GIG REVIEW: The Darkness Lights Up Sydney's Hordern Pavillion
Join Row on Triple M's latest gig review of The Darkness's recent performance at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album, "Permission to Land," The Darkness delivered an unforgettable show, tearing through hits like "Growing on Me," "Love Is Only a Feeling," and "I Believe in a Thing Called Love." The episode takes you on a rock journey, featuring exclusive insights into how the band, led by the charismatic Justin Hawkins, combined their signature sound with surprising elements, including snippets of Led Zeppelin’s "Immigrant Song" and a special cameo by Dan Hawkins on the drums.
Row captures the essence of the live experience, highlighting Justin Hawkins's phenomenal 5-octave vocal range, stage presence, and the band's interaction with the crowd, which added a personal touch to the night. The synergy between band members, including the cool Frankie Poullain, the talented Dan Hawkins, and the energetic newcomer Rufus Taylor, son of Queen’s Roger Taylor, is explored, showcasing how their collective performance elevates their music.
This episode also gives a nod to the vibrant support acts, Cry Club, DZ Deathrays, and You Am I, who set the stage with their performances, including a humorous tribute to Spinal Tap. Row's review paints a vivid picture of a night where music lovers of all types converged in Sydney, sharing a moment of rock bliss despite the contrasting musical event next door.
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