The Vamps It was now time for The Vamps, a wash of blue light was being projected over the curtain in front of the stage, as the lights went down. Then the curtain dropped which sent the fans off into a screaming frenzy, As Brad, James, Connor and Tristan took to the stage.


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Thirty Seconds to Mars Lots of events going on in Birmingham tonight it nearly being Christmas, the festive market and big wheel have opened. So we fight our way through to make it to the NIA Arena. It sure has taken more than 30 seconds to find our way into the NIA (it’s in the process of refurb*) but tonight’s headliners offer us far more distant shores will be achieved far quicker. Tonight we’re invited to the church of Leto and his mates in Thirty Seconds to Mars plus the new upstarts for support You Me at Six.


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Jay Z If you could go back to the early 80s when Brooklyn’s Finest Shawn Carter was starting out in the newly evolving ‘rap game’ and tell him that by 2013 he would be one of the most financially successful hip hop artists, as well as selling close to 50 million albums worldwide, 17 Grammys, a successful entrepreneur, official NBA scout, CEO of record labels and clothing companies and not to mention he gets to wake up next to Beyoncé most mornings, he would of probably told you it was never beyond reasonable doubt. It was all part of his plans. Fast forward to the 8th October 2013 where he knows all this is true, but still graciously courts all this with a nostalgic mature head on his shoulders. Jay Z has a packed out area in Birmingham, 12,700 to be precise and he doesn’t look remotely phased by it.


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Justin Bieber Beliebers were out in force on Thursday night, for the second Birmingham date of Justin Bieber's Believe tour. Crowds of over excited teenage girls, armed with glowsticks, flooded the NIA to see the pop sensation with support from his friends, Cody Simpson and Carly Rae Jepsen.


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The War of the Worlds The sci-fi novel “The War of the Worlds” was first published by Herbert George Wells (H.G. Wells) in 1898, and was the forerunner for every alien invasion story since. Wells was the Grandfather of Science Fiction and a true visionary, with his prophecies for many of mankind’s developments in the hundred years since coming to fruition.


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Kasabian December is a great time for going to a gig. Christmas is a coming, everyones in the mood for a party, the beers are flowing and if you're going to see the right band then you're in for a belter. So that poses the question... Were Kasabian the right band, to whip the crowd into a frenzy, to get everyone singing in response to the front mans instruction and generally get things rocking? Abso-blummin-lutely!!! There's no-one better.


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Bullet For My Valentine Having made enough waves to hit their first arena tour, Bullet For My Valentine hit the stage representing the United Kingdom with their backdrop as the flag with flamethrowers blazing. Headlining the NIA is no mean feat and merely plodding around the stage, playing all the songs off your album, dressed like everyman’s best mate does not sound like fun to me. That’s why the Bullet… boys emerge onto the stage in a blaze of true glory; every single one decked out in traditional "metal" style.


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30 Seconds To Mars Here at Gig Junkies we’re so lucky. We get to go to some fantastic gigs. 30 Seconds To Mars with support from Enter Shikari and Funeral Party was just one of them. Our man Gobinder got to shoot Jared Leto and the guys at the NIA in Birmingham. We hope that you like what he saw...


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Paramore "Wow! This is the biggest show we’ve ever played!’’ said the 20-year-old Hayley Williams as she looked out at the 13,000 strong fans. Many of the front row had queued for hours and a few even camped over-night to be close to their idols. Paramore from Franklin, Tennessee formed in 2004, and with two songs on the massive Hollywood hit film 'Twilight', even being nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist in 2008 proved the reason why they have such a growing popularity on stage at the NIA in Birmingham on the 11th December 2009.


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Kasabian There aren’t many superlatives that haven’t been used to describe Kasabian over the past year, especially when it comes to their live performance. In our last review of them at their De Montfort Hall gig we described them as “an enormous sound and euphoric uplifting performances combining the pomp of the Stone Roses and Primal Scream and the showmanship of Faithless” We were in for a treat.


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Fleetwood Mac It's not every day that you get the opportunity to photograph and review a super group whose various incantations have spanned the course of 5 decades, but that's exactly what we were offered on Tuesday night as Fleetwood Mac graced the stage of the NIA. Were we excited? Erm… an understatement!


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