Temper Trap To Follow In Meatloaf's Footsteps
News posted Tuesday, September 4 2012 at 09:00 AM.
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Talk about a hefty, sweaty pair of shoes to fill: The Temper Trap will headline this year's AFL Grand Final entertainment, a year after Meat Loaf's trainwreck performance.
The Melbourne-formed band will be part of "a new halftime show in the middle of the MCG as well as performing an encore performance with Paul Kelly at an unprecedented fan event," according to the press release. The latter is The Premiership Party, "a free post-match fan event open to the public" at the MCG, with gates reopening at 6pm.
Also confirmed for a new pre-match program are Kelly and the destroyed throat of Tim Rogers.
The Temper Trap's run at Meatloaf's dubious glory comes on the heels of their self-titled second album and touring as part of The Africa Express, a UK tour by African and Western musicians curated by Damon Albarn. Following the Grand Final, they'll do more dates overseas before opening for soulmates Coldplay here in November.
This year's AFL Grand Final is on Saturday, Sept. 29, a day that will live on in infamy.