After a run of sell-out gigs in 2022, the aussie pop-rock band “1927” are back on tour for a massive schedule around the country. Back in 1987 when they first kicked off, it was dedicated hard work that pushed them to success.
But hey, let’s slow down and focus on that for a minute: Hard work eventuated into a multi-platinum selling album – and in Australia, platinum is recognised as a massive 50,000 albums, in addition to picking up 2 coveted ARIA (Australia Recording Industry Association) Awards.
The tour started off in Perth, and on Friday they made their way to Queensland for the first of a few classic shows that will be happening here.
The “Next Generation Tour 2023” is exactly that, showcasing their hits to the younger audience members as well as those who have been following them since the late 80s. Fun Fact: Some of these songs were written and performed before many of the audience were even born. So what gives? Clearly these crafty classics have stood the test of time!
Before the 1927 hit the stage, the ultimate crowd encourager, Jason Singh as the support act, unleashed his power list. Jason, best known for being the original front guy of the band “Taxiride” – became on this tour “Jason Singh Plays Taxiride”.
Performing all Taxiride’s catchy compositions like “Get Set”, “Everywhere You Go” and “Creepin’ Up Slowly” as well as some other super significant songs, he shared a couple of awesome backstories to go along with them. Jason’s certainly a busy man. As well as supporting one of Australia’s best loved bands, he has his own “Heavens Greatest Hits” show that’s fast becoming critically acclaimed. Check that one out!
The time came for 1927 to hit the stage, the eagerly awaiting fans were about to be treated to something special – more than any ticket price could offer. As the vibes built up to the first bars of the opening song, the switch was released and the stage LED’s lit up, dripping dazzling colour over everyone and everything. For the next one and a half hours, fans were transported back to their youth and the next generation were about to be blown away.
Frankly, the Princess Theatre stage is spectacular with not only amazing lighting, but the sound system is a knockout as well. Heroes of the night, 1927 played hit after hit including “To Love Me”, “You’ll Never Know”, “Compulsory Hero”, “Don’t Forget about Me”, “Shine” and “If I Could”. Lead singer Erik Weideman is backed by some of the most exceptional musicians around, all talented in their own right and all having fun. You can easily tell.
If you get a chance to check out this Tour at some stage, do yourself a favour and get along to one of the Shows.
A full list of venues and performances is up on the official website www.1927.net.au
Photography and review by Michelle Cop (MC Photography)