Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Arctic Monkeys + Miles Kane @ Casino de Paris, Jan 31 2012

Arctic Monkeys + Miles Kane @ Casino de Paris , Jan 31 2012
Arctic Monkeys & Miles Kane are playing a sold -out French Tour including 3 shows in Paris @ Casino de Paris tonight, @ Olympia on Feb 03rd & @ Zénith on Feb 04th.
Tonight is the smallest show on the tour in this beautiful theatre, no more than 1500 people.
Miles Kane is opening on all these gigs and is on stage very early @ 7:30pm sharp.
Once again he performed a great gig , his music is much more lively and rock than on his solo record, so don't get fooled by the album it's not too pop on stage.
He was in Paris not so long ago for the Inrocks Fest in November of last year and before that in August @ Rock en Seine festival.(Click for review Pics & video) and he will be back in the French capital @ Cigale on April 30 for his own headlining show.
Hard to Miss. If you haven't seen him yet I guess you're doing it on purpose and you're wrong as he has one of the best album of 2011 and this young lad from Liverpool is rocking on stage.
Great 40 min set with a Jacques Dutronc cover and a new song here on video.

The audience & merchandising

SETLIST Miles Kane
  1. Better Left Invisible
  2. Counting Down The Days
  3. Rearrange
  4. The Responsible
  5. Kingcrawler
  6. Telepathy
  7. Quicksand
  8. My Fantasy
  9. My Kind
  10. Come Closer
  11. Inhaler

A new song by Miles Kane:

Lots of girls tonight in the audience, the theater is packed for the Arctic Monkeys.
On stage @ 8:50 pm the beginning of the set is terrific with "Don't sit down" & "Teddy Picker", it's a bit too loud from where we are standing at the balcony, the stage is very simple and they are all dressed in black.
We've seen them many times and we've always been disappointed, the stage is not their element which is a shame for a rock band.

I guess things have changed now, they seem to enjoy what they're doing better than they used to.
Alex is in good spirit : talking, acting & headbanging like I've never seen him before, he's no Angus Young but it's getting close, well almost.
Probably one of the best show I've seen them performed.
Don't miss them they are improving.
Now they they semm to enjoy being on stage they should get to the next level and play a longer song as they left @ 10:10 pm.
80 min is still a bit short after 4 albums.

Alex Turner is da Man

Arctic Monkeys & Miles Kane for the last song (here on video)
Time schedule, Merchandising, setlist & venue

Check our reviews of Arctic Monkeys @ Rock en Seine 2011, @ Cigale on June 16, @ L'Album de la Semaine on June 15 2011 & @ Zénith in 2009

Check also Check our reviews of The Last Shadow Puppets @ Olympia on August 26 2008 & @ Album de la Semaine for Canal+ the day after.