Review + Photography by Sophie Jones

Tonight Andy Black brought his ‘The Ghost Of The United Kingdom’ Tour to Birmingham’s O2 Institute which concluded his UK run of dates with support from drag queen artist Adore Delano.

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For those that don’t know Adore Delano they are an American drag musician and was first seen in 2008 on American Idol and later seen in season six of Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

Adore’s set list was short but sweet and consisted of tracks from their debut studio album ‘Till Death Do Us Party’ and her second studio album ‘After Party’ along with a Britney Spears’ cover, because who doesn’t love Britney Bitch!

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Setlist:

Back to Black
Give Me Tonight
Hello I Love You
Toxic (Britney Spears’ Cover)
I Can’t Love You

I Adore You

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Andy Black (Biersack) is known for being the frontman of Black Veil Brides but after dropping his second album ‘The Ghost Of Ohio’ he immediately went on tour in support of his newest work.

The evening started with members of Andy’s band arriving to the stage in darkness, dimly lit by a subtle projection light which cast against a giant ‘AB’ lettered backdrop. As they started to play the intro of ‘Ribcage’ Andy came out of the darkness, erupting the room into a round of cheers. Unfortunately to start with I could barley hear Andy’s vocals over the kick drum, I wasn’t sure if this was a technical sound issue or that it could have been Andy struggling with his vocal chords as a small table could be seen on stage with what looked like throat spray along with a few other items.

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Andy was full of energy working the large stage area, jumping around and interacting with the fans, which fuelled the atmosphere and raised the energy higher.

Setlist:

Ribcage

Don’t Need To Understand
Westwood Road
Stay Alive
Broken Pieces
Beyond My Reach
Beautiful Pain
Louder Than Your Love
Paint it Black
My Way
Sadie (Alkaline Cover)
Put The Gun Down
Homecoming King

Encore:
Ghost Of Ohio
We Don’t Have To Dance

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The night seemed to fly by, the set was seamless and flowed from one song straight into the next, which I feel shows the amount of time and practice that has gone into this tour.

The night ended on ‘We Don’t Have To Dance’ which saw the room dancing along while they sang the lyrics loudly back. I feel it was the perfect way to end the UK run and you could see everyone in that room had an amazing evening.

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