Where the Bands Are (Way Out West 2019- Day 2)

Way Out West, 9 August, 2019 Day 2The lineup for the second day of WOW19 had some gems for me and it started with a visit to the cinema for a Nordic premiere. Blinded by the Light is a British comedy-drama film inspired by the life of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor's acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Way Out West 2019- Day 2)

Where the Bands Are (Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, 5 August, 2019)

For my fifth time seeing Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, a different city and venue, a great meet-up and terrific show - a glorious Communion and Party Mambo! The VenueAmager Bio is one of Copenhagen's most frequently used concert venues with about 200 concerts a year. It has a capacity of 1100 standing … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, 5 August, 2019)

Where the Bands Are (Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, 18 July, 2019)

The concept is this: A menu of 200 familiar classic rock songs scroll constantly on the giant video screen behind the stage. Occasionally, Max Weinberg walks out into the crowd and take a batch of requests from audience members, who stand and shout out their picks, and the band play them - creating an interactive … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, 18 July, 2019)

Where the Bands Are (Eddie Vedder, 30 June, 2019)

Sometimes the hardship of getting to a show makes it even more enjoyable. Travelling to the Eddie Vedder show, in Düsseldorf on June 30, was an adventure to say the least. My friend and I were booked on different flights from Sweden to Germany and although we did our very best to try and persuade … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Eddie Vedder, 30 June, 2019)

Where the Bands Are (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, 21 June, 2003)

On this date, 21 June 2003, eighteen years after the cult-declared "Stadium Breaker"-shows in 1985, where Bruce Springsteen and a crowd of 64 312 spectators made the entire venue (built on clay) sway, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band returned to Ullevi, Gothenburg, this time with the Rising Tour. It's Midsummer Day and most … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, 21 June, 2003)

Where the Bands Are (Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, 1 June, 2019)

Little Steven and The Disciples of Souls' show in the venue "Cirkus" in Stockholm was vibrant and powerful, both musically and visually. With its oversized production; a full fourteen piece band consisting of a five piece horn section, drummer, bass player, bongo and percussionist, two keyboard players, three backing singers and a guitarist plus Steven Van … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, 1 June, 2019)

Where the Bands Are (Mumford and Sons, 18 May, 2019)

Mumford & Sons’ Delta World Tour rolled into Gothenburg Saturday night to Scandinavium Arena and from the minute they walked on the stage the band wasted no time at all. They opened with well known up-tempo songs; Guiding Light, Little Lion Man and Holland Road and the crowd was clapping and singing along from the … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Mumford and Sons, 18 May, 2019)

Where the Bands Are (Lukas Graham, 10 May, 2019)

Friday night (May 10.) I attended the Lukas Graham' concert, in Gothenburg Film Studios. First, the venue: Gothenburg Film Studios is situated somewhat remote from downtown Gothenburg, located in an area where you primarily find office buildings and some newly built residential houses. My friend and I had to use google maps to find our … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Lukas Graham, 10 May, 2019)

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)