Soze wrote:someone else wrote: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 were playing venues pretty much the same size. In 2006 they played the Manchester Academy 1, with a capacity of 1,500, which is the same capacity as the venue they played last year, The Ritz.
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.