Thursday, April 18, 2024

Simple Minds @ Zénith, Paris - April 18th, 2024


Boasting one of the most unassailable catalogues in pop and nearly two years after their last triumphant date in the French capital (well, Boulogne-Billancourt to be precise...), Simple Minds are returning to the Paris Zénith where they recorded their seminal live album In The City Of Lights back in 1986.

Del Amitri @ Zénith, Paris - April 18th, 2024

Nearly four decades since their debut album dropped and almost thirty years since they last played in the City of Lights (well, Ris Orangis, close enough), Del Amitri returned to Paris in support of Simple Minds' Global Tour. Unfortunately, a sizable portion of the audience didn't bother showing up for the opening act: it's their loss. For the ones that did show up, Del Amitri's set was quite the treat, like seeing a long-lost friend.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Cymande @ le Trianon, Paris - April 17th, 2024

Decades of reverence and an almost mythical status in the Funk genre preceded Cymande's resurgence onto the music scene. After a hiatus of a decade, during which their sampled tracks became foundational for hip-hop, the band regrouped a decade ago. Their recent stop at the packed Trianon theater in Paris' Red Light district was a testament to their enduring appeal.

Monday, April 15, 2024

Motionless In White announce EU/UK headline tour, including a stop at the Paris Olympia

Metalcore superstars Motionless In White are back with their first European headlining tour in four years. Dubbed "Touring The End Of The World", the tour will open off in Warsaw intJanuary 2025, hitting Paris on February 8th and concluding in London on February 22nd.

Duff McKagan will play the Paris Trianon next October

Now that the Guns N' Roses tour has come to an end, its members (well, not Axl...) are keeping busy with their own side projects. Slash is currently on tour with Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators (we'll be bringing you photos and a review of the last show of the tour later this month) and Duff McKagan has just announced some tour dates for the fall of 2024, including a stop at the beautiful Trianon theater on October 20th.

Upcoming gigs

Cymande @ Trianon - April 17, 2024

English Funk legends Cymande are back in Paris to deliver their own brand of "Nyah Rock", a fusion of Funk, Calypso, Soul and Reggae. The band will of course be performing their signature songs, The Message and Brothers On The Slide, to the delight of Parisian fans. The event is sold-out, but some last-minute tickets are being released intermittently at the following link:

Get tickets for CYMANDE in Paris HERE.

Simple Minds @ Zénith - April 18, 2024

In celebration of the release of "New Gold Dream Live from Paisley Abbey," Simple Minds are embarking on a highly anticipated tour, promising fans an unforgettable live experience. The tour will see the band performing in renowned venues across the globe, including a date at the Zénith in Paris on April 18, 2024. Tickets for that show can be found HEREHaving last caught up with the band a year and a half ago in Boulogne-Billancourt, where they delivered an absolutely electric performance, we're eagerly anticipating another evening of phenomenal musicianship and unforgettable, timeless anthems."

Our man Slash is keeping busy. He's just finished the Guns N' Roses 2023 tour with two shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and a headlining set at Hell & Heaven Festival in Guadalajara, Mexico last November, before hitting the road again with his solo band featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators in January. The tour will start in Mexico City on January 23rd and end in Paris on April 29th. We will of course be at the tour closer to report and bring you some photos from the show. Support for all dates will be from none other than Mammoth WVH.

Less than a year after his last concert in the City of Lights, Blues rocker Walter Trout is coming back to Paris at the intimate Alhambra theater in support of his latest album Broken.

Hot off the heels of a typically killer album Happiness Bastards, will bring their new tour at the Paris Olympia on May 24th. If it's anything like their last concert in the same venue in October 2022, it's going to be an unforgettable evening of Southern Rock n' Roll!

Eric Clapton has announced two shows at the Paris Accor Arena on May 26 and 27 of next year.These will be the legendary guitarist's first Paris dates in almost exactly fourteen years when he played the very same venue with Steve Winwood on May 25th, 2010 (the private corporate gig he did a few years ago doesn't count...) so we're excited to see one of our favorite musicians on stage again.He has been very controversial lately because of his positions on the COVID vaccine, and his association with some more than unsavory characters... But on stage, with a guitar in his hands, he will put politics and other personal considerations to the side and let the music do the talking. And on that front, he has very few equals.Both concerts are very close to being sold out so don't wait to get your tickets!

If you've been reading this page for a while, you'll know that Alice Cooper is one of our very favorite artists. We've seen him live over a dozen times (including last summer with The Hollywood Vampires) and we've even flown to California to catch his act. Dubbed "Too Close For Comfort", this trek features the return, in updated form, of the magic screen that he's helped pioneer on his "Welcome To My Nightmare" tour and concert film. You can get tickets for the Paris date HERE.

