No Excess for INXS

No Excess for INXS
[A store in Bandra – the name and logo are purely coincidental I think]

One of the sad parts about living in Mumbai or any other Indian city for that matter is the lack of any worthwhile live music. It is so disconcerting to find only 3 entries in The Time Out Mumbai music listings. Two of which are Indo-Jazz fusion gigs at 5 star hotels and the third is “Bollywood Hollywood Karaoke Night” at Not Just Jazz by the bay. Gigpad adds a few more gigs to the list but let’s face it Mumbai is starved of good live music. Yes we do get a good gig are our way once in a while but than again Mumbai often magically disappears off the list whenever a good band announces a world tour.

Anyways this was supposed to be rant on the band INXS and on a sulk about music. Yes as you may know INXS is going to be playing in Mumbai and Bangalore in the coming week. Personally for me INXS died the day Michael Hutchence was found dead in his hotel room. The former Elvis impersonator and new INXS vocalist J.D. Fortune, a product of the reality television show RockStar INXS, in my book is nothing more than a hutchence impersonator. Then again the reviews of some of the concerts on their recent ‘Switched ON’ tour tell me they have been singing some of the older INXS numbers which could make the concert worthwhile.

INXS was recently dumped by their American label and also had to cancel the European leg of their tour – so this could well be one of your last chances to see them before they split and have to find a another reality television show to find a new vocalist – HA !

If you want to catch them they are playing on 5 th October at MUMBAI MMRDA GROUNDS, Bandra Kurla Complex. The gates open at 6.00PM and the concert suposedly starts at 7.30PM. Tickets are available at Rs 1200 and Rs 700.

For more info you can check out INXS’s website or called the organizer OranJuice at 32923989

4 Comments so far

  1. shashank (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 5:42 pm

    is there any site where i can book tickets ,the concert is jus 1 week ahead and no sign of online tickets selling…???


  2. Drunken Master (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 10:02 pm

    I saw INXS a few months ago in NYC and the new lead wasn’t bad. Sure he isn’t Mike Hutchence, and he tried (and failed, IMO) to add his own flavour to the visual performance but in general he did fine. The rest of the guys were really good though. My friend, a BIG INXS fan, said he sounded very much like Hutchence.

    Check it out to relive the songs and the novelty factor Fortune brings.


  3. sunil (unregistered) on September 29th, 2006 @ 7:53 pm

    tried the net to locate the organisers for the show. no dope on tickets for bangalore show.website of inxs is no help. Can any body in bangalore help with so info? the show is just a week away!


  4. yana (unregistered) on October 7th, 2006 @ 4:27 am

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