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Australia concerts in 2024: here’s a list of shows and tours coming up

Fresh out of a pandemic, Australia’s 2023 touring calendar was one of the busiest in recent memory, as artists of all stripes took centrestage everywhere from stadium shows to intimate local gigs. With a starry schedule that included the likes of Post Malone, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Mötley Crüe, it’ll be tricky for 2024’s schedule to outdo its predecessor – and yet, thanks to the likes of Taylor Swift, Blink-182 and Pink, plus Coldplay, Pearl Jam and SZA later in the year, it’s poised to do just that.

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From debut headline shows for breakout artists to bustling festival sideshow programs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy as a stellar batch of musicians make their way Down Under in 2024. Read on for NME’s roundup of all the biggest concerts and tours coming to Australia this year.

PinkWhen: February 9 – March 23Find tickets and more info

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Australia bloody loves Pink, and she’s apparently pretty fond of her “home away from home” too. In 2009, she played 58 shows here as part of her Funhouse tour, performing for some 660,000 fans. In 2013, when she announced an Australian tour in support of sixth studio album ‘The Truth About Love’, 320,000 tickets were snapped up within a few hours of them going on sale.

It makes sense, then, that the American singer-songwriter has a slew of dates booked for her return in February and March 2024 as part of her Summer Carnival world tour. She’ll be bringing songs from her ninth studio album ‘Trustfall’ to stadiums around the country, including stops in Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

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July Printable Calendar With Australia Holidays

She’ll be playing a total of four shows at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium and conclude the tour at Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank stadium.

P!NK performs onstage at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California on March 27, 2023. Broadcasted live on FOX (Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for iHeartRadio)

Wednesday and MJ LendermanWhen: February 27 – March 9Find tickets and more info

Wednesday will deliver a show at Sydney’s Factory Theatre on February 29, in between their slated performances at Perth Festival (February 27) and Victoria’s Golden Plains Festival (March 9). The Sydney show comes fresh off the release of the North Carolina band’s latest album, ‘Rat Saw God’, and will feature special guest MJ Lenderman (the solo project of Wednesday guitarist Jake Lenderman). Find tickets here.

The National and Fleet FoxesWhen: February 28 – March 9Find tickets and more info

The National will visit Australia for the first time since 2018 in February, enlisting Fleet Foxes for a joint four-date tour of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Riverstage and Aware Super Theatre will host the first two city stops on February 28 and March 1, before the co-headliners take to Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl (March 5) and Perth’s King Park and Botanic Garden (March 9). Annie Hamilton will open all shows.

Cheap Trick and The AngelsWhen: February 28 – March 14Find tickets and more info here

America’s power pop decade and Australia’s pub rock scene were hemispheres apart in their heyday, but shared more than a few sonic similarities. Cheap Trick and The Angels will honour that relationship with joint gigs in February and March. Spinning off the Red Hot Summer Tour, the double bill will travel through Sydney, Newcastle, Thirroul, Canberra, Melbourne and Geelong.

The BethsWhen: March 1 – March 10Find tickets and more here

Aotearoa indie favourites The Beths have announced an Australia tour around their appearance at Tasmania’s A Festival Called Panama, playing headline shows in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne this March.

KARD: Playground Oceania TourWhen: March 2 – March 10Find tickets and more info here

Mixed-gender K-pop group KARD are bringing their Playground Tour to Australia with four dates in Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. It comes to Oceania following 2023 dates in Latin America, the US and Europe.

Fred Again..When: March 4 – March 14Find more info and ticket waitlist here

Fred Again.. is the modern master of the surprise gig, announcing shows hours before performing them to sold-out crowds in London and New York. He has just as many obsessive fans Down Under, making history in February as the first artist to announce, sell out, and perform at the Sydney Opera House all within 24 hours.

The downtempo DJ has backed that feat up by announcing six arena shows in Melbourne and Sydney early this March – all of which, unsurprisingly, sold out in hours. A “pop-up” in a location still to be determined will occur on March 9 on the Gold Coast.

Black Country, New RoadWhen: March 5 – March 12Find tickets and more info

Black Country, New Road’s first-ever Australian tour will kick off at Brisbane’s The Tivoli on March 5. The London band will then perform back-to-back shows in Sydney and Melbourne from March 7, before ending the tour at Perth’s Rechabite on March 12. In between, Black Country, New Road, will appear at Golden Plains festival, with all sets promising tracks from their latest album ‘Ants From Up There’. Head here for tickets.

Teenage FanclubWhen: March 5 – March 15Find tickets and more info

Scottish indie icons Teenage Fanclub are set to make their grand return to Australia and New Zealand in March 2024, performing what will be their first live shows Down Under since 2019.

The tour news comes in celebration of the band’s upcoming 11th studio album, ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’, which is set for release in September 2023. That record has spawned two singles to date – ‘Foreign Land’ and ‘Tired Of Being Alone’. From new music off ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ and their 2021 effort ‘Endless Arcade’ to the bevy of hits they’ve created throughout their tenured career, Teenage Fanclub’s return to the region can’t be missed.

