One of my top 10 bands of all time played London last night....what a treat.  Outside of dinosaur, sit down, enormodome rock it's hard for non-EU bands to play in the UK....which is why bands like Lyres, Fleshtones, Peyotes, Cynics, Stems, and every other cool band from outside Europe will do 10/20/30/40 dates in continental Europe and if we're lucky one date here (and it's always London).

I understand the economics and am not criticising the bands for making the economically correct decision....it's just incredibly frustrating.

On the other hand, it's a great excuse for weekends away!