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Title: Man 2019 Autumn tour of the UK
Post by: Jules on July 28, 2019, 10:57:26 AM
Please note the change of venue for Man's show in York on Sept 12th, moved from The Crescent to The Fulford Arms.

I've purchased my tickets early, as the Fulford is a popular venue and quite 'intimate' as you might say.
Title: Re: Man 2019 Autumn tour of the UK
Post by: Jules on September 05, 2019, 03:01:10 PM
Due to issues at the venue, Man's show at the Apollo in Scarborough (Sept 28th) is Cancelled.
Title: Re: Man 2019 Autumn tour of the UK
Post by: Jules on September 10, 2019, 11:26:24 PM
The show at the Drill Hall in Chepstow is also, unfortunately, cancelled.
Title: Re: Man 2019 Autumn tour of the UK
Post by: Olly Goodwin on September 12, 2019, 12:43:57 PM
Looking forward to the Half Moon, Putney tomorrow. See any of you there ?
Title: Re: Man 2019 Autumn tour of the UK
Post by: Jon M on September 12, 2019, 07:51:15 PM
London tomorrow evening?

Afraid not this time as there is clash with Pere Ubu, same night at the bush hall, and Ubu won.
Next time.
 
Title: Re: Man 2019 Autumn tour of the UK
Post by: Timthewino on September 12, 2019, 11:25:29 PM
I'll be there tomorrow. I'm easy to recognize, I'll be the short fat one by the bar...
Title: Re: Man 2019 Autumn tour of the UK
Post by: Jon M on September 17, 2019, 09:57:20 AM
How good was it?
Title: Re: Man 2019 Autumn tour of the UK
Post by: Mark Davies on September 17, 2019, 03:41:46 PM
Photos from Man @ Fulford Arms, York, 12/09/2019

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmGZUTCr (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmGZUTCr)
Title: Re: Man 2019 Autumn tour of the UK
Post by: Jules on September 18, 2019, 11:20:42 PM
Thanks Mark, that's comprehensive coverage indeed.
Title: Re: Man 2019 Autumn tour of the UK
Post by: Nigelbb on October 01, 2019, 03:37:30 PM
I attended the gig last night at The Stables, Milton Keynes. It's a lovely venue. I've never seen Man in a seated concert before. Given the average age of the audience perhaps a seated venue is no bad thing :) Martin said it was good to be doing a proper gig as some of the other venues on the tour were "real shitholes".
Here are some photos. There were notices & an announcement forbidding photography so these were all snatched during the last number MACBFGU.
https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0p5AerZbUBdah
Title: Re: Man 2019 Autumn tour of the UK
Post by: Nick Nation on October 01, 2019, 07:12:06 PM
Thanks to Mark and Nigel for the photos.

Shame there's no reviews though!
Title: Re: Man 2019 Autumn tour of the UK
Post by: Nigelbb on October 02, 2019, 01:02:18 PM
Thanks to Mark and Nigel for the photos.

Shame there's no reviews though!
Sorry no time to write a proper review so just some highlights.

Edgar Broughton with solo acoustic as support - interesting anecdote & song about the death of Mick Farren at a gig at the Borderline (which closed for good last August).

Speaking of the Borderline I saw Man there on their last tour in January which was sparsely attended. There were more people at the Stables but it was by no means a sell out. The Jim Marshall Auditorium seats 398 apparently & I would guess that there were about 300 in attendance.

I can't remember all they played but there were a few tracks from the new album plus old favourites. James Beck is an amazing guitarist & a worthy successor to Mickey & Deke combined. They played the Big Five of course. Maybe that should now be the Big Six as Malcolm once more took lead vocals on Ride and the View. Malcom's singing was stronger & his keyboard much more prominent in the mix than at the Borderline. He also did Venus Rising. He seems fully integrated as a band member now.

Martin explained that they wouldn't do that old thing of going off at the end & snorting  load of cocaine while waiting to do an encore so they closed with Bananas then MACBFGU.

I enjoyed it immensely & look forward to the next time. I will also look out for other gigs at the Stables it's a really lovely venue & is about 2 hours drive from home in Essex but gives me the excuse to offer a night away in a Premier Inn to my long suffering partner (who is not a fan of Man :))
Title: Re: Man 2019 Autumn tour of the UK
Post by: Allan Heron on October 03, 2019, 01:44:45 PM
Setlist for this tour.........

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/man/2019/backstage-the-green-hotel-kinross-scotland-239c0c97.html (https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/man/2019/backstage-the-green-hotel-kinross-scotland-239c0c97.html)
Title: Re: Man 2019 Autumn tour of the UK
Post by: Barry Island on October 04, 2019, 03:21:21 PM
A fine show to a full Earl Haig Club earlier this week. Martin did his bit about shitholes and encores. The music was superb and the ageing audience very static. At one stage I thought Martin might start calling out the bingo numbers. Great gig!!!