The Live Arena 2

So this weeks on stage viewing may consist of these three gigs. As it stands now though I’m not sure about tonight as I’m currently battling “man flu”!!

Monday – Manchester Gorilla.

Massachusetts hardcore band Bane are playing Manchester on their farewell show, calling it quits on a 20 year career. In tow is Pennsylvania hardcore band Code Orange (now they’ve dropped the Kids part!)

Wednesday – Birmingham Genting Arena.

“All bad things must come to an end. The final tour”

Calling it quits on December 31st this year are Mötley Crüe after nearly 35 years of ups and downs and even more downs. Their support is the ever youthful Alice Cooper – the first tour I saw in this venue in 1989 on the Trash tour. This is going to be quite a spectacle.

Saturday – Leeds University.

The annual Damnation festival now in its 11th cycle. From its humble beginnings of Raging Speedhorn and Entombed at the now defunct Jillys Rockworld in Manchester, to Bolt Thrower and Cannibal Corpse last year this indoor festival has grown from strength to strength. I wait years to see Asphyx – now they play the UK twice in one year!!