Gym Class HeroesWhen: March 6 – March 9Find tickets and more info

Travie McCoy performed in Australia last year for Fridayz Live – and now he’s coming back and bringing Gym Class Heroes with him. The US rap-rock band will perform three shows down under, all of them 18+. They kick off at Melbourne’s Northcote Theatre on March 6, play Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall two days later, and finish up at Sydney’s Liberty Hall on March 9.

Arooj Aftab: Vulture Prince TourWhen: March 6 – March 11Find tickets and more info

Arooj Aftab’s tour will mark her first-ever run of Australian shows. Titled the Vulture Prince Tour, the Brooklyn singer and composer’s Australian jaunt comes in support of her mesmeric 2021 album of the same name, and will begin with a show at Sydney Recital Hall on March 6. Melbourne Recital Hall will then welcome Aftab on March 8, before she performs as part of WOMADelaide from March 10 to March 11. Ticketing details are linked above.

Boris and Kiyoharu: Heavy Rock Breakfast TourWhen: March 6 – March 11Find tickets and more info here

Japanese pioneers Boris and Kiyoharu are serving up what they call ‘The Heavy Rock Breakfast’ tour on their post-pandemic return Down Under. The double bill has a punishing cross-country schedule, playing back-to-back shows in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Golden Plains Festival (Kiyoharu will skip this stop), Adelaide, and Fremantle across the space of a week in March 2024.

Mr Bungle and Melvins: The Raging Wrath of Australia & New Zealand TourWhen: March 6 – March 12Find tickets and more info here

Bizarro rock fans rejoice: 2024’s hottest (and loudest) double bill just dropped. Labelmates Mr Bungle and Melvins will take stages together in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth in March, marking the former’s first tour of the country since the release of their 2019 quasi-reformation record ‘The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny’.

The StreetsWhen: March 6 – March 12Find tickets and more info

The Streets will tour their new album ‘The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light’ across Australia in March. Mike Skinner and co. will perform in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane between March 6 and March 12, with an additional set promised for Golden Plains festival on March 10. Find tickets here.

José GonzálezWhen: March 6 – March 13Find tickets and more info

José González will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his 2003 classic ‘Veneer’ with a run of Australian tour dates from March 6 to March 13. With venues booked in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane – and a set slated for WOMADelaide festival – the singer-songwriter’s set will include songs from ‘Veneer’ and beyond. Find tickets here.

The Human LeagueWhen: March 6 – March 14Find tickets and more info

Sheffield synth-pop pioneers The Human League are heading Down Under in March 2024. Besides bringing their tour to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, The Human League are also set to perform their seminal 1980 album ‘Dare’ in its entirety. Apart from ‘Dare’ fans can also expect a plethora of other hits from the band’s storied discography.

Judy CollinsWhen: March 6 – March 15Find tickets and more info

Originally set to tour back in March 2023, legendary American singer-songwriter Judy Collins will bring her extensive songbook to theatres and concert halls across the country in 2024. Collins’ first Australian visit in over a decade will see her perform her classic renditions of ‘Both Sides Now’, ‘Amazing Grace’, her Grammy-winning cover of ‘Send in the Clowns’ and more.

Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis PupulWhen: March 8 – March 13Find tickets and more info

Belgian electro-pop duo Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul will make their Australian debut with a headline show at The Night Cat in Melbourne on March 13. The pair will be in the country for their sets at the Biennale of Sydney ‘Lights On’ opening night (March 8) and the Golden Plains festival in Victoria. Find tickets here.

Lydia LunchWhen: March 8 – March 23Find tickets and more info

Lydia Lunch’s unique artistry will take centre stage during her six-date Australian tour early 2024. The musician and poet will first perform at the Brisbane Powerhouse on March 8, before taking to Melbourne Recital Theatre (March 15), Theatre Royal Castlemaine (March 17), Sydney’s The Great Club (March 22) and MONA in Hobart (March 23).

Lunch will also find time for a one-off with Melbourne band Black Cab, performing the songs of her fellow NYC pioneers Suicide, in the intimate confines of The Tote on March 20. Find tickets for the special tribute here.

New Bloom sideshowsWhen: March 9 – March 24Find more info and tickets here

Emo, punk and post-hardcore fans will find a lot to like in the inaugural touring festival New Bloom in March. In addition to festival dates on the east coast, most of the bands are doing sideshows across the country. Catch Citizen, Movements, Touche Amore, Fleshwater and No Pressure in various venues in Perth, Adelaide, Wollongong, Belgrave and the Gold Coast. Movements, Touche Amore, Fleshwater and No Pressure will stick around for bonus headline shows in Melbourne while the latter two will also play again in Sydney.

WilcoWhen: March 12 – March 21Find tickets and more info

Wilco’s Australian tour includes two new dates for Brisbane and Melbourne, and will be opened by support act Leah Senior. The rock band’s six-date run – their first in Australia in over a decade – also includes stops in Canberra and Sydney and comes in support of their latest album ‘Cousin’. Find tickets here.

