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THE NECKS

03 March 2014

Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre  View Seat Map
Presented by: Sydney Opera House

Legendary Sydney trio The Necks celebrate 27 years, returning to the Opera House in blistering form with jazz-like improvisations and their critically acclaimed 17th studio album.

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Armed with a live reputation akin to Nick Cave and the Dirty Three, legendary Sydney trio The Necks celebrate 27 years, returning to the Opera House in blistering form with jazz-like improvisations and their 17th studio album - the critically acclaimed Open.
Armed with a live reputation akin to Nick Cave and the Dirty Three, legendary Sydney trio The Necks celebrate 27 years, returning to the Opera House in blistering form with jazz-like improvisations and their 17th studio album - the critically acclaimed Open.

Riding the crest of the release of their 17th album Open – a slow-burning, simmering opus - ARIA Award-winning artists-in-resonance The Necks bring together the relentless searching of jazz masters Miles Davis and John Coltrane with the innovations of ambient minimalist Brian Eno as they celebrate 27 years as one of Australia's greatest live bands with a return to the Joan Sutherland Theatre that reaffirms their place amongst Opera House alumni like Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, and the Dirty Three.

Redefining the time-honoured palette of grand piano, double bass and drums to hypnotic effect, the Sydney-born band blur boundaries with improvised performances informed by their decades-long relationship, ever-changing surrounds and an exacting determination to never play the same thing twice. Guiding audiences through sonic vistas of drifting melodies, cascading grooves and wall-of-sound climaxes, The Necks, comprising Chris Abrahams (piano), Lloyd Swanton (bass) and Tony Buck (drums) have garnered an international cult following – critically acclaimed since their '89 debut Sex, their soundtrack to The Boys (1998) and through to recent masterworks such as Silverwater (2009) and Mindset (2011).

Returning fresh from Europe and with a new home on the Brooklyn-based label Northern Spy Records, The Necks will now take to the Joan Sutherland stage and revisit the territory they're best known for – vast, sprawling performances simultaneously charged with subtle intimacy, and immersive power.

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Pricing Information

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

Standard $39 - $59
Insiders $31.20 - $47.20
Standing Room (*see conditions) $20
Booking fee applies per transaction

$8.50 - Contact Centre
$8.50 - Internet
$5.00 - Box Office Counter

Pricing Information Explained

Pricing Information Explained

For events which offer concession pricing, if you purchase concession tickets, please ensure you have your Proof of Concession with you when you attend an event.
*$20 standing room tickets: a limited number are available for this performance, valid for Healthcare cardholders and patrons 20 years or younger. Patrons must purchase tickets in person from the Sydney Opera House box office along with presentation of Healthcare card and/or proof of age. Limit of 2 per person, while stock lasts. 

Ticket Booking Enquiries: For all general booking enquiries please email the Contact Centre or call on +61 2 9250 7777 for more information.

Groups Bookings: Please email the Group Booking team or call on +61 2 9250 7700 for more information.

Insider Prices: Insiders are Sydney Opera House members. Insiders get waived booking fees, up to 20% off Sydney Opera House Presents shows and more. More Info

Performance Dates

Monday 3 March 2014 7:30pm Running Time: TBC

Reviews

**** 'Experimental jazz masters' – The Music

**** 'A living masterwork' – The Music on Open

'One of the greatest bands in the world' – The New York Times

'One of the most extraordinary groups on the planet' – the Guardian

Spin Essentials 8/10 'Jazz for Eno-heads' –Spin on Open

'The Necks are a national treasure' – Faster Louder

Links

'The Royal Family' (1989)
'Kilt Maker' (live)
'Guelph' (live )

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