LLOYD COLE STANDARDS: AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2014
Lloyd Cole is no stranger to Australian shores, from his time as front-man for The Commotions and their stadium tour of 1986, through to his Small Ensemble tour of 2011 and the many solo tours he has performed in between, Lloyd has proved a very welcome visitor regularly selling out shows right around the country.
In 2014 Lloyd Cole returns for his most extensive Australian tour yet taking in all the major cities plus a host of regional centres too - Meeniyan, Castlemaine, Launceston, Lismore and the Gold Coast among them.
Opening with the triple punch of No Blue Skies, Why I Love Country Music and Perfect Skin, the crowd were transfixed. While many of the songs played tonight are well in their 20's each sounds as vibrant as it did on release, some more so. Proof that Lloyds theory of 'only making music when inspiration actually strikes' has more than paid off. - Anotherlostshark.com
The 2014 tour comes on the back of a new album: Standards, recorded in late 2012 after Lloyd was inspired by the release of Bob Dylan's latest album Tempest. "I took it as a kick up the backside. I'd been languishing. Some years I wouldn't even write a song. But when I heard that record, I thought, Damn! I've got all these notebooks full of ideas. What would happen if I just worked on them bloody hard and made a record?"
Arguably the best album Lloyd has made since his debut 30 years ago with The Commotions, Standards is also his most rocking' and features musical contributions from Matthew Sweet, ex-Lou Reed sideman Fred Maher, former Commotion Blair Cowan, Joan as Police Woman and Lloyds' son Will. It will be released locally via The Planet Company on May 9th.
"'Standards' is the work of a bristling, alive and fresh-as-a-daisy master, drawing on all of his experience for a mid-life career high."4* Daily Mirror 21 June '13
For the 2104 Australian tour Lloyd Cole will perform works from Standards plus material from right across his catalogue solo, and in intimate mode.
After delighting the crows for just over two hours, Lloyd leaves us with another triple play, closing the show with Forest Fire, before returning for an encore of Undressed and Lost Weekend. Even then the crowd aren't going anywhere fast. That is the power of an artist at their peak: they take you somewhere and bring you back richer for the experience - Anotherlostshark.com
Joining Lloyd for all three Sydney appearances will be Sydney stand-up comic Bruce Griffiths. Lloyd has eschewed the idea of musical supports of this tour and opted for some light hearted humour instead. Bruce is an award winning comic and behind the scenes comedy writer for many TV shows and carries musical pedigree being the man-behind 80's Sydney post-punk record label Aberrant. Bruce has also appeared in comedic support to Henry Rollins and at the Sydney' Dig It Up! Invitational in 2013.
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and 2 course meal.
Dinner & Show tickets are only available via Moshtix.
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking as a special request should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request. Note it is not possible to join ticket holders together across ticket groups (meaning A Reserve ticket holders cannot sit with B Reserve etc).
A RESERVE Dinner & Show + Beverage Package also includes a selection of Premium Red & White Wine + Local and Imported Beers and is available by exclusive table service to A Reserve Ticket Holders from Doors to Show Time (usually 1930 - 2230). *RSA and conditions apply
DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
All patrons must be over the age of 18
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
RESTAURANT (LA LUPITA) OPENING TIMES
LUNCH: Wed - Fri (12pm - 3pm) || DINNER: Tues - Sat (5pm - Late)
NOTE: Restaurant Hours are subject to venue/function bookings.
SEATING MAP FOR DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS
Please Note: tables cannot be joined together. Please ensure everyone you intend to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separtately. Unfortunately, Dinner & Show bookings are for a minimum of 2 people. Tables for each section are first in, best dressed.