The PrimitivesWhen: March 14 – March 16Find tickets and more info here

The enduring appeal of The Primitives’ pop classicism has kept them relevant and recording, decades on from their 1988 debut ‘Lovely’. Promoting their new single ‘I Won’t Care’, the trio will take the stage in Australia for the first time. They’ll perform at The Manning Bar in Sydney on March 14, The Triffid in Brisbane on March 15 before wrapping up at Melbourne’s Northcote Theatre on March 16.

Jeff MillsWhen: March 15 – March 16Find tickets and more info

Detroit techno legend Jeff Mills will bring his live project ‘Tomorrow Comes The Harvest’ to Australia in March 2024. Only two dates, in Melbourne and Sydney, have been announced so far. Mills will be performing with keyboardist Jean-Phi Dary and percussionist Prabhu Edouard.

Ville Valo: VV/Neon Noir Tour 2024When: March 15 – 17Find tickets and more info

Ville Valo, the Finnish musician of HIM fame, released his debut solo album ‘Neon Noir’ last January. He spent much of 2023 touring the record in North America with Black Veil Brides, and this year will head down under for shows in Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Bang YonggukWhen: March 15 – March 17Find tickets and more info

South Korean musician Bang Yongguk has announced an Australia tour. The former member of K-pop boyband B.A.P will head down under for two 18+ shows in Melbourne and Sydney this March. They come following his 2023 ‘The Colors’ world tour, which featured shows in Asia, Europe and the US.

Knotfest Australia sideshowsWhen: March 17 – March 27Find tickets and more info

Knotfest‘s return to Australia in March brings with it a slate of sideshows, including the only Australian headline shows from Pantera and Disturbed. Both shows will take place at Adelaide Entertainment Centre: Disturbed will perform on March 17 with guests Wage War, while Pantera will play the venue on March 19, joined by King Parrot and Black Rheno.

On the east coast, Lamb of God will play sideshows in Melbourne and Brisbane with guests Brand of Sacrifice, while Halestorm, Skindred and Reliqa will perform their own dates in Sydney and Brisbane. The Hu will play headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney, while Asking Alexandria and Wage War will team up for double-headers in Melbourne and Brisbane. Find tickets here.

Dylan: The Rebel Child TourWhen: March 18 – March 27Find tickets and more info

Rising UK pop sensation Dylan makes her Australian debut in March, kicking off her three-date tour at The Brightside in Brisbane on March 18. The Rebel Child Tour, named after Dylan’s 2023 single, will then head to The Lansdowne in Sydney on March 22, before wrapping up in Melbourne at Northcote Social Club on March 25. Find tickets here.

Maisie Peters: The Good Witch Comes to AustraliaWhen: March 19 – 23Find more info

Maisie Peters might have taken the Wizard of Oz references on her new album ‘The Good Witch’ a little too seriously. The UK artist is coming back to Australia for three dates in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne – all of which are sold out.

Expectations will be high for Peters’ tour and not necessarily because of the music. As she tweeted: “Last time I toured here I did a shoey on stage and became an honorary Australian so who knows what will happen next!!”

Gladys Knight: The Farewell TourWhen: March 19 – March 30Find tickets and more info here

Soul legend Gladys Knight will return Down Under after touring the US, bringing her numerous hits with her. She’ll kick off the seven-stop tour in Perth, head to Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Canberra, and wrap things up in Sydney before crossing the Tasman to New Zealand.

The Damned: Final Australian TourWhen: March 20 – March 26Find tickets and more info here

The Damned’s ‘70s output is somehow a rosetta stone for punk rock and goth. The London band is reuniting the “classic” lineup that influenced a generation for the first and final time since 1989 for shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth in March 2024.

Aqua: Mixtape Festival Volume 1When: March 21 – March 28Find tickets and more info here

Come on Barbie, let’s go party! Aqua are coming to Australia to headline the touring Mixtape Festival Volume 1, accompanied by 2 Unlimited, East 17, Phats & Small, Big Brovaz, Booty Luv, and Urban Cookie Collective. The ’90s will be alive on this five-date tour of Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.

Joker Xue: Extraterrestrial World TourWhen: March 23 – March 26Find tickets and more info here

If you’re not familiar with Mandopop, Joker Xue is one hell of an introduction. The songwriter is bringing his ‘Extraterrestrial’ world tour to arenas in Melbourne and Sydney in March 2024. In the show’s pantomime, Xue transforms into an “interstellar executive who descends from an alien planet and is ordered to destroy the earth”, before deciding humans aren’t so bad after all.

ItzyWhen: March 24 – March 26Find tickets and more info

K-pop girl group Itzy have a short and sweet trip of Australia planned – they’ve plotted two arena dates down under as part of their Born To Be world tour. The JYP Entertainment act will take over the ICC Sydney Arena and then Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena this March.

