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Pain Check In From London

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PAIN, has checked in from their tour with NIGHTWISH with the following update:

"We arrived three days ago in London. The visit started out with a day off in the bus at a parking lot. As usual we were broke, but our secret guest on the bus (that by the way is Johan's wife Lena) offered herself to lend us money if we could find a cash machine. We found one, which ate her VISA-card and we were back on step one again. After a horrible 24 houres in the bus eating things we could find on the floor with The Nutty Professor on TV we did our first show in London. Since the night before had been calm I think we did an excellent job. The crowd though seemed more shocked and 'tagen på sängen' but still enjoying the show.

After the show and after Nightwish had finished we took a walk to 'Bröderna Olson' (old Swedish tradition) to get a 'Blood Shot' but they had already closed so we continued to Crowbar (old Swedish tradition) to finish off the evening.

Tonight we made our second show in London (also sold out) and tonight things were better. You Londoners really are getting hooked on PAIN, that's for sure. Many thanks!!!

Right now Nightwish are finishing their last songs and our plan is to do a re-run of last night. We're off to Crowbar in a couple of minutes (it's like Pub Anchor in Stockholm) to meet some old friends.

Apart from that, I would like to appoligize for the gap between our posts. We had so much fun we haven't thought of it (also my phone has died and England doesn't seem to have wireless internet on their venues). The picture on the left is taken at Astoria, our gig place and notorious gay club host in London.

See you tomorrow!!!"

Here are the remaining tour dates:

27 - Astoria - London, UK (SOLD OUT)
29 - Carling Academy - Birmingham, UK
30 - Carling Academy - Newcastle, UK
31 - ABC1 - Glasgow, Scotland

2 - Mandela Hall - Belfast, UK
3 - Vicar Street - Dublin, Ireland
4 - Apollo - Manchester, UK
6 - Zenith - Paris, France (SOLD OUT)
7 - Zenith - Strasbourg, France
10 - Halle Tony Garnier - Lyon, France
11 - Dome - Marseille, France
12 - Zenith - Toulouse, France
14 - Razzmatazz 1 - Barcelona, Spain
15 - Santana 27 - Bilbao, Spain
16 - La Riviera - Madrid, Spain
18 - Coliseum - Porto, Portugal
19 - Coliseum - Lisbon, Portugal

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1. nigel writes:

Sorry to hear about your bad experiences in Germany.Glad you enjoyed London. Did you know that The Astoria told us over the telephone that the support Group were "A band called Pain" from San Francisco who ,after a quick look on youtube , are an all- black rap/metal band . So , we were a bit confused [ and , no doubt confusing !! ]when we met you very briefly in The Crowbar !! (:
Good luck for the rest of your tour.

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