SWEET DREAMING: Eurythmics Reimagined

It’s time to don the red gloves!

3 December 2020

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We’ve revisited the 60s with The Doors, brought an epic stadium experience to the 70s via Bowie at HBF Stadium last month, and the 90s with Nirvana. Now it’s time to don the red gloves and ask “Who’s that girl?” as Perth Symphony Orchestra take you to the 80s for an orchestral party like nothing before!

In 2020, the Reimagined series is giving WA audiences the rare and unprecedented opportunity to hear the music of one of rock’s most enduring symbols, the amazing Annie Lennox, live. Complete with innovative orchestral arrangements breathing new life into the songs, this is the band who were unlike anything before them, in a way you’ve never heard them before. And with three breath-taking singers set to embody the eras and unique harmonies of Lennox, it promises to be a feast for the senses unlike anything else in Perth this year.


DATE: Thursday, 3rd December 2020
WHEN: Doors from 7.15pm
WHERE: HBF Stadium, Mount Claremont
B Res: $69.90
A Res: $89.90
Sweet Dreams Tix*: $149.90
*best tickets in the house, limited availability!

Perth Symphony would like the thank KPMG for their contribution to this concert, along with Barton Family Foundation and Kim Grist, and acknowledge ongoing support from Foundation Partner AHG, Sustainability Partners Minderoo Foundation and Tim Roberts Giving, and funding from The State of Western Australia.


Sweet Dreams are indeed made of this. In the perfect follow up to a wildly successful Stardust: The Music of David Bowie last month, it’s impossible to separate Eurythmics from the gender-bending imagery of Lennox. When Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) made them the stars of MTV in 1983, she was an instant success. The red crew cut, like the short blonde do that followed, are 80s iconography.

She was the sister doing it for herself, and together with producer/guitarist Dave Stewart she released some of the decade’s most unforgettable songs: Who’s That Girl, Miracle of Love, Here Comes the Rain Again, Thorn in My Side, There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart), Missionary Man, Would I Lie to You, It’s Alright (Baby’s Coming Back), Right By Your Side, When Tomorrow Comes… the list goes on.

The fact that Eurythmics were able to do it all in such a short period of time – eight albums in eight years – is so prolific it’s almost Beatles-esque.

Add Lennox solo hits such as Walking on Broken Glass and Why and you have one of the great catalogues in popular music. And yes, this concert will feature favourites ranging from Eurythmics’ early 80s synth-pop visionary phase to Lennox solo classics including her Lord of the Rings contribution Into the West, and everything in between.

1983 was a big year for Eurythmics. On January 4 they released second album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). Later that month the single of the same name – their fourth from the record – catapulted them to worldwide adoration.

It was a major change in fortunes for the duo who just a couple of years earlier were playing in little known new wave band The Tourists, before coming up with the idea to form Eurythmics in a hotel in Wagga Wagga, central NSW in 1981. The Australian connection is appropriate given their endlessly loyal fanbase here.