For those of us lucky enough to have lived it the first time around it’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years since the release of the ‘Matchbook’ album. On Saturday night at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne the near full house got a chance to relive the memories live again. We may all be a little older but Ian Moss has lost nothing in momentum or ability to engage and play an electric guitar like an extension of his own anatomy.
Mid-week gigs are always a mixed back for international acts. They really need to be pretty big names to ensure a full house. Some, even after some 30 years, can end up with a small room only half full and that is what New Orleans sludge veterans Eyehategod were faced with at the Cambridge Hotel’s smaller Warehouse room.
Off the back of a huge sold-out national headline tour, Australia’s elite metallers Northlane announce the 4D regional tour. The tour sees the band hitting up the east coast of Australia throughout January 2020 with special guests Gravemind and local triple j unearthed winners.
Get ready for the biggest hard rock tour of the year! German icons SCORPIONS return to Australia in 2020 with WHITESNAKE, the legendary rock’n’roll band founded and formed by former Deep Purple singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Coverdale, for a double headline east coast arena tour starting at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Wednesday, February 19 before heading to Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Saturday, February 22 and Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Monday, February 24.
BAFTA award winning broadcaster, TV host, writer, environmentalist, amateur balloonist and storyteller. Kevin McCloud is all that and a bit more that you don’t know about. Now it’s time for him to tell his remarkable story – in his own words, live on stage. Kevin McCloud will be doing just that in February 2020 as he brings his live show to Australia.
Thu 13th February Perth Perth Concert Hall Sat 15th February Adelaide Festival Theatre Sun 16th February Melbourne Hamer Hall Thu 20th February Brisbane Concert Hall Fri 21st February Sydney State Theatre Sun 23rd February Canberra Canberra Theatre Tue 25th February Hobart Wrestpoint
Kevin has been a part of our lives for the past two decades, since the last millennium in fact, as the presenter of the hit TV show Grand Designs.
The World According to Kevin McCloud is a live theatre event, with Kevin sharing stories from the show, as well as anecdotes from his eventful life.
“Australia is an extraordinary place where luckily I feel very welcome,” Kevin says. “I like the can-do attitude that people have. It also has this fantastic energy about it, which is very appealing. So I’m looking forward to returning with my brand new show.”
It’s an evening that will entertain – and make you think. “I enjoy taking complex ideas and making them accessible,” Kevin says.
The World According to Kevin McCloud includes a Q&A session that allows audience members to ask Kevin questions and air their deep-seated concerns about architecture, DIY and cushions. Kevin will also dig into his own past in an entertaining survey of 1960s wallpaper, the Space Programme, McMansions, Community and the Planet. Everything that makes our environment in fact.
Raised in a house his parents built in Bedfordshire, Kevin, the son of a rocket scientist, studied the history of art and architecture at Cambridge, where he designed shows for the Footlights theatre club and its stars, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson.
Kevin also studied opera in Italy and designed the famous fruit and vegetable ceiling at the Harrods Food Hall, of all things. The Daily Mail described Kevin as a “heartthrob – the one your wives all fancy”, while The Guardian called him “a serious man of taste and integrity”. To prove that, he’s an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and is now allowed to use grown-up scissors and power tools.
In a piece headed “Kevin McCloud Is, Hands Down, The Greatest TV Host of All Time”, VICE dubbed him “the most puzzlingly charismatic TV host ever to grace our screens … Kevin McCloud is a character. He’s the person you dream of being sat next to at an otherwise dull dinner party.” Kevin, however, objects to the word ‘puzzlingly’.
In short, The World According to Kevin McCloud gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the man himself. “Come one, come all,” Kevin says. “There’ll be some very poor music and maybe a little construction mayhem. No hard hat necessary. Hope to see you there.”
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO KEVIN McCLOUD
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American Rock band from Palm
Desert, California, Eagles of Death Metal will be returning to the land
down under to perform at Bluesfest Byron Bay this Easter. Founded in 1998 by
best friends Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, the pair came upon the band’s name in
a pondering effort as to what a cross between The Eagles and a death metal band
would sound like. With that, the band was born!