Extreme are a band that haven't toured Australia very often in their 40 odd year career, but the three times that they have done so have been certainly times to remember. The first time they visited was in 1993, when the album III Sides To Every Story was released. I would have only been 2 years old back then, so I had absolutely no idea who Extreme were until later. My introduction to Extreme came at a young age thanks to the original Super Mario Bros Movie from 1993 (that I ironically watched only a few years later), the soundtrack had an all star line up of rock & pop acts of the era from Capitol Records. One of the bands on there was Extreme with an original song 'Where Are You Going', a 6 year old me really enjoyed the track and i've been kind of hooked ever since.
Nuno Bettencourt is an absolutely incredible guitarist and every time you see him live it's always something special. The last time I saw Extreme here, was in 2018 - and they toured Australia with Mr. Big as a double billed act. That concert was also great, bringing Mr. Big to Australia for the first time. But this year in 2023 they brought over American proto-funk band Living Colour. Formed in New York in 1983, Living Colour have certainly made a name for themselves over their long and very successful career which blends of hip hop and funk. Their current members include Vernon Reid (Lead Guitar), Corey Glover (Vocals), Will Calhoun (Drums) and Doug Wimbish (Bass). Will Calhoun is absolutely a phenomenal drummer.
08 Open Letter (To A Landlord)
09 Love Rears It's Ugly Head
02 Decadence Dance
04 Rest In Peace
05 Play With Me (opening with We Will Rock You intro)
06 Other Side Of The Rainbow
08 Cupid's Dead (opening with James Brown's Sex Machine intro)
12 BANSHEE (with Fat Bottomed Girls intro)