November 22, 2005


London UK

Devil's Waitin'
Fault Line
Restless Sinner
Shuffle Your Feet
Ain't No Easy Way
Love Burns
White Palms
Screaming Gun
Punk Song
Sympathetic Noose
As Sure As The Sun
Weight Of The World
Ha Ha High Babe
Red Eyes And Tears
Six Barrel Shotgun
Gospel Song
In Like The Rose
Too Real
Still Suspicion Holds You Tight

Spread Your Love
The Line
Heart + Soul
Open Invitation

Members at this show:

Superstar, nutteronabus, sophie_its_no_gouda,


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jasonmaidment says:
Just finished watching the web cast (I make that the sixth time I've seen you guys this year!) and you rocked as ever!! Great show guys, can't wait for your next visit to the UK - we love you!
Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2005 pm30 at 3:29pm

kirsty says:
We have seen it via Web too - and it was just so great!! Of course we wished to be there but watching this was also amazing! Thank you guys for all the last concerts and all the "old" songs today. I've never heard Fail Safe live before....great. I'm speechless....PS:thank you so much for signing my birthday card !

hi, it's me blackrebel75:) also watched it with, that was fantastic!! brought back so many was kind of weird seeing you there while we were sitting here in germany.....:-) that you played salvation and fail safe.....i can't find any words for that. wish i could have been there for real!! thanks for giving that to us!!! oh, and cheers to julia....i've seen you at the end:)
Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2005 pm30 at 3:39pm

lois says:
Thank you so much for webcasting the Astoria gig which sounded incredible - was very happy to hear High/Low and Failsafe - but that acoustic Too Real was something else - hope we get to hear that again. A truly amazing gig - it must have been wonderful to be there, but this was the next best thing. Thank you, we love you, come back soon!
Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2005 pm30 at 3:50pm

TheMusicalElitist says:
Hey, only me! TheMusicalElitist! I just got back from watchin the show LIVE AT THE ASTORIA! AND I JUST HAVE TO SAY IT WAS FUCKIN AMAZIN! It was just amazing. The band, as always, were on form and played one of the best gigs I hve ever been to! The best bit was when Rob came into the pit! MENTAL! The songs were amazing, really raw and nothing like on the records. Even the new stuff sounded so dirty and gritty. Well done lads and thanx for makin it such a frickin amazing night!
Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2005 pm30 at 4:24pm

nique says:
Just amazing ! Two hours and 45 minutes, virtually non stop !! It was the first time for me to hear Too Real live which was just so beautiful I was almost in tears...
Thanks boys, I hope you have a nice break over the X'mas in your warm hometown :) :) :).
Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2005 pm30 at 6:16pm

heart_and_soul says:
Awesome show! Watched the webcast. Wish I could've been there. My only complaint about the webcast is that the people running the webcast obviously don't know your band very well. For example, the enitre time Pete played Open Invitation, the view was on Rob. The camera should have been on Peter. He was playing the song after all! For crying out loud! Do you need somene to shoot for you, because my schedule is totally open! Anyway, I love you guys and come back to Chicago soon!
Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2005 am30 at 12:45am

Lionel_Richtea says:
That was an excellent gig last night guys. It was the first time I've seen BRMC and they were class!
It shows their devotion to their fans when they play for more than 2 and a half hours.

BRMC are one of the most underrated bands out there at the moment.

Thanks a lot guys
Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2005 am30 at 12:48am

spiritlevel says:
The gig was Exceptional

In a trance with As Sure as the Sun
In ecstasy with Red Eyes And Tears
Went wild to Six Barrel Shotgun
Blasted with Heart and Soul

Thanks BRMC and enjoy your rest.

When you return to London make it even longer and do some repeats!!!!

Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2005 am30 at 2:27am

Superstar says:
Not a review as such, but just wanted to say (if the guys ever read this) that this was the best BRMC gig I have witnessed! Just purely for the songs they played. I could not believe it when Rob & Pete started 'Open Invitaion'! A shame Nick still wasn't on the stage at the time as it would have made a nice ending.

31 songs! I can't believe it! I wish they had gone on & on & on................

So they fly back today & then have the two LA shows in December. Just like to say have a safe trip, good shows, great Christmas & an even better 2006! You have made my year!

Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2005 am30 at 3:36am

TheGrudge says:
This is only the 3rd time i've seen BRMC live. The Garage in August 2005 & Brixton in October 2005 (XFM Big Night Out). They were very good on those occasions. The Astoria Show, however, was absolutely STUNNING. They played for two & three quarter hours without a single lull in the set. Opening with 2 Acoustic numbers (Devil's Waitin' & Fault Line) was a brave move & I think it caught the newer fans a little off guard. The place started to rock when the opening bars of 'Ain't No Easy Way' kicked in and now the whole audience was now fully on board. The first of the old songs 'Love Burns' got a huge cheer when it started. My own personal highlight was next with the intro to 'White Palms'. This is a personal fave of mine and live it shreds. I was lost in my own little world for the duration. Sublime. There were so many high points to the rest of the show. 'Howl' and 'Weight of the World' in particular. The encore kicked off with the crowd favourite 'Spread Your Love' and the floor went nuts. 'Stop' was awesome, 'Salvation' moved me close to tears as it was so good and the closers 'Heart & Soul/Open Invitation' rocked mightily. I've been to over 300 gigs in my life. This is in my top 5. The others if you're at all interested were:-
Tool @ Brixton (May 2002)
VAST @ ULU (Nov 2000)
Soundgarden @ Underworld (March 1992)
Faith No More @ The Marquee (Oct 1989)

