Two Door Cinema Club @ Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide 22/11/2019

It has been a stellar week of live music in Adelaide topped off magnificently with Two Door Cinema Club at the iconic Thebarton Theatre. I hope everyone took the opportunity to sign the petition on the way in to save our great venue. I was trying to recall the last time I saw this band and it was back in 2011 at Laneway Festival. Oh boy, these guys have come a hell of a way.

Everything was perfect, the sound, the lighting, the projections, the band and the crowd who enjoyed every second of it. To be honest there really wasn’t anything to fault as they delivered this show with clinical precision. This tour was focused on new album False Alarm and what better way to kick things off than with Talk. It was all about the music and putting on a kick arse show without all the pointless banter. There was a quick “Good evening Adelaide, nice to see you,” from front man Alex Trimble before rocking in to the popular Undercover Martyn. Another one from their debut album I Can Talk went off like a rocket also.

The band took Adelaide on journey spanning all four albums which was fantastic and playing just enough off the new album. Are We Ready? (Wreck), This Is The Life and Cigarettes In The Theatre slotted in the set just nicely as new did track Dirty Air. Satisfaction Guaranteed from False Alarm was definitely another show highlight for me. Bass player Kevin Baird chose his words wisely and apologised for it being so long between gigs but insisted the band would be making it up to us now pulling out big chart single What You Know.

The crowd gave the band plenty of energy to feed off with Trimble repeatedly saying “Adelaide, you’re amazing!” New song Satellite was great and even guitarist Sam Halliday asked the question “Is it Friday night or something? We should come more often”,’ referring to the energetic and lively crowd. It was hard to believe that the end was near and when you play a show as good as Two Door Cinema Club you don’t need an encore. The run home included big singles Sleep Alone, Something Good Can Work and Sun. Absolutely loved this show which served as the perfect intro to the weekend!

Live Review By Rob Lyon

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