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  • Sun 1 Mar 2020 Great British Alternative Festival Minehead, Somerset
  • Sat 14 Mar 2020 Zagreb, Croatia. POSTPONED
  • Thu 26 Mar 2020 Brighton Dome
  • Fri 27 Mar 2020 Cheltenham Town Hall
  • Sat 04 Apr 2020 The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow
  • Wed 15 Apr 2020 Birmingham Town Hall
  • Fri 17 Apr 2020 Grand Central, Liverpool
  • Sat 18 Apr 2020 Great Hall, Cardiff
  • Fri 24 Apr 2020 Cambridge Corn Exchange
  • Sat 25 Apr 2020 York Barbican
  • Wed 29 Apr 2020 O2 Ritz, Manchester
  • Fri 1 May 2020 London Palladium
  • Sat 2 May 2020 Sage, Gateshead
  • Fri 22 May 2020 STONE VALLEY FESTIVAL SOUTH, Ware, Hertfordshire
  • Sat 23 May 2020 Let's Rock, Earlham Road, Norwich
  • Sun 24 May 2020 Lechlade Festival, Lechlade, Gloucestershire GL7 3AL http://www.lechladefestival.co.uk/line-up.html
  • Sat 4 July 2020 Chilfest, Pendley Meadow, Cow Lane, Tring, Herts, HP23 5QY
  • Sun 12 Jul 2020 Forever Young Festival, Naas, Kildare, Ireland
  • Sun 16 Aug 2020 EASTNOR, HEREFORDSHIRE https://lakefest.co.uk/line-up/
  • SAT 26 Sep 2020 Let's Rock, Earlham Road, Norwich
  • FRI 02 Oct 2020 Cardiff University Great Hall - POSTPONED
  • TUE 6 Oct 2020 London Palladium - POSTPONED
  • WED 07 Oct 2020 Brighton Dome - POSTPONED
  • MON 19 Oct 2020 Manchester O2 Ritz
  • WED 21 Oct 2020 Liverpool Grand Central Hall
  • MON 26 Oct 2020 York Barbican
  • WED 28 Oct 2020 Birmingham Town Hall
  • FRI 30 Oct 2020 Docken,  København, Denmark
  • SAT 31 Oct 2020 Tinghallen, Viborg, Denmark
  • TUE 3 Nov 2020 Sage, Gateshead
  • WED 04 Nov 2020 Glasgow Old Fruitmarket
  • MON 09 Nov 2020 Cheltenham Town Hall
  • WED 18 Nov 2020 Cambridge Corn Exchange

 



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Well done ArrGee you beat me to it,I was going to do the same thing and list the concerts for next year.Five dates allready,looking good for next year.

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Derek The Dane wrote:

Well done ArrGee you beat me to it,I was going to do the same thing and list the concerts for next year.Five dates allready,looking good for next year.


 I suspect there will be a few dates in June.  Glastonbury weekend still free...

 



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Good to see some dates for iOS I hope they do some West Midlands gigs you never know but good that they are still going after 6years of reforming

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Mike menzies wrote:

Good to see some dates for iOS I hope they do some West Midlands gigs you never know but good that they are still going after 6years of reforming


 Arguably 11 years now. iOS ?



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My spellchecker goes wobbly and churns out random words should've said 2020 sorry

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Derek The Dane wrote:

Five dates already,looking good for next year.


I will be going to first two, but that's likely to be it for the year unless there is a London headline date or there is a date in Ireland around 6th June when I will be in Cork.  Maybe they could play the tent again.

Also I am planning a long vacation in July, so wouldn't attend last two anyway.  Don't suppose the Rats could have a date somewhere near the Mediterranean in July, could they?



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Any hope for them to come overseas? Canada, America. All that stuff.

 



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Any hope for them to come overseas? Canada, America. All that stuff. 


Unlikely. They had an aborted tour of Australia & New Zealand due to low ticket sales and whilst they have played New York & Boston in recent years, they were one offs.  I suspect there will be European dates, but probably nothing further afield. 



