Six Tribute Acts Touring Now
Scott Russell | On 06, Jun 2021
Fans of The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Queen are in for a treat as some of Australia’s finest musicians pay tribute to the legends of music.
Whether it’s ‘Let it Be’, ‘Fortunate Son’ or ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ that you want to hear, we’ve got you covered with our guide to the six of the best tribute acts touring over the next few months.
ARC – Let It Be Live 50th Anniversary Tour
Following on from their 2019 Abbey Road tribute, ARC (Australian Rock Collective)—Kram (Spiderbait), Darren Middleton (Powderfinger), Mark Wilson (Jet) and Davey Lane (You Am I)—will once again honour The Beatles, this time in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Let it Be.
Carole King’s Tapestry – 50th Anniversary in Concert: Encore
Esther Hannaford will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Carole King’s Tapestry by performing the album in full. Hannaford, who played King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will tackle songs such as ‘It’s Too Late’, ‘I Feel the Earth Move’ and other songs from King’s illustrious career.
Emma Swift – Blonde on the Tracks: A Celebration of Bob Dylan Songs
Nashville-based Australian singer-songwriter Emma Swift will play songs from her Blonde on the Tracks Bob Dylan tribute album, accompanied by a band featuring Darren Middleton (Powderfinger), Marty Brown (Clare Bowditch Band), Mark Wilson and Louis Macklin (Jet), and Kathleen Halloran (Kate Ceberano Band).
Creedence Clearwater Inspired
Credence Clearwater Revival were only together for five years but left an indelible impression on the history of rock and roll. Proud Mary, a group including founding members of Baby Animals, will perform songs such as ‘Fortunate Son’, ‘Have You Ever Seen the Rain’, and ‘Bad Moon Rising’.
Adam Thompson’s Bohemian Rhapsody
Chocolate Starfish front-man Adam Thompson—who has previously paid homage to INXS and Meat Loaf as part of the Classic Album Series—will once again pay tribute to Freddie Mercury by re-creating the Bohemian Rhapsody Queen bio-pic soundtrack.
Björn Again: Mamma Mia! We Are Back Again!
ABBA’s greatest hits will once again get the Björn Again treatment when they play at QPAC this July. Endorsed by ABBA themselves, Bjorn Again have played over 7,000 shows in 120 countries, making them one of the world’s most successful tribute acts.