Superstar Brit indie band impress Dubai Media City crowd
Time Out Dubai staff
The lowdown What: The Stone Roses live When: Thursday February 21 Where: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
It was a gig that many of the city’s British expats - and even Brits who flew over from the UK especially - had been eagerly anticipating, following the legendary Manchester rock band’s reunion in 2011, and a full house turned out to see the group perform live in Dubai Media City’s amphitheatre. Frontman Ian Brown found himself singing old hits (in the lovably out-of-tune way he has) to a male-heavy crowd, and a largely parched one at that: queues for the bar were almost two hours long in some places. One audience member who seemed to be enjoying himself even more than most was a holidaying Liam Gallagher, waving his arms energetically from the VIP area at the back, described by Brown as ‘a beautiful man’ as he dedicated a rendition of ‘Fools Gold’ to the fellow Brit and his family. The latter’s brother and former Oasis partner Noel Gallagher plays Dubai this March, so if you’re still in need of a Brit-pop-rock fix, tickets are on sale now. You might even be able to get a drink this time.
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Hani Feb 24, 2013 05:25 pm
Impress? They were awful performers! The crowd was obviously disappointed. They compare them to Pearl Jam and I have to say they are nothing like them
birgit Feb 24, 2013 06:45 am
This was the worst concept I ever visited in my life.
Both the sound system and the band was so bad that I left after the 3rd song. And I am quite sure I was not the only one.
What a waste of time and money!!!