$uicideboy$: Grey Day TourWhen: March 25 – March 30Find tickets and more info here

Melding Southern rap with 21st century nihilism and heavy metal, New Orleans’ $uicideboy$ are an unlikely success story. The prolific duo will perform a series of arena shows along the east coast in 2024, checking in at Brisbane’s Entertainment Centre (March 25, 26) and Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena (March 28, 29) before finishing up the Grey Day tour at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on March 30. Ghostemane, Pouya, Germ, and Shakewell are guests that have been confirmed.

Newton FaulknerWhen: March 25 – April 1Find tickets and more information

The English folk singer is headed to Australia as part of the Byron Bay Bluesfest line-up, and has lined up headline shows in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle along the way.

Bluesfest sideshows: Snarky Puppy, Meshell Ndegeocello and Blind Boys of AlabamaWhen: March 25 – April 6

Snarky Puppy will supplement their set at Bluesfest’s 2024 edition with a pair of headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney on March 25 and March 27, respectively. Meshell Ndegeocello will bring her career-spanning setlist – as well as tracks from her latest album ‘The Omnichord Real Book’ – to Sydney’s Factory Theatre (March 25) and Melbourne’s Recital Centre (March 26), before Blind Boys of Alabama take to those same cities on April 4 (Sydney City Recital Hall) and April 6 (Melbourne Recital Hall).

Each of these acts will also grace the stage across Bluesfest’s three-day run from March 28 to April 1, with ticketing information for their sideshows linked above.

UMIWhen: March 26 – March 27Find tickets and more info here

While Down Under for Souled Out festival, US singer-songwriter UMI will play two headline shows at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory and Melbourne’s Night Cat. Expect to hear her name-making track, ‘Remember Me’ – though she’s more recently met a new audience with ‘Wherever U R’, featuring V of K-pop titans BTS.

PJ MortonWhen: March 27 – March 28Find tickets and more info here

You’d probably recognise PJ Morton’s voice even if you’ve never heard his name: the Maroon 5 keyboardist’s distinctive backing vocals can be heard in the mega band’s latter-day output. Morton will be performing his latest solo album ‘Watch the Sun’ at Bluesfest in 2024, before sideshows in Melbourne (170 Russell) and Sydney (Metro Theatre) on back-to-back nights in March.

Drive-By TruckersWhen: March 28 – April 1Find tickets and more information

American alt-country legends Drive-By Truckers haven’t visited Australia in a decade and a half. Their long-overdue 2024 tour will see them perform as part of Byron Bay Bluesfest, along with headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney.

The band have released a whopping seven albums since they last played in the country, so there’ll be plenty of new cuts for them to show off at these shows.

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Elvis Costello & The ImpostersWhen: March 28 – April 4Find tickets and more info

Costello and co’s plans for their first Australian tour in almost a decade were dashed at the 11th hour in April 2023. Less than 24 hours before their shows – in support of 2022 album ‘A Boy Named If’ – a case of COVID-19 within the band forced them to withdraw from Byron Bay Bluesfest 2023 and postpone their headline tour dates.

The good news is, new dates were swiftly locked in. Costello and the Imposters will be one of the headliners for 2024’s edition of Bluesfest, and play headline gigs at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s Palais Theatre. Previously purchased tickets for Costello’s headline shows will remain valid, and they’re still on sale for the majority of dates.

Eric Nam: House on a Hill TourWhen: March 30 – April 2Find tickets and more info

After his debut Australian tour in 2022, the American-Korean singer Eric Nam will return in late March and early April as part of his massive, 66-date ‘House on a Hill’ world tour. Nam will play three shows – in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane – joined at all three by special guest Keenan Te.

Chris IsaakWhen: April 4 – April 20Find tickets and more info here

Australia, says Chris Isaak, is his “favorite place to tour… or just hang out”. Get ready to play a ‘Wicked Game’ when the US singer-songwriter tours down under in April, kicking things off in Perth before going onto a run of A Day on the Green tour dates with supporting acts Boy & Bear, Mark Seymour & The Undertow, Vika & Linda and Mason Watts.

Isaak has added extra dates in Melbourne and Sydney in the same venues on April 17 and 11 respectively to cope with demand. He can’t wait: “Bring on the sun! Bring on the beach! I think I’m gonna wax my guitar…. I told you I was excited!”

Simple Plan, Boys Like Girls and We The KingsWhen: April 6 – April 18Find tickets and more info here

Simple Plan are bringing a pop punk extravaganza to Australia in April 2024, headlining a tour with fellow genre stalwarts Boys Like Girls and We The Kings. The trio will play multiple shows in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane, as well as John Cain Arena in Melbourne and AEC Theatre in Adelaide.

+LIVE+ and IncubusWhen: April 6 – April 20Find tickets and more info

+LIVE+ and Incubus will embark on a mammoth run of dates across Australia in April, both as headliners of the inaugural Lookout festival and as co-headliners of their own standalone tour. +LIVE+ and Incubus’ Lookout festival dates – where they’ll be joined by the likes of Birds of Tokyo and Eskimo Joe – span April 6-20, with appearances slated for Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia.

