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The Rolling Stones, 30 September 2017, Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam & 15 October 2017, Gelredome, Arnhem Ian Siegal Band, 12 October 2017, Boerderij, Zoetermeer Grizzly Bear, 13 October 2017, Tivoli, Utrecht Weezer, 21 October 2017, 013, Tilburg Royal Blood, 10 November 2017, AFAS live, Amsterdam Spoon, 10 November 2017, Paradiso, Amsterdam Queens Of The Stone Age, 12 November 2017, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam Waterboys, 15 November 2017, AFAS live, Amsterdam Jo Harman, 15 December 2017, Boerderij, Zoetermeer Depeche Mode, 13 January 2018, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam Alt-J, 24 January 2018, , AFAS live, Amsterdam Stereophonics, 27 January 2018, AFAS live, Amsterdam The Killers, 28 February 2018, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam Liam Gallagher, 8 March 2018, AFAS live, Amsterdam Roger Waters, 18 & 19 June 2018, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
In The Spotlight
Born Thomas Miller in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1949. Verlaine (who borrowed his artist name from the French poet) was trained as a pianist but got interested in rock music because of The Rolling Stones. In 1968 he moved to New York where he formed the Neon Boys with Richard Meyers (aka Richard Hell) and drummer Billy Fica. In the early 70's Richard Lloyd also joined on guitar. In 1973 the band changed their name to Television.
The Story Of Big Star
Looking back, Big Star seems to be one of the most unfortunate names a band could ever choose. Big Star wanted to conquer the world with beautiful music but they never even came near chart succes. During the band's existence (1971-1975) they only sold a couple of thousands of records. When Alex Chilton decided to call it quits in 1975 it seemed that Big Star's music would be forgotten.