So last night The Angry Budgie went to The Offspring gig at the Manchester Academy, The Offspring are defiantly my favourite and any chance to see them live I will take. The venue was the refurbished Academy 1, very nice it is too! Except last night im sure it was a thousand degree's in there!
Date: 26th August
Venue: Manchester Academy
Band: The Offspring
One thing your always assured with The Offspring, is they will put on a good live show, we had previously seen The Offspring touring Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace when they headlined Download 2008. This was the band touring the album in Manchester for the first time. Already there are some songs on R&F R&G which are Offspring classics. Hammerhead springs to mind!
The boys put on a great set, including all the obvious hits, Smash, Self Esteem, Kids Aren't Alright and All I Want. Thankfully 'Noodle's' has cut his hair, the long hair just didn't suit him at his age! Highlights of the set were defiantly The Kids Aren't Alright and Can't Get My Head (Around You)! Though a special mention has to go out for a beautiful rendition of Gone Away by Dexter on the piano!
Money well spent in my eye's for a great show!
A few more gig's lined up for The Angry Budgie include: Five Finger Death Punch, DragonForce and 'A'!
Fun times ahead!