Eleven of Australia’s finest artists
20 incredible songs
One of the greatest concerts of all time!
“The RocKwiz Team’s presentation of The Last Waltz Revisited was pure joy. A superb recreation of a legendary concert, performed by some of our finest singers. Spontaneous, multiple standing ovations are rare these days, but you couldn’t keep this audience seated. Loved it.” – The Age
For release – Monday, 8 February 2016: This April, Richard Clapton, Tim Rogers, Paul Dempsey, Kevin Borich, Olympia, Vika & Linda Bull and The RocKwiz Orkestra will revisit one of the most significant rock and roll events in music history event – The Last Waltz – at the Sydney Opera House on 1 and 2 April.
Originally held at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco as The Band’s farewell concert, The Last Waltz brought together rock and roll royalty to pay tribute to everyone’s favourite group, THE BAND. Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and others performed an incredible variety of well-known and cult hits.
The set list featured The Band’s favourites and drew from their guest’s rich catalogues – Up on Cripple Creek, Forever Young, The Shape I’m In, Caravan, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, The Weight, Mannish Boy, Further On Up The Road, Helpless, Coyote, I Shall Be Released – to name but a few!
The Band and their guests played until two thirty in the morning, closing proceedings with Don’t Do It. It was the last time they ever played together. The concert was filmed by Martin Scorsese and has been billed as ‘the greatest concert film of all time’, developing legendary status as a concert, an event and a movie.
Introduced by RocKwiz co-host and writer, Brian Nankervis, this is your chance to hear the stories (and the myths) behind the concert and to witness the incredible music, performed live by a star studded Australian cast.
The RocKwiz Team first performed The Last Waltz Revisited at The State Theatre at The Melbourne Arts Centre in December 2015 and received multiple standing ovations and rave reviews from the sold-out audience.
Don’t miss your chance to relive history with this unique concert experience! Tickets to The Last Waltz Revisited go on sale at9.00am on Monday, 15 February.
The Last Waltz Revisited
Richard Clapton, Tim Rogers, Paul Dempsey,
Kevin Borich, Olympia, Vika & Linda Bull
and The RocKwiz Orkestra
Introduced by Brian Nankervis
Friday, 1 April and Saturday, 2 April
Sydney Opera House
Tickets available from 9.00am, Monday 15 February fromwww.sydneyoperahouse.com and www.ticketmaster.com.au