Where the Bands Are (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, 6 March, 2019)

Last night's concert with Manfred Mann's Earth Band in Konserthuset in Gothenburg was a night of nostalgia and numerous guitar and synth solos. As every Bruce Springsteen fan knows, Manfred Mann's Earth Band setlist usually include the Springsteen covers: Blinded by the Light, For You and Spirit in the Night and last night's hit parade … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, 6 March, 2019)

Drive All Night

My all-time favorite performance of Drive All Night is from Gothenburg, July 27th 2012 (The Wrecking Ball Tour). An unforgettable rendition that will forever be imprinted in my heart. The setting was perfect. 20 songs into the already epic show the song's unmistaken piano intro silenced the audience, who turned dead quiet while bringing out their mobile phones, … Continue reading Drive All Night

Where the Bands Are (Guns N’ Roses, 21 July, 2018)

When you go and see a band who were your heroes thirty years ago you shouldn’t expect them to be the same musicians you saw then. I know that, yet I'm a bit disappointed with some parts of Guns N' Roses' show in Ullevi last night. Axl Rose's voice simply isn't quite there any more. … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Guns N’ Roses, 21 July, 2018)

Where the Bands Are (Ed Sheeran, 10 July, 2018)

Ed Sheeran's stage setup is deceptively simple: on the surface just a man and his guitar. In reality: a massive sold-out outdoor venue with huge screens showing his every move and grinning phizog and a bloke on hand to pass him his pre-tuned acoustic guitar. Seemingly filled with an innocent boyish charm Sheeran confidently bashes … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Ed Sheeran, 10 July, 2018)

Where the Bands Are (Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, 17 June, 2018)

American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit are a really strong live act. Their show in Gothenburg has been sold out for some time now. Their latest album the Nashville Sound was released in June 2017 and has been rewarded two Grammys (Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song). On the … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, 17 June, 2018)

Where the Bands Are (Foo Fighters, 5 June, 2018)

Foo Fighters' last show in Ullevi (June 12, 2015) is a modern classic: already in the second song, during the audience's favourite Monkey Wrench, singer/frontman Dave Grohl takes an unluckily step and falls off the stage slap-bang down on the ground. Nobody understands what has happened at first, but from the look on drummer Taylor … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Foo Fighters, 5 June, 2018)