🎶 Another cool LIVE REVIEW: Scorpions & Whitesnake – Melbourne, February 19th 2020, by The Rockpit 🎶
“It was a big night of music in a cold and damp Melbourne, with Whitesnake and the Scorpions playing in one arena, and Queen playing in the stadium next door. But rock was the winner and it was great to see droves of fans turning up to see these legends of rock music. For me it was an easy choice, I had traveled across the country to see two of my favourite bands, on the same bill, and boy was it worth the trip!!
Whitesnake were on first, with a cry of “Are you ready, here’s a song for ya” they opened with Bad Boys, which set the scene for a night of old and new songs. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen them play Ain’t no Love in the Heart of the City, but it was beautifully put in the set list tonight for Australia, with David Coverdale recognizing the country having been through so much with the recent devastating bushfires, it certainly brought a tear to my eye!
REB BEACH AND JOEL HOEKSTRA TOOK TO THE STAGE TAKING IT IN TURNS TO PLAY GUITAR SOLOS IMPRESSING THE CROWD, AND WINNING THEIR HEARTS WITH A COMBINED RENDITION OF WALTZING MATILDA TO FINISH. And then of course the inevitable drum solo from Tommy Aldridge, much appreciated by the fans, as he threw his sticks in to the crowd and continued to beat the hell out of his drums with his fists!
A chance then for Mr Coverdale to say hello, and introduce the band, and mention that it’s been way too long since Whitesnake last visited Australia, he hoped we’d kept the “fires burning” but with a cry of “Oh, no!”quickly changed his words!
For 90 minutes we were treated to some classic Whitesnake, “Give me all Your Love” and Here I Go Again” being particular crowd-pleasers, but for me, it was “Love Ain’t no Stranger” and “Slow an’ Easy” that made my night, and finally the night was rounded off with the classic “Still of the Night”. AN IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE AS ALWAYS, AND FOR ME, AS A FAN FOR FORTY YEARS, AND HAVE SEEN THIS BAND MANY, MANY TIMES, I ALWAYS LEAVE HOPING THAT ONE DAY I’LL GET TO SEE THEM AGAIN ONE MORE TME.”
📸 Credits Scott Smith
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