Damien Rice

Hey there Houstonians, I’m the second new author to the Houston Metblog and thrilled to be here!
Let’s get down to business: Damien Rice is coming to Houston on May 8th at the Verizon Wireless Theater. I’m psyched about seeing him live but wondering how the venue will hold up. It’ll be my first trek to Verizon and I’m hoping it’ll be up to par with the Toyota Center.

Damien Rice at Summerfest Central Park originally uploaded by ChrisPics.com

4 Comments so far

  1. Jeff (unregistered) on March 11th, 2007 @ 7:02 pm

    Keep in mind that Verizon holds only 2400 people as compared to 18,000 in Toyota Center. They are different kinds of venues. Verizon is a theater style venue and the sound is usually very good. It’s a good size between big venues like TC and larger clubs.

  2. Sara (unregistered) on March 11th, 2007 @ 7:12 pm

    Thanks for the heads up, Jeff…I’m def. looking forward to a more personal kind of ambiance where the sound resonates better!

  3. Katie (unregistered) on March 13th, 2007 @ 12:17 pm

    Welcome to the Metblog action Sara! I really like Damien – bet this will be a good show :)

    The Verizon Wireless theater is a decent venue – I saw Elvis Costello there a few years ago and it was AMAZING! So intimate – he even sang the last song without the mike and it was just an intense experience you couldn’t replicate in a huge concert arena.

    Good musical times *sigh*

  4. Mark B (unregistered) on March 14th, 2007 @ 9:30 am

    I am a new blogger too.

    I am very excited about Damien Rice finally coming here. I went and bought 8 tickets for myself and friends. I must say, I was shocked when they told me the entire front section was reserved for presale only. I have heard of a few rows, but not the whole front section.

    Verizon is a good venue. Smaller than all of the others, so you feel a lot closer. The Damien concert will be seated on the floor, so that will be nice. Many of the concerts are only standing if you have lower level tickets.

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