Elsewhere, the bands’ own co-headlining shows will take place in Wollongong (April 9), Sydney (April 11), Melbourne (April 15) and Adelaide (April 17).

Bring Me The Horizon: NeX GEn tourWhen: April 10 – April 21Find tickets and more info

In what promises to be one of 2024’s rowdiest tours, Bring Me The Horizon will bring their ‘NeX GEn’ shows to Australian shores next April, with stadiums booked for Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. The Sheffield band’s string of performances from April 10 to April 21 comes ahead of their much-anticipated album, ‘POST HUMAN: NeX GEn’, and will enlist special guests Sleep Token, Make Them Suffer and daine. Find remaining tickets here.

The Front BottomsWhen: April 12 – April 20Find tickets and more info here

The Front Bottoms return for the first time since 2017, playing their biggest Aussie shows to date in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Expect to hear fresh tracks from their 2023 album ‘You Are Who You Hang Out With’.

James Taylor: An Evening with James Taylor & His All-Star BandWhen: April 12 – April 28Find tickets and more info here

If there was ever a festival made for James Taylor & His All-Star Band at this juncture of his 50-year career, it’s Day on the Green. The singer will perform at wineries in Queensland (Sirromet Wines in Mount Cotton), and New South Wales (Bimbadgen in the Hunter Valley, and Centennial Vineyards in Bowral) across April 2024. Taylor will be accompanied by Aussie pair Josh Pyke and Ella Hooper.

Taylor is also playing his own headline shows. After selling out dates in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, new shows have been added in those cities. A Live Nation pre-sale begins February 9 while general on-sale starts February 12.

SZAWhen: April 15 – April 30Find tickets and more info here

Fresh off winning three Grammys, SZA has announced a tour of Australia and New Zealand this April. The ‘Kill Bill’ singer will be performing two shows in New Zealand and five across Australia, with shows confirmed for Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Chase & StatusWhen: April 19 – April 28Find more info and ticket waitlists here

After a new mixtape, charting singles and landmark Boiler Room set, drum’n’bass lifers Chase & Status celebrated a huge 2023. This year, the British duo will bring the party to Australia and New Zealand on a sold-out co-headlining tour with Australia’s very own Luude. They’re notably playing RAC Arena in Perth, on top of Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane.

Pandemonium Festival sideshowsWhen: April 22 – April 23Find more info and tickets here

Pandemonium Festival is bringing a glut of rock legends from yesteryear to Australian shores in 2024, and has just announced two all-ages sideshows at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre to boot on April 22-23. The first night is headlined by NYC new wave icons Blondie, supported by Aussies Wolfmother and Cosmic Psychos. The next day, Alice Cooper will share a classic rock split bill with Deep Purple, while Gyroscope opens proceedings.

Beth OrtonWhen: April 24 – April 30Find tickets and more info

Initially slated to appear in Australia in November 2023, Beth Orton rescheduled her Australian tour to April 2024 and added an extra show in Tasmania. The folk musician will now embark on a four-date run with performances in Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney and Brisbane from April 24 to April 30, with tickets for the original cities still valid for the rescheduled dates. Tickets for the additional date at Hobart’s Odeon Theatre are accessible here.

Nick Cave (solo)When: April 25 – May 7Find tickets and more info

The legendary Nick Cave embarks on a solo tour of Australia (read: without the Bad Seeds) this April, playing two shows in Melbourne and five in Sydney. Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood will be on bass duties for these shows at Plenary Melbourne and State Theatre Sydney, which are all sold out.

The Dandy WarholsWhen: April 25 – May 1Find tickets and more info

The Dandy Warhols will make their return to Australia in April 2024 armed with their new album ‘Rockmaker’. So far, they’ve scheduled dates in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. If you missed them when they toured down under with Hoodoo Gurus in 2022, this is your chance. Find tickets here.

Elephant GymWhen: April 26 – April 28Find more info and tickets here

Elephant Gym isn’t the result of a random band name generator; “elephant” refers to the Taiwanese math rock band’s bass-led grooves, while “Gym” denotes the “agility” of their rhythm. The trio will perform their technical and idiosyncratic instrumentals at three shows on the Australian east coast for the first time this April, supporting sleepmakeswaves.

6LACK: Since I Have A Lover TourWhen: April 26 – May 1Find tickets and more info

R&B favourite 6LACK (pronounced ‘black’) will return to Australia in April to tour his new album, ‘Since I Have A Lover’. The four-date jaunt will take him to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.

