The magic that is a live show by The Waifs was unleashed on a sold-out, and hugely adoring crowd at The Odeon Theatre in Hobart on Friday night.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of their seminal album, Up All Night, the band have been touring across Australia since June and have been supported by a slew of great support acts. Hobart had the great fortune of having Jordie Lane open the evening with an outstanding set as the folk-rock troubador warmed the audience up for the main event.
After opening with Fisherman’s Daughter, the first track from the album, The Waifs played all of the songs from Up All Night, though these were not in any particular order, and were interspersed with songs from across the rest of their catalogue. A seated affair, many people got up and were gently dancing, and most sang along to the timeless elegance that their songs engender. The band made its’ way through 21 songs throughout the evening, and were warmly rewarded by their loyal fans on each and every one.
The tour continues on to South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory over the next couple of months, and culminates with an appearance with Jackson Browne on the 2nd December at Sirromet Winery in Queensland.
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