Gem in the making
Sydney: Hundreds of dogs had their own day as they attended a music concert at Sydney Opera House, in perhaps world's first show exclusively for canines.
Almost every breed of pooch seemed to be represented at the iconic Opera House as musician Laurie Anderson staged a unique performance especially for his canine fans.
Many of them barked their approval as their owners among the audience sang Happy Birthday to the musician, who was celebrating her 63rd birthday.
The inter-species concert included 20 minutes of odd notes and weird high-pitched screeching of whales, birds and other animals, with furry ears pricking up and some joining in with howls of approval, reported Sky News.
Laurie Anderson, whose biggest hit was "Oh Superman" in 1981, is renowned for experimental music.
Her husband Lou Reed listened in as she explained that she did not really know what sort of music appealed to dogs, but had tried out various pieces on her own terrier, Lollabelle.
"That was the most amazing concert that I've ever gotten to give.
The dogs are a really wonderful audience. They're grooving and
dancing and uninhibited," she said after the concert
The Killers had hoped that the Australian leg of their current tour would be completed as planned, but due to the severity of the illness of a close family member, they regretfully announce the cancellation of their Sydney Enmore show as well as their shows at Good Vibrations Festival Sydney and Good Vibrations Festival Perth this weekend. The band apologizes to their Australian fans and asks for their understanding. The Killers still intend to perform at the Good Vibrations Festival’s Gold Coast and Melbourne shows next weekend. The Killers would also like to take this opportunity to assure their fans that any concerns about the future of the band are unfounded. They are all looking forward to some time off at the end of this tour as they have been on the road for a long time, but there are no plans for an indefinite hiatus.
Echo And The Bunnymen have been forced to cancel an Australian festival appearance, because frontman Ian McCulloch missed his flight.
Due to play the Laneway Festival inMelbourne tomorrow (January 30), the Liverpool group were due to appear alongside the likes of Florence And The Machine, Mumford and Sonsand Black Lips.
Despite the cancellation, festival organisers have confirmed that all other performances are due to go ahead as planned, with Melbournetrio Midnight Juggernauts stepping in to replace Echo And The Bunnymen