Niall Horan: ‘The Show’ Live On TourWhen: April 26 – May 4Find tickets and more info

Niall Horan will take ‘The Show’ on the road down under in 2024. The ex-One Direction member’s world tour comes in support of his third solo album ‘The Show’, out June 9. For the Australian leg, he’ll perform arena shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Groovin The Moo sideshowsWhen: April 29 – May 11Find tickets and more info

Sadly, Groovin The Moo is no longer going ahead this year – but many of the artists who would have played the touring festival will still be forging ahead with their own Australian headline shows. Singer-songwriter Claire Rosinkranz, Wu-Tang Clan legend GZA (performing a set dubbed ‘Liquid Swords Live’) and Stephen Sanchez will all perform headline shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

Toronto indie rockers The Beaches will also perform their own dates, playing shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in May. Find more information and tickets for all sideshows here.

Jessie ReyezWhen: April 30 – May 7Find tickets and more info

Jessie Reyez will tour Australia for the first time in autumn, playing three shows along the east coast. The Canadian R&B singer will bring cuts from 2020 debut ‘Before Love Came to Kill Us’ and 2022 follow-up ‘Yessie’ to Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on April 30, before shows at the Forum in Melbourne and the Tivoli in Brisbane. Find tickets here.

Nothing But Thieves: Welcome To The DCC World TourWhen: April 30 – May 7Find tickets and more info

Nothing But Thieves cleaned up on a sold-out tour of Australia last year – and they’re back for more. The UK alt-rockers have announced the second Aussie leg of their Dead Club City World tour, which will kick off at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on April 30, continue on to Brisbane and Melbourne, and wrap up at Hindley Street Music Hall in Adelaide on May 7.

Mahalia: In Real LifeWhen: April 30 – May 8Find tickets and more info

UK R&B artist Mahalia has booked a five-date tour of Australia, her biggest yet and her first time back down under since 2020. Audiences in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane should get ready for smooth tunes off her 2023 album ‘IRL’.

Jonas Brothers: Five Albums. One Night. TourWhen: May 1 – 9Find tickets and more info

Joe, Nick and Kevin Jonas – the Jonas Brothers – play Australia for the first time between May 1 and May 9 as part of their massive Five Albums. One Night. Tour. The tour will see the brothers perform hits from all five of their albums across one night, including fan favourites.

TesseractWhen: May 2 – 9Find tickets and more info

UK prog metal outfit Tesseract are set to make the highly anticipated return to Australia in May 2024, marking their first shows Down Under since 2018. Between May 2 and May 9, the band will perform in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

With 2023 album ‘War of Being’ and songs from 2021’s ‘Portals’ not played in Australia yet, Tesseract are set to bring with them a fresh bounty of new music to Australia.

The Vaccines and Everything EverythingDates: May 4-11Find tickets and more info here

UK indie rockers The Vaccines and Everything Everything are banding together for a co-headline tour of Australia, their first time back in the country since 2019 and 2018 respectively. Embrace the indie disco in May when they head to Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and finally Sydney.

Melissa Etheridge: I’m Not Broken TourWhen: May 10 – May 17Find tickets and more info here

Melissa Etheridge is bringing her trailblazing heartland rock to Australian shores for the first time in five years in May 2024. The ‘I’m Not Broken’ tour kicks off in Perth on May 10, before heading through Adelaide, Melbourne and finishing up in Sydney on May 17. Expect to hear a blend of the songwriter’s greatest hits as heard on her latest live album ‘Beautiful Day’.

MacklemoreWhen: May 11 – May 20Find tickets and more info

Fresh off the release of latest album ‘Ben’, Macklemore will embark on an Australian tour next May. The hip-hop artist will perform at Hordern Pavillion in Sydney on May 11-12, before taking to Melbourne’s John Cain Arena and Brisbane’s Riverstage on May 15 and May 17, respectively. Macklemore will perform at BASSINTHEGRASS in Darwin, and then conclude his Australian run at HBF Stadium in Perth on May 20. Find tickets here.

Sleater-KinneyWhen: May 17 – May 23Find tickets and more info

In their first shows here since 2016, Sleater-Kinney are embarking on a theatre tour of Australia. Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein will play four headline shows down under in support of their latest album, ‘Little Rope’, in what the latter has called a “homecoming” of sorts.

“For all intents and purposes, Sleater-Kinney got its start in Australia,” Brownstein said in a statement. “We recorded our first album and played our first ever shows there. Because of that, Australia feels like one of the band’s spiritual homes, and returning there always feels like a homecoming, a reunion.”

Jungle perform live. CREDIT: Getty

JungleWhen: May 17 – May 22Find more info

Jungle have unleashed more dancey goodness with their latest album, ‘Volcano’. Get ready to boogie in May when they tour Australia. The entire run, comprising the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, Festival Hall in Melbourne, and Fortitude Music Hall in Brissy, is sold out.

BotchWhen: May 17 – 25Find tickets and more info

Cult-favourite mathcore/hardcore/metal band Botch from Tacoma, Washington reunited last year more than two decades after their split – and now they’re embarking on their first-ever Aussie tour. The jaunt will include two dates in Melbourne and Sydney apiece as well as shows in Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.

Guitarist David Knudson has promised Botch will go all out: “We don’t want to half-ass it…we want to be fucking tight as we ever were, if not tighter. We don’t want to disappoint a fan that’s never seen us live. So you know, it’s all in or nothing.”

