Monday, October 18, 2010

Supertramp @ Paris Bercy Oct 18 2010

SUPERTRAMP @ Paris Bercy
Oct 18 2010

SUPERTRAMP is back together to celebrate 40 years of existence. 1970-2010.
It's not really Supertramp as Dougie Thomson ( Bass) and of course Roger Hodgson are NOT part of it.
It looks like Rick Davies needs some money.
Can't remember last time they were in Paris ( maybe 1998) anyway Supertramp is very popular in France and tonight's show is long sold-out despite very expensive tix, another show has been added on Oct 28 which is also sold-out.
They opened the set with " you started laughing" and then it's hit after hit :

You started laughing
Gone Hollywood
Put on your old brown shoes
Ain't nobody but me
Breakfast in America (Jesse S vocals+piano)
Poor boy
From now on
Give a little bit (Jesse vocals)
It's raining again (Gabe D vocals)
Another man's woman
Take the long way home (Jesse S vocals)
Bloody well right
The logical song (Jesse S vocals)
Goodbye Stranger
School (Jesse S vocals)
Dreamer (Gabe D vocals)
Crime of the century

Without Roger it's not the same even though the guys on vocals for his songs are doing good ( much better than the other guy on the last tour).
John Anthony Helliwell is still doing his funny bits but there's something missing, first part was just good above average , second part was better.
Enjoyable but it could have been better.
You could get the LIVE recording on a usb key for 25 euros at the end of the show.
Cool but not for me.

"School" :

Next show on Oct 28 @ Paris Bercy for "Supertramp"