Bluesfest Lures Earth Wind & Fire To Australia -
Philip Bailey, Earth Wind & Fire - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Philip Bailey, Earth Wind & Fire - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Bluesfest Lures Earth Wind & Fire To Australia

by Paul Cashmere on April 11, 2012

in Live,News

The Earth, Wind & Fire shows last week in Australia were the first ever for the US R&B/funk band.

Philip Bailey, Earth Wind & Fire - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Philip Bailey, Earth Wind & Fire - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Earth, Wind & Fire formed in Chicago in 1969 and had global success with hits like ‘September’, ‘Boogie Wonderland’, ‘Lets Groove’ and ‘After The Love Has Gone’.

Bluesfest organiser Peter Noble said, “Their debut Bluesfest performance was extraordinary and proved without doubt why they are the top selling black music band of all time. They are equal to the best bands who have ever played Bluesfest.”

Earth, Wind & Fire also played shows in Sydney and Melbourne, presented by

The Australian setlist was a feast of 70s soul:

Intro/Boogie Wonderland (from I Am, 1979)
Sing A Song (from Gratitude, 1975)
Shining Star (from That’s The Way Of The World, 1975)
Serpentine Fire (from All ‘n’ All, 1977)
Sun Goddess (from Gratitude, 1975)
Kalimba Story (from Open Our Eyes, 1974)
Evil (from Head To The Sky, 1973)
Devotion (from Open Our Eyes, 1974)
Brazilian Rhyme (from All ‘n’ All, 1977)
Loves Holiday/Can’t Hide Love (from All ‘n’ All, 1977, Gratitude, 1975)
That’s The Way Of The World (from That’s The Way Of The World, 1975)
After The Love Has Gone (from I Am, 1979)
Reasons (from That’s The Way Of The World, 1975)
Got To Get You Into My Life (from Sgt Pepper soundtrack, 1978)
Fantasy (from All ‘n’ All, 1977)
September (from The Best of Earth Wind & Fire Vol 1, 1978)
Lets Groove (from Raise, 1981)
Mighty, Mighty (from Open Your Eyes, 1974)

In The Stone (from I Am, 1979)



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