Peter Hook & The LightWhen: May 21 – 28Find tickets and more info

Peter Hook, the legendary bassist and co-founder of Joy Division and New Order is set to return to Australia in May 2024, just two years after his last tour of the country in 2022. For the upcoming tour, Hook will perform the New Order and Joy Division substance compilations live, giving fans a chance to once again revel in both bands’ music.

The SnutsWhen: May 23 – May 26Find tickets and more info

Scottish indie rockers The Snuts will return for their second Australian tour in as many years, following their debut run of headline shows in 2023. With third studio album ‘Millennials’ in tow, the band will kick off their 2024 tour with a show at Melbourne’s Northcote Theatre. They’ll play Sydney’s Metro Theatre on May 25, before a show at the Triffid in Brisbane the following evening. Find tickets here.

Tom GrennanWhen: May 29 – May 30Find tickets and more info

Tom Grennan will duck over to Australia for a pair of headline shows this year, following a debut visit in 2022. The English singer-songwriter will play Sydney’s Metro Theatre and 170 Russell in Melbourne on May 29 and 30 respectively.

Since his last trip, Grennan has released his third studio album, last year’s ‘What Ifs & Maybes’. Find tickets here.

Boney M featuring Maizie Williams: The Farewell TourWhen: June 3 – July 6Find tickets and more info

Legendary disco group Boney M and vocalist Maizie Williams will bid goodbye to Australia with an extensive national tour in June and July 2024. Don’t wait to get your tickets – 15 of the 20 shows are sold out. More info here.

LANYWhen: June 19 – June 28Find tickets and more info

LANY – the pop duo of Paul Klein and Jake Goss – will return to Australia in mid-2024. After playing small, intimate shows down under in August 2023, they’ll go bigger in this national tour at venues including the Hordern Pavilion and Margaret Court Arena. See info on dates and tickets here.

Conan GrayWhen: July 11 – July 19Find more info and tickets here

Conan Gray is the archetypal Gen Z popstar, honing his craft as a teenage YouTube vlogger before unleashing his multimodal talent as a singer. Gray will play songs from his upcoming third album ‘Found Heaven’ in some of the biggest rooms in the country this July, as well as a headline spot at Adelaide’s Spin Off Festival on July 19.

Tenacious DWhen: July 13 – July 22Find tickets and more info

It’s been more than a decade since Tenacious D toured Australia, but that all changes in July. Jack Black and Kyle Gass will play their first shows in the country since 2013, performing six arena dates.

The tour will kick off with two shows at the ICC Sydney Theatre on July 13, continuing on to Newcastle, Brisbane and Melbourne before wrapping up at Adelaide Entertament centre on July 22. Find tickets here.

FLETCHERWhen: July 16 – July 28Find tickets and more info

After postponing her original tour, the rescheduled dates for FLETCHER’s long-awaited Australian visit have been locked in for mid-2024. Audiences across the country will revel in FLETCHER’s latest album ‘Girl Of My Dreams’ towards the end of July, with venues including Perth’s Metro City (July 16), Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane (July 18), Festival Hall in Melbourne (July 23) and Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion (July 28). Find tickets here.

IVE: 1ST WORLD TOUR ‘SHOW WHAT I HAVE’When: July 25 – July 28Find tickets and more info

As part of their broader debut world tour, IVE will bring their ‘Show What I Have’ set to Australian shores in July, kicking off the two-date run at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on July 25. The K-pop group will conclude the Australian leg of their tour in support of 2023 album ‘I’ve IVE’ with a show at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on July 28. Find tickets here.

aespaWhen: August 31 – September 2Find more info

K-pop girl group aespa will bring all the dra-ma-ma-ma down under for two stops of their SYNK: Parallel Line tour. The four-piece of Karina, Giselle, Winter and NingNing will perform in Sydney on August 31 and head to Melbourne two days later. Venues and ticket prices have not been announced just yet – stay tuned for more.

Iron Maiden: The Future Past TourWhen: September 1 – September 13Find tickets and more info

In what will be their first trip Down Under since 2017, Iron Maiden are poised to bring The Future Past tour to stadiums in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne next September.

The first three cities will host the metal legends between September 1 to September 10, while Melbourne and Sydney will each enjoy a two-night outing at Rod Laver Arena (September 6 and 7) and Qudos Bank Arena (September 12 and 13), respectively. Find tickets here.

SiM: Playdead World TourWhen: September 12 – September 15Find tickets and more info here

Like a kind of Japanese Gorillaz, SiM are a content universe unto their own – spanning anime, video games and records. Australian audiences can experience their inimitable reggae-metal-punk at The Zoo in Brisbane September 12, Sydney’s Crowbar on September 14 or Max Watts in Melbourne on September 15.

