Talk:Point Theatre

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Notable concerts and events[edit]

This section has a problem with listing more about artists than the location itself, much as The O2 (Dublin) used to. For example:

  • Kylie Minogue performed at the venue in November 1991, on her Let's Get To It European tour, which was filmed for a VHS release the following year. She returned to the Point (after a 14-year absence) in May 2005 with her Showgirl Tour. She played six nights at the Dublin venue, just weeks before she was told she had breast cancer. (Mentioning the concerts is fine, but the recording on VHS is surely trivia and her health problems belong in the article on her.)
  • On June 19, 1992, Def Leppard began their Seven Day Weekend Tour of Europe in the Point Depot, a tour designed to support their multi-million selling record, Adrenalize. The show was the first time Def Leppard had brought their "in the round" stage show outside the United States and Canada. The stage was set in the middle of the arena and featured a revolving drum kit which could move to any point around the stage and a lighting rig which would move out over the audience during "Rocket".[26] It was the first time any band had brought an "in the round" stage show on an international concert tour and was also the first full show the band played with their new guitarist, Vivian Campbell (who had joined following the death of Steve Clark).[27] (The mention of the in the round seems excessive and the mention of the new guitarist would be better on the Def Leppard page.)
  • Beyoncé performed at the Theatre during her Dangerously in Love Tour on November 15, 2003 & played two dates, which closed the first leg of the Beyoncé Experience Tour. During both concerts, Knowles commented on how she loved coming to Ireland for the Irish shows, telling the audience how she "bragged" on them to her band/crew. At the end of the second Irish show, Knowles cried, giving an emotional conclusion to the first leg of her tour. (Half this entry is about Beyoncés' remarks rather than the concerts.)
  • Oasis have played several concerts in the Point, most recently in December 2005, where they referred to Dublin as "the second greatest city in the world". Footage from one of the 2005 gigs was included in Oasis's 2007 rockumentary, Lord Don't Slow Me Down. (Trivia about the band praising the city - standard for any concert, isn't it?)
  • On August 23, 2006, Pearl Jam opened their first European tour in six years at the Point. They were originally to play the Reading and Leeds Festivals first before playing Slane Concert; however Pearl Jam felt the Point was the perfect place to begin their tour. The concert gained wide radio play in the UK and Ireland.[28] (Where they originally planned is probably trivia for this article - fine for an article on the tour, but not here. Also the comment about how the band felt isn't mentioned in the reference, nor is the remark about radio play.)

Granted, this isn't as bad as the section that was in the O2 article, but it can do with being trimmed.Autarch (talk) 17:39, 18 August 2010 (UTC)