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Good Morning Vietnam, Music From The Vietnam War Era - Live in Concert

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Sensational new tribute to the soundtrack of the Vietnam War

'Fortunate Son', 'We Gotta Get Out of This Place', 'For What it's Worth', 'These Boots Are Made for Walkin'', 'Purple Haze', 'My Girl', 'Proud Mary', 'Leaving on a Jet Plane' ...

Good Morning Vietnam, Music from the Vietnam War Era - Live in Concert! is an all-new production by Melly Melody Entertainment that pays tribute to the music that shaped an era and defined a generation.

This live music spectacular will see an outstanding group of Queensland musicians and vocalists deliver superb interpretations of some of the most iconic pop, folk, soul and rock songs of all time.

Expect knockout renditions of some of the most treasured and symbolic songs of the 1960s and 70s by the likes of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Buffalo Springfield, Steppenwolf, The Beatles, Nancy Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, The Animals, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye and many more.

During past wars, musicians wrote songs to unite people - but the Vietnam-era music was different. The Vietnam War was a horrendous conflict. It was costly, divisive, and seemingly endless, spanning two decades.

From this period, however, emerged timeless songs that questioned, stirred and reflected the political turmoil and massive cultural changes happening during one of the most far-reaching and divisive events of the 20th century.

A projection design backdrop will bring these ground-breaking songs to life through compelling storytelling and scenescape elements, depicting the groovy psychedelia of the flower power movement as well as images of the despair, protest and resistance that was flaring in the city streets of America and here in Australia.

"It's a celebration of beautiful rock music but there is also a sense of melancholy, sadness, and the tragedy that war inflicts on peoples' lives," says musical director Simon Gardner. "I'm first and foremost a guitarist and I absolutely love playing these songs," Gardner says. "But I also see this as an opportunity to pay tribute, in the best way I can, to those who fought and died for us. It is an honour to be able to do this."

Good Morning Vietnam, Music from the Vietnam War Era - Live in Concert! is touring Queensland from March to June 2021. Tickets are available at

Check out the upcoming dates and venues below:

  • Friday 5th March 2021

    Redcliffe Entertainment Centre, Redcliffe, QLD


  • Saturday 6th March 2021

    Logan Entertainment Centre, Logan, QLD


  • Friday 12th March 2021

    Ipswich Civic Centre, Ipswich, QLD


  • Saturday 13th March 2021

    J Theatre, Noosa, QLD


  • Sunday 21st March 2021

    Gladstone Entertainment Centre, Gladstone, QLD


  • Friday 26th March 2021

    The Brolga, Maryborough, QLD


  • Saturday 27th March 2021

    Moncrieff Theatre, Bundaberg, QLD


  • Wednesday 2nd June 2021

    The Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton, QLD


  • Friday 4th June 2021

    Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre Mackay, QLD


  • Sunday 6th June 2021

    Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Cairns QLD


    For more information on Good Morning Vietnam - Music From The Vietnam War Era, Live In Concert, please see and follow for all the latest updates.


    Music truly is an amazing gift that brings us hope, joy, connection, allowing us to reflect and escape, and it helps us heal. How fortunate we are to have it!

    Guitars for Vets Australia (G4VA) is an organisation that knows only too well the healing power of music. Providing Australian veterans with music lessons, and guitars. They welcome all veterans, and deliver a structured professional guitar-training program of 10 lessons, together with a free guitar.

    Good Morning Vietnam, Music from the Vietnam War Era - Live in Concert! donates $1 from every ticket sold to Guitars for Vets Australia. It's a small way to show our appreciation for all those who have served, and to assist veterans to discover the joy and healing power of music. You can find out more about G4VA at

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    We went to see the show a few weeks ago and can recommend it. The songs stuck in our heads for days after. Great era for music.
    by saari (score: 1|70) 301 days ago
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