Friday, 30 September 2011

Within Temptation - Tilburg & The Paradiso Amsterdam

Full Tour Set List
  • Shot in the dark
  • In the middle of the night
  • Faster
  • Fire and Ice
  • Ice Queen
  • Iron
  • Our solemn hour
  • Stand my ground
  • Sinead
  • What have you done
  • The howling
  • Angels
  • Memories
  • Deceiver of fools
  • Mother earth
  • Stairway to the stars

The Paradiso stage is much narrower than Tilburg so there was no raised area. Therefore the screenshow lost a little. I have written about how wonderful the Paradiso is in a previous blog entry when I saw Epica earlier this year. It is truly a unique atnosphere and setting.

Absolutely fantastic performance and a brilliant but tiring day- next stop Amsterdam.

I really like the comic strip theme that the whole 'Unforgiving' concept is based upon. This actually the 5th studio album and was released in March 2011, alongside both a comic book series and a series of short films that together make a story. The whole show is based on this with a stunning light show and video screens.

The venue at Tilburg is tiered with steps so no problem getting a good view. So we moved back to the middle by the mixing desk with a convenient barrier to lean on - Perfect.
Before WT we had the support band 'Guild of Stags' who play old school Rock n Roll in the Led Zepellin style. Lead singer Michael Devlin clearly influenced in a big way by Robert Plant and not Noddy Holder as he told me outside the Paradiso. They are actually an English band and went down really well. Have to say I was impressed especially when they covered the LZ classic Heartbreaker. Definitely a band to look out for.

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