Tag: Wembley Arena

ELLIE GOULDING, Wembley Arena – Evening Standard, 21 Dec 2018

There are plenty of ways to be charitable that feel like more of a sacrifice than Ellie Goulding’s concert for Streets of London. To help the organisation that helps the homeless, the singer milked her starry contacts book to produce a fast moving show featuring more hit singles than a Now! compilation.   This was her fifth year organising this… Read more →

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, Wembley Arena – Evening Standard, 20 Nov 2017

The surprising involvement of Mark Ronson in their latest album might have suggested that Queens of the Stone Age were going pop, but as the first of two London arena shows proved, the Californian band still have rock’n’roll running through them like, well, a stick of rock.   Louche frontman Josh Homme smoked on stage, repeatedly reeled off a list… Read more →

SHAKIRA, Wembley Arena – Evening Standard, 19 March 2007

With a cry of “Arriba London!”, a flurry of hair and the first of many thrusts of the hardest working hips in showbusiness, Shakira set about bringing some real Latin fire to town. Most of Spanish-speaking London was there to greet her, to judge by the number of Mexican, Venezuelan and most of all, Colombian flags being flown throughout the… Read more →

RED BULL CULTURE CLASH, Wembley Arena – Evening Standard, 8 Nov 2012

Like Opportunity Knocks for the dubstep set, this rowdy affair pitched four differing soundsystems against each other in each corner of Wembley Arena and ranked them by audience decibels. Playing dance hits of the moment, reggae classics for that Carnival vibe, and “dubplates” – one-off productions of their own – they competed for the love of a crowd that dashed… Read more →