Gigography of Paul Clarke for 2003

Gigography 2003

Getting there with my gigography now, the list of all the gigs I went to, from '87 up to about now. A natural progression from my Best gigs of all time post. Well that's the theory, but there's A LOT missing. I have chucked in details from the big bag of old gig tickets that I gathered while I was in London, and a box of old concert tickets and stuff from Mum and Dad's loft. Also got lots of gaps regarding festival lineups, they'll probably stay missing, it's so hard to remember. There's a stack missing where I've lost tickets or never had them, most of the guestlist ACTION during my NME and Popex years and that. Yeah I know very geeky, let's let that go though, I'm having fun reminiscing about this stuff. At least I've not started scanning the tickets in yet Of course I have scanned the tickets now...

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Damon Albarn

Neighbourhood 12 Acklam Road, Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5QZ

Democrazy, bit worthy really, and not that thrilling, but nice to be somehwere trendy for a…

Mon Dec 22 2003

Travis

Alexandra Palace Alexandra Palace Way, Haringay, London N22 7AY

plus Kings Of Leon who were OK, Travis a bit boring. VERY annoyed by the Carling-ness of it all and so we left early to get a proper…

Sat Dec 20 2003

Suede

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN

Last gig ever! Played some great sets, the gig seemingly got chopped short, we left to the ghostly strains of We'll Meet Again... I hope we…

Sat Dec 13 2003

Electric Soft Parade

Barfly , 49 Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AN

Fri Dec 12 2003

Tokyo Dragons

plus Renegade Playboys, midweek rock night at On The Rocks, Kingsland…

Tue Dec 09 2003

Turbonegro

Mean Fiddler 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EN

Whole lot of sailor hats in the audience, great…

Mon Dec 08 2003

Belle & Sebastian

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN

Karaoke as a warm up act? Or was it Franz Ferdinand? We went in late and missed all that, but a friend of a friend did get up and sing Lazy Line…

Wed Dec 03 2003

stellastarr*

Islington Academy London

plus The Ordinary Boys and The 22s. Looks like everyone was there to see the Ordinary Boys, but I thought they were a bit, um, ordinary...…

Mon Nov 24 2003

Bruce Forsyth

Theatre Royal Haymarket

Charity comedy thing, cool as, lots of names present, including Ian McKellen. Search the blog, I must have written this one…

Sun Oct 26 2003

The Darkness

Hammersmith Odeon Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9QH

The Darkness on the turn I would say, possibly the last good…

Wed Oct 22 2003

AC/DC

Hammersmith Odeon Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9QH

Special gig, celebrating the reopening / refurbishment of the venue. We had to queue all day for tickets. Support from Hundred Reasons. Tickets were…

Tue Oct 21 2003

Duran Duran

Forum The Kentish Town Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 1JY

Celeb-tastic, we were sat just a couple of rows behind Stephen…

Sun Oct 12 2003

Limp Bizkit

Finsbury Park London Road, Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 7NT

plus Cooper Temple Clause and…

Sat Sep 06 2003

Darkness album launch

The Cross 17 - 31 The Arches, York Way, London N1 0UZ

With free bar and rock karaoke! Just found invites and a promotional sick bag, was I that…

Wed Jul 09 2003

The Darkness

HMV Oxford Street, London W1D 1DJ

Ace in-store gig, then a free barbecue on the roof…

Mon Jul 07 2003

Kelly Osborne

Electric Ballroom Camden, London NW1 8QP

plus Har Mar…

Wed Jun 25 2003

Glastonbury 2003

Glastonbury Worthy Farm, Somerset

Suede, REM, Radiohead, and The Darkness opening the main stage on the Friday…

Wed Jun 25 2003

REM

Brixton Academy Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 9SL

Glastonbury…

Tue Jun 24 2003

VH1 Divas

MGM Grand MGM Mirage, Paradise, NV 89109, USA

Chaka Khan, Celine Dion, Mary J Blige, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Jewel, Lisa Marie Presley, Ashanti, Shania Twain, Pat Benatar, Isley Brothers, Queen…

Thu May 22 2003

Plans and Apologies

Bull and Gate , 389 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2TJ

Tue May 20 2003

King Adora

The Garage 20 Highbury Corner, Islington London N5 1RD

+ Saint Rose +…

Wed May 14 2003

Blur

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN

Last of a five night residency. Would you adam and eve it PHIL DANIELS showed…

Mon May 12 2003

Bearsuit

Bull and Gate , 389 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2TJ

Some sort of twee indie bear themed evening. Last minute addition to the bill were The Futureheads for some…

Sat May 10 2003

Ricky Gervais

Crown & 2 Chairmen Dean Street, Soho, London

Excellent little pub warm up for his Animals shows / DVD... Sharks and Nazis! Not sure he had done much stand-up before this gig. Seems strange…

Sat May 03 2003

Athlete

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN

Wed Apr 30 2003

Stephen Malkmus

Royal Festival Hall Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

and Graham Coxon and Super Furry Animals and…

Sat Apr 19 2003

Paul McCartney

Earls Court Earls Court, London

Mothers Day present for Mum and Clare's mum, we went with them and Dad and Emma. Jim missed out as he has been to more gigs with us…

Fri Apr 18 2003

The Darkness

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN

Was this the Carling "Homecoming" type…

Sat Apr 05 2003

The Darkness

93 Feet East , 150 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU

BANG Magazine launch party, free booze! Plus another band, was it The Libertines…

Tue Mar 25 2003

Def Leppard

Brixton Academy Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 9SL

support from The Darkness and Ricky…

Thu Feb 27 2003

Snooker

Wembley Arena Engineers Way, Wembley, London HA9 0DH

Jimmy White beat Peter…

Wed Feb 05 2003

Love with Arthur Lee

Royal Festival Hall Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

plus My Morning Jacket, but I don't think we saw…

Mon Feb 03 2003

The Music

Brixton Academy Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 9SL

Fri Jan 10 2003