Posts Tagged ‘The Palace’

John Newman (UK)

The mighty pulling power of the TV Week Logie Awards saw English soul crossover John Newman close out the penultimate month of the ill-fated Palace Theatre,  condemned to become yet another apartment/hotel complex. Whilst possibly more suited to the slightly smaller Forum Theatre, Newman busted out the dance moves and tunes that all had come to […]

Imagine Dragons (USA)

The trip from Las Vegas may have been a long one, but for their first show ever on Australian soil, Imagine Dragons delivered a set which – on the whole – left an adoring crowd feeling lucky.

Foals (UK)

First 3 songs became the last 3 songs tonight, and for Oxford’s 2nd most famous band it was a spectacular way to finish their first night in Melbourne.

Stereophonics (Wales)

Hot on the heels of some Welsh compatriots, Stereophonics thrilled the crowd at The Palace to close out the weekend. 

Deftones (USA)

Metal icons Deftones tore up the Palace stage in their first of two sold out nights in Australia

Public Image Ltd (UK)

Well, he didn’t dedicate the show to Carrie Bickmore and I’m not sure she was tucked up in the audience watching, but the ex-Sex Pistols lead vocalist brought the current guise of  Public Image Ltd to Melbourne on Thursday night


Anthemic singalongs, dissection of the Australian accent, a whole lot of colour and a lot less iPhones held aloft than at Ed Sheeran last night… it all made for a pretty decent gig. FUN. With a capital PH. 

The Killers (USA)

An incredible set from Las Vegas’ finest ahead of their Melbourne Big Day Out headline slot. With photographic media barred these shots are from the crowd.

Ball Park Music

Hard working Brisbane folk head south to Melbourne to show off their new album Museum

Loon Lake

Barrelling back down the Princes Freeway straight after opening the Queenscliff Music Festival, the boys from Wangaratta deliver probably the best of the many sets these eyes have seen – and these ears have heard – them perform.

Lana Del Rey (USA)

After postponing shows at the desperately undersized Toff in Town, New York’s polarising and sultry songstress Lana del Rey made it to Australian shores and delivered the first of two nights at the far larger Palace.

Sublime with Rome (USA)

When you’d love to tour but your lead vocalist died 15 years ago, you’ve got a problem. INXS don’t seem to think so, but that’s probably not consistent with the rest of the world’s view.

Aqua (Denmark)

The Vengaboys paved the way earlier this year for the invasion of hideous 90’s Europop superannuation tours to our shores. This has since seen the likes of a watered-down S Club 7 and the inexplicable Eiffel 65 announce tours of their own. When it comes to 90s Europop though, there are few who were bigger […]

Alter Bridge (USA)

After a roof blowing set from Steel Panther, notional headliners Alter Bridge hit the stage lead by frontman and guitarist Myles Kennedy.

Steel Panther (USA)

Michael Starr, Steel Panther (The Palace Melbourne, 29th February 2012)

“Tonight we’re gunna play all the songs we know by us!” Bursting on to the stage as supposed openers for Alter Bridge, the LA 4 piece stole the show at the Palace complex, from the minute they ripped into Supersonic Sex Machine. Yes. That’s what it’s called.

Röyksopp (Norway)

A first for me – two Norwegian groups in as many months, though it’s fair to say that the electro offering from Tromsø natives Röyksopp is about as far removed from the set I witnessed by countrymen Combichrist last month as Norway is from Melbourne. Comparisons therefore end here. Not that there were any to start with […]

Foster The People (USA)

Gallery: Foster The People For those who hadn’t caught LA indie-pop trio Foster The People on the Big Day Out’s green stage the previous day – or perhaps just wanted to catch them again – Melbourne’s Palace dished up that opportunity for holders of one of the hottest tickets in town. The three piece, led […]

Arctic Monkeys (UK)

The UK’s most hyped band of the last 12 months finally made their way to Melbourne on the 2nd of August. The Palace Complex was to play host, otherwise known as ‘that place where they hold Twister’ “Monkeys…Mokeys…Monkeys…”. By 10:15 Patience Hodgson and her band The Grates had stopped their 45 minutes of shrieking and jumping […]