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Cotswolds date for anyone round that way. Sunday 24th May.

www.lechladefestival.co.uk/line-up.html

Shaping up to be a busy bank holiday weekend.

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Cotswolds date for anyone round that way. Sunday 24th May.

www.lechladefestival.co.uk/line-up.html

Shaping up to be a busy bank holiday weekend.


I am staying at Stone Valley for the whole weekend.  Unless it rains, in which case I may drive in and out each day.

Sounds like a very interesting festival with Missy Malone and Friends Burlesque Revue on the bill; echoes of Frederick's of Hollywood back in the day...

You Sexy Things

On 4/4/79, the Rats performed at the world famous sexy undies shop Fredericks of Hollywood, Hollywood, California. Pink Rats badges were given to those lucky enough to attend.

Simon Crowe told us "We did that gig as a sort of novelty thing - they pushed back some of the displays and we set up and played. We had p.a. speakers on the street, as the shop could only hold a relatively small part of our audience!".



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A couple for Derek.  Second will be 45th anniversary show.

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  • OCT
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    2020
    Fri 20:00
    Docken - København
    The Boomtown Rats med Bob Geldof
     
  • OCT
    31
    2020
    Sat 20:00
    Tinghallen, Viborg - Viborg
    The Boomtown Rats
     


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Am considering going to Copenhagen as a return flight is only £20, but 500 DKK (£58) is expensive for the cheapest ticket.  Booked a hotel room.
Maybe Derek can give me a lift back to the airport



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Am considering going to Copenhagen as a return flight is only £20, but 500 DKK (£58) is expensive for the cheapest ticket.  Booked a hotel room.
Maybe Derek can give me a lift back to the airport


 From a London Airport? 



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Mark L wrote:
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Am considering going to Copenhagen as a return flight is only £20, but 500 DKK (£58) is expensive for the cheapest ticket.  Booked a hotel room.
Maybe Derek can give me a lift back to the airport


 From a London Airport? 


 No, Copenhagen Airport.



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I think the query was is it £20 only from a London airport



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Ah yes, £20 return from Stansted. Sorry for misunderstanding.

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Interesting there are dates from February - October next year. Seems to be a nice gap in early June that is aiken (sic) to be filled. Limerick on 6th June and Cork on 7th June (in the tent!) would be good

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W.T.F...Copenhagen then Viborg.I have just ordered 2 tickets for Viborg,its only just over an hour away.



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Got tickets for both,well happy.

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Live at the Marquee 2020 - Sinead O'Connor in the tent on 5th June and The National on 8th June. Don't suppose the Rats could squeeze a date in on Sunday 7th June could they? Knowing my luck they will play on 6th June when I am in Limerick.

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Sat 04 Apr 2020 The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

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 Good. Thought the absence of Scottish dates was baffling. 



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 Good. Thought the absence of Scottish dates was baffling. 


Maybe excluded as Scotland may not be part of the UK after #indyref

Though if leaving the EU is anything to go by, it will be 2107 by the time the Act of Disunion happens.



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 Good. Thought the absence of Scottish dates was baffling. 


 I would have expected some dates in Ireland and Northern Ireland as well.  And some in rest of Europe apart from Denmark.



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From Facebook.

 

Sun 1st March The Great British Alternative Music Festival, Minehead, UK.

Sat 14th March Zagreb, Croatia.

Fri 22nd May, Stone Valley Festival South, UK.

Sat 23rd May, Let's Rock, Earlham Park, Norwich, UK.

Sun 24th May, Lechlade Festival, Riverside Park, Highworth Rd GL7 3AL UK.

Sat 4th July, Chilfest Festival, Tring, UK.

Sun 12th July, Forever Young Festival, Palmerston House Estate, Kildare, Ireland.

Fri 30th Oct, Docken, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sat 31st Oct Tinghallen, Viborg, Denmark.



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ArrGee wrote:
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 Good. Thought the absence of Scottish dates was baffling. 


Maybe excluded as Scotland may not be part of the UK after #indyref

Though if leaving the EU is anything to go by, it will be 2107 by the time the Act of Disunion happens.


