Gig Of The Week: Magnum
WHERE: Southampton Brook
WHEN: Sunday, April 24
After their appearance on the Prog Stage at the High Voltage Festival last year it seems that Magnum’s stock is on the rise, as guitarist Tony Clarkin explains:
“There are a lot more people coming to see us on this tour than we’ve had for a long time. And the incredible thing is that we’re attracting…women! Can you imagine that? Magnum getting females in the audience. Mind you, it’s about time. We’ve been telling the girls for years that we’re cool and good looking. At last, they’re beginning to believe the lies!”
The band also featuring vocalist Bob Catley, keyboard player Mark Stanway, bassist Al Barrow and drummer ‘Harry’ James – are doing a set that spans their whole career.
“We’ve got material from the current album, The Visitation, and also a lot of the old favourites. I think the set’s very uptempo and rocky – that’s because I put together the song lost and not Bob! Only joking…”
Also on the bill is bluesy guitarist Gwyn Ashton, who is getting the crowd nicely warmed up for the main event.
After Southampton, Magnum play:
Wed. 27: Nottingham Rock City
Thu. 28: Manchester Academy 2
Fri. 29: Treorchy The Park & Dare Theatre
Sat. 30: London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sun. August 1: Bristol Academy
Find out more at http://www.magnumonline.com/