Pop: Five Arena shows
Saturday 05 December 1998
Rod Stewart A sell-out series of shows, though some tickets for the old croaker remain for 6 Dec.
Earls Court, London SW5 (07-378 84) Wed & Fri
James Veteran Mancunians, with the rising-fast Stereophonics technically the support act.
NEC, Birmingham (02-780 433) tonight; Pavilions, Plymouth (0752 229922) Mon; Newport Centre (0633 662666) Tue; Brighton Centre (0870 900 900) Wed; Wembley Arena (08-902 0902) Fri.
M People Safe but tight soul sounds from Heather Small and company. David Lynden Hall opens.
Wembley Arena (08-902 0902) Tue & Wed
Manic Street Preachers With Catatonia in support this could turn into a fest of pub rock.
Bournemouth International Centre (0202 456456) Tue
Culture Club Human League and ABC jump on the Eighties-revival bandwagon.
NEC, Birmingham (02-780 433) tomorrow
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