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PAUL MANZI SHINES, NEW ALBUM AND TOUR IN 2011
« on: Sun, 2010-11-14, 13:07:20 »
Just posted this on the Cage website:

PAUL MANZI SHINES, NEW ALBUM AND TOUR IN 2011
At the sold out gig in Holland, Paul Manzi made a big impression and really established himself as Arena's new frontman. His voice perfectly suited the Arena material sung by the three previous vocalists and furthermore brings a new raw, rockier edge that complements Arena's heavier direction. The first track of the gig, the heavy new track The Escape, proved beyond a doubt that Arena are alive and kicking. With not having played for some time and little rehearsal time, the set wasn't without faults, but this was more than compensated by the energetic performance and the great vibe between band and audience.

Clive stated that the new album will be recorded over the summer of 2011 and that the release is slated for late September, followed by a tour in October/November. The working title is still The Tinder Box, but the album will get a different name, not revealed yet. Clive looks further ahead with tentative ideas for a further two albums after album number seven. Keep an eye on this page, interviews with Paul, John, Clive and Mick will be posted soon!



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Re: PAUL MANZI SHINES, NEW ALBUM AND TOUR IN 2011
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 2010-11-14, 17:06:44 »
Great pictures indeed!

Have made pictures myself, though from a lesser quality but I'll share them sometimes this evening.

It was a great concert yesterday in Zoetermeer!!!
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Re: PAUL MANZI SHINES, NEW ALBUM AND TOUR IN 2011
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Re: PAUL MANZI SHINES, NEW ALBUM AND TOUR IN 2011
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 2010-11-26, 13:29:08 »
Here you can find some more photos, taken by Timo Groenendaal: http://www.ghoti.name/arena/

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Re: PAUL MANZI SHINES, NEW ALBUM AND TOUR IN 2011
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 2010-11-26, 13:39:35 »
Here you can find some more photos, taken by Timo Groenendaal: http://www.ghoti.name/arena/

Hey, I can see myself (and some other Roomies) on some of these pics... ;D

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Re: PAUL MANZI SHINES, NEW ALBUM AND TOUR IN 2011
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 2010-11-26, 13:49:20 »
Great pics, Niquicho, and fine text, Erik  8)

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Re: PAUL MANZI SHINES, NEW ALBUM AND TOUR IN 2011
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 2010-11-26, 14:07:23 »
Hey, I can see myself (and some other Roomies) on some of these pics... ;D

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Re: PAUL MANZI SHINES, NEW ALBUM AND TOUR IN 2011
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 2010-11-26, 14:09:01 »
Thanks, Nicky. I'll pass the credits on to Timo (who has some difficulty signing up for the forum but I think we'll encounter him here soon.)

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Re: PAUL MANZI SHINES, NEW ALBUM AND TOUR IN 2011
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 2010-11-27, 17:06:12 »
Me too. I think I should've put on something black, not green.  ::)

You bought a t-shirt from that merch-guy that was hassling us, right? ;)

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Re: PAUL MANZI SHINES, NEW ALBUM AND TOUR IN 2011
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 2010-11-27, 17:22:00 »
yeah, I did. :-) I bought  the smallest size, an L, but it feels like an XXL. I'm hoping for a dried-too-hot resizing effect, changing it to an M. Maybe next time I'll buy a girly... :-*

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« Reply #13 on: Sat, 2010-11-27, 17:25:22 »
yeah, I did. :-) I bought  the smallest size, an L, but it feels like an XXL. I'm hoping for a dried-too-hot resizing effect, changing it to an M. Maybe next time I'll buy a girly... :-*

Hehe, I'm having the exact same problem... I can't believe I bought it, but oh well, it's all for the greater good of keeping Arena alive. ;)

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« Reply #14 on: Sat, 2010-11-27, 17:48:14 »
it's all for the greater good of keeping Arena alive. ;)

Yeah, we could do with some more girlies  ;D

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Re: PAUL MANZI SHINES, NEW ALBUM AND TOUR IN 2011
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 2010-11-29, 18:19:28 »
I got a girlie t shirt but they only started at medium and im usually a small but its wearable. I must say the merchandise guy was very persuasive and its a really nice top.

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« Reply #16 on: Tue, 2010-11-30, 09:51:52 »
He's very persuasive indeed. Maybe he could go only promoting not only shirts but the band as well. Next year Arena will be playing Lowlands, Glastonbury and Werchter without a doubt!

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Re: PAUL MANZI SHINES, NEW ALBUM AND TOUR IN 2011
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 2010-11-30, 09:59:35 »
I got a girlie t shirt but they only started at medium and im usually a small but its wearable. I must say the merchandise guy was very persuasive and its a really nice top.

That merchandise guy, isn't that Smeagol? ;)
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Re: PAUL MANZI SHINES, NEW ALBUM AND TOUR IN 2011
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 2010-11-30, 21:09:12 »
There was another guy that was REALLY persuasive. With words, not by means of drowning people. ;)

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Re: PAUL MANZI SHINES, NEW ALBUM AND TOUR IN 2011
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 2010-11-30, 22:32:19 »
There was another guy that was REALLY persuasive. With words, not by means of drowning people. ;)

I believe he wore a hat that night in Zoetermeer... Much taller than smeagol. I stood there for 5 minutes and my ears were burning hahaha ;D

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Re: PAUL MANZI SHINES, NEW ALBUM AND TOUR IN 2011
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 2011-08-26, 15:25:56 »
Big Dave isn't that much taller then me   LOL
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Re: PAUL MANZI SHINES, NEW ALBUM AND TOUR IN 2011
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 2011-12-12, 15:21:56 »
A very positive review from the Paris gig here : http://www.musicwaves.fr/frmarticle.aspx?ID=441

Yes, I know, it's written in French  ;D