Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The Strokes are coming! Finally

The Strokes @ Shepherds Bush Empire
*Photo by Guy Eppel - click on image for more*

Tomorrow the pre-sale begins for tickets to see The Strokes when they tour Australia in July. It's been about 4 years since they last graced us with their presence and I unfortunately was not in our fair country last time they toured. I was back at camp for my second visit and while I will never regret that decision or give up that experience for the world The Strokes have been on my lists of "bands I must see" ever since.

They are simply the kings of cool. They helped create and mould this style of music I love, live and breathe called "indie" music and I would like the opportunity to witness this spectacle live.

I have been told that the Julian can either be very on, or very off and that last time they played in Melbourne they weren't fantastic. I've been told that they were absolutely AMAZING (at the same show). I want to be able to decide for myself.

When I heard late last year that they were "re-forming" (or whatever you want to call it) I hoped that they would announce a tour - I just expected it to be towards the end of the year after they've done the rounds (that's usually what bands do - leave our fair country til last) but we've been looked after this time around.

I wish I had more annual leave so I could fly to Sydney and be at that show too - but we all know my luck in doing that recently and I can't really complain I'll have been on 2 holidays in July. I'll make do with Melbourne only (even at Festival Hall).

On Friday July 30th 2010 I will be a very happy girl.

"I went to the concert and I fought through the crowd,
Guess I got too excited when I thought you were around"

Wish me luck on the ticket purchasing tomorrow - I'll be a very sad panda if I miss out but this is only a pre-sale so ONLY POSITIVE THOUGHTS!

Yep I'm excited - it's been a long time coming.

Tell me, there must be someone you're dying to see live - who is it?

Glitter Sparks & Happyness
x x x



  1. apart from the Strokes?

    The mother flippin Libertines!

  2. I would love to see nirvana live. Can't wait for them to tour

  3. Ha I would LOVE to see the Libertines too!

    I'm also holding out hope for a Glastonbury reunion (or smaller venue in London reunion) while I'm there :)

    Imagine THAT