Who Top Ten (but they're no Scissor Sisters)

Brian Cady brianinatlanta2001 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 23 07:40:00 CST 2004

>From Ireland On-line at:

Scissor Sisters scoop UK Gig of the Year

The Scissor Sisters have scooped the UK Gig of the
Year award for their performance at this year’s V

The New York disco dollies were voted top act for
their camp stage show.

Summer’s open-air gigs by the Red Hot Chili Peppers in
London’s Hyde Park came second, followed by
performances from Keane, Maroon 5 and Snow Patrol.

Most of the acts, voted for by Virgin Radio listeners,
were newcomers to the music scene.

But veteran band The Who made the top 10 for their gig
at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer

Singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend
treated the audience to classics including My
Generation and The Kids Are Alright.

Oxfam’s Make Trade Fair gig, featuring REM, Coldplay’s
Chris Martin and Razorlight on the bill, earned a
mention, as did Franz Ferdinand playing their home
city of Glasgow.

David Bowie headlining the Isle of Wight festival was
also voted a highlight.

Nearly 4,000 listeners voted in the annual survey.

Virgin Radio breakfast DJ Pete Mitchell said: “This
year has seen an amazing array of talent come through
into the mainstream.

“The Scissor Sisters are one of the most original,
eccentric bands to come through and it’s no surprise
the British public are lapping up their performances.”

Top 10 Gigs of 2004:

1 Scissor Sisters – V Festival (August)
2 Red Hot Chili Peppers – Hyde Park, London (June)
3 Keane – V Festival (August)
4 Maroon 5 – Brixton Academy (November)
5 Snow Patrol – Belfast Ulster Hall (November)
6 Embrace – Royal Court, Liverpool (November)
7 Oxfam’s Make Trade Fair – Hammersmith Apollo, London
8 The Who – Royal Albert Hall, London (March)
9 Franz Ferdinand – Glasgow QMU (April)
10 David Bowie – Isle of Wight Festival (June)

-Brian in Atlanta
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