BRMC, take a bow, thank you for a very special night.
Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2005 am30 at 4:55am

tomgulden says:
Absolute classic. Went to the gig in the summer at the Scala to watch you launch the tour, and end it at Astoria. Been with from the first album. Keep it up - love the folk. Crowd surfing was non existent at the gig, it was more like people throwing.
Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2005 am30 at 7:11am

mambo_god says:
well.. i've just got back from London.. and as everyone has already gathered last night was something amazing!!

i think looking at it now the astoria was made for BRMC.. and i feel truely privilaged to have been there and witnessed the best gig i have ever been to..

i think that says it all really.. thank you guys.. peace
Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2005 am30 at 8:06am

gugul says:
i just got home from the airport, it's been more than 20 hours and i'm still speechless, what a gig!it was my third time seeing BRMC live, and this was without a doubt the best of the three!
mostly because of the amazing setlist(even though i was expecting down here which eventually they didn't play) but also because of the crowd, not that i enjoy moshing, but it seemed to create the perfect atmosphere for the perfect gig!

thank you BRMC

PS the acoustic set was breathtaking

Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2005 am30 at 8:12am

Emsta says:
well guys, i don't think you could've asked for a better performance than last night's gig. I was blown away by how extremely talented you guys are, you were amazing...thanks for such an awesome show!
Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2005 am30 at 8:25am

JacquiGamperl says:
And here comes another one who could "only" watch it on webcast - THANKS for making that possible!!
What can I say - Wish I could have been there, it just rocked!
I hope a friend of mine was able to go to the concert, otherwise he'll be ever so sorry...
Thank you for a great time and keep on doing the music you do - I love it!
Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2005 am30 at 9:24am

serengettilion says:
The Astoria made this BRMC gig just the experience a little more intimate and special. The commitment to the performance by the band, the time they spent , & of course the tracks they played new & old were incredible. This was a night to remember, really was. Did anyone else feel the floor move with the bass by the way...Never realised how long they were on stage until i was outside...transfixed! Saaaave Meeeeee! x
Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2005 am30 at 10:08am

chris05 says:
I think I timed it at 2 hours and 45 minutes.. And what a great 2 hours and 45 minutes it was! First time I've seen them live, and they blew away all the other bands I've seen this year, (including Oasis!) Come back to the UK soon guys
Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2005 pm30 at 12:22pm

maco says:
It was an amazing gig!!! I couldn't sleep well last night. I really wanted to see that they play 'Fail safe' and "high/low'. BRMC always shows us new BRMC. I went to their gigs more than 10 times. Astoria was the one of the very best gigs for me. I've never seen that Nick came down from the stage to the front row's fence after the show. Looking forward to see them again in 2006 in London. Thanks.
Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2005 pm30 at 2:02pm

the_specialist says:
Truly beautiful, everything was perfect, they sounded absolutely ace, fantastic setlist, it was just amazing… thank you BRMC for a once in a lifetime kinda gig, hope you have a well earned rest over Christmas. x
Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2005 pm30 at 5:24pm

Deelila says:
The date: Tuesday 22 November.
The venue: Astoria, London
The crowd: a seething mass of wildly devoted BRMC FANS...Yay!

It was 7.15pm and ALREADY the venue was more than half full. My friend and I explored the venue to find what we thought would be a good vantage point; up in the balcony, and kinda near the middle. The Fratellis came on soon after and blasted our ear-drums with their teeth-rattling nervous energy punky sound. If Spinal Tap's speakers were on 11, the Fratellis had theirs on 20! They did OK and were received quite well by the crowd.

I loved the records that were played in between the 2 bands. Nice selection boys!

8.30pm and Peter walks on to kick off what would turn out to be the most amazing gig by our moody and magnificent trio (plus Spike :))!!
I never tire of hearing Devil's Waitin', Faultline and Restless Sinner. Faultline in particular was moving and rather beautiful. It was good to see that this crowd appreciated every note and word that was sung. This was followed by Shuffle Your Feet, and a damn fine version of Aint' No Easy Way. Love Burns was truly powerful and thrilling...I think White Palms followed. Screaming Gun was magnificent!!!! Fark, this band really deliver the goods, you know?
I can't remember all the songs but I know that Red Eyes received huuuuge applause.
Highlights for me were hearing Rifles and Failsafe...absolute HEAVEN for me. First time heard these played live...AWESOME.
They stormed through blistering versions of Punk and Six Barrel Shotgun. Gospel Song was simply GLORIOUS.
Rather charming and coool to end the set with Promise.
I keep wondering if the boys ever tire of playing Spread Your Love, but it sounded as fantastic as it always does. And Stop was THRILLING! Rocknfknroll!
I really don't know where the boys find their strength and stamina from but they gave us nearly 3 hours worth of material.
I danced throughout most of the set.
The lighting was excellent.
Venue was packed out solid, wall-to-wall-with-punters! Difficult to breathe, lol.
It was my friend's first time seeing them live, and he was just so impressed and totally blown away by their show.
They did a brilliant encore, at least 5 songs I think, ending finally with Peter singing Open Invitation.

