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HIM - O2 World On Tour

Stadt / City Köln 
Land / Country GER 
Web www.o2online.de
Datum / Date04.06.08 
Bildergalerie / Picturegalerie HIM_O2_08 
Photos: Lab One 

After a magenta mobile phone provider has connected extreme sports successfully with music and organized so-called „street gigs“, another one pursues the same strategy. A “mobile” (double meaning!) hall tours five German cities, each for a little less than a month with events like comedy, fashion and of course, music. The most interesting point: it´s for free! The facts are announced only a few days before the show, all according to the "early bird" principle - in order to get in, you have to come early.

On the bill for the kick-off event: HIM from Finland, so the request was conceivably high. The fact that the venue as such can only take 1400 people didn´t make it easier and had the effect that the first fans arrived already at 6:00 in the morning. At 20.00 doors have to be closed as it´s completely full. What could only be surmised on the last tour in spring is affirmed when HIM enter the stage about 30 minutes later: the band is in excellent form. Relaxed, in a perfect mood and with Ville´s voice in a good shape the celebrating audience enjoys a set between old and new. When still a few years ago places like this often affected the quality of a show, everything is different tonight. Light and sound are on top, if not better than in a stationary venue. Finally the band goes on a trip back into a time when they didn´t have enough songs for a whole set. The crowd goes wild and with an explosive cover version of Billy Idol´s “Rebel Yell” HIM finish a great concert, to be remembered by the lucky ones who could be there.

1. Passions Killing Floor
2. Right Here In My Arms
3. Wings Of A Butterfly
4. Buried Alive By Love
5. Wicked Game
6. Kiss Of Dawn
7. Join Me
8. Sleepwalking Past Hope
9. Poison Girl
10. Killing Loneliness
11. Soul On Fire
12. Bleed Well
13. It´s All Tears
14. Funeral Of Hearts
15. Rebel Yell


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