Dragon: Countdown Oz Chartbusters @ Camelot Lounge
at Camelot Lounge
Friday, 4 August 2017 Doors 7:00 PM Show 9:00 PM + Add to calendar04/08/2017 19:0004/08/2017 21:00Australia/SydneyDragon: Countdown Oz Chartbusters @ Camelot LoungeDragon: Countdown Oz Chartbusters @ Camelot Lounge Friday, 4 August 2017 Doors 7:00 PM Show 9:00 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time) Organiser Camelot Lounge 0295503777 email@example.com Address Camelot Lounge 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204 Australia Event web page: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/53352/dragon_countdown_oz_chartbusters_%40_camelot_lounge.aspxCamelot Lounge
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Iconic band Dragon are back after a raft of sell-out Countdown performances throughout 2016 with round two of the popular tour. Countdown Oz Chartbusters will see Dragon celebrate the best of the Australian chart- toppers, and a swag of the band’s own finest hits. The Countdown Australian Edition is an opportunity for music fans to celebrate an Australian party institution, with a band who know how to put on a celebration.
After a massive 2016, the band can’t wait to relive the fun of the Countdown experience again in 2017. “The Countdown Years tour in 2016 was one of the most fun things we’ve ever undertaken,” says bassist Todd Hunter. “We thought people would be interested, but were unprepared for the level of affection everyone has for the songs of the Countdown years. Practically every song brought a roar of recognition and applause from the first bar and the crowd would be singing from the first chorus onwards. We had such a great time with it that we are going out in 2017 to cover the many places and cities we didn’t get to the first time around.”
In picking songs to make up the ‘chart-busting’ component of the Oz Chartbusters part of the Countdown tour, Dragon have had their hands full. With bands such as Skyhooks, Mondo Rock and Axiom to choose from, there was a long list of potential hits to perform. “It’s been so great playing these songs by other people,” says Todd. “Even though they are incredibly diverse, there is such an Australasian character that comes through. From Sherbet to AC/DC, it’s great to pay homage to the music that was the soundtrack to all our lives.”
Of course, in any Dragon show, no set-list would be complete without their own chart-toppers. Audiences can expect smash hits such as April Sun in Cuba, Rain, Young Years, Still In Love, Dreams of Ordinary Men and Are You Old Enough. No concert would be complete without these Dragon party anthems. This – coupled with the hand-picked favourites – will make an unforgettable concert. Countdown Oz Chartbusters is an exciting opportunity to traverse some of the biggest Aussie hits of the 1970s and 1980s with one of the most iconic bands of our time.
It is widely recognised within the band that Countdown was responsible for the rise of Dragon in the late 1970s. Late lead singer Marc Hunter was interviewed by host Molly Meldrum numerous times and the band not only appeared on the show to perform their current singles, but also some obscure tracks as well. During the early years of the show, Dragon members would dress up in ridiculous outfits and dye their hair in outrageous colours in a bid to stand out from the crowds of bands who were around on the scene at the time. They had a warm, but complicated, relationship with Molly. He liked the band’s catchy pop songs and raffish charisma, but often had a stern word for them on Humdrum after they had acted in a particularly disgraceful fashion.
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