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Tue 06 Dec, 2016
We Stand Alone Presents
7:30pm - 11:00pm
There is a great misconception about so called 'classic rock' bands nowadays. The bands that were at their biggest in the 70s and 80s and have since reformed with a changed line-up and are out touring again.
There are many who see this as one last money-making venture but whilst this may be true for some bands Magnum are one of the exceptions.
Their high points did come in the 80s but in terms of their live show they seem to be going from strength to strength as they get older, much like a fine wine or cheese.
Never ones to disappoint the Birmingham prog rockers know how to please their fans when it comes to their setlist. Sets includes a variety of classics but also a bunch of new songs, which at the moment come from their 2014 album 'Escape from the Shadow Garden'.
A Magnum show offers everything you could want from a classic rock show; the big flailing hair, big hits and a crowd that can't get enough of seeing these seasoned veterans still able to have control over their audience in such a spectacular fashion.
Even after being a band for 40 years - excluding a six year hiatus and a number of line-up changes - Magnum are undeniably still as rocking as they were when they founded in 1972.
Sure, live shows may not be as big or as frequent as they used to be, with a number more of them being festival appearances, but you can be sure that when you go to see them you will not leave feeling undersold.
Whether you're seeing them for the first time or for the tenth time there will always be a surprise in store and an energy that is rare to see from an older band nowadays.
Here's hoping that Magnum stick around for a few more years and continue to rock every stage they step foot on.
Support from Vega.VEGA formed in the summer of 2009 and released their debut album “Kiss of Life” in 2010 to rave reviews across the board.In 2011 VEGA decided to go in search of a record company that shared their passion for trying to inject something new in to the rock genre, whilst still maintaining the 80’s/90’s roots that influenced them in the first place.
After a long search VEGA finally secured a worldwide deal with Nine Tone/UNIVERSAL RECORDS who will release their 2nd album in the autumn of 2012. Singer Nick Workman says “We wanted to write an album where every song could have been a single, so we have been spending a lot of time fine tuning the songs. We pretty much demoed each song twice before we were satisfied”. The new album will feature 13 tracks of hook laden “stadium rock songs” that deserve to be play loud enough to piss of your neighbours…………
As rock Journo Dave Ling say’s “These guys could have a major role to play in the future”!
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