 I thought it was all 'as you were' after #indyref with 'no' getting over 384,000 more votes than 'yes' 

#indyref2 is what may change things. If Boris allows Kranky another go. 



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Why shouldn't  Scotland run it's own show. Instead of some Big Fat Cat in London doing it. Who just Keeps Lying Again.  



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Why shouldn't  Scotland run it's own show. Instead of some Big Fat Cat in London doing it. Who just Keeps Lying Again.  


 Why not indeed? An independent, free Scotland shackled to the failing EU? Knock yourself out Kranky.

Then England need not send money to the EU or new Scotland.

 

Just need a section 30 from Boris or a civil uprising. 



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You could be right here. But then again let English men fight English wars. Its Just another piece of red.



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Not sure if this one has been spotted/added? Apologies if so

EASTNOR, HEREFORDSHIRE 13TH-16TH AUG

https://lakefest.co.uk/line-up/

 

Rats showing Sunday 16th



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EASTNOR, HEREFORDSHIRE 13TH-16TH AUG

https://lakefest.co.uk/line-up/

 

Rats showing Sunday 16th


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Pete Briqutte has replied to a fan on FB confirming that there will be Irish dates, though no further info at present.

So far only date here is Palmerstown Estate, Co Kildare on Sunday 12 July  2020 Forever Young Festival. 



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Noel wrote:

Pete Briqutte has replied to a fan on FB confirming that there will be Irish dates, though no further info at present.

So far only date here is Palmerstown Estate, Co Kildare on Sunday 12 July  2020 Forever Young Festival. 



-- Edited by Noel on Saturday 25th of January 2020 02:51:15 PM


 Great news for fans in the Republic, or for tourists making a weekend of it. Been some time since we were last in Eire, that must be remedied soon. Apart from when we visit friends in Bangor in the North, there's nowhere like it for hospitality in the UK 



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I suspect they will play the Cork tent on Saturday 6th June. I will be in Limerick.



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I suspect they will play the Cork tent on Saturday 6th June. I will be in Limerick.


 Very much doubt it. Bands tend to do it as a once off, and I'd imagine the locals would want a bit of variety rather than an act that was on only a few years previously. Limerick and Galway might be good options.

Pete also says band is 'working on it'  in response to query about gigs in Australia. 



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Noel wrote:

Very much doubt it. Bands tend to do it as a once off, and I'd imagine the locals would want a bit of variety rather than an act that was on only a few years previously.

 

Christy Moore is there this year as he is most years. Tom Jones also returning after playing there in 2016. other acts have also returned

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_at_the_Marquee_(festival)



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Kesklinna linnaosa, Alexela Kontserdimaja, Tallinn

THE BOOMTOWN RATS

 18.09.2020, 19:00 - 21:00

 

17/09/2020

Thu 7:00 PM

THE BOOMTOWN RATS

HELSINKI

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Don't want to alarm anyone but Geldof has cancelled speaking engagements for new book in both London and Manchester. Also gig in Zagreb  for 14 March has been put back until October. Source: Geldof FB

Just wondering if any of the UK gigs will be affected. Rumour that Bob has cold and is 'self isolating'. 



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Don't want to alarm anyone but Geldof has cancelled speaking engagements for new book in both London and Manchester. Also gig in Zagreb  for 14 March has been put back until October. Source: Geldof FB

Just wondering if any of the UK gigs will be affected. Rumour that Bob has cold and is 'self isolating'. 


Shame you booked that flight.  Will hold off on Brighton ticket.

No mention of this on these interwebular sites. I suppose the writer is consulting the thesaurus. Can't just write cancelled or postponed...



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Brighton off.

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Assuming UK Tour is off. All the clubs have been closed down.

This town (town) is coming like a ghost town
All the clubs have been closed down
This place (town) is coming like a ghost town
Bands won't play no more

 

Do you remember the good old days before the ghost town?
We danced and sang, and the music played in a de boomtown



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Assuming UK Tour is off. All the clubs have been closed down.

