I did a few dates of this tour while I was at nme.com. I did some sort of tech support, can't even really remember what right now. I think I was just there to help the journo and photographer upload their copy and images to the website. I have some sound desk recordings of these shows somewhere too!
I was at this one, more from this year in my gig history for 1997. Part of all the gigs I went to from '87 to 2023. It's an obvious step from my Best Gigs Ever blog post. Yeah I know it's a bit geeky, let's let that go though, I'm enjoying reminiscing about this stuff.
Other gigs at Astoria I have been to are Foo Fighters ('05), The Tears (2005), Goldie Lookin' Chain (2004), Suede ('03), Belle & Sebastian ('03), The Darkness homecoming gig (2003), Blur ('03), Athlete ('03), The Darkness (2003), The Charlatans ('02), Andrew WK ('02), And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead ('02), Travis ('02), Jimmy Eat World ('02), The Hives ('01), Neds Atomic Dustbin ('01), Gene ('01), Outkast (2001), Doves ('01), And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (2001), Queens Of The Stone Age (2000), Bloodhound Gang ('00), Six By Seven (2000), Elastica (2000), The Beta Band ('00), Super Furry Animals ('99), Baby Bird (1998), NME Brats Tour (1998), Travis ('98), NME Brats Spiritualized (1998), Strangelove (1997), Space (1997), Placebo (1997), NME Brats gig with Pavement ('97), Super Furry Animals ('97), The Lightning Seeds ('97), Longpigs ('96), NME Bratbus tour (1996), Revolting Cocks ('91), Under Neath What ('90)
Was right by Tottenham Court Road tube, now demolished in the name of "cross rail"