Why Don’t More Bands Come To Wales – Part 2

Earlier this week I posted a couple of examples of ‘UK’  tours that for some reason don’t take in Wales. I thought it would be useful to place other examples as I become aware of them. Here are two more.

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN UK AND IRELAND TOUR

Tour dates 2010:

1 Dec: Belfast, Ulster Hall
3 Dec: Dublin, Union Canal Theatre
5 Dec: Gateshead, Sage
6 Dec: Birmingham, Symphony Hall
7 Dec: Manchester, Apollo
9 Dec: Bournemouth, Academy
11 Dec: ATP Bowlie 2 festival
14 Dec: Leicester, De Montfort Hall
16 Dec: Bristol, Colston Hall
21 Dec: Glasgow, Barrowlands

MT DESOLATION ANNOUNCE FIRST TOUR

Tour dates 2010

9 Sep: Belfast, Spring & Airbrake
10 Sep: Dublin, Whelans
12 Sep: Nottingham, Bodega
13 Sep: Birmingham, Glee Club
14 Sep: Newcastle, Academy 2
15 Sep: Glasgow, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
16 Sep: Inverness, Hootanannys
17 Sep: Stornoway, Woodlands Centre
18 Sep: Loopallu Festival
19 Sep: Fort William, Watercolour Studio
21 Sep: Isle Of Mull, An Tobar
22 Sep: Dundee, Fat Sams
23 Sep: Aberdeen, The Tunnels
24 Sep: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
25 Sep: Manchester, Deaf Institute
27 Sep: London, The Scala
28 Sep: Brighton, Ballroom

Why is this? In the cases above I understand the Scottish and Irish inclusion, but why is there not a gig in Cardiff?

About Paul Carr

Academic working at the University of Glamorgan
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2 Responses to Why Don’t More Bands Come To Wales – Part 2

  1. Michael Morgan says:

    Hi Paul

    Hope all is well??

    Just reading some of your articles on why bands don’t come to Wales and thought I’d point you in the direction of a blog I read by Cardiff based promoter John Roston

    http://johnrostron.typepad.com/mostlyonamusictip/2010/07/why-you-should-buy-a-ticket-to-see-frankie-the-heartstrings-in-cardiff-and-other-shows.html

    As this is a bit late since you wrote the article you may have already come across it.

    Mike Morgan

    Like

  2. carza says:

    Thanks for this Mike. John is actually involved in the research, but I have not looked at his blog. Hope you are well.

    Like

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