Category: Live Shows

The Struts – Crowbar, Sydney – February 21, 2024

The Struts – Crowbar, Sydney – February 21, 2024

It’s been far too long since The Struts have been on Australian shores. The momentum they were building pre Covid was amazing so now it’s time for them to get it back and I can guarantee they bloody well will. Opening tonight is Bad Moon Born and they’re just always impressive in my opinion. It’s just awesome to have a […]

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Glam Fest – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – February 18, 2024

Glam Fest – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – February 18, 2024

Glam Fest is back, in its second year and this is going to be fun. Silverback Touring have the balls to put on these kinds of events with bands that people love and a lot of which have never graced Australian shores before, so massive kudos to the team for doing this for us and for the fans. As we […]

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Candlebox – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – January 12, 2024

Candlebox – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – January 12, 2024

When a band has been around as long as Candlebox have, it’s a crime they haven’t been to Australia before. Thirty years into the bands career and they are finally here to say hello and goodbye. Bittersweet but so glad we got the chance to see them in Australia this once. Thanks Silverback Touring. A couple of openers tonight. The […]

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Foo Fighters – Accor Stadium, Sydney – December 9, 2023

Foo Fighters – Accor Stadium, Sydney – December 9, 2023

It’s a hot one! So tonight is going to be something… BUT we’re here to rock, and rock we will at this massive stadium tonight to see the Foo Fighters. It’s a long afternoon ahead but here we go… Hot Milk come out firing. The opener is just full of energy and says the scene. It’s loud, they’re here to […]

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Good Things – Centennial Park, Sydney – December 2, 2023

Good Things – Centennial Park, Sydney – December 2, 2023

And we’re back! After missing last years, it’s great to be back and I know I’m ready for a whole heap of good things today. It was an excellent easy entry, I have to give it up to them for that, no hassles, no lines, this was great and a really good start to the day. Hardest thing is there’s […]

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Jackson Browne – Aware Super Theatre, Sydney – December 1, 2023

Jackson Browne – Aware Super Theatre, Sydney – December 1, 2023

After months of waiting, it’s finally here. Postponed from April it was a very nice surprise remembering this was happening and is an amazing way to start the new month. Liz Stringer opened the show solo acoustic and I have to say, I was impressed. Lyrically these songs were fantastic, she was engaging, and most definitely someone I will now […]

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Def Leppard & Motley Crue – Giants Stadium, Sydney – November 11, 2023

Def Leppard & Motley Crue – Giants Stadium, Sydney – November 11, 2023

It’s finally here, The Stadium Tour, two of the biggest bands of the 80’s and beyond are in Australia to show that this kind of stadium rock is still alive and well, and I’m here for it. I like many here today grew up with both of these bands and to see them sharing the same stage tonight is kinda […]

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Extreme / Living Colour – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – September 12, 2023

Extreme / Living Colour – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – September 12, 2023

This is going to be something! Extreme were last here in 2018 with Mr Big, and Living Colour also in 2018, so this five year break from our shores, and this time teaming up is truly going to be a masterclass. Two technically, amazing, funky bands. I for one can’t wait. Bang on time as Living Colour take to the […]

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Avatar – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – August 26, 2023

Avatar – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – August 26, 2023

One of my favourite things is when a band is touring Australia for the first time. There’s a sense of awe, of the unknown, and of excitement. That’s the vibe tonight in here. I for one can’t wait. Pyrefly stepped up tonight as last minute support and they were good. Heavy, catchy tunes. Not afraid to put on a show, […]

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Skid Row – The Manning Bar, Sydney – May 19, 2023

Skid Row – The Manning Bar, Sydney – May 19, 2023

It’s been a bit of a week for the Skid Row camp, front man Erik Grönwall fell ill and they were forced to cancel their Brisbane show, but after some rest we got the “all systems go” for Sydney and a sold out Manning Bar is ready!! Wicked Smile opened the show and belting out tracks from their debut album […]

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Don Broco – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – May 6, 2023

Don Broco – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – May 6, 2023

I haven’t been this pumped for a gig in a long time. I have been mesmerised by Don Broco for years and tonight will be my first time seeing the band and I can’t wait. Although, I need to as we have two openers tonight to get the crowd ready for the oncoming headliners. Wayside and Alt were the supports […]

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Knotfest – Centennial Park, Sydney – March 25, 2023

Knotfest – Centennial Park, Sydney – March 25, 2023

Welcome to Australia, Knotfest! It’s this massive festivals first time Down Under and I know I’m keen for everything today, and like any new festival to see the ins and outs and see how it all runs. Let’s start with the unbelievably, super easy entry. No lines, flowed through, circulation cut off by my drinking verification wristband, ahhh festivals I’ve […]

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Richard Marx – State Theatre, Sydney – March 5, 2023

Richard Marx – State Theatre, Sydney – March 5, 2023

The songwriter is back, it’s been a while since we’ve seen Richard Marx in Australia and tonight he’s back at The State Theatre for a night of hits and new songs from his brilliant ‘Songwriter’ album. As a fan from the very start it’s always a pleasure to see him perform his music live and hear some great stories. An […]

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Sting – Aware Super Theatre, Sydney – February 15, 2023

Sting – Aware Super Theatre, Sydney – February 15, 2023

Tonight is exciting for me, I’ve never seen Sting before, solo or with The Police, so I’m eager to check out someone I’ve listened to for as long as I can remember, so I’m looking forward to the show and just what songs Sting gives us in his ‘My Songs’ tour. Bring it on! Joe Sumner opens the night, a […]

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Halestorm – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – February 4, 2023

Halestorm – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – February 4, 2023

