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Spice Girls add new dates to world tour

 
By on Saturday, 28th July 2007 at 7:38 pm
 

Spice GirlsWhilst I’m pushing the boundaries of acceptability by including the Spice Girls new tour dates in this blog, I thought I would just so we can laugh at their ridiculously easy schedule – 14 dates spread out over two months. That is, if they don’t add a tonne at each city, which is more than likely.

Sunday 2nd December – Vancouver
Tuesday 4th December – San Jose
Friday 7th December – Los Angeles
Saturday 8th December – Las Vegas
Tuesday 11th December – New York
Saturday 15th December – London
Thursday 20th December – Koln, Germany
Sunday 23rd December – Madrid
Tuesday 8th January – Shanghai
Thursday 10th January – Beijing
Saturday 12th January – Hong Kong
Thursday 17th January – Sydney
Sunday 20th January – Cape Town
Thursday 24th January – Buenos Aires

Their new press picture is to the right, with them looking distinctly airbrushed. Though thats not to say I don’t like it… and how out of place does Mel C look? She looks like someone added her in as an extra… ho hum.

 

Live: Delays – Oxford’s Zodiac – 19th December 2006

 
By on Wednesday, 20th December 2006 at 7:13 pm
 

Along with the Christmas party, another British institution of late appears to be the trend of bands doing a special one-off Christmas show in their hometown. This is the case with Southampton’s Delays, who played Oxford’s tiny Zodiac on Tuesday ahead of their hometown gig at Southampton’s Guildhall on Wednesday.

Their epic, summery songs are the perfect antidote to the freezing temperatures outside, adding some warmth to the audience. After a short intense set by Oxford based Fell City Girl for support, Delays walked on stage and burst right into “Lost in a Melody”, an electronic tinged stomper that is equally at home in the fields of festivals and the caverns of clubs. With this, Aaron, Greg, Colin and Rowly ran headlong into about 20 songs of pure quality that could convert even the most hardened of sceptics.

“On” has reminded me of Hot Chip’s “Over and Over” for a while now, with its catchy repetitiveness, and rather nice use of the strobes in the tiny Zodiac made for an entrancing song. “Bedroom Scene” was a chance for three quarters of Delays to take a break, as they left Greg to do the gentle strum with a lone light and a mass sing-along that didn’t quite work. The rest of Delays returned for new song “Girls on Fire”, which is tipped to be on their new album that’s going to be out next Summer reportedly, and if all goes to plan should set the festival scene on fire.

They closed their main set with “Long Time Coming” from their debut “Faded Seaside Glamour”, and Greg’s masterful footwork and over-excitability clearly made several girls at the front’s day. This was the song that got everybody going, having shaken off the winter blues and finally embraced the warmth they were giving off to the crowd.

When they came back for an encore we got a special version of “White Christmas” with Greg solo on his guitar, which was sublime and made my evening. We then got treated to two of Delays best songs from their last album, “Hideaway” and “Valentine”, both pop-classics in the making, and both failed to make much entry into the public’s mind.

Sometimes bands just don’t make as much impact into the public’s consciousness as they should, and Delays appear to have this misfortune. However, whilst this is the case they’ll continue to play small shows of people “in the know”.

 
 
 

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