On Saturday August 25, 2012 Sydney’s Entertainment Centre was fully transformed in the biggest rock spot of the year so far, with Slash, Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators performing live in a true master class of how Rock and Roll should be.
The venue kicked off around 8:30 with a band that does not need introduction, because Australian legends Rose Tattoo make the entire crowd jump, opening with ‘One Of The Boys‘ and closing their 8 song set with ‘Bad Boy For Love’, that made the entire place go mad, leaving the crowd ready to explode again 30 minutes later.
9:30pm and the lights finally went off and a familiar voice on the speakers made the big announcement, welcoming to the stage to Slash, Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, unleashing the euphoria of the crowd and opening with ‘Halo’, followed by a Gunner’s classic ‘Nighttrain‘, featuring a very active Slash running and spinning around the stage like in his best years back on the 90′s and with a world-class singer like Myles Kennedy who from our own point of view is one of the best rock singers from the last 10 years, both of the supported by a band purely made of old school rock and roll like The Conspirators, that even made us remember the 80-90′s rock era, with the band transferring an energy that every rock venue needs to be top class.
Highlights of the set were Rocket Queen and My Michelle, but the major surprise was when The Conspirators‘ Bass player Todd Kerns took over the microphone to sing Doctor Alibi and Out ta Get Me, in a fantastic way, with a voice totally different from Myles, more trashy with and underground/garage style that everyone there loved making Kern’s take as a frontman, a perfect fit for both songs and for a perfect rock venue showing that the new Slash‘s line up is an absolute rock family capable of everything!
After Kern’s participation, Myles came back to sing Crazy Life and another hits, obviously including some world-class guitar solos by Slash including his already iconic ‘Godfather Theme’, this time followed by Apocalyptic Love‘s fantastic track ‘Anastasia‘ and if that as not enough after that was the turn for ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’. Moreover, when everyone was sure that the end of the first encore was about to happen, Slash and the boys quickly kicked off with another two tracks: ‘You’re a Lie’ and Velvet Revolver‘s ‘Slither’, as usual introducing the entire band using the songs first tones.
The short encore, was unnoticed, because the band left the stage for less than 2 minutes coming back for a totally 90′s looking Slash, totally shirtless and in full shape, just wearing his top hat, leather pants and of course his guitar opening with Velvet Revolver‘s anthem ‘Fall to pieces’ and closing the venue with the Gunner’s timeless ‘Paradise City’ a song that we believe was heard across the entire country because the entire Entertainment Centre sang along Myles and his band mates every single note.
Overall, was a perfect rock venue, representing in every note how Rock and Roll must be experienced live!
Here enjoy some *postcards of the venue below:
Standing in the Sun
Back From Cali
Beggars & Hangers-On
Not for Me
Doctor Alibi (Todd Kerns on vocals)
Out ta Get Me (Todd Kerns on vocals)
No More Heroes
Guitar Solo / Godfather Theme
Sweet Child O’ Mine
You’re a Lie
Fall To Pieces
Slash’s Australian tour continues the next week in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
Check the Tour Dates Below and get your tickets now! This is a MUST GO Concert!
*Fan photos for display purpose only. No commercial gains.