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Sydney Opera House announces Neil Finn and Paul Kelly live YouTube stream 


Final performance of sold-out Sydney Opera House shows streamed on a global stage  

Sydney – Monday 11 March, 2013 – The final performance of the sold-out Neil Finn and Paul Kelly Sydney Opera House shows will be lived streamed to Australia and the world on YouTube – – Sydney Opera House announced today. 

In the second announcement since the launch of Live at Sydney Opera House – a series of music events streamed live on YouTube – the magnificent collaboration and unified setlist from two of the world’s finest singer-songwriters will be broadcast live in its entirety on the final night of their Sydney Opera House residency.


This is the second of 20 streams to mark a two-year partnership between Sydney Opera House and YouTube. In February, Sydney Opera House streamed Sarah Blasko with the Sydney International Orchestra live from the Concert Hall, which saw tens of thousands of people from more than 45 countries tune in to the performance.


Renowned Australian director Paul Goldman (The Ship Song Project, award-winning music videos for Silverchair’s ‘Straight Lines’ and Elvis Costello’s ‘Veronica’) will capture the stunning performance of the two icons touring together for the first time. Goldman will work in collaboration with Sydney Opera House’s new, state-of-the-art Recording and Broadcast Studio, to deliver the immediate – and intimate – recording of the performance. Six cameras positioned throughout the Concert Hall will allow audiences to feel as though they’re sitting front row.


About the stream, Kelly said: “We wish we were able to take this show to lots of places but right now geography is against us. Physics is not, though, so don’t dream it’s over. We’ll stream straight to you before too long. Turn it up!”


Finn added: "Very happy that we'll be coming to you live from the Opera House to your house. It's the magic of modern times so join us, kick your shoes off, pour yourself a drink, hey, you can even open a bag of chips. Just settle back and enjoy." 

Performing together for most of the show, Finn and Kelly will draw from a selection of each of their songbook classics, including Finn’s Crowded House, Split Enz, Finn Brothers and solo material along with seminal Kelly classics that have settled deep in the Australian psyche.


This collaboration of momentous proportions will celebrate their combined musical legacy that includes over 20 chart-topping hits, 30 awards and two of APRA's greatest Australian songs of all time – Crowded House's 'Don't Dream It's Over' and Paul Kelly's 'To Her Door'.


Making it a family affair, Finn and Kelly will share a backing band that includes Neil’s son Elroy Finn on drums and Paul’s nephew Dan Kelly on guitar.


For both Finn and Kelly, these concerts continue a musical journey with the Opera House that has spellbound audiences, from Paul Kelly's 100 song series of A to Z shows in The Studio, to Crowded House's iconic Farewell to the World concert on the steps of the Opera House, and both artists involvement in The Ship Song Project.


You can subscribe to Live at Sydney Opera House here



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