The Rover Posted November 26, 2007 Share Posted November 26, 2007 This just some intresting information on who has performed at Earl's Court in London, which seats around 19,000. David Bowie performed on 12th May 1973 (show not sold out) and 29th June 1978. Pink Floyd performed the Dark Side of the Moon suite on 18th-19th May 1973 to two sell out gigs. The band also played six nights 4th-9th August 1980 for its performances of The Wall. The exercise was repeated one year later as the band played five nights 13th-17th June 1981 for attempts at filming and recording the live Wall performances, which were later released on Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980-81. In 1994 the band played on 14th October their first of a recordbreaking 14 nights at this venue and was filmed and recorded on P*U*L*S*E (album) & P*U*L*S*E (film). Slade performed to 19,000 on 1st July 1973 Led Zeppelin peformed for five sold out nights in May 1975. Footage from the concert was filmed and was released twenty eight years later on the Led Zeppelin DVD. This series of concerts is widely considered by fans to be amongst the best of the band's career. The Rolling Stones performed six nights of 21st-23rd May and 24th-26th May 1976 as part of their Black and Blue European tour. Some of these performances appeared on the live album Love You Live. Queen performed 6th-7th June 1977 and filmed footage has been widely bootlegged. Genesis performed on 23rd-25th June 1977, six sold out shows in November 1992 (videoed for The Way We Walk DVD) and one show in 1998. Supertramp performed three nights in May of 1983 on their Famous Last Words tour which was their final tour with member Roger Hodgson. Oasis performed on 4th November 1995 and September 27th 1997 R.E.M. performed on 22nd-23rd June 1999 as part of their 'Up' tour Spice Girls performed five nights in December 1999 U2 performed in late July 2001 on their Elevation Tour. Madonna played 6 consecutive nights at the venue as part of her 2001 Drowned World Tour. She played 2 nights at the venue as part of her Re-Invention Tour in 2004. It is said in the media that Madonna doesn't like Earls Court because she thinks it's old and dated, and only likes the venue because of its size. Contrary to this in 2006 she will play 8 nights at Wembley Arena, a venue smaller than Earls Court. Paul McCartney performed April 19 2003 Radiohead performed on 27th November 2003 Fleetwood Mac performed on 29th-30th November and 10th December 2003 Stereophonics performed 16th-17th December 2003 Muse performed to sell-out crowds on 19th and 20th December 2004 and later released some of the video footage on their Absolution Tour DVD in 2005. Metallica performed on 19th and 20th December 2003 Morrissey performed 18th December 2004 Kylie Minogue played 7 sold out nights from 30th April to 2nd May and 4th to 7th May 2005 Coldplay performed 14th-16th December 2005 to sell out crowds. Foo Fighters performed 17th and 18th December 2005 Give It A Name festival was held on 29th and 30th April 2006 Red Hot Chili Peppers performed in July 2006. George Michael performed from the 25th to the 29th November 2006 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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