UK FUNDAMENTAL TOUR 2007
I saw the Pet Shop Boys play live at the Manchester Apollo on Monday 28th May 2007. It was the
third time that I had seen them play live and they were all in Manchester.
I arrived at 7.15pm and they took to the stage at 8.20pm. Neil said, "Welcome to an evening of
electronic entertainment." There was Neil and Chris on stage, plus, Sylvia Mason-James,
Nic Clow and Andy Clow (vocals), Nathan Holiday and Ivan "Swan" Blackstock (dancers) and
Pete Gleadall (musical director). I bought a programme (£10) as a souvenir (I always do).
There were a few errors, the first orchestral hit on 'Can You Forgive Her?' was rather
loud, Chris jumped back a mile and he was trying to keep a straight face, I could see Pete
Gleadall laughing. There was a loud bang when one of the backing singers knocked over a
microphone stand with the microphone still in it and they had three attempts at starting
'Home And dry' as Chris' keyboards weren't ready. Neil said, "It's like this every night."
My favourite tracks played live that night were 'Suburbia', 'Paninaro', 'Always On My Mind'
and 'Go West'. We didn't get a second encore ('Being Boring') like some of the other shows.
It was an awesome performance and my ears were still ringing the following morning.
The full UK 'Fundamental Tour' schedule was:
Thursday 24th May 2007 - The Sage, Gateshead, England
Friday 25th May 2007 - Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England
Sunday 27th May 2007 - Hammersmith Apollo, London, England
Monday 28th May 2007 - Manchester Apollo, Manchester, England
Wednesday 30th May 2007 - Brighton Centre, Brighton, England
Tuesday 5th June 2007 - Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, England
Wednesday 6th June 2007 - Hammersmith Apollo, London, England
Thursday 7th June 2007 - Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon, England
The full playlist at the Manchester Apollo on Monday 28th May 2007 was:
We're The Pet Shop Boys
Left To My Own Devices
I'm With Stupid
Can You Forgive Her?
Dreaming Of The Queen
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)/Integral
Se A Vida É (That's The Way Life Is)/Domino Dancing
Home And Dry
Always On My Mind
Where The Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You)
West End Girls
The Sodom And Gomorrah Show
So Hard/It's A Sin