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 at 9.00am on Monday, 15 February.
Friday, 1 April and Saturday, 2 April
Sydney Opera House