The guitar hero sends fans in Glasgow wild by starting with 'I Am The Resurrection'...
JOHN SQUIRE made his solo headline debut in front of a sold-out 300 capacity audience at KING TUT’S WAH WAH HUT in GLASGOW last night (November 11), opening the set with THE STONE ROSES fave ‘I AM THE RESURRECTION’.
The show, which had sold out less than two days after going on sale, despite only very limited publicity, is the first of three low-key warm up shows for his forthcoming tour next January and February.
Squire arrived on stage at 10pm to [a][/a]’s ‘Moonage Daydream’, flanked by a guitarist, keyboard player, bassist and drummer.
Wearing a shirt with the words “love” and “hate,” and “prophet” and “loss” painted on it, he was also sporting badges, including one of the Seahorses’ ‘You Can Talk To Me’ single cover.
As well as playing most of his debut album ‘Time Changes Everything’, Squire kept the Roses faithful happy with ‘She Bangs The Drums’, one of the night’s highlights, plus ‘Waterfall’ and ‘Tightrope’.
The set-list in full was:
‘I Am The Resurrection’
‘I Miss You’
‘Shine A Little Light’
‘Transatlantic Near Death Experience’
‘All I Really Want’
‘She Bangs The Drums’
‘Welcome To The Valley’
‘Time Changes Everything’
One fan who was at the gig, Mark Strange, told NME.COM: “It was weird to see another bass player play Mani’s bass riff but to be honest most folks were just transfixed as Squire let rip right from the word go into a vicious rendition of probably his most famous moment. Initial reaction was that this band could definitely cut it live, they were tight as any band I’ve seen.
“I personally found it refreshing to have a major artist not be afraid of his back catalogue of brilliant tunes.”
The warm-up dates continue tonight, at:
Liverpool University Stanley Theatre (November 12) (NME 5.0 Show)
Birmingham Academy 2 (13)
For tickets to his January/February 2003 UK tour, which are on sale now, call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663, or [url=]click here.