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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, 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 next year.

Destroy LonelyWhen: December 28 – January 9Find tickets and more info

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Destroy Lonely is set to bring his rhymes and atmospheric beats to stages in Sydney and Melbourne in January as part of his debut headline Australian shows in support of latest album ‘If Looks Could Kill’. Alongside his sets at Beyond The Valley and Wildlands Festival, the Atlanta artist will host his own shows at Melbourne’s The Forum (January 8) and Sydney’s Enmore Theatre (January 9). Head here for tickets.

Holly HumberstoneWhen: December 31 – January 6Find tickets and more info

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Following her sold-out Australian tour last year, Holly Humberstone will return to our shores early 2024 in support of her debut album ‘Paint My Bedroom Black’. The English singer-songwriter’s four-date run begins on December 31 as part of Heaps Good Festival at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl. She will perform at the event again for its Brisbane and Adelaide editions on January 2 and January 6, with a standalone headline show slated for Sydney’s Metro Theatre on January 4. Find tickets here.

OvermonoWhen: December 31 – January 6Find tickets and more info

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Alongside their sets at Beyond The Valley and Sun Cycle early next year, Overmono will deliver headline shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in January. The electronic duo will take centrestage at The Forum on January 4, before back-to-back performances at Princess Theatre and The Metro the following two nights (January 5 and 6). The shows will feature songs from Overmono’s 2023 album ‘Good Lies’. Head here to find tickets.

Declan McKennaWhen: January 2 – January 8Find tickets and more info

Declan McKenna’s first-ever Australian tour will encompass sets at both the Brisbane and Adelaide editions of Heaps Good Festival. From there, the singer-songwriter will perform his own headline shows at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney on January 3, and Melbourne Forum on January 4. McKenna’s debut Australian jaunt is in support of his third album ‘What Happened to the Beach?’, which is set for release in February. Find tickets here.

McluskyWhen: January 2 – 9Find tickets and more info

The current incarnation of Mclusky – frontman Andy “Falco” Falkous, drummer Jack Egglestone and bassist Damien Sayell – were set to tour Australia in January this year, celebrating the 20th anniversary of 2002 album ‘Mclusky Do Dallas’. In late 2022, those plans were postponed to 2024, due to some ongoing ear issues Falkous has been experiencing.

Falco has been providing periodic updates on his recovery via Twitter, and as it stands, the band are set to return in January next year. Fingers crossed all goes well and he’s back in good stead soon; and a visit from the band to kick off 2024 would be quite the cherry on top.

COBRAHWhen: January 3 – January 4Find tickets and more info

After the release of her EP ‘Succubus’ in October, it’s little surprise that COBRAH’s two-date Australian tour sold out so shortly after its announcement. The Swedish rapper and producer is due to perform back-to-back shows at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory (January 3) and the Corner Hotel in Melbourne (January 4), armed with recent singles like ‘Suck’ and ‘Feminine Energy’. Find resale ticketing information here.

RomyWhen: January 3 – January 4Find tickets and more info

Taking its name from her 2023 debut album, Romy’s ‘Mid Air’ tour kicks off at Sydney’s Liberty Hall on January 3. The songwriter and producer – known for her acclaimed albums with The xx – will finalise her two-date Australian run the following night (January 4), bringing her 11-track project to the stage of Max Watts. Find remaining tickets to Romy’s Sydney show here.

Milky ChanceWhen: January 6 – February 9Find tickets and more info

Australia’s favourite German folk pop duo Milky Chance return down under in 2024, playing their own headline shows around slots at SA festival Vintage Vibes and Tasmania’s Party in the Paddock. You’ll be sure to hear their massive breakout single ‘Stolen Dance’ – which turned 10 in 2023. Find tickets and dates here.

NLE ChoppaWhen: January 7 – January 10Find tickets and more info

NLE Choppa makes his Australian debut early next year, taking his three-date tour to Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane (January 7), Melbourne Forum (January 9), and Sydney’s Enmore Theatre (January 10). The hip-hop phenomenon released his sophomore album ‘Cottonwood 2’ in April 2023. Find tickets to NLE Choppa’s tour here.

