How many years have you been going to gigs when the band band ends the set to a smattering of applause and returns for the ‘encore’.

That most odd of rock n roll traditions- the return to the stage to play the mini hit to a crowd that has finally woken up- of course it can sometimes be a great moment but often it seems like a chore or has little point.


Lancaster’s fab The Lovely Eggs have now launched a campaign against the encore and have even written a manifesto against it on their website which you can view here.

Lovely Eggs launch campaign against ‘fake encores’ – is it time to end this dull tradition?



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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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