This town (town) is coming like a ghost town
All the clubs have been closed down
This place (town) is coming like a ghost town
Bands won't play no more

 

Do you remember the good old days before the ghost town?
We danced and sang, and the music played in a de boomtown


 All very worrying indeed. However, assume there will be some upsides to the current crisis. Air pollution, CO2 is down in Europe. Cases of the common cold, food poisoning down. Car accidents down. House burglary down. Sports injuries down. But at what a price... 



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Mark L wrote:
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Assuming UK Tour is off. All the clubs have been closed down.

This town (town) is coming like a ghost town
All the clubs have been closed down
This place (town) is coming like a ghost town
Bands won't play no more

 

Do you remember the good old days before the ghost town?
We danced and sang, and the music played in a de boomtown


 All very worrying indeed. However, assume there will be some upsides to the current crisis. Air pollution, CO2 is down in Europe. Cases of the common cold, food poisoning down. Car accidents down. House burglary down. Sports injuries down. But at what a price... 


 However expect computers to crash & burn in the next few weeks.  



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ArrGee wrote:
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Assuming UK Tour is off. All the clubs have been closed down.

This town (town) is coming like a ghost town
All the clubs have been closed down
This place (town) is coming like a ghost town
Bands won't play no more

 

Do you remember the good old days before the ghost town?
We danced and sang, and the music played in a de boomtown


 All very worrying indeed. However, assume there will be some upsides to the current crisis. Air pollution, CO2 is down in Europe. Cases of the common cold, food poisoning down. Car accidents down. House burglary down. Sports injuries down. But at what a price... 


 However expect computers to crash & burn in the next few weeks.  


 I've not heard of that fear yet.... why will they crash and burn? 



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Mark L wrote:
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Assuming UK Tour is off. All the clubs have been closed down.

This town (town) is coming like a ghost town
All the clubs have been closed down
This place (town) is coming like a ghost town
Bands won't play no more

 

Do you remember the good old days before the ghost town?
We danced and sang, and the music played in a de boomtown


 All very worrying indeed. However, assume there will be some upsides to the current crisis. Air pollution, CO2 is down in Europe. Cases of the common cold, food poisoning down. Car accidents down. House burglary down. Sports injuries down. But at what a price... 


 However expect computers to crash & burn in the next few weeks.  


 I've not heard of that fear yet.... why will they crash and burn? 


Sorry I should have quoted Neil Hannon (second time today - see No Song for Europe)

 

A schoolboy yawns, sits back and hits return
While round the world computers crash and burn
I know that it will happen
Cause I believe in the certainty of chance
The certainty of chance
The certainty of chance

Sometimes at night the darkness and silence weighs on me
Peace frightens me. Perhaps I fear it most of all
I feel it's only a facade, hiding the face of hell
I think of what's in store for my children tomorrow;
"The world will be wonderful," they say;
But from whose viewpoint?
We need to live in a state of suspended animation
Like a work of art; in a state of enchantment
Detached, detached



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  • Tue 6 Oct 2020 London Palladium 


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Let's Rock Norwich new date Saturday 26 September 2020

Chilfest, Tring, Herts now Saturday 29 August and Monday 31 August (postponed from 4 July) 

 



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No gatherings of crowds above 5,000 people until  September means no Forever Young Festival in Kildare. The festival was due to take place in July. The Irish government will review the situation near the end of August.

This government ban means most summer festivals in Ireland will not go ahead, and this comes as a big blow to the Irish music industry. 



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Let's Rock Norwich new date Saturday 26 September 2020

Chilfest, Tring, Herts now Saturday 29 August and Monday 31 August (postponed from 4 July) 

 


 Rats not appearing at Chilfest anymore

 



