Where to see free live music every night of the week
Liven up your Tuesday with some old school funk or or get yourself through hump day at a mid-week gig. Whatever night you choose, there's plenty of free live concerts every night of the week to get you groovin', right across the city and its surrounds.
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If you've seen Nicole Car sing, then you'll know she's got the vocal chops to pull of this role – but does she have the naughty streak? She'll need it to play Egyptian courtesan Thaïs, whose powers of seduction are enough to divert the evangelising monk Athanaël from virtue to vice – or at least, lust. Singing opposite her is Québecois baritone Étienne Dupuis. This will be a one-night-only staged concert – no set design or props, just a costumed cast and orchestra. Single tickets for Thaîs are available from October 12. Until then, you can purchase tickets as part of a subscription. See what else is in the Opera Australia 2017 season.
Nineties punk heroes Green Day are returning Down Under, having sold out their 2009 21st Century Breakdown tour, with their brand-new album Revolution Radio. Formed in California in the late ’80s, and breaking through into mainstream success with their 1994 album Dookie, the group (Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool) have successfully married a cynical view of contemporary American politics with blistering pop punk. Fans will be happy to hear that their 2010 Broadway hit American Idiot is also making its Australian premiere in 2017.