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Topic: Gong to play 2 gigs in London!!!!!!!
Posted By: Sean Trane
Subject: Gong to play 2 gigs in London!!!!!!!
Date Posted: April 17 2008 at 11:44
Oh Im having a GREAT Day
http://www.planetgong.co.uk/ - http://www.planetgong.co.uk/

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GONG Posted Wed 16 Apr 2008
For the latest transmissions from the luminous green planet - Gong dada 'hymn-self', daevid allen, is joined by co-founder Gilli Smyth, the motherbeat bass of Mike Howlett, master drummer Chris Taylor, incomparable jazz saxophonist Theo Travis - and for the first time in the UK since 1975 - Steve Hillage & Miquette Giraudy!

Both these events have a special limited 'Early Bird' ticket offer available to you.


Sat 14 Jun - UK, London, Queen Elizabeth Hall (seated venue) - GONG at Massive Attack's Meltdown
7.30pm. Tickets 18.50 (rear stalls), 22.50 (front stalls). South Bank Centre, London, SE1 8XX.

To get tickets in advance of the general on-sale date of 25th April and claim a 5 discount you need to call 0871 663 2500 (UK) or +44 871 663 2500 (from abroad) and quote 'Fan Offer' (their words, you're all friends to us). This offer is for phone and in person sales only.


Sun 15 Jun - UK, London, The Forum (standing venue) - GONG + Slackbaba
7.30pm. Tickets 19.50. Kentish Town, London, NW5 1JY

To get tickets online with reduced booking fee and transaction costs visit:-

http://www.artistticket.com/artist/?s=gong - www.artistticket.com/artist/?s=gong

This offer is limited to the first 500 tickets and comprises of a 1.25 booking fee as opposed to 2.45. Non-UK purchasers will be able to pickup their tickets on the night of the show. UK purchasers will also have the additional benefit of a 2.50 postal processing cost (First Class Post Recorded Delivery) as opposed to the normal 4.90 seetickets.com processing fee.




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Posted By: mattmacneil
Date Posted: April 17 2008 at 13:15
This is why I hate living in Canada.

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Posted By: Leningrad
Date Posted: April 18 2008 at 19:07
Originally posted by mattmacneil mattmacneil wrote:

This is why I hate living in Canada.


Posted By: Shakespeare
Date Posted: April 18 2008 at 21:12
Originally posted by Chameleon Chameleon wrote:

Originally posted by mattmacneil mattmacneil wrote:

This is why I hate living in Canada.


Posted By: febus
Date Posted: April 18 2008 at 22:53
Hillage and Giraudy back with GONG!!     ....another trip back in time; great!Thumbs%20Up
 
No Didier Malherbe???? surprising!
 
But THEO TRAVIS is a monster saxophonist, so that's good! at least , his curriculum vitae is starting to look impressive....
.....Last year, he took over the late ELTON DEAN with SOFT MACHINE LEGACY and now GONG!!


Posted By: NutterAlert
Date Posted: May 07 2008 at 16:39
got my ticket, can't wait. Be great to see Hillage playing 'proper' guitar again instead of his recent ambient noodlings.

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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: May 09 2008 at 06:45
Chris (Syzygy) and I are going to this!!
 
He'sgot my tickets.


Posted By: BaldJean
Date Posted: May 09 2008 at 07:35
Originally posted by febus febus wrote:

Hillage and Giraudy back with GONG!!     ....another trip back in time; great!Thumbs%20Up
 
No Didier Malherbe???? surprising!
 
But THEO TRAVIS is a monster saxophonist, so that's good! at least , his curriculum vitae is starting to look impressive....
.....Last year, he took over the late ELTON DEAN with SOFT MACHINE LEGACY and now GONG!!

maybe Didier is on tour with the trio Hadouk, in which he currently plays.

