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MARILYN MANSON | LIVE REVIEW

MARILYN MANSON | LIVE REVIEW   Newport Centre, Fri 8 Dec There was a time in the 1990s when I would attend Newport Centre, for a gig, at least four times a year. Whether it was Pantera, Slayer or Machine Head, it was a great venue for live music. Still used for this purpose, but […]

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MARILYN MANSON | LIVE PREVIEW

MARILYN MANSON | LIVE PREVIEW

Newport Centre Fri 8 Dec After a recent spell on the sidelines with an injury, caused by a falling stage prop, goth overlord Marilyn Manson will be back on top form when his Heaven Upside Down tour hits Newport Centre in December for a pre Christmas treat. After catching the eye of Trent Reznor  in the […]

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BUSTED | LIVE REVIEW

BUSTED | LIVE REVIEW   Newport Centre, Thurs 9 Feb Noughties pop-rock trio James, Matt and Charlie announced early in 2016 that they were reuniting, to the delight of the inner teenager inside all of us late-20s/early-30s fan girls. A packed Newport Centre welcomed in an old and new generation of excited fans. Not to […]

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PLACEBO | LIVE REVIEW

PLACEBO | LIVE REVIEW Newport Centre, Mon 12 Dec   Placebo proved they have a lot of friends, indeed, playing to a packed out Newport Centre, despite it being a school night. With giant screens dominating the stage, the humble sports venue was virtually unrecognizable. After a touching tribute to Leonard Cohen – one of […]

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE / KILLSWITCH ENGAGE | LIVE REVIEW

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE / KILLSWITCH ENGAGE | LIVE REVIEW Newport Centre, Thurs 24 Nov   The Bullet For My Valentine UK headline tour had officially begun and what better place to rev up the engine for this collective of hard rocking professionals, than their home country of Wales. On this particularly chilly Thursday evening, […]

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ROYAL BLOOD / MINI MANSIONS | LIVE REVIEW

ROYAL BLOOD / MINI MANSIONS | LIVE REVIEW   Newport Centre, Tue 3 Mar Fresh from their recent ceremonial triumph, scooping Best British Group at the Brit Awards, Tuesday evening saw Royal Blood descend on a capacity Newport Centre crowd who fully expected a night they’ll never forget. That’s precisely what they got… and then […]

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ALICE IN CHAINS + GHOST + WALKING PAPERS | LIVE REVIEW

ALICE IN CHAINS + GHOST + WALKING PAPERS | LIVE REVIEW   Newport Centre, Sat 16 Nov   Opening with the title track of their most beloved album, Dirt, Alice In Chains fans were instantly assured of a treat at Newport Centre. Support came from Duff McKagan (of Guns N’ Roses fame)’s new band Walking […]

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MANIC STREET PREACHERS | LIVE REVIEW

MANIC STREET PREACHERS | LIVE REVIEW   Newport Centre Fri 13 Sept With the final notes of the anthemic A Design For Life fading out to be replaced by one more blast of feverish adulation from the masses, James Dean Bradfield sighs in mock exasperation “Newport, Newport… so much to answer for…” A fittingly fond farewell to a homecoming […]

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JUDAS PRIEST | LIVE REVIEW

Judas Priest rock out the Newport Centre on their final Epitaph tour