Thursday, 20 January 2011

Salem's MySpace Glasgow gig mystery???

Late last night I found out some information which briefly sent me into a state of extreme happiness and euphoria. On Salem's MySpace page,, it says that he will be playing a live show in Glasgow on 17th February.

For a brief moment, it felt like all my dreams had come true - Salem Al Fakir, playing in Scotland, in my local, favourite, city. At last.

However, I don't think this is true. For there are also a couple of other bands out there who are also called Salem - I mentioned this in a previous post in 2009 and I think it may be one of them. When scrolling down Salem Al Fakir's MySpace page and you reach the Music (Albums) section, there are a couple by one of the other Salems, but when you go to the Music (Playlist) section, you find 'our' Salem. So there is a problem with the MySpace page.

Also , when checking other websites which also mention the gig, they just mention that Salem is appearing, rather than Salem Al Fakir. So, for all these reasons, I don't think he will be coming to Glasgow this time. (But I wish he would!!)

Am I right or wrong? Can anyone tell me if 'our' Salem is coming to Glasgow or not?


Focus on Life said...

Blimey Laura, I bet you nearly had kittens! Be nice if it were true but it kinda seems unlikely somehow. Happy hunting for the answer :-)

Laura (EuropeCrazy) said...

Well Sharon, not just kittens but a load of other ecstatic stuff going on :))) but I then calmed down very quickly when I realised it might not be him :(

Still haven't heard any news yet but I'll let you know when I get some. It probably won't be good news :((

Eva said...

I'm also trying to find the answer to this mystery... sorry if I have given you false hopes :((

Laura (EuropeCrazy) said...

Don't worry about it Eva...I guess there are too many musical Salems in the world, but of course I only care about one of them!

Whilst in a record shop in Glasgow today, my other half called me over as he wanted to show me a CD - it was by another Salem, I think this was the American electronic-rock band, which is probably the one playing in Glasgow.

I wish we could go into a record shop over here and find albums by the only Salem who matters - Salem Al Fakir!!

Eva said...

Hello again,
in this recent interview on Rix FM Salem confirms that the Glasgow rumours are not true (around 9.00 minutes into the interview).

(Hope the direct link above works, otherwise click here: , and then on "Eftermiddagar".)

Laura (EuropeCrazy) said...

Hi Eva,

Just as I thought...would you be able to translate this part of the interview about the international career? When they spoke about Glasgow they mentioned "blog" but in fact it was actually on Salem's MySpace page. I'll do a separate post about it.

By the way, that (incorrect) Glasgow show is still on Salem's MySpace tonight!