Born and brought up in St Albans, and living in the city centre now with wife and daughter. I make my living as a writer and, occasionally, as an actor. I've been interested in Green politics since school, and now spend a lot of time campaigning on issues in St Albans, and running for election to the local council.
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The Alban Arena is a venue with a rich history of welcoming touring acts, some of which have gone on to world-wide fame - such as Dire Straits, who played there in 1978. I saw the legendary Rory Gallagher there in 1988, more recently The Waterboys and The Gorillaz have graced the stage. It is maybe a sign of the times that more tribute bands than original artists perform there these days. So when two of the UKs most respected musical artists were coming to the Alban Arena it was likely to be an evening not to be missed!