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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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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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The Lovely Eggs play the Sunflower Lounge next Monday

A great way to round off the bank holiday weekend as The Lovely Eggs are in Birmingham. The Lovely Eggs have been selling out venues across the country without the help of management, booking agent or record label support. And true to form they return with their fourth self-produced and self-recorded album This is Our Nowhere a title […]

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Mobb Deep kick off tour at 02 Academy Birmingham

Queensbridge Hip Hop duo Mobb Deep are rocking up in the UK as part of their “20 Anniversary Tour.” The “Infamous Mobb Deep tour” includes eight UK dates with a very special opening UK show in Birmingham at the O2 Academy on May 1st. The tour will be an anniversary of 20 years since “The […]

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The Sword + Lonely Kamel @ Wolverhampton Slade Rooms – 6th January 2013

After a quiet period for gigs over Christmas and New Year, it’s good blow those cobwebs away and to to start the 2013 gig season off with something loud, epic and nonsense-free. And tonight, Wolverhampton gets not one, but two bands who rise to the occasionally perfectly. Tonight’s main support, Lonely Kamel, are playing their […]

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Gojira @ Manchester Academy 2 – 7th November 2012

Let’s start this review with a bold statement… In my honest opinion, Gojira are currently the best metal band on the planet. Big words, I know, but each time they release an album, and especially every time I witness their live performances, my belief in that statement only grows stronger. Tonight, in Manchester, the French […]

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Eddie Vedder & Glen Hansard @ Hammersmith Apollo, London – 30th July 2012

As the original frontman of one of the planet’s most popular rock bands, who have recently celebrated their 20th anniversary, you’d think Eddie Vedder might appreciate some time off in between filling arenas with Pearl Jam. Yet here he is, filling venues as a solo artist (this is the first of two sold out nights […]

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Rob Zombie + Marilyn Manson’s “Twins Of Evil” Tour To Hit UK

Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie have extended their recently announced co-headlining “Twins of Evil” tour – arguably the most exciting rock tour this year – to take in four arena shows in the UK. Debauchery, theatrics, ghoulish imagery, and a full-on assault on all the senses are what’s in store for fans, as part of […]

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POLIÇA – UK Tour Coming to HMV Institute

Poliça’s UK tour is coming to Birmingham HMV Institute’s Temple Room on Fri 22 March POLIÇA have rapidly become one of the years most talked about bands after a whirlwind SXSW. Drowned In Sound named them band of the festival and they were favourites for many others including The Times and The Telegraph. Recent single […]

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Kate Nash + Brigette Aphrodite @ The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham – 17th April 2010

As angry clouds of volcanic ash sweep across the country from our dear friends in Iceland (presumably in part-payment for the £400 gazillion they owe us?), an (at times) equally angry Kate Nash is doing likewise, bringing her all new Riot Grrrrllllllllll act to the Hairy Hounds. I can’t believe it’s been three years since […]

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Seaway @ o2 Institute, 15 January 2018

Following the release of their third studio record ‘Vacation’ last year, pop punkers Seaway brought some sunshine to Birmingham on […]

Paramore + mewithoutYou @ Genting Arena, 14 January, 2018

The notion that just two weeks into the new year will see the optimism that greeted 2018 dissipate as the […]

The Big Birmingham Live review of 2017

We have had another great year at Birmingham Live.  We have been able to cover a wide range of gigs […]

The Prodigy @ Civic Hall, Wolverhampton 19th December 2017

So to the final gig (for me) of 2017 and there couldn’t be a better way to sign off than […]

HIM @ Rock City, Nottingham 15 December, 2017

Arriving at Rock City tonight I noticed an already growing crowd present for the opener Biters. Formed in 2009 , […]

UB40 @ Genting Arena, 15 December, 2017

UB40 have been playing their smooth yet rootsy blend of music together for over 30 years to critical global success, […]