The good folks at Brisbane City Hall may be flying a rainbow flag next month, but local pop queens The Veronicas have beaten them to it!
Brisbane-born twins Jess and Lisa Origliasso ended the final concert of their Sanctified Tour at City Hall with a rainbow flag during their performance of “If You Love Someone.”
“Stand up for love; love is the most important thing that we have so spread more of it!” the girls told the crowd.
“The most important thing that we’ve learned along this journey is that you can fight for love: the love of what you do and the people that you love.”
The 30-year-olds took to the stage in skintight black and flesh-coloured latex outfits and platform boots on February 21 for the intimate homecoming concert inside the hall.
With the help of a full band the girls seamlessly blended their older crowd-pleasers like “4ever” with new material from their 2014 self-titled album during the two hour show: the duo changed into designer gowns for their rendition of emotional ballad “You Ruin Me” and their new single “Cruel”.
The Sanctified Tour is Jess and Lisa’s first tour in six years, something the girls didn’t shy away from referencing on the night. A stoush with their former label saw the girls in creative limbo and unable to release a follow-up to their 2007 album Hook Me Up.
“Lisa and I have fought really hard to get this music out to you all, and there were a lot of people who didn’t believe that we’d ever be back up here again with all of you,” Jess told the crowd.
“They questioned us, our fans’ loyalty, our passion, everything that we’d worked so hard for. It was all for you guys who are still here today, thank you so much.”
The Sanctified Tour began in Perth on February 12 and continued with shows in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney before finishing in Brisbane. The duo will next take the stage in March for a string of UK tour dates.