Brent FaiyazWhen: January 9 – January 14Find tickets and more info

Equipped with his latest album ‘Wasteland’, Brent Faiyaz will deliver his signature R&B croon across Australia in January. Faiyaz kicks off the trio of Australian shows on January 9 at Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne, with another performance slated for Sydney’s Aware Super Theatre on January 11. The singer’s F*ck The World It’s A Wasteland tour concludes its Australian leg at Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane on January 14. Find tickets here.

Bruno MajorWhen: January 15 – January 22Find tickets and more info

Bruno Major first performed in Australia in 2019, playing a handful of low-key, intimate solo shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Since then, he’s released his second and third studio albums – 2020’s ‘To Let a Good Thing Die’ and 2023’s ‘Columbo’.

Major’s return to Australia sees him expand the tour itinerary – adding dates in Adelaide and Perth – and playing in considerably bigger venues than first time around.

Gracie Abrams: Good Riddance TourWhen: January 16 – 21Find tickets and more info

Fresh off supporting Taylor Swift on the recently concluded North American leg of the Eras Tour, Gracie Abrams has announced three Australia shows in January: headline dates in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. They come in support of her debut album ‘Good Riddance’, which was co-written with and largely produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner.

Greg PuciatoWhen: January 17 – January 21Find tickets and more info

The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato is heading Down Under in January for a solo tour, But he isn’t coming alone. Puciato is enlisting King Yosef – who is coming off his exclusive 2022 performance at Dark Mofo – and one man industrial noise act Trace Amount for support.

With two solo studio albums and a live record under his belt, Puciato’s Australia tour is quickly chalking up to be a can’t-miss event. If 2022’s ‘Mirrorcell’ is any indication, Puciato is at the prime of his career and given his adoration for Australia, fans will surely be in for a treat.

Julie ByrneWhen: January 17 – January 25Find tickets and more info

Following her two sets at Sydney Festival from January 17-19, Julie Byrne will embark on her own headline tour with stops in Melbourne and Castlemaine. The singer-songwriter will perform at Darebin Arts Centre in the former city on January 24, before taking to Castlemaine’s Theatre Royal on January 25. The string of shows is in support of Byrne’s latest album ‘The Greater Wings’. Click the above link to find tickets.

Noah Kahan: We’ll Be Here Forever TourWhen: January 17 – January 27Find tickets and more info

Ascendant singer-songwriter Noah Kahan’s Australian tour begins with two back-to-back shows at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl from January 17, followed by a performance at Riverstage in Brisbane on January 20. From there, Kahan will tour his album ‘Stick Season (We’ll All Be Here Forever)’ with a two-night outing at Hordern Pavilion in Sydney from January 23, before finalising the run of dates on January 27 at Perth’s Red Hill Auditorium. Find ticketing info here.

NOFXWhen: January 20 – January 27Find tickets and more info

In what’s been billed as their last-ever Australian tour, NOFX will take to stages across the east coast in early 2023, promising to perform 40 songs a night at each of their tour stops in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. The six-date schedule encompasses two performances in each city, and will see the punk band deliver a new setlist at each show. Expect to hear fan favourites from albums like ‘Punk In Drublic’ and ‘The Decline’, among many others. Find tickets here.

The BreedersWhen: January 22 – January 31Find tickets and more info

The Breeders begin their east coast jaunt with a show at Enmore Theatre in Sydney on January 22, before taking to Melbourne Forum the following week for a two-night outing on January 29 and 30. The alt-rock band conclude their four-date Australian run – their first in the country since 2018 – with a final performance at The Tivoli in Brisbane on January 31. Find tickets here.

Lord HuronWhen: January 24 – January 27Find tickets and more info

The cinematic Los Angeles indie-folk outfit Lord Huron will return to Australia for the first time since 2018. Ben Schenider and co. will play a trio of east coast headline shows towards the start of the year. Since their last visit, the band have released their fourth studio album, ‘Long Lost’.

