5 November 2010

30th Anniversary Tour

LEVEL 42 started back in 1980 and now 30 years later only 2 original members being Mark King and Mike Lindup, can still be found in the band.

They are doing their 30 th anniversary tour which consists of 57 gigs and it all started in Belgium on 28 May and the last show will be in Germany on 13 November.

In fact this is a greatest hits tour so that all the fans can sing-along and have a good time.

Tonight Level 42 played in my hometown and the gig was absolutely amazing. The set started with the well-known hit single Hot Water, followed by Dream Crazy. Unfortunately during these two songs Mark’s voice was not at its best… I guess his throat had to warm up because the rest of the evening his vocal parts were all right, although he still had chewing gum in his mouth….

Running in the Family, It’s Over, Star child (one of the highlights); The Sun Goes Down, Something about You and Lessons in Love were all backed up and sang along to by the enthusiastic crowd. You could tell that the band was having a good time too.

My absolute favourite song of this evening was the instrumental called: 43, during which all the band members played drums and percussion at the end.

After 1, 5 hours it was over, but the band came back for two encores. So Love Games and The Chinese Way ended this rather enjoyable evening with Level 42; well done guys!!

Martien Koolen
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