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by Soze
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Ozzy & Judas Priest UK/IRE Tour 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 12988

Re: Ozzy & Judas Priest UK/IRE Tour 2019

Value for money is always an individual thing. For me, sixty five quid for a Maiden ticket is good value as I've never seen them deliver anything but a great performance, with amazing visuals...and they're my favourite band. Ozzy...you're taking a gamble on what he'll sound like and I personally don...
by Soze
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1950
Views: 198719

Re: Next Announcement

Sabaton sold out the Brixton Academy on their last UK visit if I recall correctly, on the back of a top 20 album. So yeah, they're still a thing here.
by Soze
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Ozzy & Judas Priest UK/IRE Tour 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 12988

Re: Ozzy & Judas Priest UK/IRE Tour 2019

The 'must see metal event in ages' is subjective surely? A headliner whose voice is shot and a special guest with a legendary twin guitar double act...who aren't in the band any more. It would have been the must see metal event of 1985 but not 2018. For the same money I can watch 4 different gigs in...
by Soze
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1950
Views: 198719

Re: Next Announcement

houston4044 wrote:You mean the demographic BOA is aiming for?


Opeth are still a metal band, certainly moreso than Mr Big!
by Soze
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1950
Views: 198719

Re: Next Announcement

No - Ritz is considerably smaller. Academy 1 is 2600, they played there up to Heritage, then they were down to the 900 cap Academy 2, then on the last tour is was In the Ritz - I've been to sold out gigs there and you can't move, it wasn't like that when Opeth played last year. I've never been ther...
by Soze
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1950
Views: 198719

Re: Next Announcement

I think they used to be bigger - moving away from the heavier/growly vocals seemed to rub people the wrong way - up here, on the Ghost Reveries your they were filling a venue nearly twice the size of the places they were in on the back if the proggier stuff According to the info I've googled they w...
by Soze
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1950
Views: 198719

Re: Next Announcement

Opeth were playing O2 venues on their last tour, I saw them in Bristol and it was sold out, that's somewhere around 2-2,500 capacity. That was on the back on an album which reached no. 11 in the UK charts. I certainly wouldn't say they're getting smaller, quite the opposite.
by Soze
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1950
Views: 198719

Re: Next Announcement

The problem is Opeth have headlined. And it was boring. So, so boring. In your opinion. I'd be more than happy for them to deadline again (though they are probs a sub-level band these days). I'd say Opeth are a bigger band than Gojira. As for their live shows, I enjoy them but I can see why someone...
by Soze
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Helloween
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: Helloween

Yes but I fear they've too expensive (or at least ask for too much). They've headlined everywhere else this summer with 2.5 hour setlist, Bloodstock would give them an hour as special guests at best. I can't believe that discussions weren't had.
by Soze
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Dark Tranquility
Replies: 10
Views: 1740

Re: Dark Tranquility

I put them down in the Bloodstock Bingo every year, simply flabbergasted that it's been so long since they've played. Wonder if they price themselves out (unlikely?!) or have fallen out with the bookers?
by Soze
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Bloodstock Open Air 2019
Topic: Next Announcement
Replies: 1950
Views: 198719

Re: Next Announcement

If Accept toured the country they'd be playing to pretty small crowds in a lot of places. They may sell well in a one off date in London but that's pretty much the extent of their pulling power. There's no way they'd sell out the 500 capacity venue in Plymouth that the likes of Amon Amarth and Alest...
by Soze
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Ozzy & Judas Priest UK/IRE Tour 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 12988

Re: Ozzy & Judas Priest UK/IRE Tour 2019

If it were Priest with KK and Glen I'd be interested. They were Priest for me. It's not the same anymore. I'm sure they still put on a show but it's just not really Priest in my book. Ozzy's voice is shot and tbh, I don't think he's written a good album since 1983! Ticket, travel, hotel...this would...
by Soze
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.
Replies: 809
Views: 213779

Re: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.

Jacqueline Pearce has died today at 74. Starred in a couple of Hammer Horror movies, Doctor Who, The Avengers etc. but was famous for her iconic performance as Servalan in the BBC cheapo sci-fi series Blakes 7. I imagine she'll be well remembered amongst those of us in our 40s and beyond.
by Soze
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Gigs, tours and festivals
Topic: Ozzy & Judas Priest UK/IRE Tour 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 12988

Re: Ozzy & Judas Priest UK/IRE Tour 2019

I'd happily watch either of these at a festival but even for both combined, I'm not shelling out north of eighty quid.
by Soze
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread
Replies: 1556
Views: 306537

Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Last gig - St Vincent at the O2 in Leeds
Next gig - Blaze Bayley at some pub in Bridgwater