Gregory Alan Isakov: Appaloosa Bones Australia and New Zealand Tour 2024When: January 27 – February 4Find tickets and more info

Johannesburg-born, Colorado-based folk singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov will celebrate the release of his sixth album ‘Appaloosa Bones’ with a headline tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2024. For the Aussie leg, he’ll perform in Brisbane, Adelaide, Fremantle, Sydney and Melbourne.

Louis TomlinsonWhen: January 28 – February 2Find tickets and more info

Louis Tomlinson shot to fame with One Direction, who formed on The X Factor in 2010. Since the group parted ways in 2016, Tomlinson released his 2020 solo debut album ‘Walls’; followed by last year’s chart-topping ‘Faith In The Future’, which scored a four-star review from NME‘s Rhian Daly.

On January 28, Tomlinson will perform at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, before performing at the Riverstage in Brisbane on January 30. Tomlinson will wrap up his Australian leg of the Faith in the Future world tour at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney on February 2.

RAYE: My 21st Century Blues tourWhen: January 31 – February 1

2023 was arguably a breakout year for English singer-songwriter RAYE, following the release of her debut album ‘My 21st Century Blues’ in February and her hit collaboration with 070 Shake, ‘Escapism.’ One year on, she’s poised to tour the project with two headline shows at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre (January 31) and Melbourne’s Forum (February 1), before stealing the spotlight at each of the six Laneway festival stages from February 3 to February 11. Find tickets here.

Laneway sideshows: AJ Tracey, d4vd, DOMi & JD BECK, Paris Texas, Hemlocke Springs, Blondshell, Faye Webster, Steve Lacy and Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Alongside RAYE, Laneway’s 2024 edition has spawned a starry sideshow program, with Unknown Mortal Orchestra kicking off proceedings with a trio of headline shows in Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne from January 30 to February 9. For his part, Laneway headliner Steve Lacy will perform two shows at the Sydney Opera House (January 31 and February 1), while Faye Webster will grace stages in Melbourne and Sydney on those same dates.

NME Cover stars Hemlocke Springs and Blondshell will bring their debut 2023 projects to stages in Melbourne and Sydney in early February, with the latter musician enlisting support act The Belair Lip Bombs for her shows. DOMi & JD Beck and d4vd will also perform in those cities in February, with the former jazz duo also completing an additional tour stop in Brunswick Heads on February 2.

Paris Texas embark on their two-date run with shows in Sydney (February 1) and Melbourne (February 9), before AJ Tracey rounds out Laneway’s sideshow program with performances at Enmore Theatre and Melbourne Forum on February 2 and February 8, respectively. Click the above links to find tickets for each respective artist.

The Kid LAROIWhen: February 2 – February 18Find tickets and more info

US-based homegrown rap phenom The Kid LAROI returns to Australia in February, filling stadiums around the country with tracks from his freshly released debut album ‘The First Time’. With dates locked in for Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and the Gold Coast, these all-ages shows will be his biggest to date. Find tickets here.

Rise AgainstWhen: February 4 – February 5Find tickets and more info

Rise Against’s first Australian shows since 2018 will kick off on February 4 at Forum in Melbourne. The Chicago punk rock stalwarts will then perform at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre the following night (February 5), concluding their Australian run in support of ‘Nowhere Generation’ and its 2022 EP follow-up ‘Nowhere Generation II’. Head here for tickets.

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Blink-182When: February 8 – 27Find tickets and more info

Longtime Blink fans don’t need to be told how special the American pop-punk legends’ upcoming tour is. Last time they visited the country in 2013, drummer Travis Barker sat out the shows as he was still recovering from a fear of flying. Since then, guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge quit (in 2015) and rejoined (last year). Barker (who’s now able to take flights again) is onboard for the upcoming dates, meaning next year’s gigs will be the first Mark, Tom and Travis shows to grace our shores since 2004.