It’s been far too long since both Halestorm and their opener Theory of a Deadman have graced Australian shores, and tonight in an awesome pairing both bands return and are ready to give us one hell of a rock show! Theory are up and straight out of the gate with the catchy as hell ‘Lowlife’ and you can’t help but […]

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City and Colour – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – February 1, 2023

City and Colour – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – February 1, 2023

Sometimes I want to just write a review that simply says “that was magic” and leave it at that. This is one of those shows I’d happily do that for, but that wouldn’t do it the justice it deserves of me rambling on about it for a bit. So I now give you my review of the magical City and […]

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Glam Fest – The Factory Theatre, Sydney – January 28, 2023

Glam Fest – The Factory Theatre, Sydney – January 28, 2023

OK so normally I write my reviews at the gig, take in everything that happened as you know but for this one I needed the day, I needed to watch and enjoy and live it and I’m so glad I did because what a day it was… Silverback Touring, who put this on need to be commended as this was […]

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The Offspring with Sum 41 – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – December 11, 2022

The Offspring with Sum 41 – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – December 11, 2022

A big sold out crowd on a Sunday night in Sydney, well done! This is going to be a fun night with an awesome pairing of two great bands, The Offspring and Sum 41. A tour a long time coming and tonight it’s finally here. The lights go down and as ‘TNT’ by AC/DC blares through the speakers the crowd […]

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Buckcherry / Fozzy – The Manning Bar, Sydney – December 3, 2022

Buckcherry / Fozzy – The Manning Bar, Sydney – December 3, 2022

Who’s ready for a night of rock and roll? Me, that’s the answer, I am… oh and a whole lot of other people that are filling The Manning Bar tonight. See tonight we have an amazing double bill of Buckcherry and Fozzy, the first time their back on the same stage in Australia since 2013. This is going to be […]

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D-A-D – The Manning Bar, Sydney – November 18, 2022

D-A-D – The Manning Bar, Sydney – November 18, 2022

Thirty two years is a long time. It’s also the amount of time it’s been since D-A-D have been in Australia, but they have most certainly not been sleeping their days away (that was terrible and I’m not sorry), they’ve been out there releasing music and playing that whole time. So tonight Sydney gets to see what they have for […]

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Hanson – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – November 9, 2022

Hanson – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – November 9, 2022

It’s been only a few years since Hanson graced Australian shores on their String Theory tour, but after the last couple of years it feels like forever since we’ve seen them. So tonight it’s a pleasure to be stepping back into The Enmore Theatre to see Hanson, a place they have played before, and a place they own when they […]

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H.E.A.T – The Manning Bar, Sydney – September 8, 2022

H.E.A.T – The Manning Bar, Sydney – September 8, 2022

H.E.A.T are in Australia… that’s so awesome to say. Wow, thinking about it, the most exciting thing for not only us here at The Manning Bar, but also and maybe especially for the band as it is their first time in Australia but further to that, this is their first show so you just know they are ready, maybe even […]

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KISS – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – August 26, 2022

KISS – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – August 26, 2022

It has been a long time since KISS have been to Australia as this tour was scheduled to happen back in 2019 (feels like twenty years ago) but finally these larger than life characters have returned to Sydney one last time… yes, believe that, this is The End of The Road… The Poor had the honour of supporting tonight and […]

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Short Stack – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – July 16, 2022

Short Stack – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – July 16, 2022

Well… It’s been just over three years since I’ve been to The Metro. That is just beyond comprehension to me… so as I step foot back into my favourite venue in Sydney I’m ready for a stack attack as Short Stack return to Sydney after a while away. Those Who Dream open the show tonight and this two piece of […]

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Under The Southern Stars – The Big Top, Sydney – March 23, 2022

Under The Southern Stars – The Big Top, Sydney – March 23, 2022

Hi my name is Troy and it’s been 782 days since my last concert review… wow, what a crazy run. I hope I still remember how to do this. What a ride it’s been for Under The Southern Stars, postponements, line up changes, more postponements, venue changes, yet here we are, FINALLY! The first full international tour to hit Australia […]

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Jeff Martin – Global Live – November 14, 2020

Well, this is different, and yes it’s very easy to say that 2020 has been for everyone, but many would say none more so than musicians. With the inability to tour the world, their country, or even their hometown it has left many artists thinking well how will I survive? Enter the internet, where you can reach the masses with […]

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Billy Idol – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – February 1, 2020

Billy Idol – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – February 1, 2020

RIGHT!!! Let’s do this. Lights go down as the band walk on stage under red lighting and then as Steve Stevens walks on stage the crowd cheers and they kick into ‘Cradle of Love’ as Billy Idol bounds onto the stage and the place goes nuts. This takes me back and that’s what I’m hoping tonight is all about, a […]

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Good Things Festival – Centennial Park, Sydney – December 7, 2019

Good Things Festival – Centennial Park, Sydney – December 7, 2019

It’s back for its second year, Good Things festival has found a new home in Sydney in that of Centennial park, so in this smoked out city let’s hope that everything is all ok today for the bands and the festival goers. Making my way in effortlessly, The Bennies are the first band up today and those who were eagerly […]

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Halestorm – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – December 6, 2019

Halestorm – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – December 6, 2019

Halestorm were here earlier in the year at Download Festival but they’re back now for a headline run to promote their newest album ‘Vicious’. Can’t wait to see what they do tonight! Villainy who stepped in for Black Stone Cherry are opening the night and ‘Wannabe’ opened their set with some big riffs and sets the scene for their set. […]

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U2 – SCG, Sydney – November 22, 2019

U2 – SCG, Sydney – November 22, 2019

It’s been almost a decade since U2 have been in Australia and tonight hopefully not in the rain, they’re back and here celebrating thirty years of The Joshua Tree. They’re two years into this celebration tour and I know I and the thousands of others here tonight are looking forward to seeing it and hearing the album in full. Running […]

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