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  • Sun 16 Aug 2020 EASTNOR, HEREFORDSHIRE https://lakefest.co.uk/line-up/
  • FRI 28 Aug 2020 STONE VALLEY FESTIVAL SOUTH, Ware, Hertfordshire
  • SAT 26 Sep 2020 Let's Rock, Earlham Road, Norwich
  • FRI 02 Oct 2020 Cardiff University Great Hall
  • TUE 6 Oct 2020 London Palladium 
  • WED 07 Oct 2020 Brighton Dome
  • MON 19 Oct 2020 Manchester O2 Ritz
  • WED 21 Oct 2020 Liverpool Grand Central Hall
  • MON 26 Oct 2020 York Barbican
  • WED 28 Oct 2020 Birmingham Town Hall
  • FRI 30 Oct 2020 Docken,  København, Denmark
  • SAT 31 Oct 2020 Tinghallen, Viborg, Denmark
  • TUE 3 Nov 2020 Sage, Gateshead
  • WED 04 Nov 2020 Glasgow Old Fruitmarket
  • MON 09 Nov 2020 Cheltenham Town Hall
  • WED 18 Nov 2020 Cambridge Corn Exchange


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Another date?

18 Sep 2020 Nordea Concert Hall - Tallinn, Estonia



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So I guess concerts are highly unlikely...



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-52389285

 

The UK will have to live with some disruptive social measures for at least the rest of the year, the government's chief medical adviser has said.

Prof Chris Whitty said it was "wholly unrealistic" to expect life would suddenly return to normal soon.



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So I guess concerts are highly unlikely...



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-52389285

 

The UK will have to live with some disruptive social measures for at least the rest of the year, the government's chief medical adviser has said.

Prof Chris Whitty said it was "wholly unrealistic" to expect life would suddenly return to normal soon.


 I think he's right, regrettably. HIV was officially recognised around 1984 /5 and there is still no vaccine. Effective treatment took years to develop. Last week, it was declared there was 'no evidence' a person develops anti bodies like they do with measles and chicken pox. Just like HIV, without a model for natural immunity, researchers do not have a way to identify an immune response that would be effective against COVID-19 and thus developing a vaccine is much more difficult. Viruses tend to mutate and have different sub types. It all makes it difficult. 

We are in for a very long haul, unfortunately. 



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No gatherings of crowds above 5,000 people until  September means no Forever Young Festival in Kildare. The festival was due to take place in July. The Irish government will review the situation near the end of August.

This government ban means most summer festivals in Ireland will not go ahead, and this comes as a big blow to the Irish music industry. 


 Also means GAA isn't going to happen.  Looks like my 56 euro annual payment for https://www.gaago.ie/ was a total waste.



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  • Sun 16 Aug 2020 EASTNOR, HEREFORDSHIRE https://lakefest.co.uk/line-up/
  • FRI 28 Aug 2020 STONE VALLEY FESTIVAL SOUTH, Ware, Hertfordshire
  • SAT 26 Sep 2020 Let's Rock, Earlham Road, Norwich
  • FRI 02 Oct 2020 Cardiff University Great Hall
  • TUE 6 Oct 2020 London Palladium 
  • WED 07 Oct 2020 Brighton Dome
  • MON 19 Oct 2020 Manchester O2 Ritz
  • WED 21 Oct 2020 Liverpool Grand Central Hall
  • MON 26 Oct 2020 York Barbican
  • WED 28 Oct 2020 Birmingham Town Hall
  • FRI 30 Oct 2020 Docken,  København, Denmark
  • SAT 31 Oct 2020 Tinghallen, Viborg, Denmark
  • TUE 3 Nov 2020 Sage, Gateshead
  • WED 04 Nov 2020 Glasgow Old Fruitmarket
  • MON 09 Nov 2020 Cheltenham Town Hall
  • WED 18 Nov 2020 Cambridge Corn Exchange

 Wonder if the album will be reissued to coinsdie with the new dates?. Hope they do Belfast and Dublin.



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I suspect there will be a new version of the album if the dates go ahead. Irish dates look unlikely unless there is a coronavirus cure or vaccine.

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Copenhagen cancelled. It was selling well before the virus kicked in. Gutted, will the concerts go ahead in October.

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Copenhagen cancelled. It was selling well before the virus kicked in. Gutted, will the concerts go ahead in October.


I guess both gigs in Denmark are off as tickets not on sale for the other one either.

Geldof will be 69 in October, will he be allowed out?  

As it stands, I expect further postponements or cancellation.  There may need to be a reconsideration of the venues.  I suspect that general admission standing won't be permitted.  It may be possible to have empty seats and empty rows between people at a large venue like the Palladium and have seats installed at venues like the Brighton Dome and do similar.  Can't see any of the festival dates happening.   



