2001/02/20, Academy, Brimingham, UK

Exxile on Euphoria 2001

February 16
 York
February 17
 Leeds
February 18
 Nottingham
February 20
 Birmingham
February 22
 London
February 23
 London
February 25
 Deinze
February 26
 Hamburg
February 27
 Hamburg
March 1
 Berlin
March 2
 Erfurt
March 3
 München
March 5
 Stuttgart
March 6
 Köln
March 7
 Zürich
March 9
 Prague
March 10
 Vienna
March 17
 Oporto

This gig was noted for high goth percentage in the audience and the lack of its participation. The setlist was almost identical to the Leeds gig with Train/Detonation Boulevard, Anaconda, War on Drugs and Jolene removed and Come Together and Body Electric added, thus resulting in one of the shortest gigs this tour songcountwise.

Support acts: Tin Star, Dave Thomas and Two Pale Boys.

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Setlist

  • First and Last and Always
  • Ribbons
  • Come Together
  • Crash and Burn
  • Body Electric
  • Dominion/Mother Russia
  • Summer
  • On the Wire/Teachers/On the Wire
  • We are the Same, Susanne
  • Will I Dream?
  • Giving Ground
  • Romeo Down
  • Alice
  • Flood II
    <break>
  • Capricorn
  • I Didn't Know I Loved You ('Till I Saw You Rock'n'Roll)
  • Snubnose
    <break>
  • Something Fast
  • Vision Thing
  • Thanks to Simon Cardwell (s.cardwell@csl.gov.uk)

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    Reviews

    Written by Simon Cardwell (s.cardwell@csl.gov.uk) for Dominion mailing list

    Another great gig last night! Perhaps not quite as storming as Leeds or Nottingham as the band seemed a little less up for it this time, probably because there was a high percentage of g*ths in the audience just posing and standing around talking throughout the whole performance. But we got Come Together and Body Electric again (always good), and there was quite a mosh during the last last song of the night, Vision Thing.

    I arrived at the venue, after spending ages driving round the maze that is Birmingham's horrendous ring road, roadworks and one-way system, just in time to see Tin Star take to the stage. This lot are really beginning to grow on me. I wasn't too impressed with the debut CD but their new material sounds good. Definitely the best Sisters support act since Cubanate back in '97.

    The Birmingham Academy is a smart new venue with a nice, wide stage and pretty decent PA. I think I'm right in saying that this place used to be called The Hummingbird (?) - it just seemed so familiar.

    There was a lot less smoke on the stage this time making it easy to see the band. I wonder if Old Smokie Machine had started to run out of juice?


    Written by Pete French (pete@toybox.twisted.org.uk) for Dominion mailing list

    > Another great gig last night! Perhaps not quite as storming as Leeds or Nottingham

    You think? I thought it a little lacklustre, the audience seeming to be not really up for it in general. Warmed up a lot towards the end though. It was still fun, but not as much fun as the previous three have been.

    > pretty decent PA. I think I'm right in saying that this place used to be
    > called The Hummingbird (?) - it just seemed so familiar.

    Yes, famous for evil security and nasty sticky carpet. The security appears to have got more friendly - though the carpet is still gross and sticky which is odd as it's only been open since Christmas! In fact, looking around the place, I suspect they didn't actually do it up much, merely re-opened it after an 8 year mothballing. I think I was last there for the NMA "hopeless causes" gigs. Also being the place where Rosetta first did their "eye for the main chance" material.

    Nice to see Brum getting a decent medium sized venue back again though.

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