I just checked, and he is indeed touring with Hadouk at that time. unfortunate, but can't be helped


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Posted By: emdiar
Date Posted: May 12 2008 at 07:37
Got my tickets! OH GOD, YES!!! HILLAGE!!!!!! First time in the UK since 1975.
 
OK, I saw them at the Uncon in the Dam, 18 months ago, when not only Hillage and Giraudy, but also Tim Blake and Bloombido Bad de Grass peopled the stage, but there's still no way I was ever going to miss this one.
 
It's the Forum on Sunday for me. The QE Hall is a sit down gig, and there's no way I'm going to be sat down when "Oily Way" kicks off.
 
I'm off to book a ferry and hotel for the night. Can anyone from the Smoke advise me on safe parking? I hate driving in London since (deposed despot) King Ken f**ked it up in his personal war with mr Clarkeson.
 
(p.s. Sean, and all who have bought/will buy tickets: Which show are you attending, Saturday or Sunday? I believe Sat is sold out, but that's seated gigs for ya. It'd be great to see you there.)


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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: May 12 2008 at 08:33
^^^^
 
Normally Chris and I are going on the Saturday gig, but if you want to meet up , I'll be the whole WE in London. Bringing the girlfriend so she can do her shopping (she'd tear myeyes out if I headed to london alone)
 
 
mdr: in friench means mort de rire (lol in English)


Posted By: emdiar
Date Posted: May 12 2008 at 14:53
^^^^
 I'll keep ya posted via p.m. nearer to the date.


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Posted By: emdiar
Date Posted: June 08 2008 at 06:31
Anyone else here going to the Forum show on Sunday? 

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Posted By: Vicky Garten
Date Posted: June 13 2008 at 07:26
I wish I was Cry Let me know what you think of the support Slackbaba . Jim uses some of his stuff in his chill sets.

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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: June 14 2008 at 05:40
Tonight's the niiiiiiight,
 
 
to-ni-te's da niiaaaght!!!!!!!!!!!!ClapCool
 
 
If anyLlondoner wanta to meet me and the girlfriend tomorrow (I know it,s father day, but they don't listen to progTongue


Posted By: BaldFriede
Date Posted: June 14 2008 at 06:30
Have fun, and tell us how it was!

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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: June 16 2008 at 06:25
Outside the deceased drummers, only one man was lacking: Bloomdodo Bad De Grass, replaced by Travis and to a lesser extent Tim Blake (replaced by Miquette), Hillage & Giraudy getting double cheers from the crowd

Two solid hours and a fantastic double encore.,during which the video behind them became awesome presenting and fooling with the artworks>

From Aymeric Leroy (CALYX); I've just come back from Gong's gig at the Forum in London, and apart from Theo Travis, Mike Howlett was the sole member of the band who didn't sing once in the whole show... Even drummer Chris Taylor did a fair bit of singing (even taking over Tim Blake's lead in "Oily Way")... Excellent show btw, with Hillage taking some brilliant solos, & even playing "Light In The Sky" when Daevid wasn't looking... Apart from that, "classic" setlist but with the rarely played "Sold To The Highest Buddha" and a new song (co-written by Hillage/Allen), very much in the classic mode & including direct references to the lyrics of "Oily Way" ("now she's here, now she's gone, now she's back where she belongs" etc.).


Posted By: BaldJean
Date Posted: June 16 2008 at 07:03
Bloomdido is on tour with Hadouk, else he surely would have attended too.

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A shot of me as High Priestess of Gaia during our fall festival. Ceterum censeo principiis obsta


Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: June 16 2008 at 10:15
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

Bloomdido is on tour with Hadouk, else he surely would have attended too.
 
