Boom Crash Opera @ The Esplanade Hotel - Front Bar


Boom Crash Opera shot to fame in the late Eighties, with songs such as Great Wall and Hands Up In The Air becoming anthems for a whole generation of Aussie youth. The band were regular guests on Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum’s must-see weekly television show Countdown. At the height of their popularity, band members such as guitarist Peter Farnan and singer Dale Ryder were massive household names, and their music sales were breaking all sorts of records. The band formed in 1985 after Peter Farnan left his previous outfit, Serious Young Insects, and started working with his friend, Richard Pleasance. ‘Great Wall’ was BCO’s debut single, released through WEA, and reached number five on the ARIA chart. A self-titled debut album followed in early 1987. It quickly went gold and spawned the charting singles ‘Hands Up In The Air’, ‘Her Charity’, and ‘City Flat’. In 1989, new single ‘Onion Skin’ blasted into the Top Ten, ahead of the release of their sophomore album These Here Are Crazy Times. The album immediately entered the national Top 40, where it remained for more than a year, notching double platinum sales in the process. The singles Get Out Of The House, Best Thing, Dancing In The Storm, and Talk About It all went Top 20, making Boom Crash Opera one of the biggest names in the Australian music industry.


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Boom Crash Opera Previous Events, Festivals & Tour dates


Enmore Theatre 09 September, The Tivoli 12 August, Caravan Music Club 21 April, Corona Terrace - Rooty Hill RSL 26 January


Warrumbungle National Park - Canyon Picnic Area 07 November, Qantas Credit Union Arena (Boom Crash Opera) 27 February, WIN Entertainment Centre (Boom Crash Opera) 23 February, Rod Laver Arena (Boom Crash Opera) 20 February, Adelaide Entertainment Centre (Boom Crash Opera) 17 February, RAC Arena (Boom Crash Opera) 14 February, Brisbane Entertainment Centre (Boom Crash Opera) 10 February


Governor Hindmarsh 03 May, Taren Point Hotel 05 April, Terrey Hills Tavern 04 April, The Factory Theatre 03 April, Racehorse Hotel 29 March, Lonestar Tavern 28 March, Clipsal 500 (Keith Urban) 02 March, The Esplanade Hotel 09 March


The Flying Saucer Club (Belle Roscoe) 25 October, The Esplanade Hotel - Front Bar 15 February


The Basement 10 February, The Basement 10 February


The Corner Hotel (Taxiride) 03 December, Governor Hindmarsh Hotel (Taxiride, Sean Kelly) 12 June, Rutherglen Winery (Taxiride, Sean Kelly) 07 June, Barwon Heads Hotel (Taxiride, Sean Kelly) 30 May, The Corner Hotel (Taxiride, Sean Kelly) 29 May, Waves (Taxiride, Sean Kelly) 22 May, The Basement (Taxiride, Sean Kelly) 21 May, The Coolangatta Hotel (Taxiride, Sean Kelly) 16 May, Victoria Point Sharks Sporting Club (Taxiride, Sean Kelly) 15 May, Livewire Bar - Conrad Treasury Casino (Taxiride, Sean Kelly) 14 May


Castle Lounge - Penrith RSL 29 November, Bridge Hotel 27 November, The Nash Hotel 24 October, The New Capers 28 September, The Greyhound Hotel (Jonny No Mercy, Jaded Season and Dale Winters) 22 August, Village Green Hotel 29 August, Wellers Restaurant 28 August