Review: Leicester finds it voice as Stereophonics play De Montfort Hall set

'Slick, faultless performance and quality vocals'

As a warm up for their huge outdoor shows and festival gigs this summer De Montfort Hall was billed as an intimate gig for the Stereophonics leading into their tour.

The tickets for the Leicester gig quickly sold out in less than an hour.

The first few songs were warmly received, newer material, such as Caught by the Wind off 2017’s Scream above the Sounds and Cest la Vie from Keep the Village Alive.

But for the...
source: Leicester Mercury

2019-05-22 10:38
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