Gig Guide June 2017

Welcome to the RT Rock Show Gig Guide for June.

Mays great gigs was over shadowed with tragic news of 22 deaths in Manchester after the terrorist attack on Manchester Arena on Monday 22nd May. It's times like these that put everything in perspective and if there is one thing to take away from this horrific event, that is we cannot live our lives in fear. #togetherstronger.

Last Month’s Gigs

May was a relatively quiet month for gigs within the RT Rock Show camp, with only 3 gigs under our belt.

On May 6th I visited Cardiff’s St David’s hall to watch Tom Chaplin, aka the singer of the huge indie band Keane. If there was one word to describe the gig it would be polite. It was strange for a number of reasons;

  1. St David’s hall is a theatre and have really comfy seats. I’m not complaining about comfy seats, just that it’s not the setting I’m accustomed to for a live music show. This old time rocker does prefer to stand, but when needed the seats were great

  2. Tom, has a great voice and the acoustics in the theatre were fantastic for showcasing his music. Yet I didn’t find myself reaching for my earplugs as the music was too loud, (no Motorhead and Manowar your world records were not going to be beaten by the bands volume)but for the crowd.

  3. Overall it was a pleasant but strange gig. It was two hours of nice, I like nice, but this was too nice for me.


The main event on everyone’s calendars for May must have been Iron Maiden and Shinedown in Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on May 24th. Just two days after the tragic events in Manchester, C