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    The setlists look mighty fine but after so many spins I gave villains this band is no longer what I want to see. Sold my tickets for the two shows I was going to attend and gave my money to three BRMC shows instead.

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    These recent shows seem like a whole heap of fun! Nice to see that Mexicola's been played a bit too. I wonder if the band will come back for another Aus show next year, I wouldn't really mind if they didn't, but it would be nice to hear Villains stuff live. To be honest, I'm way more excited for the possibility of NIN show over here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotoriousTIMP View Post
    Royal Blood is fuckin' amazing live, plain and simple...
    It was so great to see a show without a fluff local opener that plays an 8-song set that's 7 songs too long.

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    So many tracks on my wishlist for the upcoming show...
    Quit, Better Living, Deaf, Wolf, Fun Machine - I can happy if they play one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlb View Post
    The setlists look mighty fine but after so many spins I gave villains this band is no longer what I want to see. Sold my tickets for the two shows I was going to attend and gave my money to three BRMC shows instead.
    Your loss. I saw them twice on this tour and they were amazing both times!
    Last edited by sonic_discord; 10-27-2017 at 12:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlb View Post
    The setlists look mighty fine but after so many spins I gave villains this band is no longer what I want to see. Sold my tickets for the two shows I was going to attend and gave my money to three BRMC shows instead.
    you truly are going to miss out. I've seen these guys live a bunch of times and this tour is excellent. The Villains tracks sound amazing live and are 10x better than the studio versions.

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    Saw them 6 times in the past already and the shows ranged from mindblowing to lackluster so I indeed know what I could miss out... but I don't want to fuck up the overall amazing experience I had in 2013 when I last saw them after not enjoying two shows at all before. Maybe the next record will pull me back in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlb View Post
    Saw them 6 times in the past already and the shows ranged from mindblowing to lackluster so I indeed know what I could miss out... but I don't want to fuck up the overall amazing experience I had in 2013 when I last saw them after not enjoying two shows at all before. Maybe the next record will pull me back in.
    Fair enough....Like Clockword is a tough act to follow up so I can understand your hesitation. I was just trying to point out that the live act they put on now is better than what the album sounds like.

    For me, nothing will top the 2013 Halloween show at The Forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotoriousTIMP View Post
    For me, nothing will top the 2013 Halloween show at The Forum.
    That show and one of the dates I went to on the Self-title reissue tour were my favorites.

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    Never thought I'd be able to buy more tickets so soon to shows so close to home. Bought London, ON and Rochester this morning. The long wait begins.

    NIN better announce a tour, or I'm going to use all my vacation time on this band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotoriousTIMP View Post
    For me, nothing will top the 2013 Halloween show at The Forum.
    was that the show jake shears came out with them for "keep your eyes peeled"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kel View Post
    was that the show jake shears came out with them for "keep your eyes peeled"?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SI3PSPwlec


    On another note, I secured my tickets for BOTH San Diego shows

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    So, while I sold my ticket I surprisingly was given a press ticket so I gave in and went to see the guys. Someone out there must have desperately wanted me to go and while I was with great people and actually looking forward to the show, I was indeed utterly dissapointed and seemingly the only one who felt that way.

    For me the show was absolutely mediocre and totally not up to the high standard they set in the past for me. I have to thank QOTSA and especially Josh for alot of things, since Queens were the band that introduced me to pretty much every band that I deal with right now whether it is only for my private pleasure or for work as I choose to work in this industry because of my love for music. And Queens were an integral for building my mindset about music, artists, how a concert should be and what I love about music. Over the course of 12 years I pretty much met everybody from the desert rock scene from Chris Goss to Mark Lanegan, Jesse Hughes and people like Brant Bjork, Sean Wheeler and Dave Catching et al. And I am truly lucky to get all the chances I got and still get.

    So yeah, I own a shit ton of bootlegs too and I absolutely adored this band for years and honestly, I don't know why I hate pretty much everything they do right now with Like Clockwork... being somewhat of a second coming.

    Back to the show, the new songs were god awful IMHO yet "the way we used to do" indeed was pretty smashing compared to the studio version and got me moving very quickly. Old gems like "monsters in the parasol" or "leg of lamb" were absolutely amazing as well, but with a setlist spanning 22 songs and me being bored except for maybe 8... well, I did not enjoy it. The band played tight and fine, but there was no spark or at least not the one that I felt before. The light show felt cheap as well when being compared to the firework that was the 2013 tour. What has happend?

    BUT the most striking thing hasn't got shit to do with the band is probably the fact that I think the venues they play are way too big. (Even my very first NIN show was shit because the venue was absolutely inapporiate) Here in Munich the sound was a hot mess and the lighting situation subpar as well. And then there are people that come out of the crowd telling you that this is the best thing they saw? Yet they may only know two songs if any, zero lyrics etc. and are only there for the sake of it being a QOTSA show. That might be a snobbisch opinion of me and I am by no menas someone who tells people to act quietly on a goddamn rock show, but some of you may catch my drift. Same goes for bands like Royal Blood or the Foo Fighters.

    So yeah, I will always love the swagger that Josh Homme puts on stage although I think he used to be more focussed and I can appreaciate that the band is trying new things and evolving, while I will always miss those riffs that shine through on songs like "millionaire" and "song for the deaf". And yes, there are many more bands to enjoy, but the reason for my rants is simply the fact that this band has truly been very important to me. Time to move on? Maybe and sadly. And c'mon, am I really the only one? I actually start to feel bad and like a complete dick...

    That being sad, I would still very much like to watch them in a club or small studio. The band truly shines IMHO when you can soak up all the details and watch them play upfront. When I can concentrate on what is being done I can even enjoy the new songs. So yes, that would be something I could truly enjoy from QOTSA. Just my 2 cents, if anybody cares.

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    Oh yeah, one think I really liked was the intro this time around. That's a department where QOTSA always hits the nail on the head. Loved it!


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    I really enjoyed the QOTSA guys backing Iggy Pop. That being said, I've seen them a real lot but think I'm going to give the show a pass this time. The new album is pretty good and all but the show is in an arena. Having seen them in many smaller venues I don't think bigger is going to be better with this band. I was lucky to see them in a tiny bar with Dave Grohl on drums. Don't think they are going to top that show. Budgetary considerations....

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    Saw them in London Wembley on Saturday, still amazing, still cool. Really wanted to hear Feet Don't Fail Me Now live and it was fabulous as expected. Josh did his usual little dancing and banter with the crowd, even telling off the security for using their spotlights. He was limping at the end though. My only bugbear was that the sound was a bit 'muddy' but that maybe due to where I was seated. Wish I didn't sell my O2 ticket now

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    Are they still fun to see stuck back in a seat? The closest show to me already had its small pit sell out and resells are insane. It’s a 2 hour drive each way and I don’t know if they’d be as good cut off like that and would hate for my first show to be a let down.

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    They were still good, I mean most of the people around me stood up most of the time, but yes I would of preferred a standing ticket or a seat nearer the front. Excellent reviews from London 02 last night.

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