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Muse play Rod Laver Arena 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Muse Put On One Of The Biggest Rock Shows Melbourne Has Seen In 2017

by Paul Cashmere

When Muse played their first ever show in Melbourne at the 400 capacity The Evelyn in 2000 they didn’t go anywhere near filling the room. 17 years on there wasn’t a spare seat to be found at the 14,000 capacity Rod Laver Arena.

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Robert Smith, The Cure Melbourne, Thursday 28 July 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http://www.noise11.com

The Cure Melbourne 29 July 2016 #REVIEW

by Paul Cashmere

The Cure give more in an encore than most bands play in a complete set. Imagine a four part 16-song encore that isn’t even half the show.

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Madonna, Rod Laver Arena Rebel Heart Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Madonna Gives Melbourne A Dose Of Precision Pop Perfection

by Paul Cashmere

When you are the person setting the benchmark then everyone has to rise to your standards. At 57 years old, Madonna is the greatest pop star on the planet. The ‘Rebel Heart’ show in Melbourne was precision pop perfection.

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The new look for Rod Laver Arena

Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena To Be Given A Facelift

by Paul Cashmere

Melbourne’s premium live music concert arena, Rod Laver Arena, is about to undergo a bold new makeover.

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Nickelback perform at Rod Laver Arena on Friday 15 May 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Nickelback Open Australian Tour In Melbourne REVIEW

by Paul Cashmere

Knocking Nickelback has become a sport for some critics. For a band that sits comfortably musically between Bryan Adams to the right and Metallica to the left and is fairly aligned soundwise with Bon Jovi and Foo Fighters Nickelback knockers invariably have no valid back-up to their argument.

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Alicia Keys, Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena, Ros O'Gorman, Photo

REVIEW: Alicia Keys, Melbourne, December 8, 2013

by Anthony Barton

Alicia Keys graced a packed Rod Laver Arena with her amazing voice, supported by John Legend.

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John Legend, Image, Ros O'Gorman

REVIEW: John Legend, Melbourne, December 8, 2013

by Anthony Barton

John Legend was technically the support act for Alicia Keys’ Australian tour, but his talent warrants its own review.

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Pink photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Rod Laver Arena Wins Billboard Touring Award

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena has won a Billboard Touring Award for the recent Pink tour.

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Leonard Cohen, Noise11, Photo

Sydney and Melbourne Get Second Leonard Cohen Shows

by Anthony Barton

After three sell-out tours in five years, you would think Australia would be sick of Leonard Cohen, but following the announcement of extra Sydney and Melbourne shows it seems we just can’t get enough of him.

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One Direction, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Ros O'Gorman, Photo

Review: One Direction’s First Melbourne Concert

by Anthony Barton

One of the world’s biggest bands are in town and Noise 11 sent a reluctant Anthony Barton along for the ride.

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Tony Iommi, Black Sabbath, Noise11, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Photo

Black Sabbath To Release Live DVD From Melbourne Shows

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The upcoming Black Sabbath live CD and DVD ‘Gathered In Their Masses’ was done at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena during the band’s recent Australian tour.

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Muse - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Image: noise11.com

Muse And Birds Of Tokyo Announce Australian Tour

by Paul Cashmere

Muse will return to Australia and start a nation tour in Perth with Birds of Tokyo on November 30.

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Bruce Springsteen, Rod Laver Arena, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Bruce Springsteen Australian Tour Sees Better Days SETLIST Melb 3

by Paul Cashmere

Bruce Springsteen has premiered ‘Better Days’ at his third Melbourne concert.

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Bruce Springsteen, Rod Laver Arena, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Bruce Springsteen Plays Melbourne And Rosie Comes Out Tonight

by Paul Cashmere

‘Rosalita’ (Come Out Tonight), the one time centrepiece of a Bruce Springsteen live performance, has made its second appearance on the E Street Band Australian tour.

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Bruce Springsteen, Rod Laver Arena, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Bruce Springsteen Plays First Melbourne Show SETLIST

by Paul Cashmere

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played the first of five Victorian shows at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday night.

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Nickelback: Photo Gerry Nicholls

Nickelback At Rod Laver Arena Melbourne November 27 2012 REVIEW

by Sarah Occhino

A very enthused crowd packed out Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Tuesday the 27th of November when Nickelback performed an alcohol fuelled set, supported by hard rock duo Jackson Firebird.

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Thom Yorke, Radiohead, Photo: Ros O'Gorman

Radiohead Play Melbourne

by Paul Cashmere

Radiohead played Melbourne tonight for the first time in a decade with one brand new song and a mix of the albums (1997) Ok Computer to the current album The King of Limbs (2011).

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Maroon 5, Adam Levine: Photo Ros O'Gorman

REVIEW: Maroon 5 and Evermore At Rod Laver Arena

by Sarah Occhino

An absolutely thunderous crowd shouted at the top of their lungs on Friday (12th of October) at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena for one of the biggest pop bands in the world, Maroon 5. There was definitely no questioning whom this audience had come to see.

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Pitbull: Photo Ros O'Gorman

REVIEW: Pitbull, Taio Cruz, Havana Brown, Timomatic Landing On Planet Pit

by Sarah Occhino

A restless crowd gathered at Rod Laver Arena on Monday night (August 27, 2012) to catch a glimpse of Mr Worldwide and the star studded line up that joined him on his world tour “Planet Pit 2012” which included Taio Cruz and Australia’s own, Timomatic and Havana Brown.

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Florence Welch, Florence and the Machine - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

REVIEW: Florence and the Machine, Melbourne 20 May 2012

by Zak Hepburn

Fire-haired Florence Welch and her machine deliver an excitable 90 minutes of anthemic power pop.

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Prince at Rod Laver Arena image from NPG Records noise11.com

REVIEW: Prince At Rod Laver Arena May 14 2012

by Paul Cashmere

Prince is equal parts Elvis Presley and James Brown. He is part Michael Jackson but Jackson needed a producer and didn’t play an instrument. Prince is also Jimi Hendrix. He is all of the above.

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Rod Stewart - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

REVIEW: Rod Stewart, Melbourne, February 17, 2012

by Paul Cashmere

The title of Rod Stewart’s 1972 classic ‘Never A Dull Moment’ summarizes his 2012 show. I first saw Rod Stewart at his 1978 Sydney show and nearly every Aussie tour since and he has been never a dull moment every time.

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Elton John. image by Ros O'Gorman

Elton John Releases More Tickets For Melbourne Sold Out Shows

by Paul Cashmere

Following the stage setup for Elton John’s show in Melbourne tomorrow night (December 6) extra tickets have just been released for the general public.

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Steely Dan - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

REVIEW: Steely Dan, Melbourne, October 27, 2011

by Paul Cashmere

When Steely Dan last toured Australia in 2007 the show was technically perfect but musical dull. They played like high paid session musicians, a great sound but no passion. Last night when they played Melbourne again on their second Australia tour they were brilliant.

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