U2 brought their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour to London’s O2 Arena for six shows between 25 October and 3 November 2015.
The third show of the run saw Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr bring ‘New Year’s Day’ and ‘Bad’ back into the setlist, while Patti Smith joined the group to end the night with a rousing rendition of ‘People Have The Power’.
Fronted by Ryan Lott, Son Lux performed songs from their latest album, ‘Bones’, as well as past hits like ‘Easy’ and ‘Lost It To Trying’ to a sold-out Village Underground on 21 October 2015. The group, rounded out by drummer Ian Chang and guitarist Rafiq Bhatia, were supported on the emotionally charged night by Olga Bell and Barbarossa.
The Gaslight Anthem’s penultimate show before taking a “step away from the band until we decide what we’d like to do next” was a celebration of their greatest hits and fan favourites played to a sold-out O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
Against Me! fired up the heaving crowd with a powerful set, while The Gaslight Anthem’s “most favourite person in the whole of England”, Frank Turner, showed up to duet on ‘Great Expectations’.
Seether returned to London for an intimate show at Camden’s Electric Ballroom, warming up for their slot at Reading and Leeds 2015 with a set comprising classics like ‘Gasoline’ and ‘Fake It’ alongside tracks from their most recent album, ‘Isolate and Medicate’.
The Mission and their intimate-show alter egos, Blood Brothers, treated a sold-out O2 Academy Islington to close on three hours of classics (‘Butterfly On A Wheel’, ‘Tower Of Strength’, ‘Deliverance’), newer tracks (‘Wither On The Vine’, ‘Swan Song’, ‘Black Cat Bones’), and rarely performed fan favourites (‘Swoon’, ‘Evangeline’).
Read our review of The Mission and Blood Brothers at O2 Academy Islington here.
On 30 June 2015, Hozier performed to a capacity crowd at The Forum in Kentish Town, London. Backed by a six-piece band, including a cellist and two backing singers, the Irish musician performed songs from his self-titled debut album, including the global hit ‘Take Me To Church’, alongside select cover versions.