Hunters And Collectors @ Palais Theatre

A brief live review of a 2014 Hunters and Collectors gig at the Palais Theatre.

Author:  Ali Birnie, Beat.

Date: 12 April 2014.

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It’s always a pleasure seeing West Australian rock band The Panics play live, and tonight was no exception, as they opened for Aussie rock icons Hunters and Collectors. Performing a selection of their best known tracks including Don’t Fight It, Majesty, Cruel Guards and Endless Road, The Panics received a warm response from the crowd, having built up a strong following over the years. A great start to the night.

Melbourne was the last stop on the Hunters and Collectors reunion tour, and boy was it worth the wait! Kicking off their two hour set with Talking to a Stranger, Blind Eye and Inside a Fireball, the mood then changed with love songs True Tears of Joy and This Morning. Crowd favourites When the River Runs Dry and Do You See What I See? were belted out.Hunters and Collectors ended the night with two covers, I Believe by Ray Charles and The Saints hit Know Your Product.

Mark Seymour was in fine voice and his energy infectious, with the crowd on their feet for a good part of the night. Highlights included audience sing-a-longs to unofficial footy anthem Holy Grail and classic hit Throw Your Arms Around Me.

Hunters and Collectors treated the audience to a memorable night of classic rock. Let’s just hope we don’t have to wait too long for these rockers to grace us with their presence once again.