(Photos taken from the crowd using a Sony point-and-shoot)
When it comes to arena rock shows, Green Day know that more is always more. So, over the course of two-and-a-half hours, we get fireworks, thunderclaps, flames, confetti, T-shirt guns, water hoses, people pulled up on stage to sing and play guitar, Freddie Mercury-style singalongs, and even the saxophone solo from ‘Careless Whisper’.
The Mission and their intimate-show alter egos, Blood Brothers, treated a sold-out O2 Academy Islington to close on three hours of classics (‘Butterfly On A Wheel’, ‘Tower Of Strength’, ‘Deliverance’), newer tracks (‘Wither On The Vine’, ‘Swan Song’, ‘Black Cat Bones’), and rarely performed fan favourites (‘Swoon’, ‘Evangeline’).
Read our review of The Mission and Blood Brothers at O2 Academy Islington here.