Manchester Evening News Arena.

The trouble is now with the bands I like only Rammstein, Depeche Mode , Iron Maidon , could fill this venue along with ACDC.

Sadly can see the venue being a waste of time now as it will be used for silly boy bands and X factor ###### acts.

Since I penned those letters a few years ago, we now have the Cockpit, O2 and the excellent Brudenall, ( as KOL said in an earlier post ). Most of the Punk bands I like play at the Brudenall anyway. Also the beers very cheap too and, you don't get ripped off with expensive beer prices , which you will at this new arena , that's if they manage to get someone decent on.

I was hoping Depeche Mode would play at the arena on the tour next year but only doing 2 UK dates at the O2 in London. Can't see many decent bands playing there to be honest.

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What about "The Platters."

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Hey Hawkwindbag check out the Ford C Max ad on sky sports , the one where the guy dives off the diving board. Its Masters Of The Universe off the In Search Of Space album. Top tune...

It certainly is KOL ... but goes against the long-standing principles of the band for many years that their music wouldn't be used for "commercial gain" ... once again proving the old adage that everyone and everything has its price. :huh:

The Leeds Uni used to have a cap of about 2,000 people,and the Queens Hall about 12,000,i saw Whitesnake smash the record in 83 with 11,000 (saints and sinner tour),i just don't think the rock bands are around today like they were in the 80's,90's,.......they built a new stadium for x factor bands to play in, Leeds council we salute you.......

I never saw a gig at Queen's Hall, but IIRC it tended to be used for bigger, established (often rock) bands, whereas the University attracted more fringe, breaking - well er, "studenty" bands. Some of the acts I can remember seeing there were The Buzzcocks, The Human League (original lineup), The Teardrop Explodes.

It can't have always been that way though - wasn't the legendary Who album "Live at Leeds" recorded at the University? That would have been late 60s/early 70s when they would have been amongst the biggest draws on the planet.

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It certainly is KOL ... but goes against the long-standing principles of the band for many years that their music wouldn't be used for "commercial gain" ... once again proving the old adage that everyone and everything has its price. :huh:

I never saw a gig at Queen's Hall, but IIRC it tended to be used for bigger, established (often rock) bands, whereas the University attracted more fringe, breaking - well er, "studenty" bands. Some of the acts I can remember seeing there were The Buzzcocks, The Human League (original lineup), The Teardrop Explodes.

It can't have always been that way though - wasn't the legendary Who album "Live at Leeds" recorded at the University? That would have been late 60s/early 70s when they would have been amongst the biggest draws on the planet.

1970 The Who recorded their first live album at Leeds University. Recorded on the 14th Febuary released on the 16th May.

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What about "The Platters."

Now where talking Al........M&S do a lovely Shellfish platter :)

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I believe it is Bon jovi that will be thirst band to play there

Polie you can come with me,blackhawk and blackpool to night school for spelling lessons and after we go to the pub to quench are first :D :D

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Funny enough i saw a tribute band bon jiovi at the roscoe last night, they were pretty good.

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Funny enough i saw a tribute band bon jiovi at the roscoe last night, they were pretty good.

Great venue the Roscoe

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Great venue the Roscoe

The Duchess was spot on as a venue, a lot of small bands played there before they made it (oasis,Nirvana,Del Amitri,Quireboys) and bands that had made it played as well,Status Quo played not long before it shut,Snowy white,Steve Marriott (Small Faces) and many more,John Keenan was the man who got the bands on there and his still pulling the strings at the Roscoe,and to finish the night off at the Duchess,a kebab shop next door......good times.............A glass fronted shops there now BOSS i think........

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Mine and Robbos favourite The Smyths used to play there a lot, class Smiths tribute band, now moved up to Brundell, Seen Bad Manners there a few times too, you get all the best tribute acts there, Beautiful Southmartins etc.

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