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Sunday, December 19, 2004

ACADEMY? ASTORIA?

Looking at the figures, the band have sold MORE tickets at this stage (a month in advance) than when they sold the Astoria out last time.
This is without radio/press ads or a single out. I guess we are all surprised that any band can be out of the media for 2 years and come back bigger than they were! We are now discussing the pros and cons between a relatively intimate show without much production or rehearsal or a full on, big middle-finger show a month later.
We'll keep you posted. Thanks again guys for all your support.

20 Comments:

Blogger GroovyPigThing said...

I think a relatively intimate show at the academy would be wicked - then you could do a tour a month later too! That gives us really eager fans who have already bought tickets a chance to see you twice - and it would give everyone else around the country a chance to see you when you tour - I think the atmosphere of the gig at the academy if it goes ahead would be amazing, as everyone will be pretty hardcore MV fans! I think it would be a shame to cancel the gig, but wherever you end up playing, I'll be there :)

December 19, 2004 at 2:01 AM  
Blogger Josef said...

I'm sure you have got and will continue to get lots of comments along the same line, but still...

Do the Academy show. For one, it'll be an intimate return. Secondly you can be sure that everyone who is there will be those who have waited for two years to see you again, and so bought tickets straightaway, as soon as this gig was announced. Thirdly, you can always do another show a month later - it means a wider audience will come, and also that I can catch you for the second time in two months, which will make me almost completely forget that you ever went away. :)

Joseph.

December 19, 2004 at 3:33 AM  
Blogger Skunk&Nancy said...

Let the music be the guide. Is it ready? Are you cookin'?

Us fans will be there whatever.

December 19, 2004 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger Hobsy said...

Don't move it. If the gig gets moved it's possible that people with tickets will have other commitments on the day it's been moved to. Moving it is like saying fuck you to the fans who've ordered early and made plans just so that the indecisive less enthusiastic fans can go as well.
Why not just do two dates? I'm sure most people at the first would go to another one as well.

December 19, 2004 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Gotta agree with all the comments already. Moving it would be bad for travel/work reasons for the people that have got the tickets. But i think you should do a small gig to just wet your feet again and give the fans that have been loyal a nice small gig before you hit the big time ;)

December 19, 2004 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger olly said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE dont change the date. This date was made for all the loyal MV fans, all of those fans got tickets, If people really wanted see you that much they would of got the tickets straight away like many of us did on this blog. If you make this show later it will just mould into tour and nothing will be special. Plus many of us have booked hotels, made arrangemnets, promises, to be honest I think we have waited too long to be dissapointed :( Keep this show as a one off welcome back, intimate date to share with all the loyal MV fans who have stuck by you and supported you through all the rumours all the waiting.

Please, olly x

December 19, 2004 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger Taylor Kesler said...

OMG I can't believe this. Why do I have to be all the way over here in the US when one of my favorite bands is playing music all the way over there!!!! I swear if i wasn't in school and had the money and the time, I'd be over there in a heartbeat!!! All I can say is that you guys had BETTER come over here to the US and play a show in Seattle, WA!! In fact I think I would die if you guys went on tour with The Catherine Wheel. But, that would be hard to pull off I assume. Yeah so I'm really looking forward to your show in Seattle *nudge* *nudge*

December 19, 2004 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger TJ-Fujiyama said...

I agree with everyone else here. An intimate show for the hardcore fans, and then a tour a bit later.

PLEASE!!!

December 19, 2004 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

hey guys, when you all get finished up with this new album and start touring, do you think there's any chance you'll be hitting belfast, northern ireland? would love to see you live.. favourite band by far and cant wait for the comeback :D

December 19, 2004 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger Raz said...

truth. do another a month later for more people. like me. who can thus actually go to the next one cos they don't have deadlines etc to meet in january. safe.

December 20, 2004 at 12:20 AM  
Blogger bazko said...

You have all support, okay, I´m from Brasil, I won´t get there...but at least, I think, in a spiritual dimension, I would be there. And In a material, Will go watch a gig of you someday, MV. Good Lucky in your back. :)

December 20, 2004 at 3:42 AM  
Blogger archangel said...

Please dont move! I am coming to see MV from Japan!! and I am waiting for it for 3 years!! Pleaseeeee

December 20, 2004 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger rich said...

support act should be Pitchblend, on the same label as Septembre, they toured with Ariel-x but are waaaaaay more suited to their sound. Does anyone know who MV's management company is these days?

December 20, 2004 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger rich said...

oops... http://www.pitchblend.com

December 20, 2004 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Shifty said...

just get on with it & do a bloody gig!!! ;)

it's good to see you back, and hopefully will catch up soon.

Shifty.x.

December 20, 2004 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger coldrude said...

I think it would be cool if not only did you play the London show but also a couple of smaller shows around the midlands and up north so that all MV fans can see the band back in action because some of us can't travel about that easy.

So glad to hear the sonsg are coming along nicely!

December 20, 2004 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Sevenoaks_Scum said...

dont change it I have had to take time off work to travel to London for it and since the tickets are in my top drawer at home im sticking to it.

smaller shows are always better, with the exception of places like ULU and Goldsmith where the sound is pants.

twintubs with guitar as Carter used to say.


btw

any of you lot going to see PWEI?

December 21, 2004 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Harvey said...

Why is it such an issue?

Play two gigs if need be. This 1st gig should be a big LOYAL thank you and not a money/promo spinner!!!

WE'VE waited years for you guys, the least you could do is make this show the special event it will be.

IM sure im not alone, i will but tix for the next london show, so the other 999 in the Carling acacdemy will probably do the same too (THEY ARE ALL MASSIVE MV FANS)

December 27, 2004 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger MyBrokenJar said...

hey tayolr kesler,howd u hear about m.v all the way over in america?was they doin any good over there? they should move the islington gig 2 the astoria,and play a bigger gig a month later.am comin all the way down from glasgow 2 see em,its gonna kick ass

December 27, 2004 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Dj23 said...

Ever thought of coming to Bolton? or Manchester? -.-

February 6, 2005 at 12:04 PM  

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