By the time they arrive, they’ll have a new album in tow, and – judging by their recent sets at Coachella and the opening dates of their world tour – sounding as good as they have in a long time. To further sweeten the deal, Chicago punks Rise Against will be joining them on the run, playing their first Australian shows since 2019.

Paul WellerWhen: February 9 – February 12Find tickets and more info

Armed with a discography that spans both his time as The Jam’s frontman and his more recent solo work, Paul Weller brings his artistry to the Sydney Opera House across three dates in February. The singer-songwriter kicks off the brief exclusive residency with back-to-back shows on February 9 and February 10, before concluding the trio of Concert Hall shows on February 12. Find tickets here.

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

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 next year, 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.

She’ll be playing a total of four shows at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium, including newly announced date March 13, and conclude the tour at Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank stadium.

Queens of the Stone Age: The End Is Nero tourWhen: February 10 – February 26 Find tickets and more info

Queens of the Stone Age will return to Australian shores for the first time since 2018 in February, embarking on a ten-date tour in support of their latest album ‘In Times New Roman…’.

The End Is Nero tour includes a two-night stay in both Sydney and Brisbane, where the band will perform at Hordern Pavilion (February 21 and 22) and Fortitude Music Hall, respectively.

QOTSA’s tour schedule also includes shows at Red Hill Auditorium in Perth (February 10), Adelaide’s The Drive (February 13), and Mona Lawns in Hobart (February 16). Torquay, Melbourne and Gold Coast are the remaining stops on the band’s 2024 Australian tour. Find tickets here.

The DrumsWhen: February 13 – February 18Find tickets and more info

The Drums will make his long-awaited Australian return next February, more than a decade since his last visit. The indie-pop rocker will first perform at Fremantle’s Freo.Social on February 13, before spending Valentine’s Day at The Gov in Adelaide.

Later, The Drums will deliver a performance at Sydney’s Metro Theatre on February 16, with back-to-back shows slated for the following two nights at Melbourne’s Northcote Theatre (February 17) and Princess Theatre in Brisbane (February 18). Find tickets for the tour, in support of The Drums’ latest album ‘Jonny’, here.

Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo DollsWhen: February 13 – 27Find tickets and more info

The flame has been lit: Matchbox Twenty are back. 2022 sees the American pop-rockers release their first album since 2012 and embark on their first North American tour since 2017 – and Aussie dates aren’t far off.

During a recent podcast appearance, the band’s Rob Thomas and Paul Doucette said they will be “boots on the ground in Australia next year” and “bringing some good friends” along with them. On May 15, the band officially announced their first Aussie dates in some 12 years – and special guests the Goo Goo Dolls. Together, they’ll play nine arena shows over two weeks in February 2023.

Greentea PengWhen: February 16 – February 24Find tickets and more info

Bringing her unique vibes to a trio of shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, London R&B artist Greentea Peng will embark on her debut Australian tour between February 16-24, with venues slated for Princess Theatre, Forum and Metro Theatre, respectively. Peng’s most recent sophomore album ‘Greenzone’ arrived in 2022. Find tickets here.

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Taylor Swift: The Eras TourWhen: February 16 – 26Find more info

Taylor Swift’s mighty, career-spanning Eras Tour finally heads Down Under in February 2024 for three shows at Melbourne’s MCG and four at Sydney’s Accor Stadium, all of which will be supported by Sabrina Carpenter. Tickets went on sale in the last week of June to massive fan demand, and are well and truly sold out.

MogwaiWhen: February 17 – February 27Find tickets and more info

Mogwai’s Australian tour will mark their first shows in the country in over six years. The Scottish band will embark on a five-date run beginning with their set at Geelong’s Tentpole Festival on February 17. After that, Mogwai will perform at The Tivoli in Brisbane on February 21, before taking to stages in Hobart (February 23), Adelaide (February 25) and Sydney (February 27). Head here to find tickets.

