The Blackeyed Susans 2018 Christmas Show
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The Blackeyed Susans celebrate 10 years of consecutive Melbourne Christmas shows with their usual smorgasbord of Christmas-related songs, choice cuts from their extensive back catalogue, special guests and more.
This will be the 10th year The Susans have dusted off the tinsel and fired up the Christmas lights, for what has now become a Melbourne tradition. They'll be the usual offering of Christmas-related songs plus the best of their extensive back catalogue, special guests and more. Plus, a limited edition CD featuring live recordings of The Blackeyed Susans Christmas catalogue will be available exclusively at the shows.
2018 saw the culmination of the band's Close Your Eyes and See album tour with a huge show at the Melbourne Recital Centre, complete with an extended Blackeyed Susans' line-up and string section. It was a fitting end to a sell-out national tour in support of the band's latest album. 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the The Blackeyed Susans, who formed in Perth in 1989, and the promise of much more to come.
The Blackeyed Susans have built a reputation for their moody romanticism and op-shop stylings. Declared national treasures by Rolling Stone magazine, they have toured the world, played with the likes of Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen and released numerous albums of occasional beauty including a retrospective box set entitled 'Reveal Yourself' in 2009 charting the band's illustrious history. Boasting members of The Cruel Sea, Dirty Three, The Triffids, The Jackson Code, Augie March, The Drones and Hungry Ghosts, the group's credits read like a who's who of Australian alternative music.
Close Your Eyes and See (released March 2017) is the band's 7thstudio album and their first collection of new material in over ten years.
Photo - L.J. Spruyt Photography
"A strong and eclectic batch of atmospheric noir." **** 4 stars
Steve Bell - The Music
"Late night music for lovers"
Jeff Jenkins - Stack Magazine
"Close Your Eyes and See is the assured work of a confident and inspired band still at the top of their game" 8/10
Graham Blackley - Beat Magazine
"A masterful comeback...these songs slow the pulse and nourish the soul" **** 4 stars
Doug Wallen - Rolling Stone Australia
"This slow burner of glorious post-punk pop earns the love over time" **** 4 1/2 stars
Chris Lambie - The Age
"Another beautiful mysterious gift..."
John A - 27 Magazine
Doors 6pm for dinner
Special guest Freya Josephine Hollick - 9-9:40pm
The Blackeyed Susans 10-11:30pm