Five Favourite Fab Gigs: The Pigeon Detectives

DSCF1636AMBY’s heard so many amazing stories about their concerts, and have been wanting to see them for a very long time. It’s no secret that The Pigeon Detectives are known to put on an amazing show. So to not only bring ourselves to a Pigeon Detectives gig, but also their other fans, we spoke with The Pigeon Detectives’ Ryan Wilson about his five favourite fab gigs!


PIGEON DETECTIVES5. Leeds Festival 2011 – We have managed to play every stage at Leeds festival over the years so when we were offered the main stage in 2011 I was really excited, we walked out to what is our home crowd of 50,000 people, it was amazing the crowd was amazing, Pulp and The Strokes were on after us so it was such a good day!

4. Alexandra Palace – London 2008 – This is our biggest headline gig to date, I have been to this venue to see big bands like ‘Kings Of Leon’ and ‘Travis’ so for us to play there was pretty surreal. The venue is spectacular it’s not like any other venue in the country, the gig was brilliant the crowd were so loud throughout the set, we all really enjoyed it.

DSCF1628 - Copy3. Bowery Ballroom – New York – 2008. This was our first big gig in New York, I was a bit jet lagged but when I went on stage to a full room I felt fully awake. The gig was really hot and sweaty, we got a great response from the crowd, it really was a memorable gig for me.

2. Leeds Met Uni (supporting Dirty Pretty Things) – 2007 – I will always remember this gig because it was the first time we thought we might ‘make it’, we went onstage and the crowd went wild, they knew a couple of our songs, the whole room jumped around and went crazy. We had never played to a crowd like that before, we were all totally breath taken by it… We never looked back!

PIGEON DETECTIVES 17 copyAnd finally: 1. Glastonbury – 2008 – We had a good slot on ‘The Other Stage’ we came on after Mark Ronson, I remember walking out and was shocked at the size of it, the crowd was the biggest crowd I’ve ever seen, all I could see was a sea of heads, there were around 65,000 people there to see us. Soon as we played the first note the crowd bounced throughout the whole set. It was the biggest gig we had/have ever played, we played really well and gave it 110% I didn’t want the set to ever end. I would love to do that every day.


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Alicia Atout

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