A Table Is For Dancing On

My Life In Music

Upcoming Gigs

on May 28, 2012

Here’s a list of the gigs that I have tickets for (so far):

New Artist alert!

Nina Nesbitt – Friday 13th July 2012 at The Deaf Institute (Grosvenor Street, Manchester), Standing ticket


Nina is an incredible new artist whom I discovered recently after ‘you-tubing’ Ed Sheeran. She sang a beautiful cover of Hallelujah with Ed and her voice was so compelling that I had to find out more.

I want to compare her voice loosely to Ellie Goulding, although her music is a similar style to Ed Sheeran’s. I recently had the pleasure of seeing Nina live at Sound Control last month and she has a beautiful, mesmerising and captivating presence on the stage. I anticipate that Nina will quickly become a big name in mainstream music. She has recently released an EP called ‘The Apple Tree’.

Blink 182 – Tuesday 24th July 2012 at the O2 Apollo, Standing ticket


I only purchased my ticket for this gig last Friday so the fact that I’m going hasn’t really sunk in yet.

I was a massive Blink fan back in my teenage days (over ten years ago!). My friends and I would sit in the school corridors and recite the lyrics to Enema of the State repeatedly. I did manage to get a ticket to see them in 2001 but they cancelled and never managed to get my hands on tickets to see them again… up until now! Although I haven’t listened to their music for a long time, I am looking forward to borrowing them all from my brother and putting them all on my i-pod (I think Dude Ranch was my favourite album back in the day). A much eagerly anticipated gig, especially as they’re playing at my favourite venue, the O2 Apollo. I have always imagined seeing Blink on their arena tour so the fact that they’re playing a smaller venue adds to the excitement of this gig. I am also curious as to what the set list will consist of. I can’t wait to experience Blink!

Morrissey – Saturday 28th July 2012 at Manchester Arena. Seated.


All I can say is “wow!”. Morrissey, as you know, needs no introduction. I am a big, big fan of The Smiths and so I couldn’t pass up a chance to see this man perform.

Muse – Thursday 1st November 2012 at Manchester Arena. Seated.

This will be the fourth time (I think) that I will have seen Muse live. In my opinion they are easily one of the most incredible live bands I have ever had the good grace to experience. I expect the best from this band and I’m sure I won’t be disappointed. What should be a mixture of old classics (I’m hoping for Plug in Baby and New Born at least) and new material, this will be an eagerly anticipated tour! I’m just gutted I didn’t manage to get a standing ticket, but with seats in block 116 I’m sure the view and atmosphere will be just as good, if not better (for those who aren’t familiar with the M.E.N. seating plan, block 116 is right next to the stage). My boyfriend is accompanying me to this gig and this will be the first time seeing Muse live. This will be part of the excitement for me.

Bon Iver – Friday 9th November 2012. Manchester Arena. Standing.

I last saw this band in Leeds late last year. I am eager to experience them on my home turf in familiar surroundings this time around. However, I am finding it difficult to comprehend the concept that Bon Iver have decided to take on an arena tour. Surely a band so intimate will struggle to create the same atmosphere on the big stage. Having said that though, I do remember the music itself being ‘big’. I remember the thumping of the beat literally in my chest and I am excited to have this feeling amplified on the arena tour. Such beautiful music with incredible harmonies that could rival Simon and Garfunkel, that will surely make me smile again.

Hopefully I can make some additions to this soon! I will also blog about the gigs to share the experiences too.


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