Manchester Show Reports Thread

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Manchester Show Reports Thread

Postby kissinuk » Mon May 10, 2010 8:13 pm


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Re: Manchester Show Reports Thread

Postby andylen » Tue May 11, 2010 12:06 am

What more can be said about this tour?? The band continues to go from strength to strength!!

There were no surprises in front of a near as damn it sold out MEN Arena. The set was the same as previous dates on the tour, but there seemed more explosions than before.

Paul's voice seems to be getting stronger as the tour progresses - who'd have thought it?

I took my two kids, girlfriend and her son to their first ever KISS show. They were all absolutely gobsmacked. Even my girlfriend, who was worried she may not like it, is a total convert. She even went a spent a fortune on merchandise after the show.

Also thanks to Dressed to Kill for their fantastic efforts this evening. I've two very happy boys after having their photos taken with them!

Only wish I was now going to Wembley!!!

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Re: Manchester Show Reports Thread

Postby eddie_71 » Tue May 11, 2010 12:20 am

Just got back from manchester.......if this is the last time i ever get to see my favorite band,then this performance will be one i'll never forget,they were simply magnificent.Went to sheffield,and that was brilliant,but this was just 10 notches higher,great atmosphere,packed arena,band in great spirits and tighter than a ducks arse.Same setlist as sheff but i don't give a monkeys,this line up could play ba ba blacksheep for me,they have blown out of the water all my best kiss gigs tonight.All the eric and tommy bashers out there,kiss have never been so good live ( ok paul's voice is'nt what it was,but nowhere near as bad as people have been making out ),they both deserve great credit,well done lads!!

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Re: Manchester Show Reports Thread

Postby Maverick » Tue May 11, 2010 12:32 am

Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and London were always going to be the daddies on this tour as they were the first shows announced and got the big sales and this was once again proved tonight! Great turnout at the MEN - not quite sold out, there was still some availability right at the back up in the Gods from what I could see but certainly near enough to call it sold out! Lots of people dressed up tonight and lots of people getting their faces painted in the arena - great idea but they were charging £5 with only £1 of that advertised as going to charity so were they making £4 per face? Nice work if you can get it and there were certainly plenty of people queuing up to get it done......maybe Gene was in on it :lol:

Bought the USB stick tonight - plenty of people queuing up with vouchers (that I assume are bought at the merchandise stand or off the simfylive people before the show) but there were also people waving them about taking cash which seemed to be a hell of a lot quicker - this is the only USB stick I've bought on the tour (date related purchase!) but have to say the packaging is great and the sound quality is pretty damn good from what I can tell over these crappy laptop speakers (even though I would prefer lossless audio!)

Roll on London!

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Re: Manchester Show Reports Thread

Postby BDJ87 » Tue May 11, 2010 1:59 am

I'll start my review from the Hard Rock Cafe, got there about 4 o clock, walked in as Rock The Nation started playing, had a beer with a good friend and then had food while watching Rock The Nation. Then onto the venue, it was jam packed! There were a few spare seats, but wow, what a crowd!

Great atmosphere :) wish I was going to London!

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Re: Manchester Show Reports Thread

Postby slobberbone » Tue May 11, 2010 8:14 am

what a brilliant show

had seen em last week in Liverpool and thought that was good but last night was even better

Shows how much Kiss can raise their game when its a near sell out - the fans loved it and i thought Paul was smiling a lot more than at Liverpool

Dressed to Kill sat a few rows down from us - they've got that tribute thing off to a fine art :D

I just hope its not the last we see of Kiss on these shores !

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Re: Manchester Show Reports Thread

Postby Mr.Spireite » Tue May 11, 2010 8:34 am

what a brilliant show
Dressed to Kill sat a few rows down from us - they've got that tribute thing off to a fine art :D
Same hear, was in row S, they certainly got a welcome.....................

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Re: Manchester Show Reports Thread

Postby rsauye » Tue May 11, 2010 8:46 am

This Tour Just Gets Better & Better
Dare I Say The Best So Far
Roll On London

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Re: Manchester Show Reports Thread

Postby Pete » Tue May 11, 2010 8:49 am

This Tour Just Gets Better & Better
Dare I Say The Best So Far
Roll On London

ABSOLUTELY!! Phenomenal show. My Brother in law lost his Kissginity last night. He was blow away literally.
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Re: Manchester Show Reports Thread

Postby Glammy Dave » Tue May 11, 2010 8:53 am

As has already been said,they just keep raising the bar,amazing still and after 41 Kiss shows in my life youd think i couldnt Still be that impressed,god i love this band.... Pics to follow when im home from work.
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Re: Manchester Show Reports Thread

Postby Father Jack » Tue May 11, 2010 9:36 am

Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant !!!
Best show of the tour for me. Just wish financial oblivion hadn't forced me to let go of my Wembley ticket. :(
The band are tighter than ever, Paul was superb last night. Highlight of this tour for me has to be Tommy Thayer, I have nothing but complete respect for him. His attitude, guitar playing (which makes KISS sound superb) & overall professionalism must surely leave people in no doubt he's the right guy for the job.
Ive never sat down at a KISS show before (mainly because I thought there would be no atmosphere in the seats) fecking arse !!! IT ROCKED FROM START TO FINISH !!
Just glad I didn't go flying down the stairs in those boots and make myself look like a complete tw@T. :lol:

On a final note, at the beginning of the year Glammy Dave & I went to see Stryper (who were fantastic). We both said that if KISS equalled that Stryper performance the tour would be amazing. Well, they've battered the Stryper gig for me and last night KISS went back in for seconds and battered it again, this time with steel toe capped boots on !!!

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Re: Manchester Show Reports Thread

Postby neil booth » Tue May 11, 2010 9:48 am

Thought this was the best show i have been, i was seated in Shefeild & Birmingham & even though they were great it was so much better standing for Manchester.Great to meet my old mate Kissmandave and see the Dressed To Kill guys get a good reception too

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Re: Manchester Show Reports Thread

Postby Sour Mash » Tue May 11, 2010 10:11 am

Awesome beyond belief..!,Sheffield and Liverpool were great gigs but in comparisons they felt like warm ups for this show... Manchester fookin Rocked..!!!!
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Re: Manchester Show Reports Thread

Postby tasker » Tue May 11, 2010 10:36 am

Well Sheffield and Manchester were numbers 10 and 11 after starting way back in Leeds in the early 80's and if as i think it is the last time i ever see my boys (they aint young anymore) then what a way to go.

Sheffield was good (the sound wasn't good to them) but last night??? man, mr Stanley was like a kid in a toy shop he was really pumped and i even got tingles from the first note of Delilah.

The whole night end to end was amazing, the crowd were incredible well done to everyone, and i gotta say the singing in GGRARTY even though i hate it brought tears it sounded f*****g amazing so well done to the crowd

Gene your god, always will be.
Tommy you've grown into the role and made it your own
Eric is always nothing but amazing (quick note for the greates ever mr Carr RIP, never ever to be superseded)
And Mr Stanley? what can i say you are the best frontman in the business and as my mate said a vastly underated guitarist.

Going to see KISS is like my fave analogy.

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Kiss forever and thanks for last night you were as Mr Stanley said AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *-) $-) ACE-) 3-) :D

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Re: Manchester Show Reports Thread

Postby owlforlive » Tue May 11, 2010 10:39 am

What a show!Think it was better than sheffield..packed out and the band responded in kind.Seemed to be more explosions this time than sheffield.

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