What venue is everyone hoping for in London?...

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Re: What venue is everyone hoping for in London?...

Postby John Etherington » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:21 pm

Leonard and very big venues are a serious contadiction in terms. Let's hope nothing bigger than RAH!...far better that Leonard should charge more for tickets and keep the venues relatively intimate. Brian Wilson has the right idea...he does six nights at the Royal Festival Hall for around £50 per ticket.

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P.S. Dharma - I believe O2 holds 20,000 or something ridiculous. It's styled more for The Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen. No one that I know who has been there likes it.
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Postby Joney » Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:25 am

Yes the O2 holds about 20,000. I saw Prince there last August, I felt like an ant, terrible venue and the acoustics are terrible.
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Re: What venue is everyone hoping for in London?...

Postby Paula » Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:00 am

I hope it is a smaller venue than something like the O2. I think Leonard's music is best listened to in a more intimate setting that a hanger.

That is partly the reason I would not go to somewhere like Glastonbury, been there, done it much prefer not to have to listen to a load of bands I have no interest in to get to the one person I have actually come to see.
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Re: What venue is everyone hoping for in London?...

Postby WiTS » Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:17 am

If LC is kindly coming to London, I don't really care which venue for his concert.
If I can get an LC ticket , I don't really care which venue for his concert.

If LC is exclusively coming to Glastonbury, I can't really care which venue for his concert.
If I can get an LC ticket , I can't really care which venue for his concert.

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Re: What venue is everyone hoping for in London?...

Postby Gerry Smith » Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:31 am

Would Lenny fill O2 (20,000 seats)?

I have my doubts: I don't think even Dylan would fill it. And why isn't Neil Young playing there on his next London trip?
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Re: What venue is everyone hoping for in London?...

Postby dharma » Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:34 pm

John Etherington wrote:Leonard and very big venues are a serious contadiction in terms. Let's hope nothing bigger than RAH!...far better that Leonard should charge more for tickets and keep the venues relatively intimate. Brian Wilson has the right idea...he does six nights at the Royal Festival Hall for around £50 per ticket.

All good things, John E

P.S. Dharma - I believe O2 holds 20,000 or something ridiculous. It's styled more for The Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen. No one that I know who has been there likes it.
Totally agree John.

I've been to the O2 and don't think it would suit Leonard. That said, it's a far better arena than Wembley or the even worse Earl's Court.

BTW, Brian Wilson is playing a 'greatest hits' concert at the Albert Hall in July. Tickets are £75 and go on sale March 7. :)
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Re: What venue is everyone hoping for in London?...

Postby mhkop5 » Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:37 pm

Leonard for Liverpool at the new 10,000 seat arena in the city's Capital of Culture year. What a fitting tribute - see you there Leonard.
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Re: What venue is everyone hoping for in London?...

Postby windy » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:52 pm

mhkop5 wrote:Leonard for Liverpool at the new 10,000 seat arena in the city's Capital of Culture year. What a fitting tribute - see you there Leonard.
Heres hoping, would be a great venue right on the Mersey
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Re: What venue is everyone hoping for in London?...

Postby stan » Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:38 pm

excuse me! All this talk about lenny in london, has every one forgot we have a north of England as well and a fine concert hall called the newcastle Arena.
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Re: What venue is everyone hoping for in London?...

Postby adamarnold » Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:23 pm

The RoundHouse in Camden. Its got lots of history - and Leonard would add to it !
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Re: What venue is everyone hoping for in London?...

Postby holeyjoel » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:43 pm

I have read a rumour elsewhere Lenny may play up to 3 gigs at the 02. Sounds a bit far fetched. Lets hope so. Festival Hall is supurb, but by the sounds of things Roundhouse is a winner. Fingers crossed. Not long now anyways.
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Re: What venue is everyone hoping for in London?...

Postby woolton » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:07 am

If Len does perform in London let's hope it's the Albert Hall........ but it would be great if he came to Liverpool or Manchester but I think that's just wishful thinking. Oh, well, never mind.
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Re: What venue is everyone hoping for in London?...

Postby phillip » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:13 am

yes liverpool would be great how about parr hall warrington?
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Re: What venue is everyone hoping for in London?...

Postby woolton » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:17 am

Yes, Phil, I forgot about the Parr Hall..... that's a nice intimate theatre. Philharmonic Hall, too, in Liverpool would be great.
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Re: What venue is everyone hoping for in London?...

Postby berry77 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:19 pm

Hi,

Im new to this site so I would just like to say that me and my partner would travel anywhere in the UK to see Leonard, as I have been told that this will probably be the last time he tours in the UK (which I hope it isn't) My parter has been a fan for many many years and introduced Leonard to me about 10 years ago. Even my 9 year old twins listen to him!!!

But I also agree that a smaller venue would be better but beggers can't be choosers and we should be happy and conented to see him play whever he decides?!?

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