The Spice Girl Mel B has said she hopes the sound “will be much, much better” at the reformed band’s next show, following complaints about the first gig of their stadium reunion tour. More than 70,000 fans attended the concert at Croke Park in Dublin on Friday night, many of whom paid more than £100 to see the pop group take the stage for the first time in seven years. However, footage posted on social media showed that many could barely hear the hit songs. One wrote: While another said: In an Instagram post, Melanie Brown thanked everyone for attending but admitted the sound quality was poor. “We will see you in Cardiff,” she said. “And hopefully the vocals and the sound will be much, much better, pfft.” However, many fans closer to the stage hailed an “amazing show”. The 1990s band opened the concert with the message: “We welcome all ages, all races, all gender identities, all countries of origin, all sexual … [Read more...] about Spice Girls fans complain of ‘awful’ sound at Dublin gig
The Spice Girls have kicked off the preparations for their long-awaited reunion tour, as they are set to take to the stage for their first performance in Dublin on Friday. Emma Bunton, Geri Horner, Mel Brown and Mel C have been transforming themselves backstage ahead of their much-anticipated opening show in Croke Park, with Baby Spice getting her hair done, and Geri teasing her outfit for the occasion. It comes as it was reported that band are going to highlight former bandmate Victoria Beckham's absence from the show, with two special sections in the concert. It's nearly here! The Spice Girls have kicked off the preparations for their long-awaited reunion tour, as they are set to take to the stage for their first performance in Dublin on Friday Exciting: Emma Bunton, Geri Horner, Mel Brown and Mel C have been transforming themselves backstage ahead of their much-anticipated opening show in Croke Park, and have documented the occasion with a slew of social media posts In … [Read more...] about Spice Girls kick off reunion tour in Dublin
"This," warns my colleague, "is a spectacularly bad idea"' "There's no way you'll cope."And with that endorsement ringing in my ears (note to self: buy earplugs) I set off in the hope of catching 16 gigs in just 12 hours.My destination is Brighton's Great Escape Festival, which hosts more than 400 bands in two dozen venues over three days. Most of them are newcomers - either freshly signed to a record label, or hoping to drum up record label interest. The majority will never trouble a radio station, festival bill or Spotify playlist in their lives. But maybe, just maybe, I'll spot a diamond in the rough. Here goes nothing. Gig one - James SmithDown on the beach front, former Britain's Got Talent contestant James Smith is 10 minutes late, immediately throwing my schedule into disarray. Hard to begrudge him, though, since he's such a charmer - bashfully introducing a song about letting his ex-girlfriend keep his t-shirts "because they look better on you anyway"."I wrote it when I was 15 … [Read more...] about Can you cram 16 gigs into a single day?
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar offered to “personally” welcome popstar Kylie Minogue to Dublin ahead of her concert date in a newly released fan letter. The message, dated October 3 and written on official Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) headed paper, was released to the Irish Mail on Sunday following a freedom of information request by the paper. The publication reported that their request was blocked two times before Varadkar’s office agreed to the note being made public. In the letter, Varadkar admits to being a “huge fan” of the Australian pop princess. “Dear Kylie,” it reads. “Just wanted to drop you a short note in advance of the concert in Dublin. I am really looking forward to it. Am a huge fan! “I understand you are staying in the Merrion hotel which is just across the street from my office in Government Buildings. If you like, I’d love to welcome you to Ireland personally.” He signed off the missive as … [Read more...] about Irish PM offered to ‘personally welcome’ Kylie to Dublin in fan letter
US rapper Nicki Minaj has cancelled a gig in Dublin after bad weather left her equipment stranded. The world famous star known for her risque routines had been due to play at the Irish capital's 3Arena on Friday night. Nicki Minaj has announced her concert in Dublin has been cancelled The tour promoter claimed strong winds affecting Irish Sea sailings over the last 24 hours stopped some of her equipment vehicles from being transported. A statement: 'Unfortunately, due to adverse weather conditions which have affected Irish Sea sailings over the last 24hrs resulting in some equipment trucks not arriving, Nicki Minaj has been forced to cancel her concert tonight (Friday 15 March 2019) at Dublin's 3Arena. 'Nicki Minaj apologises for any inconvenience caused to fans due to these unforeseen circumstances.' The show was canceled just two hours before she was due to perform. Minaj's European tour has been plagued by a series of disasters. She cancelled a show in Paris … [Read more...] about Nicki Minaj cancels Dublin gig after weather conditions left…