Garbage The last time I saw Garbage was in late 2015 at the O2 Academy Brixton during their 20 Years Queer tour and already then I remember being impressed by their loyal, die hard fans who follow them around the world no matter the distance.


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Kew the Music 2019 The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is delighted to announce that the full line up of artists joining the incredible summer series for Kew the Music 2019 will be soul-queen Beverley Knight & pop-superstar Billy Ocean (9 July), the awesome Lewis Capaldi (10 July), much-loved Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra (11 July), R&B legend Craig David (12 July), punk sensation Garbage (13 July) and 80’s icon Rick Astley (14 July).


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Garbage Let me begin with a word on the venue. Digbeth Arena is not an arena. That would be too grandiose a term for what is essentially a small space between a railway track and a old viaduct. The enclosed nature of the space acts as a natural amphitheatre that results in possibly the best sound quality I have ever heard at any gig. In short, this is a dream performance space for any artist worth their salt. In Birmingham, we are treated to three bands worth enough salt to keep the second city in fish and chips for a lifetime...


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Garbage Tonight’s band were ‘manufactured’. Full stop. Polar opposite to the usual mates or friends of friends coming together to form a band - two producers and a sound engineer thought it would be a rather good idea to form a band. Then they found a wee Scottish lass to front it. And while this particular path may not have been the easiest ‘Vow’ blew everyone away; four albums sold over 17 million albums in a decade - and then they disappeared from view. Tonight they’re back; they’re far from rubbish - they are, indeed, Garbage.


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