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Sunn O))) @ Élysée-Montmartre, Paris - April 6th, 2024

Attending a Sunn O))) performance is akin to embarking on a sonic pilgrimage, an immersive journey into the depths of experimental soundscapes. In their enigmatic presence, Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson, clad in their iconic Druidic cloaks, commandeer the stage, summoning otherworldly frequencies that transcend conventional notions of music. Their music isn't merely heard; it's experienced on a primal level, resonating deep within the core of one's being.

Jesse Sykes with Phil Wandscher & Bill Herzog @ Élysée-Montmartre, Paris - April 6th, 2024

Short but excellent set by Jesse Sykes, accompanied by Phil Wandscher on guitar and Bill Herzog on bass, opening for Sunn O))) in a packed Élysée-Montmartre. Why this wasn't presented as The Sweet Hereafter is anyone's guess, since all the core members of the cult alt-country outfit are present on the stage, but the name matters very little. 

Monday, April 1, 2024

Robert Fripp and Adrian Belew reunite for David Bowie hologram tour

UPDATE: This was very obviously an April's Fool hoax. I think most everyone understood that... except for the ones that sent me hate mail, insults and death threats. Isn't the internet a wonderful place?

LiveNation has announced tour dates in Mike Garson's new venture in his selfless pledge to keep Bowie's music alive: Holoddin Sane - The David Bowie Experience 2025 tour will feature a hologram of the late "Let's Dance" singer backed by an all-star band comprised of superstar Bowie alumni Robert Fripp and Adrian Belew on guitar as well as other ex-Bowie musicians like drummer Mick "Woody"Woodmansey from his "Ziggy Stardust" era and bassist Gail Ann Dorsey. As an added treat, each show will feature special holographic appearances by departed collaborators Mick Ronson and Jeff Beck for what promises to be an unmissable evening of classic rock n' roll insanity!

Paris Jackson's biological father confirmed!

UPDATE: This was very obviously an April's Fool hoax. I think most everyone understood that... except for the ones that sent me hate mail, insults and death threats. Isn't the internet a wonderful place?

Ever since Michael Jackson's children were born, they have been the subject of intense scrutiny and rumors as to who actually sired them have been rampant. The late King of Pop was always adamant that he was the real, biological father of his children with Debbie Rowe, but that was never enough to silence the gossip rags and celebrity blogs... So in order to put those rumors to rest once and for all, Paris Jackson, also a successful musician in her own right, has agreed to a DNA test which she took last August. However, the results of said test have remained a secret until now. Finally, we now know the real father of Paris and Blanket, and...

The Cure and Morrissey to play Mopechella in August

UPDATE: This was very obviously an April's Fool hoax. I think most everyone understood that... except for the ones that sent me hate mail, insults and death threats. Isn't the internet a wonderful place?

In what will be remembered as a momentous day for children of the eighties, two of the biggest stars of the era have announced a joint concert in the Coachella desert for on July 18th, 2024. The Cure and Morrissey will be bringing their bouncy melodies and mischievous lyrics to the sun-drenched desert plains, bringing joy, laughter and light to the heart of music fans in what will undoubtedly be a fun-filled romp through mega-platinum fun-loving hits such as "Killing an Arab", "The End of the World", "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" and "Girlfriend in a Coma". This will mark the first time that the former Smiths singer and the band led by Robert Smith perform on the same stage. After the concerts, both artists and their bands will unite to play a few songs under the name "The Robert Smiths".

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Pixies @ Olympia, Paris - March 27th, 2024

The Pixies were a legendary band for those of us who grew up during the so-called "Grunge" era. While Nirvana was selling out arenas the world over, reaping the seeds of a formula that had largely been sown by the Bostonians during the preceding decade, the originators of that sound were broken up, each member embarking into other ventures. When they eventually returned to active duty in 2003, the Pixies were no longer "alternative": they were a myth, which most of the fans would finally get to see live. 

It's now over twenty years later, and the band's second tenure outlasted the first one by a nearly 4 to 1 ratio, so it should come as no surprise that the band is now regarded as a classic outfit, selling out theaters and arenas all across the globe. Still, to be wrapping up a tour with three sold-out Paris Olympias a mere year since their two-date engagement in the same venue is an astonishing accomplishment which few (if any) band of that era can attain.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Mr. Big @ Bataclan, Paris - March 26th, 2024


Last time we saw Mr. Big they were a support act for Aerosmith, fresh off their third record "Bump Ahead". Now, over three decades later, they've journeyed through every twist and turn of rock stardom: the highs of radio hits and packed arenas, the lows of lineup changes and even tragedy. But tonight, billed as The BIG Finish, they're wrapping it all up in a blaze of glory, thanking fans spanning generations for their unwavering support.

Jared James Nichols @ Bataclan, Paris - March 26th, 2024

Jared James Nichols seems to be a perpetually on the road. Barely six months have passed since his headlining gig at Le Café de la Danse, and now he's kicking off the show for Mr. Big at Le Bataclan.  We first took notice of him nearly nine years ago when he opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd, and we've seen him several times since opening for various artists.