Carlski's Gig Blog: Also Featuring Arbitrary Strangeness!

I go to loads of gigs, reviews of which will appear here, with added bouts of other strangeness!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Journey - 05/06/06

"I've been waiting for this gig for 25 years" said one punter as we were queuing to get into a sold out Manchester Apollo for the Journey gig. Yes, its true Journey last played in the UK in 1981, so anticipation for the return was running high. I was not hopeful of them being any good as original singer Steve Perry (who was pretty much the best rock vocalist of all time) is out of the band. But they delivered in fine style.

Steve Augeri was a very good replacement for Steve Perry, not quite as good but pretty close, however the revelation was Deen Castronovo (the Drummer) whose voice was almost exactly the equal of Steve Perry on the songs he sang! Journey ran through pretty much a greatest hits set + 3 new songs and the crowd lapped it up.

To sum it up, I would have to say that this was by far the best gig since the all mighty Rush played 2 years ago, truly fantastic!!


At 10:24 pm, Blogger Mr Nobody said...

Again, the usual post aged-rocker(s) gig Mr-Steven question: Did he/they have saggy spandex(tm)arse(s)?

At 10:09 pm, Blogger Carlski said...

No, they seemed quite tight! As did David Coverdale's stretched plastic surgery head!


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