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  • Irish Independent Review - Fans left thunderstruck after two hours of blistering rock

    Jun 30 2009, 10h46

    Sun 28 Jun – AC/DC Black Ice Tour



    TO quote the AC/DC song title, the road to Punchestown quite literally became a highway to hell. However, it's amusing to witness excitable fans being more than capable of entertaining themselves. Sights seen on the M7 include a wrestling match, the customary streaker and countless buses that resembled exceedingly well-stocked bars.

    Thankfully, we're here to watch gloriously dumb and neanderthal rock n'roll. Seconds into the opening song 'Rock 'n' Roll Train', Angus and Brian strutting and pouting down the centre stage runway makes all cares about the weather and traffic evaporate.

    The sole minor criticism of nearly two hours of brilliant, blistering rock is that this is essentially the same set they performed in the O2 in April.

    Yet it's a show that's well worth seeing twice. A massive bell for 'Hell's Bells', an inflatable Rosie, Angus's school uniform and the majestic good-time stomp of 'Thunderstruck' puts 'DC live into a category of their own.

    Perhaps one of the best career moves the band made was not to tour extensively in the past decade. In not playing Ireland since 1996, the anticipation for their biggest Irish show to date reached a fever pitch that's rare at a time when international acts visit here ad nauseam.

    There isn't a solitary moment of introspection in an AC/DC show -- just full-throttle entertainment and old-fashioned fun that's second to none.

    The band look like dinosaurs and offer the comforting thought that they've been around thrashing out these power chords forever. It becomes hard to imagine a pre-AC/DC world before 1973. 'For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)' sums them up beautifully. Their raison d'etre is to rock, and they do it ever so well.

    - Eamon Sweeney

    Source: Irish Independent
  • Bob's back on form!

    Mai 6 2009, 16h09

    Tue 5 May – Bob Dylan

    What a show. The sound in the O2 was class and his singing was very good for about three quarters of the concert and tolerable for the rest.

    It was great to see him play guitar on a couple of numbers as opposed to always hiding in the corner like last shows of his I've seen. My favourite song was "Stuck Inside of Mobile..." but really there wasn't a bad song in the set. The band were really tight and there were a good few blues workouts which were as good as anything you'd hear Neil Young do.

    He debuted the song "If You Ever Go To Houston" from the new album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0KRdH1l8PY

    Here's a link to reviews by others: www.boblinks.com/050509r.html

    Full setlist:
    1. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Bob on keyboard)
    2. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Bob centre stage on guitar)
    3. Lonesome Day Blues (Bob on keyboard)
    4. Just Like A Woman (Bob on Keyboard and harp)
    5. Rollin' And Tumblin' (Bob on keyboard)
    6. John Brown (Bob on keyboard and harp)
    7. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again (Bob on keyboard and harp)
    8. Under The Red Sky (Bob centre stage on guitar)
    9. Honest With Me (Bob on keyboard)
    10. Masters Of War (Bob on keyboard)
    11. Highway 61 Revisited (Bob on keyboard)
    12. Ain't Talkin' (Bob on keyboard)
    13. Thunder On The Mountain (Bob on keyboard)
    14. Like A Rolling Stone (Bob on keyboard)

    (encore)

    15. All Along The Watchtower (Bob on keyboard)
    16. If You Ever Go To Houston (Bob on keyboard) (Premiere live performance)
    17. Blowin' In The Wind (Bob centre stage on harp)
  • Good show

    Dez 15 2008, 12h51

    Sun 14 Dec – Glasvegas, White Lies

    Very good concert. Sound was good and the lighting was very effective. Nice set and some songs worked better live than on the album. The highlight for me was Geraldine when the crowd really started to get into it.

    White Lies have a nice sound too - bit like Joy Division / The Cure. Overall it was excellent entertainment and good value for money on a cold night in December.
  • Excellent Show

    Ago 23 2008, 12h03

    Thu 21 Aug – Bagatelle

    The lads are still well able to entertain after 30 years. Check them out if they're playing anywhere near you soon.