There’s only one reason I would spend my afternoon stand on a grassy hill on a gloomy Melbourne day with a forecast for rain. That reason my friend, is that it’s Aerosmith’s first Australian tour in over 20 years. Despite the temperature of 16 degrees and ominous grey clouds that were looming over head, there was a sense of anticipation in the air, and a stellar line up that made the Sunday afternoon worth the threatening weather.
Aerosmith headline a massive night of rock and roll at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne.
Grinspoon (pictured) performed live last night at the Newcastle Panthers with support from Emperors and Kingswood. Ashlee Kellehear was there and brings us these stellar photos from the show...
Grinspoon are currently still out on the road, touring their latest LP Black Rabbit. When I last caught up with Kris Hopes, the band was kicking about backstage at the Big Day Out and gearing up for one of their biggest national tours to date. Hopes chats with me today about how the tour has been so far, supporting Aerosmith, and where they'll be headed once the Black Rabbits tour winds up.
Everybody’s selling out in this week’s tour update, and not in the bad way either, with Vance Joy, Tool, They Might Be Giants and Aerosmith all having sell out shows, and with a heap of bands adding extra shows due to the dutiful screams of their fans.
Vance Joy to play third Northcote Social Club this month!
After selling out two shows at Northcote Social Club, Vance Joy is caving in to demand again and playing a third and final show at the venue on April 28.
Returning to Australia for the first time in 24 years this April and May, Aerosmith will be touring through Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane doing what they know best. Rocking out.
With an excellent line up of special guests set to join them on tour, the legendary rockers that is Aerosmith will be staging a tour Australian fans have not only been waiting long for, but will be unlikely to forget. Tickets for all the shows go on sale from 12 noon, March 4.
Boasting names such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Animal Collective and Foals it was clear that the Big Day Out had bounced back from the bad run it had last year where half the tour got truncated versions of the event. This year, every show boasted the full lineup which was promising for the future of the event given the recent hurdles it has had to overcome.
Pat Davern and Kris Hopes take up spots on a couch in the media lounge at the Adelaide Big Day Out to chat with me about performing for their umpteenth time on the festival tour as part of Grinspoon. Also mentioned is Phil Jameson's run in with plate glass.
So, let it be known that I until this day was a Big Day Out virgin and might I say, what a ride! The day started slow and steady and ramped up for one big party at the main stages.
As if enduring the gruelling Big Day Out festival circuit wasn’t enough Grinspoon front man Phil Jamieson will be leading a group of Australian musicians, sports stars and celebrities on a cross country motorbike road trip in between the Gold Coast and Adelaide legs.
The group will be hitting the road after the Gold Coast show and aiming to arrive in Adelaide five days later. They will be riding to raise awareness for the national youth mental foundation ‘Headspace.’
In this issue: Art of Sleeping launching new EP in Melbourne, Esther Holt launches her debut EP, Tina Arena returns for two performances in Melbourne and Sydney, Counterfeit Tribute Night: Top Ten 90s and more!
Art of Sleeping EP launch in Melbourne
We continue with our Best of the 90's series with a look at the ten Australian albums our contributors have voted as their favourite of the 1990s. With The Living End currently touring every album they've ever released around the country, perhaps it's only appropriate that we kick off this countdown with their self-titled 1998 release.