The Corrs Club

Melbourne newspaper The Age review of the show last night. Link and text below.
07-Nov-2023 06:24:43

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16-Apr-2024 16:29:11

The Corrs came to Melbourne and left us Breathless

Although Australian radio hits have been sparse lately, half of Melbourne seems to have turned out to see The Corrs – there’s not an empty seat in Rod Laver Arena as a demographically baffling crowd files in and waits patiently for five hours of music to begin.

Warmup acts Germein and Toni Childs were warmly received. Full points to third support and national treasure Natalie Imbruglia, who served up her accomplished oeuvre of old and new in the face of friendly – if increasingly hectic – calls for her to hurry up and play her 1997 debut hit Torn. She persevered, but also, the hecklers were right. When she finally did sing Torn as her penultimate track, it was the best four minutes of everybody’s lives.

Until The Corrs took the stage and were unreasonably magnificent. The booming drum roll from Caroline Corr which led the band onto stage and set opener Only When I Sleep was eye-opening in every sense of the word.

The Corrs – whose blend of power pop, traditional Irish music, sibling vocal harmony and disarmingly horny lyricism – were one of those bands that seemed inexplicably popular in ’90s Australia. And still are. Which one only understands after seeing them roll out hit after hit in the arena.

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