Friday, 13 August 2010

LiveWire - AC-DC Tribute - The Guildhall

LiveWire - St Ives Guildhall - Saturday 25th September

With some major exceptions I'm personally not mad keen on trib. bands - but LiveWire really are an exception.

I've been lucky to see the "real thing" twice - Birmingham Odeon in 1978 and Donington in1981. Its scary how quickly 30 years can pass by ! As most readers will know AC-DC were rated as one of the best "metal" bands of the 1970s - 1980s. For younger readers - in modern terms they would no longer be rated as "metal" - Chimaira they are not. But the band's music is still well worthy of the "two horns" salute.

The two gigs that I saw still rate among my top 10 gigs of all time. Others (if you're interested) include Iron Maiden, Bruce Springsteen, The Ramones, Rush, Bullet For My Valentine (HFC 2006 - not now!) and Thin Lizzy,

I saw LiveWire at the September Festival a few years back and they were truly excellent. As close to the "real thing" as possible in my opinion. Their show featured two halves - with "Bon Scott" fronting the first half of early AC-DC, followed by the "Back In Black" funeral bell and the appearance of "Brian Johnson".

AC-DC were reputedly paid no less than £3 million quids for their recent appearance at Download. I guess that promoter Mark Shaw will be paying LiveWire a bit less than that. The gig at The Guildhall offers pretty good value at £16.00 - especially as its a double header with Thin Lizzy trib. band Limehouse Lizzy.

Saturday 25th September - St Ives Guildhall..
Tickets from St Ives Tourist Information or:
September Festival Website

More info:
LiveWire Website

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