Review: Miles Kane kicks off UK tour with energetic show at seafront venue

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Review: Miles Kane kicks off UK tour at Concorde 2 in Brighton
Review: Miles Kane kicks off UK tour at Concorde 2 in Brighton

THERE is always a lot of pressure on the first night of a tour.

Even the most seasoned of performers must feel a combination of nerves and excitement before heading on stage.

But Miles Kane was the picture of confidence as he walked out on to the stage at Concorde 2 in Maderia Drive, Brighton on Wednesday night.

The Liverpudlian rocker was brimming with an unmistakable energy and confidence, sending the crowd into a frenzy from the moment he walked out onto the sage.

His set was a well-balanced mixture of his four studio albums, with many of the tracks from his most recent release Change the Show, proving just as popular as his older tunes.

Heralded by the football-esque chant of “Miles, Miles, Miles f******”, the 36-year-old told the crowd he was ready to “sweat” and “get loose” during his set.

With crowd pleasers such as Come Closer, Rearrange, Don’t Forget Who You Are and Give Up, Miles didn’t take his foot off the gas throughout the set.

A cover of The Beatles Don’t Let Me Down roused a mass singalong from the crowd as show drew towards its crescendo.

The inclusion of Aviation and Standing Next to Me – tracks penned by Miles and Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner as the Last Shadow Puppets – proved just what momentous a career the musician has had.

From his days in The Flames and The Rascals to his work with Alex Turner and his successful solo career, Miles continues to prove himself as one of the most exciting musicians and live performers in the country.

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