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Sting (68 & 11/12ths ), Jimmy Buffet (73), Van Morrison (75) and Dionne Warwick (79) all appear at the Palladium before the Rats. Guinea Pigs?
The average age of the audience across all of those will probably be 60+.

Kim Wilde does as well, but as she is only 59, she should be OK.

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Copenhagen cancelled. It was selling well before the virus kicked in. Gutted, will the concerts go ahead in October.


I guess both gigs in Denmark are off as tickets not on sale for the other one either.

Geldof will be 69 in October, will he be allowed out?  

As it stands, I expect further postponements or cancellation.  There may need to be a reconsideration of the venues.  I suspect that general admission standing won't be permitted.  It may be possible to have empty seats and empty rows between people at a large venue like the Palladium and have seats installed at venues like the Brighton Dome and do similar.  Can't see any of the festival dates happening.   


 Sadly, I think you're right. I don't know what to make of it all. Sometimes, I find favour with what Peter Hitchens has to say on this and other times, I'm with Witty and Vallance. And all shades in between. Did Sweden do it right, us or Germany? I think time will only tell but the country will be changed. Will some of the venues even survive? Will there be jobs to go back to? 



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Will some of the venues even survive? Will there be jobs to go back to? 


The live entertainment industry looks like it wont survive in its current form.  I cant see theatres, cinemas, concert venues, sports ground or anywhere where crowds gather re-opening anytime soon. No matter what the venues do, without public transport, having an audience of more than 1,000 will not be feasible.

As for jobs, I guess there will be new jobs.  I see more restaurants delivering. Even booze deliveries and take aways. And there will be plenty of work converting offices away from hot desking and open plan.  



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Will some of the venues even survive? Will there be jobs to go back to? 


The live entertainment industry looks like it wont survive in its current form.  I cant see theatres, cinemas, concert venues, sports ground or anywhere where crowds gather re-opening anytime soon. No matter what the venues do, without public transport, having an audience of more than 1,000 will not be feasible.

As for jobs, I guess there will be new jobs.  I see more restaurants delivering. Even booze deliveries and take aways. And there will be plenty of work converting offices away from hot desking and open plan.  


 
I agree. Plus, we will see many big companies come to understand that home working for their employees is more feasible than they thought before the pandemic restrictions. This will mean empty town and city office space, which could see them converted to apartments. But will people want to live in the city when their office is no longer open as they work from home and other venues are either not there or not what they were due to social distancing, which could be here for years if the virus becomes a permanent fixture for whatever reasons?



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Viborg tickets in Denmark still on sale. I still live in hope of a Rats concert in Denmark.

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Lakefest is cancelled.

 

https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/18483377.another-herefordshire-festival-forced-cancel-due-coronavirus/



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Lets Rock Norwich postponed


https://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/what-s-on/let-s-rock-norwich-earlham-park-rescheduled-2021-1-6664200



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Viborg cancelled, no dates in Denmark.

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Unlikely to be any dates anywhere.



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That written, it may be possible to socially distance at London Palladium if those sat in the stalls are willing to relocate upstairs. However with my nice aisle seat in row B, there is no way I would volunteer to sit in row Z of the Grand Circle.

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As an aside, would rat masks help to get the concerts staged?  The Damned had everyone dress as a vampire for their Palladium date.



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SVF South will be rescheduled to the 3 day Bank Holiday weekend of 28th to 30th May 2021

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https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/theatre/palladium-coronavirus-test-west-end-social-distancing-theatre-a4456306.html

London Palladium gig could be on...

As part of the effort to bring the West End back to life, Andrew Lloyd-Webber has offered the use of the 2,295-seater London Palladium near Oxford Circus to trial and test technology to make a night at the theatre safe. This includes infrared temperature scanners over the main entrance that would identify audience members with a fever. They would be refused entrance and offered an alternative date. Ticket holders would also be required to show an app-based medical passport on their phones that would give them a traffic light rating of green, amber or red. Only audience members in the green category would be allowed in so that people would feel confident that were not sitting in the room with anyone who shouldnt be sitting in the room.



