It’s been over 2 years since Jared Leto and 30 Seconds to Mars set Reading & Leeds alight with a masterclass in anthemic rock. Nearly 5 months into their Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams tour, they’re back in the UK. A final date at the O2 confirmed that 30 Seconds to Mars do epic as well as anyone.
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There usually isn’t much variety in what you can add to pepper a Valentine’s eve with grace and romance; you wouldn’t want to miss these two either, or there is no point in making such a night so special. Continue reading “Love Classics for Valentine’s at the Barbican centre : a marvelous night with a highlight.”
The boys from Melbourne bring it back to the UK with their biggest tour yet to support the release of their latest album, Steal the Light. Touring until the 16th of November at venues across Europe. Click here for dates.
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It was a privileged audience that attended the 26th October performance of the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall. The Rest is Noise series, a title borrowed from Alex Ross’ book on 20th century classical composers and their music, has covered a formidable repertoire this season but Shostakovich’s 13th was always going to be a firm favourite.
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There is something so ethereal about Agnes Obel. Raised in Denmark but now based in Berlin, the melancholy in her sound echoes folk and fairytale conventions. In the queue I overhear two burly men sum this up quite neatly. ‘She’s girly… but with a dark side’ one says to the other. Thus the Neo-Gothic, Grade-I listed Union Chapel, Islington, seems a fitting venue.
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