The EODM last toured Australia 7 years ago, this was after the horrific incident at the Bataclan in 2015. The line-up has changed somewhat since then with the statuesque Jennie Vee on bass, Leah Bluestein (drums) and Scott Shiflett (guitar), backing the frontman, Jesse Hughes. The band was started by Hughes and Josh Homme in 1998.
Led by a cape-wearing Hughes, the band strides on stage to the ‘Time Warp’. Hughes is in frenetically, fine form tonight, he professes his love of the adoring crowd on numerous occasions and they lap it up. He blows kisses and promises to give someone his sunglasses. At one point he is handed an Australian soccer scarf by an audience member which he gleefully drapes around his neck. (Unfortunately the Australian women’s football team has not been as happy tonight, losing their match to Nigeria.) It is great to watch the interplay between Hughes and the rest of the band. Vee is a vision in black cowgirl suit and hat – she is the consummate rock star as she strikes multiple poses. She is the perfect foil for Hughes.
The EODM are great value and their love of playing live is palpable and infectious and carries the crowd on a wave of ecstasy.
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Don’t miss the EODM on their Australian (Adelaide, Brisbane, Newcastle and Perth dates next) & NZ tour – ticket information HERE.