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Madness @ Arena Birmingham, 15 December 2018

Formed in 1976 Madness have survived a break up, a change of direction and a Margaret Thatcher inspired sitcom written by Ben Elton. But the rock steadiest question around was would they be nutty enough to perform at the Birmingham Arena? Judging by the flurry of Fez hats and sea of parkas we must all […]

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Nightwish @ Arena Birmingham, 10th December 2018

Nightwish in Birmingham caused a flurry of excitement through the Birmingham Live team when the tour was announced.  Could they be as good as promised?  Our photographer Chris went to find out. The opening act tonight is Beast In Black.  They formed 3 years ago and recently recruited Anton from Battle Beast. They have a […]

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Culture Club @ Arena Birmingham, 16 November 2018

New wave pop superstars Culture Club are no strangers to the limelight; the band has created groundbreaking records since the 1980s. Launching into stardom with 1982’s ‘Do You Really Want to Hurt Me’ their genre defying mixture of pop, reggae and rock produced a new sound that when mixed with their onstage personalities and shenanigans […]

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50 Cent @ Arena Birmingham 18 September, 2018

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of “Get Rich Or Die Tryin”. Business man, rap tycoon, street kid immortal 50 Cent was providing for himself by any means here at Arena Birmingham showcasing the album that propelled him from Street Kid to one of the most successful rappers of all time. The queue was so big that 50 […]

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Manic Street Preachers @ Arena Birmingham, 27 April 2018

Heading into Birmingham tonight for Manic Street Preachers couldn’t have been any smoother.  I’ve never driven down that awful stretch of M6 and got to the venue without any signs of intense traffic or delays so that’s a first. On walking to the Arena I was a little disheartened to find just a couple of […]

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Liam Gallagher @ Arena Birmingham, 12 December, 2017

I’ve seen Liam Gallagher perform live on 4 previous occasions, twice with Oasis and twice with Beady Eye.  The shows with Oasis are up there in my top 10 gigs list, but the two shows with Beady Eye , it seemed like Liam was just going through the motions live , there was non of […]

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Queen and Adam Lambert @ Arena Birmingham 30 November, 2017

Tonight was the opportunity for Birmingham Live to shoot Queen and Adam Lambert at Arena Birmingham;  a chance not to be missed. With 40 years since the launch of the album News of the World, there sure to be be some delights in the setlist. This combination of Queen (Brian May and Roger Taylor) and […]

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Bananarama @ Arena Birmingham, 23rd November, 2017

Let’s Go Crazy by Prince is blaring around Arena Birmingham which is heightening the party atmosphere that has been flowing freely for the past hour, and as the house lights dim the anticipation is overwhelming. Considering it’s been 30 years since Bananarama have performed in their original line up of Keren Woodward, Siobhan Fahey and […]

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James Blunt @ Arena Birmingham, 21st November, 2017

Who is James Blunt? The question probably brings a slew of differing opinions; some would align Blunt’s identity with his dramatic icy cold music video for smash single “You’re Beautiful.” Others would perhaps turn to Blunt’s sassy Twitter and other social media pages to define his identity. Whatever comes to mind the concept of prolific […]

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Royal Blood @ Arena Birmingham, 18th November, 2017

With the queues to get in wrapping around the building by 6pm, the popularity of Royal Blood was clear as they were about to headline their biggest gig to date. The show was opened by four piece Black Honey, bringing their indie vibe to the stage with a stomp of the FX pedals and awesome […]

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Album Review – The Twilight Sad – It Won/t Be Like This All The Time

So, rumours of The Twilight Sad producing an album containing eleven versions of  “The Love Cats” have proved to be […]

Alcuna Wilds + The Courtesy Group for Actress and Bishop

January 31st see the return to the UK of Dutch/UK Trip-Rock band ALCUNA WILDS, much likened to Portishead, who we […]

Clutch @ o2 Academy, 22nd December 2018

Thank the lawd it’s not snowing. Having had numerous wintertime gigs nobbled by the road-wrecking sky-dandruff several times before, I […]

Nile Rodgers and CHIC @ Arena Birmingham, 16 December 2018

Having sold more than 500 million records in his time, there are few musicians on the planet to have achieved […]

Madness @ Arena Birmingham, 15 December 2018

Formed in 1976 Madness have survived a break up, a change of direction and a Margaret Thatcher inspired sitcom written […]

Bury Tomorrow +36 Crazyfists + Cane Hill @ o2 Institute, 12 December 2018

Cane Hill came onstage to an already packed out 02 Institute main room; the largely mixed demographic audience arriving early […]