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#318 Struts @ London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (February 26th 2019)

Support: Kelsey Karter

Forgive me Lemmy for I have sinned…it has been 80 days since my last obsession. Yep December 8th 2018 was the last gig I got to. That is nearly two months without any live music, which for a (supposed) live music blogger is not particularly great at all. Luckily the headline band on stage tonight blew any cobwebs well and truly away.

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#254 Europe / Black Star Riders @ London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (March 20th 2015)

Line Up: Europe / Black Star Riders / Tax The Heat

Co-headline tours are becoming more common in rock circles. They work well. Half the cost for the artists, double the fan base and twice the value for the fans...all in the name of good music. Despite the advantages, a double header from Europe and Black Star Riders seemed strange on paper. Two bands with two very different backgrounds. Tour reports had been good though and both bands have excellent new

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#235 Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott @ London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (May 27th 2014)

Support: Cherry Ghost

There was a definite forty-something, coat round the waist brigade feel in the air as we walked in to the Shepherd’s Bush Empire…even when a tout offered me two tickets for some guy called Paul Hatton it didn’t spoil the mood. Not sure how the Hatton gig went but for us it was all about Paul Heaton and the returning heroine Jacqui Abbott.

I have been lucky enough to have seen Mr Heaton a number of times over the last five years. Those gigs were in support of his excellent 

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