Rated 1 out of
Ben Howard- Hammersmith Apollo
So looking forward to seeing Ben Howard this week, sadly it was very dull, didn’t play any of he’s most famous material
Really let he’s fans down as not a cheap night , sorry for this review Ben but it just wasn’t acceptable
Date published: 2018-06-17
Rated 5 out of
Even better than last time!
Saw Ben Howard on his IFWWW tour in Birmingham and he was amazing, I think that album is my favourite of the three. I like his new album a lot (and everything else he has done in the past..), I was hoping to hear stuff from the new album and that is certainly what we got at the London Hammersmith 14th June. Hee played through most of the new album and just like the previous IFWWW tour he made the live versions sound even better than the album! He played I believe three old songs, two from IFWWW and one I really didn't expect to ever hear him play from every kingdom (not complaining it was freaking awesome!!!).
The night finished with an awesome encore and ben left the stage with a standing ovation which was well deserved.
To summarise I would say if, like me You are hoping to hear mainly live versions of his new album then you will not be disappointed. If you are some of the people (who I have encountered both times I have seen him) hoping to hear music he wrote 5 years ago plus then I think you will be disappointed. Personally I don't understand why you would go to the Noonday dream tour expecting anything less than.. well.. Noonday dream.. but each to their own.
Not sure if I caught him on a good night but he was even better than he was in Birmingham and I thought he was incredible then.. on the way home we actually booked tickets to see him again in Cardiff end of this year..
TLDR: if you like his new album you will have a good time.
If you want to hear his old songs then go watch a video of his old tours on YouTube.
I will be seeing him again this year!
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 2 out of
Bring back the old Ben Howard sound
I’ve seen Ben Howard 3 times in total. The first 2 times were some of the best live performances I’ve seen. Unfortunately, his most recent album just doesn’t live up to his amazing first CD’s. I’m a real Ben Howard fan and at times I was incredibly bored during his latest concert. Please bring back your old sound Ben!
Date published: 2018-06-14