Wednesday 29 September 2010

Powderfinger says goodbye to a huge Cairns crowd

Aussie rock band Powderfinger rocked Cairns last night, as part of their farewell tour.

The band, that formed in Brisbane in 1989, with vocalist Bernard Fanning, guitarists Darren Middleton and Ian Haug, bassist John Collins, and drummer Jon Coghill, is breaking up.

In April they announced they would be finish after 21 years, with their Sunsets tour, saying it would be their last ever. "The band had musically said everything we wanted to say," Fanning said at the time. They leave a legacy of 2.5 million albums in Australia alone, 16 ARIA Awards, and three successive ARIA Awards for Album of the year.

"So had the most amazing time at Powderfinger with Amie Thorpe," an excited Rodney Hudson, who won tickets from the Cairns Post. "OMG..... They played every hit. Still recovering from the excitement."

Jesse Kuch from TimeOUT snapped a series of photos, as there was relaxed security and cameras were allowed.

"It was a great gig. Jet rocked it as well, and the sound/lighting was mind-blowing," Jesse Kuch said.

Powderfinger take a bow after their second encore. PIX: Jesse Kuch

The epic sound and lighting setup at Powderfinger's show last evening at the Cairns Convention Centre. PIX: Jesse Kuch


Harry and Sam Redlynch said...

Massive concert felt almost emotional too that they are all disbanding.

NotTheChaser said...

Rumour has it that John Farnham (The Great)is a mentor, and suggested to Powderfinger that after so many years at the top of their craft, they owed it to their their fans to disband with a Final Tour.