This is Hardcore: Pulp are coming to Melbourne!
Dr Jarvis Cocker and I, December 2009
Presale tickets for Pulp’s Melbourne & Sydney shows went on sale at 9am today, and I’m pretty excited to say that I booked a pair for myself and Glenn. Don’t worry if you missed out this morning, though – sales open to the general public [through Ticketmaster] first thing tomorrow.
Pulp are one of those bands that I’d just accepted that I’d never be able to see live. I missed out when I was younger [last time they came down under I was about ten years old], and by the time I realised what a great group they actually were, they’d disbanded. Even when they announced their return to the European festival circuit late last year, I didn’t imagine that they’d make it all the way to Australia. But, here they come!
I saw Jarvis Cocker a couple of years ago, touring his Further Complications album. While he put on an excellent show [he likes to single out people in the audience, and dedicate entire songs to them – it’s quite intimidating], all I wanted was to hear some Pulp. And this is my chance!
Pulp will be playing at Festival Hall on July 29th.