Lady Gaga So, a late opportunity to review a lesser known pop star in Birmingham. It’ll be a bit of a quiet night then. Or maybe not. This particular pop star has 67 MILLION likes on Facebook. And over 40 MILLION followers on Twitter. She’s sold over 27 MILLION albums and 125 MILLION singles. And this particular tour has already nearly sold 4 MILLION tickets. That’s a lot of MILLIONS. Popular girl then, Ms Germanotta - or as most of us know her - Lady Gaga.


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John Legend Lucky were the lovers who attended John Legend’s NIA gig on Sunday. His old-school blend of romantically charged soul/R&B may (in his own words) help you get lucky. And judging by the audience there was indeed an abundance of couples, in fact the arena was dominated by them.


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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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The Saturdays Here at Gig Junkies we’re lucky ducks! We get to photograph some superb gigs, and The Saturdays’ Birmingham date on their ‘Greatest Hits Live!’ Tour is just one of them. The girls just keep going from strength to strength, having now sold over five million records, with four top ten albums, The Saturdays continue to be a whirlwind force in the world of pop which shows no sign of slowing. They're planning to return to the studio later on in the year to start recording their fifth studio album.


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Simple Minds Tonight is an opportunity to put on those rose tinted glasses and remember those ‘fab’ good 80s old days with much nostalgia. A time when ‘mobile’ phones were strange red (rather smelly) kiosks on street corners. ‘Social media’ entailed a pen, paper, a stamp, a postman and a few days to get a response.  Steve Jobs was busy launching the Apple Mac computer, way, way, way before he dreamt of iPods and iTunes, the nearest thing to copying a song was on a C90 cassette tape, CDs were yet to make their mark and digital downloads? They were a pipe dream...


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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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Slash Whilst the Tory party conference is causing chaos around the ICC and Symphony Hall, just over the bridge, at the NIA, a rock guitar hero is planning to take to the stage. Slash is an icon whose career has spanned three decades, launched by his role in one of the biggest bands in the world, Guns’n’Roses.


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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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