More than 30 years after they first formed, ARIA Award-winning outfit The Badloves are set to return to the stage during this time of COVID-19, announcing a special livestream from Melbourne’s Festival Hall.
Announced only a matter of days ago, the performance is set to be presented by Lounge Room Live when it takes place on Friday, May 29th at 7:30pm. Recorded by four cameras with full staging, sound, and light production, the show will feature Zoom-enabled screens, with the first 300 ticket holders being given side stage access.
Meanwhile, a number of limited VIP packages are also available, offering fans a chance to take part in an after show interview with the group, in addition to a Q&A session.
“Amazingly after 30 years in the business I have never played at Festival Hall so it’s a real thrill for me,” explained The Badloves’ Hammond and keys player, Tony Featherstone.
“I saw my first ever concert there in 1975 when the Bay City Rollers played there when I was 6 years old! I don’t remember much other than a guy coming onto the stage after every song to say, ‘If you guys don’t settle down the show won’t continue!’.
“I used to live not far from Festival Hall and every time I would drive by I’d think ‘that’s where the Beatles played!’. There is no doubt that the place has a reverence about it, and I am just glad it still exists!”
The Badloves first rose to prominence in the early ’90s thanks to their debut album Get On Board. Spawning singles such as “Lost”, “I Remember”, and “Green Limousine”, the group also teamed up with Jimmy Barnes on the single “The Weight”, which reached the top ten of the ARIA chart and was eventually certified Gold.
Though they initially split in the latter part of the decade, sporadic reunions have followed since, with the group recently releasing the single “Soulbrothertruckingsong” as their first new single in 17 years.
The Badloves’ upcoming show will feature performances of all these classic hits, while vocalist Susie Ahern will also make an appearance, having previously performed on “Green Limousine” and the group’s latest single.
Tickets for the performance range from $16.50 to $27.50, and are available for purchase now via Lounge Room Live. Read on for full details of the event.