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The Amity Affliction Photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Amity Affliction. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

REVIEW: The Amity Affliction, Sydney

by Cameron Cashmere on October 1, 2012

in Live,News

The Amity Affliction executed a magnificent set at the sold out show at Luna Parks Big Top last night. Supported by The Ghost Inside, Architects, and Buried In Verona, The Amity Affliction played a full hour set for their fans.

The Amity Affliction Photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Amity Affliction. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

With the release of ‘Chasing Ghosts’, The Amity Afflictions latest studio album, only a couple of weeks ago, the band went on tour around Australia. The boys from Queensland have been writing music since 2003 and have recently lost their second guitarist but that hasn’t stopped them from writing outstanding songs.

The Amity Affliction kicked off the night with their title track off the new album, ‘Chasing Ghosts’. The audience instantly cheered, jumped and sung along to the song. During the final chorus, cannons filled with confetti went off, filling the floor. The confetti added to the fans eagerness. Unfortunately Joel Birch’s (Unclean vocals) microphone stopped working midway through the first song. Without hesitation Birch shared microphones with Troy Brady (Guitarist) to bring an end to the song. The technician swapped microphones for Birch just in time to start the next song, ‘Anchors’.

The band played songs from ‘Chasing Ghosts’ album, ‘Youngbloods’ album, and also one song from ‘Severed Ties’ album. After the song ‘Geoff Sux 666’, The Amity Affliction had a short interlude to grab some air before putting in 100% effort into performing ‘I Hate Hartley”. Crowd surfers would line up with Birch so that when they got to the barrier Birch would reach out to shake their hands.

The Amity Affliction ended their set with ‘Youngbloods’, getting the crowd to sing the first couple of lines to the chorus each time. The audience wasn’t ready to leave after that song and they demanded an encore. The Amity Affliction came out one last time to completely end the night with ‘Open Letter’ off their latest album. Ahren Stringer (Clean vocals and Bass) handed over his bass guitar to a technician to play while he could concentrate fully on singing this last song. Once again confetti streamed out of the cannons.

Birch and Stringer both came off the stage individually after the show to shake fans hands and thank them for coming. The fans also thanked them for a spectacular show and hope to see them next time they tour.

The remaining dates for the Australian tour are:

September 30, Sydney, Big Top Luna Park (AA)
October 2, Canberra, UC Live (AA)
October 4, Melbourne, Palace Theatre (18+)
October 5, Melbourne, Palace Theatre (U18)
October 5, Melbourne, Palace Theatre (18+) SOLD OUT
October 6 Adelaide, The Barton Theatre (AA)
October 7, Fremantle, Metropolis (AA) SOLD OUT
October 8, Fremantle, Metropolis (AA)

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