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[ Wednesday, March 02, 2005 ]

Nine Inch Nails ticket takeaway
Starbuck [20:40] Comments: 4 []
Way back on Wednesday 18 January, sometime co-editor Stu wafted under my nose the news that tickets for Nine Inch Nails at the London Astoria on March 30-31 - the only announced date at the time - were about to go on sale, but at a pre-sale the day before they were snaffled up in 25 minutes.

Curses, I thought. The two NIN concerts I've experienced were amongst the very best I've ever experienced. From the gig at the Birmingham Powerhouse (or something) during the electropunk Pretty Hate Machine years which birthed the nineties - where the moshpit was a near riot, as was the stage itself, Reznor trying to electrocute his keyboard player with buckets of water and pieces of equipment being smashed into pieces - to The Fragile extravaganza in the Brixton Academy a few years back. And I wanted more.

So I was quietly overjoyed to hear them announce some more UK dates in July - London Brixton Academy (July 4), Glasgow Barrowlands (7), Birmingham Academy (8), and Manchester Apollo (10), tickets for which have today gone on sale. Stusie and Kathryn have already got some. And this is where you come in.

I've been way too busy today to phone up myself, and should a ticket for the Brixton Academy be offered my way (pretty please, Mr Stuart) I'm not sure whether I could afford the time off work. Devastatingly the Friday night tickets for Birmingham have sold out according to the NME ticketline. But if you really love me, and you know that you do, you'll get me some from eBay. Get to it, friends.

4 Comment(s):

Comment by Blogger Gary, at March 02, 2005 10:05 pm  :

Swap you for an iPod ;) 20Gb will suffice :)

Comment by Blogger The Saturnyne, at March 03, 2005 5:11 am  :

NIN? Beh! Pussies! The most ferociously relentless and cruel music out there is STILL The Swans. Especially early Swans. They make NIN etc look like/ sound like The Tweenies.

Yours, totally unbiasedly, and one day hoping to do a Mastermind, with Specialist Subject: Childrens Telly...


Comment by Blogger Starbuck, at March 03, 2005 7:41 pm  :

Don't knock The Tweenies. They make Rosie and Jim look like The Tellytubbies.

Must check out these Swans of yours. I bet they make Bodger and Badger look like The Krankies Joke Machine...

Comment by Blogger Starbuck, at March 03, 2005 7:46 pm  :

(The annoying thing is that Stu's now got a spare ticket available for me in London - he ended up with four tickets on two different dates, wot with the newly-added dates on the 5th, 11th, 13th and 14th - but I dunno if I can spare the time off work. Oh the angst.)

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