22nd April 1995 - Sheffield Arena (live)


  • Date: Saturday, 22nd April 1995
  • Venue: Sheffield Arena
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Supporting: Oasis
Pulp People, May 1995:

During the Sound City soundcheck we were asked if it was possible for us to play the following evening with Oasis at their massive Sheffield Arena concert, as The Verve's guitarist had had his knuckles broken in a brawl in Paris the night before. Throwing caution to the wind we agreed to play, so the next morning we were off back to our hometown to play Pulp's biggest ever indoor show in front of 12000 people, none of whom really wanted us to be there! After going to great lengths to keep our appearance a secret Jarvis played the intro to Babies from off-stage before the other members of the band appeared. It was funny to see the audience reaction as they realised what was happening. They made us very welcome and the band played really well after shaking off the cobwebs at the Bristol concert. Our set closed with a stadium rousing Common People and we left to recover a while before enjoying Oasis. Quite an exciting day.


An audience recording has been circulated.

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