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Live: The Primitives @ Manchester Ruby Lounge 27 June 2018

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Live: David Byrne American Utopia Tour @ O2 Apollo Manchester

David Byrne came to Manchester’s O2 Apollo on Monday and delivered what only be described as an energetic tour de force flanked brilliantly by a young and talented back up team of musicians and dancers.  It’s a cliché to say it but this was a gig that was an amazing privilege to be at.  For a man of sixty-six Byrne jigged and bounced around stage for the full show without seeming to need to draw breath.  The thought, imagination and craft that must have gone into creating this spectacle, I can only assume, must be immeasurable.  Highlights, for me, where the dance classic “Lazy” and “Once In A Lifetime”.  If I had one complaint it would be the omission of every track from the “Little Creatures” album, I would even have sacrificed “Road To Nowhere” just to hear “And She Was” but it wasn’t to be.  A unique performer brought a unique show to a gleeful crowd.  This will be a gig that stays firmly in the memory for years to come.  If you get the chance, go and see David Byrne for a masterclass in live performance.

 

THE THE – The Comeback Tour – Brixton Academy & The Troxy, London 6, 7 June 2018

There was a strict iPhone ban in place and enforced by Matt Johnson himself upon his return to public performance for the first time in 16 years.  These images were captured with a camera and taken quite covertly and with as little interference to anyone’s view as possible.

THE THE ARE BACK!