The Living End – Albert Hall – 15/9/06

Author: Ryan Cooke

Back in November 1999 was the last time the Living End came to Tasmania for a headlining show and that also happen to be my first ever gig, so TLE have always had a special place in my heart.

Me and the crew rocked up to the Albert Hall thirty minutes after the doors were meant to open and then waited and hour to enter the building, in which time we missed the whole performance by local supports the Reactions.

We did get to see End Of Fashion though, who were great as always; a lot of people were disappointed with them which I couldn’t understand. I thought their new material was great as was their stage show; only problem was the poor lighting.

After a bit of a wait, the Living End stormed onto the stage and belted out the first track “Till The End” from their album “State Of Emergency”. It was mostly a greatest hits set which was what most people I knew wanted to see.

All the classics including “Second Solution”, “Roll On” and newer tracks like “Long Live The Weekend”, “What’s On Your Radio?” were aired. The band closed with their huge hit from 1997 “Prisoner Of Society” which had the whole floor going off its face.

The band’s encore started with the classic, rarely played “Uncle Harry”, into the newer track “Wake Up” and then the classic “West End Riot”.

The Living End was the best I’ve ever seen them play.