Manchester date

Review by Ian Leese (Switch to
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11/12/2008

Given the lack of gigs for Todd fans in the UK, I felt very fortunate to get another chance to see the great man in a small venue with an album to show off his guitar skills in full. The night didnít disappoint! The set list was the same as in the States ,opening with a pulsating version of LOVE IN ACTION. The early highlight was BLACK MARIA, as good as Iíve ever heard it played. I SAW THE LIGHT got an airing prior to the new album in full and was played as true to the original as Iíve heard him play.

ARENA is a fantastic listen, and grows with every play,Highlights for me include MAD,AFRAID,MERCENARY and MOUNTAINTOP, with STRIKE being the audience participation number.

COULDNíT I JUST TELL YOU and JUST ONE VICTORY round out the night. Pity about the 11pm curfew though.

I took along a friend for their first Todd concert [ a metal fan mainly] and took great joy in watching his jaw hit the floor on watching the guitar work on show.

Kasim, Rachel, Jesse and Prairie ;I salute you all!!

Please come back soon as my wife missed tonightís performance and I wonít hear the end of it till the next time she can see her favourite Todd tracks live again.

TODD still does the best show on the planet!!!!!

DO NOT MISS IT IF YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO GO.


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11/06/2008 - Academy 2 - Manchester, UK

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