Well he had managed a trip to Lyon for that Canterbury all star festival, but I guess this time he couldn't
 
 
rough set list
 
Flying Teapot
Fohat Digs Holes In Space
You Can't Kill Me
Dynamite / I Am Your Animal
Wise Man
Digit Girl (think this was a new one, penned by Hillage and Allen for the ocassion)
Never Glid Before
Light In The Sky (a surprise here!)
Flute Salad / Oily Way / Inner Temple / Outer Temple
The Glorious Om Riff (absolutely climactic!)
You Never Blow Your Trip Forever
---- encore------
Tropical Fish / Selene
 
 
 
 
 
Even Gilly see;ed to have although claims were made she had rertired
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Posted By: Leningrad
Date Posted: June 16 2008 at 15:06
My life suddenly became incomplete.


Posted By: Syzygy
Date Posted: June 16 2008 at 18:21
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

Bloomdido is on tour with Hadouk, else he surely would have attended too.
 
Well he had managed a trip to Lyon for that Canterbury all star festival, but I guess this time he couldn't
 
 
rough set list
 
Flying Teapot
Fohat Digs Holes In Space
You Can't Kill Me
Dynamite / I Am Your Animal
Wise Man
Digit Girl (think this was a new one, penned by Hillage and Allen for the ocassion)
Never Glid Before
Light In The Sky (a surprise here!)
Flute Salad / Oily Way / Inner Temple / Outer Temple
The Glorious Om Riff (absolutely climactic!)
You Never Blow Your Trip Forever
---- encore------
Tropical Fish / Selene
 
 
 
 
 
Even Gilly see;ed to have although claims were made she had rertired
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Which is pretty much how I remember it; a nice helping of Camembert/Trilogy numbers with a dollop of Hillage and a new song as the cherry on the icing. I'll probably post a fuller review in the next few days, but this was a magnificent show with Daevid Allen singing, dancing and playing guitar with a level of energy that would be remarkable in a man half his age (72 now?). Very theatrical, lots of costume changes and cosmic silliness, all underpinned by the remarkable Chris Taylor, a superb drummer who is truly fit to occupy the stool of the sadly missed sticksmen who were there before him.
 
It was great too that my old prog buddy Hugues Chantraine was over in London for this one; all in all a splendid weekend!


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Posted By: emdiar
Date Posted: June 17 2008 at 05:30
Firstly, sorry I missed you guys, what with me being at the Kentish town gig.
 
Secondly: EVENT OF THE YEAR!!!!!!
 
Worth the 1200km round trip drive, and the nightmare of driving in that London. (hate that town!)
 
Any worries I may have had that Theo Travis would not be up to standing in for Bloombido (the greatest reed-man in all progdomn.) were soon dispelled. Chris Taylor, I knew, was up to the job, as he had been at the Uncon.
 
I'll rave about the performance later.
 
Support act, Slackbaba, was dull and tedious. In my ignorance I had anticipated a System 7/Eat Static type of set, but ooooh no.Just some bloke playing his record collection from what I could see.Only three people were actually inspired to dance (ok, I was one of them Embarrassed, but only for about 5 mins, to get the "blood" circulating Wink).
 
A word of advice to anyone planning on asking a cockney for directions; Always ensure he is alone and out of ear's range of another cockney. Failure to follow this rule may result in a fight as to who knows the best route, and who's been livin raand ere the longest. The amount of "best" routes to choose from will be exactly the same number as the amount of cockneys embroiled in the dispute, and much shouting and swearing will ensue. As you drive away, thanking them for their invaluable help, you will hear their heated debate continue, perhaps well into the next day. 
 


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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: June 18 2008 at 05:08
Originally posted by Syzygy Syzygy wrote:

 
It was great too that my old prog buddy Hugues Chantraine was over in London for this one; all in all a splendid weekend!
 
And thanks to your kind advices, my girlfriend and I enjoyed a Sunday afternoon on the south bank piers  listening and watching street artistes including the fabulous Portico QuartetStarStarStarStar
 
http://www.myspace.com/porticoquartet - http://www.myspace.com/porticoquartet
 
They could fit in our Avant prog category
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks to Chris and the lovely Flora for an enchanted English cheese discovery
 
 
 
 



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