Elvis UK Tour 2013

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby krm » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:38 am

I want a euro tour! If not, I will stick to Edinburgh this time :-) .

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby Mikeh » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:20 am

Mrs Mike H said she might be interested!!! This will be the first time since she was deafened on the Brutal Youth tour. Mind you, I have had to endure Rod Stewart on several occasions so she owes me.

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby Wolverinefan » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:42 am

This is brilliant news! :D There aren't any dates down in my home town, but I'll probably do London and at least one other, somehow.

Are fans on this site offered tickets ahead of the general public? I want to get good seats, esp. as I have to travel to other towns for these concerts.

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby sinatra57 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:05 am

The Cliffs Pavilion Southend has seating in a large balcony to the rear and boxes on the left and right of the hall, the downstairs seating is sometimes removed making it standing only. In 2009 I saw The Specials and Madness at the Cliffs and for both gigs the downstairs seating was removed. Having reached a certain age comfort won out and I took my seat in the balcony on both occasions.

The last time Elvis played the Cliffs was back in October 1983, before the Cliffs was made a larger venue with the addition of the balcony, when it was standing only. I would guess the seats will stay in place this time round.

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby Man out of Time » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:34 pm

sinatra57 wrote:The last time Elvis played the Cliffs was back in October 1983,


In case you were wondering, when Elvis last played the cities and venues that will form the UK Revolver Tour in 2013, the table below shows the answer:

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I know that the Revolver Tour reached Newcastle Upon Tyne in May, but Newcastle and Gateshead are separate cities as any fule kno. Interesting that Elvis has not played Blackpool yet this Century. Presumably he has struggled to find a date when Peter Kaye was not already booked to appear there.

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby nicola76 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:42 pm

Wow, Edinburgh's Usher Hall gig was really 2005? Valentine's Day too - I remember it for crying during Good Year for the Roses. Didn't expect it, but it was like a bolt from the blue. Bumped into someone I worked with who said he saw me wiping away the tears during that one :oops: I feel no shame in that!

Looking forward to Elvis in Edinburgh again..........and maybe a few others on this tour too.

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:24 am

[quote="sinatra57"]The Cliffs Pavilion Southend has seating in a large balcony to the rear and boxes on the left and right of the hall, the downstairs seating is sometimes removed making it standing only. In 2009 I saw The Specials and Madness at the Cliffs and for both gigs the downstairs seating was removed. Having reached a certain age comfort won out and I took my seat in the balcony on both occasions.

Squeeze are playing there this year and it is standing downstairs. I must admit I'm hoping it is standing for Elvis. Although the boxes at the side would be a lovely option. The whole Sheep 'family' maybe at this so it will be hard to get so many seats together.

I would imagine if Elvis has the choice it will be standing.

Ive seen Blondie, The Zutons and The Proclaimers (might be wrong about this one though) there and it was standing, But Ray Davies, Bob Geldof and Andy Williams was seated.

I was at The Specials show too I was glad to be in the balcony on that occasion.

It might be me but I always think the Cliffs has been based on the Royal Festival Hall only smaller.

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby the_roofdog » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:30 am

Wolverinefan wrote:Are fans on this site offered tickets ahead of the general public? I want to get good seats, esp. as I have to travel to other towns for these concerts.


Keep an eye on this thread, if there are any pre-sales tickets available I'm sure the relevant info will appear here.

Had to be the Spinning Songbook for Blackpool really didn't it. Russell Crowe at the RAH... Bob Carolgees at the Blackpool Opera House?

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby GertieAverage » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:04 pm

Paul B wrote:Any more knowledgable people than me here know which of these dates are standing venues - despite advancing years I still like to mosh it down the front.


All I know is that Liverpool and Manchester are definitely seated venues. If it's the spinning songbook again they'll probably all be seated..?

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby the_roofdog » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:01 pm

The Manchester Apollo can take the seats out. Given that they didn't do this for the 2012 Songbook gig it's unlikely they will next year though.

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Postby johnfoyle » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:39 pm

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby Natasha » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:19 pm

oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god

I'm freakin out like if these dates were in South America (maybe more)!

Seriously. It could not be more perfect.

Here I go again. See you guys in UK next year. \o/ \o/ \o/
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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby Natasha » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:35 pm

Paul B wrote:Any more knowledgable people than me here know which of these dates are standing venues - despite advancing years I still like to mosh it down the front.


