Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Caesar answer’d it.
The Beast Inside tour started in spectacular fashion in Newcastle. Here’s an extract of a review of the gig by Helen Todner posted on withguitars.com
The lights dimmed, and the rolling script from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar filled the room just as Cicero was explaining why it was a good thing he had helped butcher his emperor the light exploded into life and the band took to the stage. Tom was on top form, engaging with the crowd like the pro he is, and men who had probably never danced for at least 10 years threw shapes on the dance floor last seen somewhere during the early part of the 1990’s (yes Steve that really does include you). And for just those few precious moments in time you were taken back to the heyday of British music, before Brit pop, before Oasis, back to when it was really ok to use keyboards, and the best sounds all had that distinctive Manchester flavour that oozed coolness and hedonism. And we lapped it up from old to young everyone was bopping along and a few even went up close and personal for a hug from Tom whilst he performed. This was without a doubt one of the most memorable gigs of the season for all the right reasons.9/10
Read the rest of the review here
A selection of photos from the first night of The Beast Inside Tour, 6 September 2012, Newcastle O2 Academy.