STEREOPHONICS // CAIRD HALL, DUNDEE

STEREOPHONICS SELL-OUT DUNDEE'S CAIRD HALL FOR TWENTY YEARS OF TUNES.

KELLY JONES OF STEREOPHONICS PERFORMING AT DUNDEE'S CAIRD HALL - 22/08/2017
PICTURE BY: CALUM BUCHAN PHOTOGRAPHY

★★★★☆

Welsh rockers ‘Stereophonics ‘perform a sold-out show at Dundee’s Caird Hall, a venue in Scotland which brings some of biggest bands to its stage for fans.  The venue was clogging for air as so much sweat was starting to build up since doors opens for fans.

The heat was stifling: With all but several doors open but fans were enjoying cold beverages which seemed take away the fact the venue was overheating.

And 20 years after their debut album, the Stereophonics still have an ardent following, who greeted track after track with growing enthusiasm.

From the accents in the crowd, it was evident that 2,000-capacity crowd were boosted by a large contingent from the band’s native wales.

The Stereophonics launched into things with wth C’est La Vie, a fast-paced number from their most recent album, but also started with Looks like Chaplin and then onto More Life in a Tramp’s Vest both songs which featured on their debut album ‘ Word Gets Around ‘.

There were renditions of Have A Nice Day, I Wouldn’t Believe Your Radio and an extended Maybe Tomorrow. Preceded frontman Kelly Jones turning to the crowd and asking what was on everyone’s mind. “it’s f***ing hot in here, isn’t it?”.

KELLY JONES OF STEREOPHONICS PERFORMING AT DUNDEE'S CAIRD HALL - 22/08/2017
PICTURE BY: CALUM BUCHAN PHOTOGRAPHY

There were still a host of instantly recognisable tunes to come: The piano came out for White Lies which seen the building shine with light, fans with their phone torches out and Mr Writer must be their best live track. – yet as one of those groups who always have more songs than you can remember. Halfway during the set, frontman Kelly Jones played alone for a medley of his favourites: ACDC’s Highway To Hell // Black Sabbath’s Paranoid // ZZ Top’s Gimme All Your Loving and Bruce Springsteen’s Dancing In The Dark.

The set ended with Local Boy In The Photograph which also features on their debut album which bought the crowds into energetic mood, before returning to the stage for a short encore to end with rendition of what must be their other best live track, The Bartender and The Thief and last of course Dakota their massive hit number one single which every Stereophonics knows lyrics to.

SETLIST:

Looks Like Chaplin
More Life in a Tramp's West
C'est La Vie

I Wanna Get Lost With You
Caught by the Wind

Have A Nice Day
Catacomb
I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio

Maybe Tomorrow
White Lies
Sunny

Mr & Mrs. Smith
All in One Night
Graffiti on the Train
Indian Summer
Just Looking
Same Size Feet
Goldfish Bowl
A Thousand Trees
Local Boy in the Photograph


Acoustic Medley:
Highway to Hell (AC/DC Cover)

Gimme All Your Lovin (ZZ Top Cover)
Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin Cover)


Encore:
Billy Davey's Daughter
The Bartender and The Thief
Dakota

STEREOPHONICS TOUR CONTUNUES:

23 AUGUST - SPA - BRIDLINGTON, UK
25 AUGUST - STUDENT CENTRAL - LONDON, UK
25 - 27 AUGUST - VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL 2017 - PORTSMOUTH, UK

05 SEPTEMBER - IRVING PLAZA - NEW YORK CITY, USA
10 SEPTEMBER - HYDE PARK - LONDON, UK

REVIEW + PHOTOS BY: CALUM BUCHAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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