Stereophonics at The O2 – Review & Photos

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Stereophonics played The O2, Dublin, tonight, November 12th.

The wet, cold and windy November night was a total contrast to the warm and exciting atmosphere in The O2, at Stereophonics concert. Even though the venue was not quite full, the show didn’t lack energy, neither on stage nor in the crowd.

This was Stereophonics’ second Dublin appearance this year, after playing a sold out show at The Olympia Theatre in March, a few days after releasing their latest album “Graffiti on the Train”.

Speaking of the new album, you should know it is really good. Give it a listen if you haven’t already done so. The setlist was sprinkled with tracks from the album and the crowd not only loved them, but sang along to most of them, especially “Indian Summer”.

The opening track, “Catacomb”, taken off the latest album, was a good choice, injecting a healthy dose of energy right from the start. It’s not the most representative Stereophonics song, but it was a great way to kickstart the show. One of the first highs of the night was another track from “Graffiti on the Train”, the melodic ballad “We Share the Same Sun”.

Around thirty minutes into the set, “Maybe Tomorrow” got the crowd singing along from the top of their lungs. Kelly Jones remembered why Dublin is always a fun place to play. He even remembered a gig on his thirtieth birthday that turned into a party with a three day hungover.

Soon after that, “Indian Summer” marked another moment with everyone singing. The set felt a bit linear after that, as if people were hoping for something more. A bunch of big balloons released from above animated the venue. That “something more” that everyone was waiting for came with the encore, when the band returned for a few more tracks.

The highlight was, of course, “Dakota”, Stereophonichs’ most popular song. With the aid of a few pillars of red or green flames, the band offered a memorable end to a very good show. You always know the show was good when people keep humming the songs all the way home.

Photos by Tudor Marian

Setlist Stereophonics – O2, Dublin

  • Catacomb
  • Local Boy in the Photograph
  • Superman
  • Graffiti on the Train
  • We Share the Same Sun
  • A Thousand Trees
  • More Life in a Tramp’s Vest
  • Maybe Tomorrow
  • Could You Be the One?
  • Vegas Two Times
  • Bank Holiday Monday
  • Mr Writer
  • In a Moment
  • Indian Summer
  • Have a Nice Day
  • Roll the Dice
  • Violins and Tambourines
  • Been Caught Cheating
  • Traffic
  • The Bartender and the Thief


  • I Stopped to Fill My Car Up
  • Just Looking
  • Pick a Part That’s New
  • Dakota


Lucy Ivan

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