Category: Photo album

Queen + Adam Lambert: They were, indeed, the champions

Adam Lambert is a very brave man. Replacing Freddie Mercury in Queen is challenge such that only two men so far have attempted it; Paul Rodgers managed only a couple of years, but Lambert, who also clearly appreciates what a…

Foo Fighters at Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland: concert review and photo gallery

A Foo Fighters show is a difficult thing to pin down, much like the band itself. Originally a personal endeavour by Dave Grohl, late of the Nirvana drumkit, the Foo Fighters have become a six-man band, but, on the strength…

THE STRANGLERS, with The Rutz, Auckland February 2: Kick Ass, but with a question

Third song in, and singer guitarist Baz Warne decides it’s time to say hello. He tells the crowd in the Auckland Town Hall that back in 1979 The Stranglers were supposed to play at this venue. Management decided it wasn’t…

Laneway 2018, Auckland — a hot, hot day out

Pond (photo: David Watson)

  On what must have been the hottest day of the summer in Auckland, St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2018 took place yesterday in Albert Park, perhaps the ideal location for a hugely successful event. The idea behind Laneway is a…

Roger Waters at Spark Arena, Auckland: concert review and photo gallery

A bass player isn’t usually the member of a band that you’d most likely want to follow. But most bands aren’t Pink Floyd. Roger Waters, Pink Floyd’s bassist, and to many the creative heart of the band for many years,…

Paul McCartney at Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland — a classic show from a veteran performer

There was a moment in the middle of a vicious reading of Helter Skelter, half-way through the encore — the half-hour encore to a show whose main set had lasted two and a half hours — when I realised: this…

Cat Stevens/Yusuf, Auckland, December 14 2017

Several songs in this beautifully played concert by Yusuf/Cat Stevens were greeted with cries of joy. Father and Son, Wild World and Miles from Nowhere were embraced like childhood friends. Someone near me kept calling out “You’re a legend!”. Stevens…

Sia at Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, with Mø, Charli XCX and Theia: photo galleries

Sia’s show at Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium, as part of her Nostalgic For The Present Tour, was a challenging shoot, but Steve captured some great images of the concert, as well as images of Sia’s three opening acts, Mø, Charli…