Sleeping With Sirens
The Big Top, Sydney NSW
April 21st 2018
Supports: Lower Than Atlantis & The Faim
After almost 3 years since their last Australian tour, Sleeping With Sirens finally hit our shores once again in support of their new album Gossip. (Revisit our review here). When this tour was announced I was shocked and a little worried about the venue. The Big Top isn’t a big venue, but it’s not a small venue either and once everyone had made their way inside, it was clear that this show should have been at a smaller venue like The Metro Theatre. But this didn’t stop fans from loving every minute of this show.
With support from Perth boys The Faim, whose groovy, upbeat set did a great job at getting the crowd pumped up and ready for the next band, Lower Than Atlantis. The English band followed suit in pumping up the crowd, despite not many people actually knowing who they are. Offering a heavier sound than the The Faim, fans responded well to Lower Than Atlantis as they played an array of songs leading up to the moment everyone was there for.
Sleeping With Sirens took to the stage opening with ‘We Like It Loud’, which in my opinion is the perfect song to open their set with because despite a few acoustic songs, that exactly what their set was. Loud. Following on from an electric opener, they continued with ‘Go Go Go’ followed by frontman Kellin Quinn gave a speech about dealing with depression and how it gets better and you are not alone before diving into ‘Better Off Dead’. After playing a few tracks from their new album Gossip, the band pulled out the acoustic guitar for a few songs, including more fan favourites ‘Scene Two: Rodger Rabbit’ and ‘The Strays’.
Following on with ‘Trouble’ and ‘Congratulations’ the band announced that their last song would be their lead single from Gossip, ‘Legends’, where the crowd was joined by the bands guitarist Nick Martin, handing out picks and singing with fans.
And then came the encore, where they played the best 3 songs of the night, swigging whiskey from the bottle before jumping into ‘If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn’, ‘If You Can’t Hang’ and then the big finale, the lead single from their 4th album Madness, the heavy, finger pointing jam ‘Kick Me’, which sent the crowd wild.
All in all, it was a great show, but the setlist was a little disappointing with only two songs from the bands first two albums. And some really crappy lights.
We Like It Loud
Go Go Go
Better Off Dead
Empire To Ashes
Hole In My Heart
One Man Army
Scene Two: Rodger Rabbit
The Strays (Acoustic)
If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn
If You Can’t Hang
Lower Than Atlantis
Sleeping With Sirens
Sleeping with Sirens – Australian Tour
SUNDAY 22ND APRIL – FESTIVAL HALL, MELBOURNE
TUESDAY 24TH APRIL – THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE
WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL – METRO CITY, PERTH
FRIDAY 27TH APRIL – EATONS HILL HOTEL, BRISBANE