Hurts – Brighton Dome, February 2nd 2011

Hurts – Brighton Dome, February 2nd 2011

One of last years long awaited, and maybe even best, albums of the year came from Manchester’s synthpop duo Hurts.
With their remarkable sound and smooth styling, the duo are now starting their UK tour with a lot of sold out gigs coming up.
First day of their second UK tour started today in the beautiful Brighton Dome.

Support act Clare Maguire made a smashing impression on the crowd. Not only because she was wearing a very short red dress, high heels and showing her long long legs, but also because she has one hell of a voice.
But more on that later this week!

The handsome lads of Hurts, looking sharp and classy as always, gave the crowd what they were expecting.
Brilliant vocals, big hits and the creation of a gorgeous atmosphere. Normally at a concert in Brighton, you will find a lot of teenagers screaming, drinking and jumping. Hurts’ crowd however is very diverse with people of all ages and gender.

Where bands often have difficulties in the first few songs to get the crowds full attention, Hurts first song, Silver Lining, got the crowd dancing and singing.
Nice gimmick was the throwing of white roses into the crowd by singer Theo Hutchcraft.
Highlight of the evening were hits Stay and the encore; Better Than Love.

Hurts Setlist – Brighton Dome

Silver Lining
Wonderful Life
Happiness
Unspoken
Devotion
Mother Nature
Blood, Tears and Gold
Evelyn
Sunday
Confide In Me
Verona
Illuminated
Stay
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Better Than Love

Hurts have definitely impressed me with today’s flawless performance, entertaining the crowd without losing the quality of the music. And yes, they do sound better live than on the album, and not the other way around!

The lads are doing a UK Tour and will go to Europe afterwards. If you haven’t seen them live, please please go and see them. You will not regret it.
If that is a bit too much for you, check out their album Happiness.

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Converted to dEUS-ism in 2001. Keen on screaming Friday Friday Friday once a week on Twitter. Might convince you not to talk about U2.

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