Tribute shows are experiencing a major resurgence in Australia with music fans flocking for a fix of nostalgia at any given opportunity.
Leading the pack on the rock side of things are Silverback Touring, under their Icons & Legends brand, with a range of conceptualised touring tribute shows as well as their flagship tribute festival, Loudfest.
Following successful events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in 2021, Loudfest returns for 2022 with its first ever instalment in Adelaide following the unfortunate Covid cancellation of the 2021 edition. Loudfest packs a punch with both quality and diversity giving fans a cross section of rock spanning decades and a jam packed show of anthems and hits.
The show is headlined by Melbourne glam rockers Sisters Doll who spark up their unique Kiss tribute show following a stint in the USA playing alongside Kiss alumni: Ace Frehley, Bruce Kulick, Vinnie Vincent and Peter Criss. Whilst Kiss shows are a plenty, Sisters Doll are not only endorsed by members of Kiss but deliver a unique set covering every Kiss era where it is all about the music and nothing else.
Joining them are Adelaide’s Iron Maiden tribute powerhouses, “Maiden Mayhem” and "Meteora" the Linkin Park tribute and from interstate, in their first ever Adelaide appearances, “Always” (Bon Jovi tribute from Sydney) and “Riot Act” (Skid Row tribute from Melbourne). They are joined by fan faves, Sydney party icons, “Poizon’us” with their Poison tribute.
The bill is rounded out by “By Demons Be Driven” (Pantera tribute) and Adelaide’s party starters, Propane Candy who will kick off proceedings with a “Rock of Ages” ‘80s inspired set. The show is hosted by rock DJ, Jordan Adam.
On curating the bill for Loudfest, Silverback Touring head, Danny Bazzi, says: “We wanted a diverse bill and not just a show stacked with bands from one era. That’s what Loudfest is about. If this was a festival line up, with the original bands, punters would salivate at the thought”.
Loudfest plays in Adelaide on Saturday 27 August at The Bridgeway.