Carole King Brings 'The Living Room Tour' Down Under
MELBOURNE, VIC – On the eve of her first ever concert in Australia, Carole King has already made her presence known in the country.
First up on the morning of November 14, 2006 was a performance on Sunrise.
On her way to the Channel 7 studios to appear on 'Brekky Central,' Carole said , "When I got on the plane November 12th, I realized that by crossing the International Date Line, I was never going to experience November 13, 2006 on this earth. Wow, I thought. November 14th already? Where did the time go? Then, last night, I looked out at Sydney Harbour. When I saw the Opera House gleaming in the late spring sunlight like a set of giant white sails against the blue South Pacific water, I thought, Today is a good day. Thank you."
Carole performed "You've Got a Friend" and "I Feel the Earth Move" with bandmembers Rudy Guess and Gary Burr, and was interviewed by the program's hosts, Mel and Kochie (pronounced KAH-shee).
For video of the performances, go to:
After the Sunrise program, Carole sat down with the 7:30 Report's Kerry O'Brien for a chat about music, songwriting, family and 'The Living Room Tour'. The interview aired nationally on ABC television on Thursday night.
For a full transcript of the interview, go to: http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2006/s1790533.htm
King's 'The Living Room Tour', her first in more than a decade, has won huge accolades in the U.S. The show primarily featured performances at the piano spanning songs from her phenomenal 40 plus-year career, songs like "It's Too Late", "You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Woman)", "You've Got a Friend", "Where You Lead I Will Follow", "I Feel The Earth Move", "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "So Far Away" and many, many more.
King's tour kicked off in Melbourne and included concerts in Sydney and Hobart, with outdoor shows in Perth, Brisbane and the Hunter Valley, NSW. New Zealand shows were in Auckland and Christchurch.
Tour dates are were follows:
Friday 17 MELBOURNE Rod Laver Arena (Intimate Mode)
Sunday 19 PERTH Sandalford Wines
Wednesday 22 HOBART Derwent Entertainment Centre
Friday 24 BRISBANE River Stage
Saturday 25 HUNTER VALLEY, NSW Tempus II Winery
Thursday 30 SYDNEY Entertainment Centre
Saturday 2 AUCKLAND Trusts Stadium
Monday 4 CHRISTCHURCH Westpac Centre