Seemed a bit of a strange idea to me - a one off gig in Madrid? Would they get many people turning up?
Happy to say the answer is a resounding YES!!
The small club was packed full! :)
Support band Breton Armada were first on, and very good they were too. The music was reminiscient of early Numan/Foxx and the Spanish lyrics were mostly spoken. A lot of the crowd seemed to know both the songs and the band and they were very well received. I even bought the album afterwards :)
So, onto John Foxx And The Maths....
I think they played the same set as on the UK tour last year. The crowd lapped it up - especially some of the older tracks like Hiroshima Mon Amour, Burning Car, Plaza etc. Just For A Moment and The Good Shadow genuinely sent shivers up my spine and of course Underpass was the highlight of the show.
The sound was very tight and spot on - it'll be interesting to see if they play any more tracks from The Shape of Things…