Epic musical experience Rolling Thunder Vietnam – Songs That Defined A Generation is making a return to the stage next year.
The Australian concert drama is touring the country in March-April 2020 and is set to make a stop at The Star Gold Coast on Saturday 21 March.
The powerful production, comprising brilliant songs, stunning video footage and an emotive story, has become one of the most talked-about musical and theatrical events since its world premiere in 2014.
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Inspired by numerous interviews with Vietnam War veterans, actual letters and historic research, Rolling Thunder Vietnam draws audiences inside the lives of young men on the battlefront and their families and loved ones at home.
Director of the Australian War Memorial, Dr Brendan Nelson, who is Patron of the Rolling Thunder Vietnam tour in 2020, said the show brings to life stories of courage, endurance, sacrifice and love in the context of the Vietnam War.
“The soundtrack of the show is the pulse of this generation; music that is magnificent and uplifting… Rolling Thunder Vietnam should be seen not just by the men and women who were young in the ‘60s and ‘70s but by their children and grandchildren. To see this show is to understand us, who we are now, and one of the most significant events that changed and shaped us,” he said.
The soul-stirring production features many of the greatest rock songs ever written and produced, including classics by John Fogerty, Steppenwolf, Buffalo Springfield, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Kris Kristofferson, Gladys Knight and Paul Simon.
In 2020, Rolling Thunder Vietnam will showcase an outstanding cast, including Toby Francis (Once, Kinky Boots), Tom Oliver (Velvet) and Matt Pearce (Rent, Calamity Jane).
Rolling Thunder Vietnam will hit the stage at The Star Gold Coast on Saturday 21 March 2020. Tickets start at $79.90. For more information, visit: rollingthundervietnam.com/