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Hoodstock
Live is coming to Austalia

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dangum
Facebook stream by Bill Hynes ...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/LiveStreetT...71603489571904/
throwing_cheetahs
Lightning Crashes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmhx5sizVk8
dangum
Review

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Live: Reunion World Tour Australia 2017 Brisbane Riverstage review

John O’Brien, The Courier-Mail

IF EVER there was a testament to the restorative power of forgiveness, it was on full display in Brisbane last night.

A few short years ago the band Live had been torn apart by personal and legal ructions, with frontman Ed Kowalczyk telling Rolling Stone: “It’s kind of hard, if not impossible, to come back from (that).”

Yet here they were, “live” on stage Down Under again, with an extra drummer and guitarist for good measure.

“It’s like a hangover, a very long hangover, and we just came to,” Kowalczyk told the Riverstage audience.

“But it doesn’t f—- matter cos we’re all up here, the original lineup.”

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At another point he said: “It’s so great to be back in Australia with my beautiful brothers up here, I can’t tell you.”

And there was a group hug with the original guitarists when the band closed the show with their biggest hit, Lightning Crashes.

Brisbane boasted the first of only three dates on the Australian leg of the band’s Reunion World Tour.

And while the inner-city curfew meant the band were offstage well before 10pm, it didn’t stop some tough talk from Kowalczyk: “Let’s keep all those people in their hotel rooms up for another couple of hours!” he said earlier in the set.

Fans who were hoping the band would run the gamut of their back catalogue may have been disappointed, as they stuck to their first four out of seven albums (eight if you count 2014’s The Turn recorded without Kowalczyk).

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However this afforded the welcome opportunity for some non-singles to be performed, such as the rousing Pillar of Davidson and The Distance, which gave their New Orleans guest guitarist a chance to shine in the crankin’ instrumental break.

Unsurprisingly their breakthrough set Throwing Copper received the most attention, with six tracks performed. And White, Discussion provided a suitably frenzied end to the main set.

There were touching tributes too, with a Johnny Cash soundbite played before they covered I Walk the Line, and Chris Cornell’s portrait providing a backdrop for a cover of Audioslave’s I Am the Highway.

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“One of the many gifts given to us by the incomparable Chris Cornell!” Kowalczyk declared.

Requesting the audience break out their smartphones, the modern equivalent of the cigarette lighter, Kowalczyk gave his ears a break with a solo acoustic version of ballad Turn My Head.

Having “wrapped up” summer in the US recently, Kowalczyk said the band were on a “revolving door of summer”, having headed to the southern hemisphere to play South Africa and now Australia.

And he brandished a stuffed koala before relating the tale of how he used to cop stick over his surname, with fellow schoolkids branding him “Koala-czyk”.

“I think it was some kind of weird premonition in elementary school that I’d be coming to Australia - a lot!”

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Live play Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, on Friday and Roche Estate, Hunter Valley, on Saturday

Setlist:
All Over You
Operation Spirit (The Tyranny of Tradition)
Pain Lies on the Riverside
The Dolphin’s Cry
Selling the Drama
I Walk the Line (Johnny Cash cover)
Pillar of Davidson
The Distance
I Alone
Lakini’s Juice
White Discussion

Encore:
Turn My Head (solo acoustic),
Rattlesnake
Run to the Water
I Am the Highway (Audioslave cover)
Lightning Crashes


http://www.couriermail.com.au/entertainmen...d859487b6ebd55e
dangum
Selling the Drama by [GigMonster]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4u7AQxsTdA
gerrycan70
A real honour to again be the only person approved to photograph the full show for the band in Brisbane.

I'm not in a position to upload / share any more images. There's a couple of my photos on Ed and CT's instagram feed. I'm yet to fully edit my shoot which will be sent to the band and management.

The band sounded amazing, and the sold out crowd loved every second.


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Liveman94
I attended this show with a couple friends and my wife.

Briefly on the support acts; all of us felt pretty sorry for Alex Band whom looks like he hasn't seen the sun in a long time, was smoking something as he came on stage...he gently molested a few calling songs before full on raping with or without you. In fairness he sounded ok, but the sick appearance and outfit and dancing was off putting - plus his band were clearly not that into it which didn't help the poor guy. He mentioned the marriage equality thing to equal parts cheers and groans. Personally I think if he had done an acoustic set highlighting his voice and song writing rather than a C grade recovering rock star "getting my life back together" set it would have been better.

Lifehouse; a cut above, great band, cool songs, sound good, look good really got the show on the road. Slight problem with the mix on the treble parts of Jason Wade's vocals but I'm sure that was mix related. These guys were great and hit hard. They took video of us as it's a unique venue and the sun was setting - very cool show for us and them.

LiVe: essentially from the kick intro of all over you it was a love fest the crowd sung almost everything and LiVe sounded better than when I heard them in 2004 & Ed sounded more masculine then when I saw Him in 2009. There instrumentation; cohesion as a group and purpose is alarmingly good. They are close to E Street band quality and if Ed hadn't blown out the falsetto part of his voice early it would've been a flawless performance. The 10pm curfew meant only 17 songs and it seemed they wanted to play more - wouldve loved a new song. But from what we got; especially pillar of Davidson, the distance, the semi acoustic turn my head and the sensational walk the line version. If the guys make 5 or so rotating different set lists I'd be happy to watch them every week for the rest of my days. Brilliant stuff.

If they stay humble; work in some new material and add more fun like in the distance etc they will really rise to the top as one of the great modern performance artists. I honestly can't fathom too many bands outshining the guys at this level of professionalism and intensity / plus the visuals were great too.

I'll answer Q's about the show too if you have any!
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QUOTE(dangum @ Nov 15 2017, 7:28 pm) *

Review

Fans who were hoping the band would run the gamut of their back catalogue may have been disappointed, as they stuck to their first four out of seven albums (eight if you count 2014’s The Turn recorded without Kowalczyk).


LOL - I don't. smile.gif
dangum
A few more videos this time from [Tracey Anne]

I Alone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A13VKwkVg-o

All Over You
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrWxdeoCzpM

I Am the Highway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNWrFA4CfIM

Lightning Crashes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2PckC538Lk

Turn My Head
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n2dxO3KO08

Video from [Nevestov AU]

All Over You
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOgp2RM6LqQ


Videos from [daniellegamero]

I Am the Highway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8ozlX4gBZI

Turn My Head
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mChzLx8Tx2o
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