After a royally stacked first month in action, The Landsdowne is back with a massive live music push. Following an opening night supergroup appearance by The Jezabels lead singer Hayley Mary, the whole band is taking over the stage for a week-long party. They'll be playing seven shows over seven consecutive nights, from Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27.
Hit every show and you'll probably hear most of the ARIA Award winners' back catalogue, plus a bunch of new tunes. The Jezabels launched their third album, Synthia, last year to positive reviews, including a five-star write-up from The Guardian. Each night, there'll be a different support act, including Didirri (solo), Sunscreen and Soma.
"We had a few reasons for doing seven nights at the Lansdowne," said Mary. "We wanted to play a bunch of small, intimate shows to our Sydney fans where we could change up the set and play some songs we wouldn't normally have time for and the reopened Lansdowne represents such an awesome new era for Sydney that it seemed right it should be there. But mainly, we felt a sadistic kind of pleasure in making the staff listen to us over and over to the point of sheer disdain."
Images: Chris Frape, Cybele Malinowski.