One of Australia’s best live bands, The Living End will play in Kalgoorlie.
In a major coup the Melbourne band will perform at the Goldfields Oasis during next month’s annual race Round.
The concert is the second major event funded under the State Government’s Royalty for Regions budget allocation of $10million to expand and promote community and sporting events in country Western Australia.
Member for Kalgoorlie and Discover the Round chairman John Bowler says the Thursday night concert is expected to attract visitors from Esperance, the Wheatbelt and Perth.
“The three-member band is the biggest attraction to come to Kalgoorlie in years and we anticipate a sell-out crowd,” says Mr Bowler.
“Three of their albums have reached number one and their single White Noise was voted number one song in 2008.
“Despite their awards and album successes, The Living End is widely recognised as one of those rare bands that can perform even better on stage than in the recording studio.”
The Living End’s latest album, The Ending is Just the Beginning Repeating, is climbing up the charts, further adding to the band’s reputation as the most successful band in Australia in the past decade.
Ticket sales are available online at www.ticketbooth.com.au and at the Tourist Centre in the Kalgoorlie Town Hall.
The support band is Hunting Grounds which won the national Battle of the Bands, while a local band will be given the chance of a life-time to play at the concert.
The funding through Eventscorp and the Kalgoorlie Race Club will also cater for classical music, with a section of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra playing at three community events during the Round.
The two ministers responsible, Kim Hames (tourism) and Brendon Grylls (regional development) praised the organisers for catering for people of all tastes.
“This is a rare feat, to meet such a diverse range of tastes from such a breadth of age groups, as we live up to our reputation as Australia’s biggest party and demonstrate that the Round is much more than a week of racing and pacing,” says Mr Hames.