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Win: Tickets to see Gang Of Four in London on Monday

By on Thursday, 20th August 2009 at 11:22 am

Gang of Four (cover)Gang of Four have already proven themselves to be one of the most important bands of the past 30 years, being pivotal influences for generations of bands such as Bloc Party, Foals, Maximo Park, Franz Ferdinand and many, many more. Now they’ve reformed, including the core original duo of Jon King and Andy Gill, and to celebrate they’re playing a super special show next Monday (24th August) at a secret venue in central London – and we have a pair of tickets for one lucky person to win.

And if getting some tickets wasn’t enough, you’ll also be provided with a copy of the setlist and photos from the evening enabling you to send over a quick review to be published on Tuesday or Wednesday here at theregoesthefear.com to be read by about 18,000 people. Sounds like something you’re interested in? Enter your name and email address in the form below and we’ll pick one person at random from all entrants at 11pm on Sunday evening, sending you details of where the gig is and all the other details you need on Monday morning.

The venue is a miniscule one compared to the bigger venues they’ll be playing in November (including the likes of the Forum in London), so you’ll be right up close and personal.

So, what are you waiting for? Enter your details in the form below if you’re able to make the show, and we’ll be in touch if you win!

This competition is now closed. We’re getting in touch with the winner.

The obligitory small print:

  • The prize is two tickets to see Gang of Four at the a secret venue in London. No transport or other extras are included, unfortunately.
  • Before entering please ensure that you are free and able to get to London for Monday night (24th August).
  • Please note that this competition is run by Gang of Four’s people, not TGTF.
  • Competition closes this Sunday, 23rd August 11pm.
  • The winner will be notified on Monday morning (24th August) by email.

Friendly Fires in ‘Pitch Black’ gig

By on Wednesday, 3rd June 2009 at 4:00 pm

Sony Ericsson Pitch Black logoWe’ve had “secret gigs”. We’ve had gigs where you vote for the lineup (ATP vs the Fans and also OwnGig). Now we’ve got a new spin on live music – a gig that is completely in the dark. Yup, that’s right – no fancy schmansy lights, no smoke machines and stage props. Just the music.

Friendly Fires are going to be the first band to play a gig completely in the dark for Sony Ericsson’s Pitch Black promotion, an attempt to heighten the 200 gig goers’ senses into ‘feeling’ the music rather than just hearing it. Certainly an interesting idea – let’s just hope that lead singer Ed Macfarlane’s notoriously dad-dancing ways mean that he doesn’t trip up something – that could be embarrassing to say the least.

The gig is at a secret location somewhere in London, and is sure to be a great one due to how intimate it is – they’ve already proved that they’re a big deal, playing huge sold out shows and supporting Blur this summer. To mark the occasion, they’ll be doing no ordinary set. They’ll be doing all the favourites, tweaked to ensure that everyone gets the most out of being basically blind.

So, like me, you probably want to be there. How do you win tickets? Well, funny you should ask. It’s being run on Bebo, Twitter and MySpace along with a few other weird and wonderful websites around the web. On Twitter you have to use #pitchblack and tell them the Friendly Fires song you think will sound best played in the pitch black. On Bebo you simply have to say why you think you should win tickets. On Myspace it is a tag competition, where you have to snap tags hidden all over London with your mobile phone and text them back to win tickets.

Good luck to those of you entering the competition.

Sony Ericsson Friendly Fires Competition


Athlete / Secret Gig / 5 July

By on Monday, 25th June 2007 at 5:52 pm

AthleteAthlete have announced that they will be playing a “secret” low key gig in South East London next Thursday, 5th July. Apparently the venue is easily accessibly by bus, DLR and British Rail. Full details of the location of the gig will be sent out with the tickets a few days before the event.

200 tickets will be available from their official website at 9am tomorrow (Tuesday 26th June).

Photo is taken from Narisa’s flickr stream


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