Concert starts: 9pm (to be confirmed)
Address of venue: Grote Markt, 3300 Tienen, Belgium. MAP
Another unusual venue, which concludes the mainland Europe tour undertaken by David in 2016. Playing in the historic market square of Tienen, these two concerts are the final shows on his tour, with the exception of the four nights at London's Royal Albert Hall in September.
Tickets for this concert went on sale on Friday, February 5th, at 10am CET. Tickets are restricted to 4 per person. You can order tickets through Ticketmaster.be or LiveNation.be.
Our thanks to Flemming from Copenhagen, Denmark, for sending in the picture of his ticket for this concert - just click the thumbnail if you wish to see it in more detail.
|SET LIST - highlight the following with your mouse to read...
|FIRST HALF: 5am, Rattle That Lock, Faces Of Stone, What Do You Want From Me, The Blue, The Great Gig In The Sky, A Boat Lies Waiting, Wish You Were Here, Money, In Any Tongue, High Hopes.
SECOND HALF: One Of These Days, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Fat Old Sun, Coming Back To Life, On An Island, The Girl In The Yellow Dress, Today, Sorrow, Run Like Hell ENCORE: Time / Breathe (reprise), Comfortably Numb.
WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD!
Do not read on if you don't want surprises to be spoilt, regarding what the band played!
And so the tour arrives in Belgium for the final pair of open air concerts, on David's Summer 2016 Rattle That Lock tour. The set list seems to have stabilised to broadly speaking the above each night, a great selection of old and new. Us And Them seems to have become a rarity now, with Great Gig becoming stronger each night following its introduction into the set for the Pompeii shows near the start of the month.
Comments last night on Facebook suggest that David and his band were on great form again, but as ever, we'd love to know in more detail how the concert went from people in the best position to report back. So, did you go? Let us know what YOU thought!
CONCERT INFORMATION and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Eric Van den Bossche
Here are a few pictures Eric took with his phone (was not allowed to take his other camera in):
Eric has also sent over some links, representing the concert:
CONCERT PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Giannis Kantzios
CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Stefan Leunis
I have been in paradise at least 3 times so far this year, attending David's concerts in Rome and 2 times in Tienen (BE). It was a sign from heaven that he booked 2 concerts in Tienen (in my backyard so to speak) which I witnessed in the past days. I'm sure the music of PF has helped me through a very difficult period recently.
Anyhow, one of the most magical moments was hearing the sound checks in Rome while visiting the Forum Romanum on the 2nd of July. The concert in the Circus Maximus was mind blowing in this very special historical setting. Even with the fact that during the moment of the concert the Italian soccer team was playing against the Germans (with loud cheers from the audience at moments they scored) the concert was perfect, but I wondered why they only used their laser lights during Comfortably Numb. Personally, I think they should have used these lasers more. The sound was
absolutely perfect and the light show was bedazzling (especially during Astronomy Domine and Comfy Numb).
Both of his concerts in Tienen were unforgettable, but as Belgians we asked ourselves the question why he chose for this location when there are more beautiful places in Belgium to give concerts in. I'm not complaining at all because it was 10km from my home :) . During both nights, some mild rain was falling which was rather welcome and added to the general atmosphere. I guess that the manager of Suikerrock is a huge fan of PF, because some years ago the Australian PF band also played an excellent concert in Tienen and with the 30th anniversary of the festival, it was bull's eye! One point of attention for the organisation was that there were no seats, everybody had to stand up during more than 3 hours, I heard many people complain about their legs and backs, but everybody forgot about that during the show LOL.
The concerts in Tienen were great because David and his team were very relaxed and played some pieces they almost never play (like already mentioned on the Tienen pages) and David told the audience on the second day that it was his 22nd (if I remember well) wedding anniversary! First time I heard him being so open hearted instead of just expressing the usual "thank you very much indeed"! So instead of taking Polly out on a romantic dinner, he was playing in Tienen, WHAT AN HONOUR :).
On the second night in Tienen, I was accompanied by my second daughter, now 12 years, whom I infected with the PF virus, so she has become a fan now too :) and it was a good idea to bring along some small pliable chairs! After the concert I had mixed feelings: very happy because I was very lucky to witness all this and on the other hand a bit sad because this concert may have been the last time he performed outside of the UK (that's what I thought a couple of years ago too and see what happened!). I feel some sort of emptiness in my heart or orphaned after these concerts, but I'm sure he'll keep on rocking in the coming years and after all, there are still more DVD's to come!
CONCERT PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Randy Himpe
A selection of Randy’s shots from this concert, including a very atmospheric crowd show toward the end of the show…
CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Nick Spekkels
For Tienen we had Golden Circle tickets for both nights, so we decided to show up late for a change, since we could be at the front anyway. Well this was not entirely true, the organistation failed to have a passage to the Golden Circle with the result that all people with such a ticket needed to work their way through all the people with normal tickets to get to the front (OMG). Annoying for the Golden Circle ticket owners, but even more annoying for the people who were in the regular area. Next to that this Golden Circle area was too small for the amount of tickets sold with the consequence that some could not access the area. These organisational failures were noticed and commented by many people, resulting in much better organisation on day two. It even got an article in the local newspaper, which mentioned the changes.
The location itself was quite unique again, on the middle of a market square in a very small village. The venue was surrounded by old buildings and a church. We could even see some people enjoying the concert from their living rooms.
The concert was brilliant, they were enjoying themselves a lot, as they always did, but this night there was a much more relaxed vibe on stage. Guy (bass) and Steve (drums) always seem to joke around a bit, but tonight they had fun about something I missed, but at least it was fun for us to watch.
The performance was as good as always, but I had the feeling Money was a bit more extended than normal. In all shows Money gets a nice improvisation, but now it seemed to last forever.
Great evening and was looking forward to the following night, although sadly it would be the last one...
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