Presented By The Princess Theatre, Handsome Tours & Top Shelf
Seeing The Necks in concert is an experience like no other. Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck and Lloyd Swanton - these three master musicians, who take to the stage with nothing prepared in advance - set out investigating a humble musical notion and then over the course of pieces which sometimes go for an hour or more, conjure textures and aural illusions that defy description.
From their unambitious beginnings in a rehearsal space over thirty years ago, The Necks are now in demand around the world and consequently have to pack their performances in their native Australia into the early part of each year. Don't miss this chance to see The Necks in concert.
In recent times The Necks have enjoyed a symphony orchestra improvising behind them in a concert hall down a Polish salt mine, performed a double bill with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, received the Richard Gill Award for Distinguished Services to Australian Music, opened for Nick Cave, played on album releases by Underworld and Swans, and performed in a Finnish church carved out of solid rock.
“One of the most important bands Australia has ever produced. Their influence on musicians across the musical spectrum has been profound… Physical, abstract, cerebral… but deeply moving” - Rolling Stone
OPEN SEASON IS SUPPORTED THROUGH TOURISM AND EVENTS QUEENSLAND, THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT THROUGH ARTS QUEENSLAND, AND BOTH THE LIVE MUSIC AUSTRALIA FUND AND THE RESTART INVESTMENT TO SUSTAIN AND EXPAND (RISE) – INITIATIVES OF THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT. YOUNG FRANCO FEATURES AS PART OF THE BRISBANE’S CITY COUNCIL’S WINTER SESSIONS, DELIVERED BY QMUSIC AND IMMERSE EVENTS.
As of 17 December 2021 it is a Queensland State Government mandate that patrons, staff and artists above the age of 16 need to be fully vaccinated with an approved Covid vaccine to enter The Princess Theatre. Please do not purchase a ticket to this event if you will not be fully vaccinated by this performance date. You will need to provide proof of double vaccination upon arrival at the venue and patrons who fail to do so will be refused entry.