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Oct/Nov UK & Ireland tour 2013
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Author:  Nat [ Fri May 24, 2013 4:49 pm ]
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Jambo wrote:
Thanks for clarification - Brighton Dome ticket office don't seem to know - and I suggested to them they should confirm with the promoter - I suggested it should be made clear on their web site if it is a solo show or a band show - as it will affect people's decision whether to buy a ticket


Will it? I mean KT is a solo artist.

KT solo can be pretty thumpin'. I've heard her on occasion be louder by herself than with a band :lol:.

Author:  KAS23 [ Fri May 24, 2013 11:43 pm ]
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I can understand if there is no band for the mini-tour before the festivals, as the venues are a bit smaller....but speaking from the York Barbican's point of view - I would have thought that might be a bit cavernous (the stage is very wide) just to play solo....but I await to be stunned (an no doubt prooven wrong).

Author:  Aurelia [ Sun May 26, 2013 2:34 pm ]
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Nat wrote:
I've heard her on occasion be louder by herself than with a band :lol:.

Haha :lol:

I personally don't think knowing if it's solo or with band will influence a lot people's decision to go to the gig or not
You decide to see an artist live and therefore accept the way they decide to present their tunes to you.

That being said, it's true that a huge venue doesn't necessarily fit with a solo performance
I'm not familiair with the venues listed in the UK/Ireland tour: are they small or big?

I hope she will pick a cosy venue for Paris :mrg:

Author:  *Titch* [ Mon May 27, 2013 8:49 pm ]
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I think it's smart that she's chosen more theatres for this tour, as most of the new tunes are more "listeners". It's annoying not to be able to get up and boogie sometimes (at the Minack we were all sat so close together you couldn't even seat-dance) but on the whole i think most of these venues will suit the occasion. :)

Author:  Nat [ Mon May 27, 2013 9:06 pm ]
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Meant to reply to this the other day Aurelia. As Claire said, they're mostly (if not all) theatres.

They are big stages but the nature of the venue is that everyone will be seated and pay attention to the music. I'm really hoping it'll be like your standard show, no leaving to go to the bar etc because that really p*sses me off at gigs!

I think with the way the album is shaping up it's ideal. And a good performer can still make a big venue (they're mostly around the 3,000 mark) seem intimate.

Author:  *Titch* [ Mon May 27, 2013 9:38 pm ]
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I'm really hoping everyone will be respectful too. Let's hope not too many teenagers out for an alcohol-fueled night will turn up to find they're sat down. :lol:

Because i'm a complete loser i just googled the capacities and most seem pretty reasonable. I think she'll do alright. :smt023

Belfast Ulster Hall - 1000
Dublin Olympia Theatre - 1240
Galway Seapoint - 1010
Cardiff St Davids Hall - 2000
Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre - 1458
Northampton Derngate - 1200
Bristol Colston Hall - 2075
Brighton Dome - 1700
York Barbican - 1500
Birmingham Symphony Hall - 2262
Basingstoke Anvil Theatre - 1400
Liverpool Philharmonic - 2381 (widest auditorium in europe, apparently)
London Theatre Royal Drury Lane - 2196
Manchester Bridgewater Hall - 2400
Gateshead Sage - 1700
Glasgow Academy - 600-1455 (depending on event)
Perth Concert Hall - 1200-1600 (depending on event)

Author:  Michael_ [ Tue May 28, 2013 12:21 am ]
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Got tickets for Liverpool and Manchester.

Author:  Jambo [ Tue May 28, 2013 8:00 am ]
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Had reply from Brighton Dome ticket office - they say KT management has confirmed she will be perfforming with a band.

Author:  Jambo [ Tue May 28, 2013 10:13 am ]
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The concert promoter ( SJM) confirmed to Brighton Dome she will be performing with a full band.

Author:  Nat [ Tue May 28, 2013 10:49 am ]
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*Titch* wrote:
Glasgow Academy - 600-1455 (depending on event)


That's unusual, it's considerably bigger than the Barrowlands which is 2,000.

I'm not convinced by them saying its all seated in there. I've been in that venue maybe 40 times and not seen any evidence of them ever putting seats on the ground level.

Author:  Aurelia [ Tue May 28, 2013 12:08 pm ]
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Nat wrote:
As Claire said, they're mostly (if not all) theatres.

They are big stages but the nature of the venue is that everyone will be seated and pay attention to the music.

I think with the way the album is shaping up it's ideal. And a good performer can still make a big venue (they're mostly around the 3,000 mark) seem intimate.


Cool 8)

La Cigale is 1 000 seats and I think it'd be a good venue in Paris!

Claire, I can't believe you googled the capacities of all the venues, haha!! Thanks!

Author:  Nat [ Tue May 28, 2013 4:44 pm ]
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Support act for this tour has been announced as Billy Lockett.

Some info on him here:

https://www.facebook.com/billylockettmusic

Author:  Nat [ Wed May 29, 2013 6:30 pm ]
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Just noticed there's now an option on ticketmaster for 'official platinum tickets'. The scottish November concerts seem to be sold out but for the bargain price of £140 you can bag yourself a second row seat. We got second row at Perth for £30 last week.

They're claiming "The goal is to give the most passionate fans fair and safe access to the best tickets".

Do you think this is an actual Tunstall thing or a ticketmaster thing? This is absolute bull.

Author:  *Titch* [ Wed May 29, 2013 9:18 pm ]
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That's absolutely mental!! Has to be a Ticketmaster thing, can't imagine Tunstall would ever go in for that.

Aurelia wrote:
Claire, I can't believe you googled the capacities of all the venues, haha!! Thanks!

And people say the internet is a waste of time! :p :lol:

Author:  Nat [ Thu May 30, 2013 9:41 am ]
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Upon closer inspection, its for all dates. For 'the best seats' in London it's £100 more than we paid, and two rows behind :roll:.

It's not even that its ticket touts selling them, its the official ticketing agency selling their own allocation at that price. I hope if they sell any its KT that sees all the profit.

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