LIVE REVIEW: The Veronicas – Fortitude Music Hall

The Veronicas have always been the unapologetic pop-rock queens that have proudly honed a discography that has soundtracked the angsty, loved up and heartbroken moments in so many people’s lives. From their debut album ‘The Secret Life Of…’ right through to last weeks ‘Godzilla’ and the later accompanying album ‘Human’ (out June 25) the dynamic sister duo are ready to celebrate those moments on their first headlining tour in 5 years. 

Kicking off the ‘Godzilla V Human Tour’ in their hometown of Brisbane for the first of two nights at The Fortitude Music Hall, they took the crowd down memory lane and delivered all the fan favourites you could’ve wanted and more. 

With a security breach announcement blaring over the PA, they took to the stage holding giant c02 guns for the opening track ‘Godzilla’ which brilliantly cemented the electric mood for the night. “What’s up Brisbane! It feels so good to be home” they screamed. Sliding straight into ‘When It All Falls Apart’ and ‘Take Me On The Floor’, the OG fans were immediately in their element and the singalong’s were loud.

The Veronicas are no strangers to controversy, and this week they’ve been making headlines due to unfair editing from their stint on The Celebrity Apprentice, and they wanted to make note of it. “Usually we’d dedicate this next song to Qantas, but we have a new enemy. This song goes out to Celebrity Apprentice” they quipped before singing ‘Revenge Is Sweeter (Than You Ever Were)’. Putting a spotlight on ‘Godzilla’ they performed instant fan favourites ‘Stealing Cars’ and ‘Silent’ before turning the heat up with old favourites ‘Hook Me Up’ and ‘This is How It Feels’.

The production for the tour was very minimalistic with the focus being on Lisa and Jess and their killer live band. But it wouldn’t be a Veronicas show without a few costume changes. So after getting out of their latex bodysuits they returned to the stage for a showcase of unreleased material from their next album ‘Human’ including the title track and the long awaited ‘Without You’ that they’ve teased for 2 years on social media. 

Lisa took a moment during this portion of the show to show her love and gratefulness for Jess and surprised her by gifting her a new puppy to welcome into their family which was a wholesome moment. After delivering ‘Everything I’m Not’ and ‘In My Blood’, they had another quick costume change and while they did that a snippet of ‘Lies’ feat. MUKI blared over the PA, and I must say, it’s a BANGER. 

Returning to the stage with robes and vegas showgirl feathers, they performed ‘Sugar Daddy’ before taking them off and closing the show with ‘Lolita’ and ‘4ever’. But obviously that wasn’t the end of the show. With an “Untouched” chant breaking out throughout the venue, they returned for an emotional performance of ‘You Ruin Me’ before really closing the show with the unofficial national anthem ‘Untouched’. 

The energetic, playful, angsty, emotional and nostalgic show was a time capsule of everything The Veronicas have stood up for since stepping onto the scene in 2005. It was a show for their OG fans who have passionately stood by their side through the vivid ups and downs, and it was a huge welcome to all the new fans who were experiencing their first ever Veronicas show. 

Godzilla V Human Australian Tour 

Friday June 4 – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane

Saturday June 5 – Kings Theatre, Sunshine Coast

Sunday June 6 – Twin Towns, Tweed Heads

Saturday June 12 – HBF Stadium, Perth

Sunday June 13 – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide

Tuesday June 15 – Canberra Theatre, Canberra

Wednesday June 16 – Civic Theatre, Newcastle

Friday June 18 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney

Saturday June 19 – WIN Entertainment, Wollongong

Saturday June 26 – The Forum, Melbourne

Sunday June 27 – The Forum, Melbourne

Monday June 28 – The Forum, Melbourne