Saw him last night at Sage Gateshead. I have to admit I’m not a massive fan and only went as a mate ended up with a spare ticket. It was decent enough but a lot of it simply reaffirmed my indifference to a lot of his music. The constant use of string bending really doesn’t appeal to me and much of the enjoyment was when it was minimal and creatively used rather than washing over absolutely everything. He is a masterful technician and demonstrated that very capably but overall not my cup of tea. What I would question is his inclusion of Johnny Depp in the band for several numbers. Honestly it was like some random busker brought on without any rehearsal, what on earth is he thinking - apparently he’s releasing an album with Depp soon.