I want to know that too. In RAH shows this year I was wanting to get up and dance all the time and I only didn't do it in respect for people behind me. But this time, I'm sorry, I'm going to dance. I think I deserve it.
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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:26 pm

Natasha wrote:oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god

I'm freakin out like if these dates were in South America (maybe more)!

Seriously. It could not be more perfect.

Here I go again. See you guys in UK next year. \o/ \o/ \o/


Let's hope so. :D
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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby Natasha » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:25 pm

Glastonbury 2013 opens on june 26th. Any chance Elvis will be on the line up? What do you guys think?
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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby Wolverinefan » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:22 pm

Natasha, I was wondering the same thing. EC was great at Cornbury and I'd like to see him at another outdoor event if the opportunity comes along.

Currently I'm planning to see him at Basingstoke and the Royal Albert Hall next year, but would be very tempted to go to another music festival if our man is going to be there. The thing is, EC has enough hits to get most of the crowd tapping along (well, those over 30 for sure), so he could be a great success at Glasto, provided he throws the old favourites into the mix. Which he did at Cornbury, like the wise man he is. :D

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby oliversa1 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:57 am

Bring it on, I feel trips to Liverpool, Blackpool and Manchester coming on. :)
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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby The imposter » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:05 am

Liverpool is a must for me..I also fancy an evening in Blackpool and Royal Albert Hall would be nice, as I've never been there...Is it a special venue? I am also kind of hoping there will be more dates in mainland Europe..Amsterdam ? or anywhere in Spain...

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby Natasha » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:15 am

The imposter wrote:Liverpool is a must for me..I also fancy an evening in Blackpool and Royal Albert Hall would be nice, as I've never been there...Is it a special venue? I am also kind of hoping there will be more dates in mainland Europe..Amsterdam ? or anywhere in Spain...


I'm hoping that too! And another certain country on the other side of Atlantic Ocean and down the Equator line would not be bad but I don't dare dream so high anymore.

And, yes, Royal Albert Hall is amazing.
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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby krm » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:05 pm

The imposter wrote:Liverpool is a must for me..I also fancy an evening in Blackpool and Royal Albert Hall would be nice, as I've never been there...Is it a special venue? I am also kind of hoping there will be more dates in mainland Europe..Amsterdam ? or anywhere in Spain...


anywhere in Europe would be nice!

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby so lacklustre » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:51 pm

Royal Albert Hall is nice to look at but has not much else going for it imo. Too many seats are too far away - only go if youi have good seats - the sound quite often leaves something to desire, and its nowhere near anywhere and awkward to get to.
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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby Man out of Time » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:25 pm

so lacklustre wrote:Royal Albert Hall is nice to look at but has not much else going for it imo.... the sound quite often leaves something to desire


Particularly the case when Russell Crowe joins Elvis on stage I find.

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby The imposter » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:08 pm

so lacklustre wrote:Royal Albert Hall is nice to look at but has not much else going for it imo. Too many seats are too far away - only go if youi have good seats - the sound quite often leaves something to desire, and its nowhere near anywhere and awkward to get to.


Thanks for the info I intend to buy very early this time like September is it when tickets go on sale ?

krm wrote:anywhere in Europe would be nice!


Agreed just that I fancy Amsterdam and Anywhere in Spain would be nice!

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby Natasha » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:23 am

I enjoyed the view from my seats at the stalls but I have to admit the sound is not always great (it's a classical music venue, right?).
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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby HopeYou'reHappyNow » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:28 am

Hello fellow EC lovers,

Long-time fan here (not "first generation" as I'm a bit too young - I got into Elvis properly when Brutal Youth was released and spent the following years buying up all of his albums avidly). I've seen him four times now (which I'm well aware is nothing compared to some of you!) - the last date was Brighton, earlier this year. My first EC gig was at Birmingham Academy during the "When I Was Cruel" tour and it remains one of my favourite gigs ever.

I've been browsing this board for quite a while now, but have decided to take the plunge and start posting with you all - plus, it'd be nice to get heads up on any pre-sales for next years' dates, as I plan to go to at least three, such was my enjoyment of Brighton! When I left the concert, absolutely buzzing, I was almost kicking myself for not buying tickets for any of the other dates. I'm not going to make that mistake for next year's return.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I'm a genuine fan and absolutely mad for the music of DPA McManus. Any sane person with taste should be too.

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