Now THAT'S what I call a fuckin' show.

:) Dee Lila

ps. Only thing is, how the freak will they ever top this gig?

pps. Nice that Robert remembered me from brixton show...he's a sweetie. I met Spike too, he's cool! Sadly, didn't see Peter or Nick.

Have a great Thanksgiving guys, and GET SOME WELL-DESERVED REST y'all. xxxx
Posted Thursday, November 24, 2005 am30 at 5:57am

ornella says:
When I left home on Sunday, I knew it was going to be great, but I had more. During the all gig I was just blown away by everything: the music, the crowd, the venue and the city has been the pieces of this big real dream. Less than a month ago I had been to my first BRMC's gig and I didn't fully realise what they can do on stage. I needed to take a step back and take a look of the whole scene to get that BRMC are just one of the best band around when they step on a stage, actually I can't want more to a concert. All this experience has just left me speechless, it was amazing, it was pure music.

Posted Thursday, November 24, 2005 pm30 at 12:10pm

soriano says:
thought it was the first-rate gig of BRMC at the present time. Saw them live over 30 times, and it’s the second best for me. It cannot be the first place coz they played only one song from the three I voted for. My vote went to Head up high/ Rise or fall/In like the rose. I dared choose the songs that seemed to have a little possibility to be played nowadays, so I was astonished by the vote result... most people chose those singles...I bet anything they must have played the songs without a majority of vote...

I do love their music and have been sympathetic to their musical challenge. However, it is getting more difficult for me to be satisfied with their recent gigs since I always want to listen to "ALL" of their songs live. The gigs of previous tour were great but not brilliant... I felt as if I saw only small part of them live... though I know they always do the best in actual way and I am asking for the moon...
So, the Astoria show was too good to be true(Nick was finally on stage at Astoria!) Set list was almost perfect(I felt they put Punk Song and High Babe in out of positions), especially encore was a perfect dream!!!! I didn’t vote for Fail safe coz there wasn't a choice of "FAIL SAFE+STOP"(they must be played together!!!), but they played so! followed by The Line, then "Salvation + Heart and Soul” (they are also "MUST BE" one pair :P) PLUS...Open invitation.... breathtaking…..They are one of the greatest living bands ever!!!!

Thanx for giving us precious + priceless moment which could be talked about for a long time.
Hope you guys come back to the UK early next year and we can see you play “Head Up High” live in London (Better luck for me next time!). Until then, enjoy fleeting holidays : )

Posted Thursday, November 24, 2005 pm30 at 6:43pm

Cherb says:
I watched the webcast also, for I was too poor to attend. And it made me want to cry; how I wish I was there!
I can't help but imagine what a brilliant atmosphere it would have been there; looked properly amazing. I'm glad everyone had a good one...and be sure, I will definitely not miss another London BRMC gig!
Posted Friday, November 25, 2005 pm30 at 5:39pm

marksummerton says:
After alost a week, i feel i have got my breath back once more. When it first was listed, i knew it would be a specail gig, i never envisaged the gig we got! Absolutely brilliant, so many songs to big up, i'll just mention one. Fail safe/Stop...AWESOME!!!!!! This gig is gonna stay with me forever....Thanks BRMC...."You asked for it........." EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! :>
Posted Monday, November 28, 2005 pm30 at 5:35pm

TheGreenRebellion says:
Unbelievable, truly.. the polymesmeric king of all gigs... i've seen you more times than i can count but THIS gig was just amazing.. as far as modern music that has a soul goes, i think that you are really flying the flag, everything you do is fantastic.

thanx dudes. :) xx
Posted Wednesday, November 30, 2005 am30 at 3:31am

Discogod says:
wow wow wow wow wow.

highlights for me:

Screaming Gun cool
High / Low sublime, so long since I heard & so long til I hear it again
As Sure As The Sun moody
Ha Ha High Babe surprised me!
Awake ahhh yes yes yes
Too Real this was magical. So much better than I expect it could have been from the album version
Fail Safe / Stop This was the best version I've ever heard of these two together. It was just so powerful, it was just incredible!
Salvation / Heart & Soul / Open Invitation They bridged all these three together. Heart & soul was certainly stunning. The band were complete in it & being quite creative with it towards the end, like it was never going to end! Then the music cuts out & falls straight into Open Invitation. bliss.

not wanting to put a dampener on things but i have a couple of gripes about the show in general.

talking - please, do not talk during hte acoustic numbers! it's just so rude & ruins the song!

salvation -> Heart & soul. Whilst the crossover was good, it's nowhere near as good as it used to be! (think finsbury here).

This one certainly appears to be the 'ultimate' brmc gig!

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