Save The Palace in Melbourne!

The Palace at capacity for Hanson

The Palace at capacity for Hanson

Saddening news that the iconic The Palace Theatre in Melbourne is facing demolition by developers, unless we speak up now.

Over the past hundred years, The Palace has been used as theatre, cinema and now a much loved live music venue. Still holding much of its original Victorian charm, it’s interior holds more significance to preservationists than it’s exterior.

It’s mid-sized capacity has made it a great venue to catch breaking artists, such as Florence + The Machine in 2010. I have photographed many local and international artists over the years at The Palace, including; Kylie Minogue, Groove Armada, Bush, Staind, Josh Pyke and Hanson.

To help preserve a piece of Melbourne’s history, you can sign the petition and like the Facebook page.

Hanson live in Melbourne – PHOTOS

Hanson

Taylor Hanson

On Friday night, I lived perhaps every 20-something year old’s teenage dream – I photographed Hanson at The Palace, Melbourne. After seven years, the Hanson brothers returned to play a string of sold out shows across Australia, reminiscent of when they packed out shopping centres in the late 90s. Taylor, Isaac and Zac have grown up smoothly with their audience, yet fully embracing their boy band origins, their setlist included hits MMMbop and This Time Around. The nineties revival is sure to continue.

More photos on Life Music Media and Flickr.

Kylie Minogue Anti Tour – Photos!

Kylie at The Palace

Kylie – Anti Tour, Melbourne

Kylie debuted her Anti Tour at Melbourne’s The Palace Theatre on Sunday night. With no backing dancers or elaborate sets and dressed down in a Vivienne Westwood Marilyn tee and Dolce & Gabbana denim shorts – Kylie could’ve been any singer and her band, except not many mid-level bands can sell 2,000 tickets within minutes. Such was the fever-pitch, that to ensure a good position, we had to hang about The Palace all day – and so I bring you these photos!

My highlight was when she embarked on the Impossible Princess-era tracks; Drunk and Say Hey – turning The Palace into a rave! And ‘the money shot’ – that was taken during Disco Down!

Seeing Kylie (for the first time) in such an intimate setting with a super fan, it’s a show I’ll remember for a long time. Kylie closed the show with the title track of her 1989 album Enjoy Yourself sporting original 1989 tour merchandise. Kylie proved that she can captivate the audience without any of her hits, bells or whistles.

Check out my full Kylie gallery!

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Bush, Staind & Cherri Bomb – Soundwave Photos

Bush @ Palace Theatre

Bush @ Palace Theatre

Thursday night at The Palace Theatre, I got my hard rock face on to shoot the Bush Soundwave sideshow, supported by Staind & Cherri Bomb. In a high-energy show, frontman Gavin Rossdale and co played as if they were never gone. A pleasure to photograph! A highlight was when he ran to the upper standing areas to mingle with the crowd without missing a single word.

Full gallery on Life Music Media.