Req: 1997 Australian shows

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Re: Req: 1997 Australian shows

Post by lumaka » 25 Jan 2018, 01:22

Monash University concert (part of it) on Double J radio http://doublej.net.au/programs/live-at- ... rsity-1997

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Re: Req: 1997 Australian shows

Post by elasticaman » 19 Sep 2019, 06:45

just got this show from Perth 1997
https://mega.nz/#F!ZRZDjYQa!vDIjEt43jhZifSKpx4YcXQ

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Re: Req: 1997 Australian shows

Post by lumaka » 09 Aug 2020, 00:06

Morning after the gig in Auckland :-))

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Re: Req: 1997 Australian shows

Post by Pavlich » 10 Aug 2020, 01:23

elasticaman wrote:
19 Sep 2019, 06:45
just got this show from Perth 1997
https://mega.nz/#F!ZRZDjYQa!vDIjEt43jhZifSKpx4YcXQ
Woah, how'd I miss this? I live on the very street this gig was played at.

fwiw, this should probably be labelled as being in Fremantle, not Perth. Fremantle is a town within Perth, but confusingly, there were two venues called Metropolis – one in the city and this one in Freo.

Can't wait to listen to this later.

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Re: Req: 1997 Australian shows

Post by Veikko » 13 Aug 2020, 13:13

Pavlich, the show actually took place in Perth (I think the venue is currently called Metro City?).

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Re: Req: 1997 Australian shows

Post by Pavlich » 15 Aug 2020, 03:54

Veikko wrote:
13 Aug 2020, 13:13
Pavlich, the show actually took place in Perth (I think the venue is currently called Metro City?).
Did it? Not doubting you or anything but Metropolis seemed to host a lot more bands of a similar ilk around this era.

The touring company lists it as Freo:
https://www.frontiertouring.com/retail/ ... ant_id/565

This pretty cool auld geocities lists it as Freo too:
http://www.geocities.ws/supashoppa/Tour

Perth is a sprawled out city and the town of Fremantle is part of it – I guess it's like Gateshead to Newcastle or Birkenhead to Liverpool, just being over the river.

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Re: Req: 1997 Australian shows

Post by Veikko » 02 Sep 2020, 21:03

Pavlich wrote:
15 Aug 2020, 03:54
Veikko wrote:
13 Aug 2020, 13:13
Pavlich, the show actually took place in Perth (I think the venue is currently called Metro City?).
Did it? Not doubting you or anything but Metropolis seemed to host a lot more bands of a similar ilk around this era.

The touring company lists it as Freo:
https://www.frontiertouring.com/retail/ ... ant_id/565

This pretty cool auld geocities lists it as Freo too:
http://www.geocities.ws/supashoppa/Tour

Perth is a sprawled out city and the town of Fremantle is part of it – I guess it's like Gateshead to Newcastle or Birkenhead to Liverpool, just being over the river.
Yeah, it's pretty puzzling... Some sites say that the gig was in Perth (last.fm, setlist.fm and a review in So Perth: "Blur last played in Perth at Metro City way back in 1997, and it’s a night that I’ll never forget").

It could be possible that the show was first scheduled to be in Fremantle, but then changed to a bigger venue.

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Re: Req: 1997 Australian shows

Post by lumaka » 02 Sep 2020, 22:36

Does it help? Sorry for crap image, I don't have good scans of this... anyway it's from Melody Maker feature about the Australian tour.

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Re: Req: 1997 Australian shows

Post by Veikko » 04 Sep 2020, 19:45

^ Yes, very helpful!

So the show was at Metro City (nice place to crowd surf - I guess :? ):

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Re: Req: 1997 Australian shows

Post by Pavlich » 15 Sep 2020, 02:13

Yeah, that would indeed be Metro City then. Guess it was changed and I guess the owners controlled both venues back then.

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