Bamboo Inspired By Spicy Lemon Historic Tour Venues
Philippines Rock Artist of the Year Bamboo will head off on the final legs of his 2016 World Tour “inspired” by playing many of the most iconic music venues in Europe, following a six-date trip to Europe and the Middle East produced and promoted by Spicy Lemon.
After shows in Edinburgh’s historic Usher Hall, the classic Palace Theatre in Manchester, London’s landmark Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith and the intimate grandeur of Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, Bamboo ended his series of concerts with consecutive shows in the less-traditional venues of Dubai and Doha.
But it was the British and Irish theatres that had the star of ‘The Voice of the Philippines” purring as he recounted being mesmerised by the history and atmosphere associated with the venues.
“When you walk backstage and you see the photos of heroes past… (David) Bowie, (Lou) Reed… to see those guys on the wall there, you have to feel that sense of history,” he said.
“It’s a treat because aside from being an artist, first and foremost, I am a music fan – that’s why I am onboard, that’s why I was on this trip… I’m a music fan through and through.
“James Blake was set to play the Olympia just after we left so just to be able play in those venues, proper venues, it’s important – especially for the Filipino community where you can present your case, present your music in a proper musical venue. That’s how we should roll every single time – that’s exactly how we should do it. As a musician, as someone who does this for a living, that’s exactly how you want to do it.
“A nice theatre, an arena, it just has to be proper. It gives me the best chance to lose myself. Some nights when you go on stage you’re worn out but you still want to find that space to lift it and take it to another place. It’s a spiritual thing – when you throw me in those arenas, I will play my part. It’s a beautiful thing…”