Sunday, 17 November 2013

Stereophonics Newcastle Metro Arena (16/11/2013)

STEREOPHONICS are a band I've loved from a young age, and on the eve of Monday November 16th 2013 I finally got to see one of my favourite bands blow the roof off of Newcastle.

Touring with their new album 'Graffiti On the Train' Stereophonics have lashed out an amazing setlist that fans across the world will adore.

Opening with an energetic and mighty 'Catacomb' it was easy to see from then that this Welsh foursome were on top of their game that night.

I couldn't believe how high the energy was for this band that have been together for just over twenty years.

They all jumped around the stage like they were teenagers, especially Kelly Jones who bounced off the adoring crowd that constantly cheered for him and his fellow band members.

The show was phenomenal, I've never been one for theatrics but Stereophonics managed to pull them off and still stay rock and roll, although massive balloons did help Jones mess up a favourite with the crowd, 'Have a nice day'.

Aside from the mess ups, it was still one of the greatest gigs I've ever been to. The sound was beautiful, complete perfection, not the kind of perfection you would get from pop(ular) musicians, Stereophonics are legends, and boy do they live up to that claim!

Of all the great performances. that night, I found 'Handbags and Gladrags' to be played to absolute perfection. It was one of those moments where every single person in that crowd sang, everyone raised their hands in the air, the band couldn't help but smile and once again Newcastle were proven to be a great crowd to play with.

Well done lads, you've done Wales and the music industry proud!

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