Delirious?

SEAN ATKINS In the summer they played some of the biggest stadiums in support of Bon Jovi, and last night Delirious? brought that same big sound to a packed Waterfront in Norwich.

SEAN ATKINS

In the summer they played some of the biggest stadiums in support of Bon Jovi, and last night Delirious? brought that same big sound to a packed Waterfront in Norwich.

Their powerful mix of anthemic rock and catchy tunes has achieved healthy record sales in the UK and America but it is in concert that Delirious? make the biggest impact.

In a lively, sweaty atmosphere, energetic front man Martin Smith took every opportunity to crowd-surf.

Playing plenty of tracks from the Audio Lessonover? album, including the spectacular new title Take Me Away, they also included crowd pleasers My Glorious and History Maker.

This 18-date tour around the UK takes in all the usual rock venues but Delirious? are not treading the usual path.

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Musically they attract comparisons with the sound of U2 and even Radiohead. Commercially they remain in control through their own label.

But as Christians they mix mainstream releases with worship albums of songs sung in happy-clappy churches across the world.

New single I Could Sing of Your Love Forever, out on Monday, is a good example of this approach. While others release songs about sleigh bells and snow at this time of year, Delirious? have dared to be different and sing about God at Christmastime.

 

 

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