Thirty Seconds To Mars: Seasons World TourWhen: September 12 – September 17Find tickets and more info

To announce Thirty Seconds To Mars’ Seasons World Tour, Jared Leto pulled a massive stunt: scaling the Empire State Building. The tour comes in support of their album ‘It’s The End Of The World But It’s A Beautiful Day’ and will hit Australian shores in mid-September. It marks the band’s first headline tour in over five years, and will see them grace the stage at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena (September 12), Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney (September 14) and Brisbane’s Riverstage (September 17). Find tickets here.

The Kid LAROIWhen: October 2024Find tickets and more info

US-based homegrown rap phenom The Kid LAROI‘s return to Australia was supposed to take place in February, but it was postponed in December, with the Gamilaroi star calling February “logistically impossible”. Instead, he’ll fill stadiums around the country in October with tracks from his freshly released debut album ‘The First Time’. With shows locked in for Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and the Gold Coast, these all-ages shows will be his biggest to date. Stay tuned for more info on specific dates for the rescheduled tour.

BuzzcocksWhen: October 24 – November 2Find more info and tickets here

The Buzzcocks, progenitors of “love punk” and pop punk before it even existed, are still going strong almost 50 years after their formation. With Steve Diggle on vocals, replacing the late Pete Shelley, the band will return to Australia for seven shows in late October to early November. The Buzzcocks will begin on the Gold Coast on October 24, before travelling through Brisbane, Adelaide, Fremantle, Newcastle, Sydney and finishing in Melbourne on November 2.

PinkPantheress: Capable of Love TourWhen: October 29 – November 5Find tickets and more info here

PinkPantheress was once an anonymous beatmaker going viral on TikTok – she’s anything but anonymous now, as she comes to Australia for the first time promoting her debut album ‘Heaven’. Between opening for Coldplay, the 22-year-old Brit will headline shows at Melbourne’s Festival Hall (October 29) and Horden Pavilion in Sydney on November 5.

Coldplay: Music of the Spheres TourWhen: October 30 – November 9Find tickets and more info here

Coldplay will bring their ‘Music of the Spheres’ tour to Australia’s east coast at the end of a more than two-year stretch. The pop juggernauts have already sold 9 million tickets – the most for any tour in history – and are set to play eight stadium shows in Melbourne and Sydney after playing in Perth in 2023.

Expect to experience the galactic sprawl of the band’s recent rock operas, while still belting out the anthems that took them to the top.

Take That and Sophie Ellis-BextorWhen: October 30 – November 10Find tickets and more info

It’ll be murder on the dancefloor when this tour comes to town. Sophie Ellis-Bextor, enjoying a Saltburn-fueled resurgence, will accompany Take That on a six-show tour of Australia. Three dates of the tour, which marks Take That’s first live shows in the region since 2017, will take place at wineries as part of A Day on the Green, where Ricki-Lee Coulter will also appear.

Tate McRae: Think Later World TourWhen: November 8 – November 17Find tickets and more info

In what marks her biggest headline Australian shows to date, Tate McRae’s Think Later World Tour will head Down Under in November, encompassing five shows in Perth (November 8), Brisbane (November 10), Sydney (November 12), Adelaide (November 15) and Melbourne (November 17). The tour comes in support of McRae’s sophomore album ‘Think Later’, which features her massive single ‘Greedy’. Tickets are available here.

Pearl Jam: Dark Matter World Tour 2024When: November 13 – November 23Find tickets and more info

Pearl Jam have announced their new album ‘Dark Matter’, which they’ll support with a massive tour around the world. They’ll make a stop Down Under with Pixies in support, playing stadium shows in the Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney. The grunge giants have added bonus gigs in Melbourne on November 18 and Sydney on November 23 in response to overwhelming demand. Find tickets here.

James Blunt: The Who We Used To Be TourWhen: November 21 – November 28Find tickets and more info here

Self-deprecating superstar James Blunt is returning to Australian stages for the first time in over six years in November 2024. The ‘You’re Beautiful’ singer will begin a five-date arena tour at Brisbane’s Riverstage on November 21, before heading through Sydney’s ICC Super Theatre (November 23), Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena (November 24), Adelaide’s Entertainment Centre Theatre (November 25) and Perth’s Red Hill Auditorium (November 28).

Martin Gore and Dave Gahan perform live with Depeche Mode. CREDIT: Getty

Depeche Mode

Aussie Depeche Mode fans are an incredibly patient bunch. The last time the British synth-pop titans toured the country was in 1994, meaning nearly three decades have passed since they last paid us a visit. But good things come to those who wait, and it seems there is a glimmer of hope for those hoping to catch the band Down Under.

In March 2023, Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan told an Italian blog that the band were eyeing “as-yet-unannounced dates in Asia and Australia” as part of a touring run that would lead into 2024. The band have toured the world in support of their latest album, ‘Memento Mori’, and a trip to Australia to cap off the jaunt seems more likely than ever.

Keep checking NME for more Australia live music news – from festival updates to concert and tour announcements

Additional reporting by Ellie Robinson, Tom Disalvo and Josh Martin