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Seeing dates in September are being cancelled I suspect October/November tour highly unlikely.

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Seeing dates in September are being cancelled I suspect October/November tour highly unlikely.


 I agree. I suspect most of next year will be written off too. In fact, because coronaviruses mutates so much that a vaccine hope is pretty hopeless, it could be years before either herd immunity and/or virus weakening permits close-proximity activity like music gigs. 



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Seeing dates in September are being cancelled I suspect October/November tour highly unlikely.


 I agree. I suspect most of next year will be written off too. In fact, because coronaviruses mutates so much that a vaccine hope is pretty hopeless, it could be years before either herd immunity and/or virus weakening permits close-proximity activity like music gigs. 


 I think seated gigs may happen in next 12 months, but cant see standing gigs.  Might even have to make outdoor festivals seated.



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Cant see any happening this calendar year and following winter 2nd/3rd spike I would suggest 2021 will be in doubt on the whole

 



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Cant see any happening this calendar year and following winter 2nd/3rd spike I would suggest 2021 will be in doubt on the whole

 


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Seeing dates in September are being cancelled I suspect October/November tour highly unlikely.


 Cardiff postponed

 

Boomtown RatsPostponedThe Promoter & Band are asking for the patience of their fans while logistcs are mapped out for the 2nd postponement of our show in October. We hope to announce a new date over the coming week. All tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled show. Both AGMP and The Boomtown Rats would like to thank all ticket-holders for their patience and understanding at this time and we all look forward to seeing them as soon as possible. Stay safe and well in the meantime.





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12 days to go and London Palladium show still not cancelled?

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I can't see live music venues or theatres and nightclubs opening before May 2021. How many of them survive until then is something else. 



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2 days ago on Instagram they cancelled everything this calendar year and will reschedule for next year. Cant see anything happening until 2022 personally the same as crowds at soccer stadiums unless they manage to come up with the magic injection



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2 days ago on Instagram they cancelled everything this calendar year and will reschedule for next year. Cant see anything happening until 2022 personally the same as crowds at soccer stadiums unless they manage to come up with the magic injection


 Yes, I see that on Facebook.  Surprised Palladium not informed anyone.  Assuming Jarv Is.. is also cancelled in November, my calendar is totally empty until Easter next year.  



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I think you will wait a lot lo0nger than that unfortunately, I can see virtual gigs happening



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I think you will wait a lot longer than that unfortunately, I can see virtual gigs happening


If Van Morrison and The Divine Comedy can stage socially distanced gigs, I suspect others will follow.  Must admit I see no point in a streamed gig as I could just watch the Rats at Hammersmith from 1978.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/sep/25/van-morrison-review-palladium-socially-distanced-pandemic-soul

It is different, thats the first thing. No matter that Van Morrison steers clear of offering his political and scientific analysis of Covid-19 and the governments handling of it, the shadow of the pandemic hangs over the Palladium for the second of his five shows at the theatre. Social distancing is in place, and plenty of ticket holders have failed to turn up the seats to be unoccupied are marked, but plenty of the seats designated for bubbles remain empty. And that creates its own problems: much as Morrison has spoken of his preference for smaller audiences, he means small audiences in small rooms, rather than small audiences scattered about very big rooms. And the Palladium stays distinctly chilly, the coldness and emptiness of the place offering no help to his six-piece band.

Its a measure of Morrisons indefatigability, then, that even in these circumstances he can touch transcendence. In the middle of the set, a long and loose version of Baby Please Dont Go which segues smoothly into Thems Dont Start Crying Now and then Got My Mojo Working sees the band stretching out, and Morrison swapping out his mic to sing through the one for his harmonica...



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2 days ago on Instagram they cancelled everything this calendar year and will reschedule for next year. Cant see anything happening until 2022 personally the same as crowds at soccer stadiums unless they manage to come up with the magic injection


 It's anyone's guess. Hoping for a vaccine early 2021. But who knows what's round the corner.

Apart from more corners..... 



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