CavetownWhen: February 21 – February 24Find tickets and more info

Cavetown’s three-date Australian tour will begin with a sold-out show at Forum Melbourne on February 21. Sydney’s Roundhouse will host another sold-out show for the bedroom pop artist the following night, before he wraps up his trio of performances at Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall on February 24. All shows will feature as-yet unannounced special guests, with remaining tickets available here.

Dinosaur Jr.When: February 21 – February 28Find tickets and more info

Celebrating 30 years since the release of their landmark album ‘Where You Been’, alternative rockers Dinosaur Jr. kick off the Australian leg of their anniversary tour at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on February 21. From there, the band will take to The Tivoli in Brisbane (February 23) and Adelaide’s Hindley Street Music Hall, before concluding their Australian run, the first since 2017, with a February 28 show at the Astor Theatre in Perth. Find tickets here.

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators: The River Is Rising tourWhen: February 22 – February 27Find tickets and more info

Slash and Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will unleash killer sets at shows in Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne next February. The co-headlining rockers will take to Adelaide Entertainment Centre on February 22, Hordern Pavilion on February 24, Riverstage on February 25 and John Cain Arena on February 27, in support of their collaborative album ‘4’. They’ll be joined on all Australian dates by The Struts and Rose Tattoo. Find tickets here.

Kings of ConvenienceWhen: February 22 – February 28Find tickets and more info

Kings of Convenience will kick off their Australian jaunt with a show at Melbourne Forum on February 22. Sydney will then host the indie folk-pop band at Enmore Theatre on February 24, before they venture to Brisbane’s Princess Theatre for a headline show on February 26. Kings of Convenience’s Australian tour concludes with their set at Perth Festival’s Rechabite on February 28. Head here for tickets.

SamphaWhen: February 26 – March 3Find tickets and more info

Fans have been waiting some time for Sampha’s Australian return, and thankfully their prayers will be answered when the crooner delivers ‘Lahai’ to audiences in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne early next year. Sampha will tour his sophomore album with shows at Hordern Pavilion (February 26), The Tivoli (February 27) and Margaret Court Arena (March 1), with an additional set as part of Perth Festival on March 3. Find tickets here.

The Chemical BrothersWhen: February 27 – March 2Find tickets and more info

Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons haven’t been to Australia since 2019, but that all changes in 2024. The Chemical Brothers will bring their immersive live show to Brisbane, Sydney and Geelong in February and March.

Some of the country’s premier party-starters will be getting things underway – with DJ sets from The Presets, Anna Lunoe and James Holroyd.

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 next 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, with tickets available here.

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 – 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.

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.

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 – 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 – 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 centrestage during her five-date Australian tour early next year. 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). Find tickets here.

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.

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. Get tickets to the Sydney show here and the Melbourne date here.

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’ in January. He’ll spend the rest of 2023 touring the record in North America with Black Veil Brides, then head down under next year for headline shows in Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

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

Rising UK pop sensation Dylan makes her Australian debut next 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 tickets and 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 go on sale to the public June 19 (with a Frontier Touring presale starting three days prior).

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!!”

Newton FaulknerWhen: 25 March – 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.

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. 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 are all locked in already. Costello and the Imposters will be one of the headliners for next year’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 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.

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

+LIVE+ and Incubus will embark on a mammoth run of dates across Australia next 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). Find tickets here.

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.

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

Initially slated to appear in Australia in November 2023, Beth Orton has since 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.

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.

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.

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 a new album set to release in September 2023 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, coupled with their biggest hits thus far.

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.

Jungle perform live. CREDIT: Getty

JungleWhen: May 17 – 22Find tickets and more info

Jungle have unleashed more dancey goodness with their latest album, ‘Volcano’. Get ready to boogie in May when they tour Australia. Just three shows have been announced: Festival Hall in Melbourne, Fortitude Music Hall in Brissy and Hordern Pavilion in Sydney.

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 2024 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.

Boney M featuring Maizie Williams: The Farewell TourWhen: June 3 – June 29Find tickets and more info

Legendary disco group Boney M and vocalist Maizie Williams will bid goodbye to Australia with a 15-date national tour in June 2023. Shows in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne have begun to sell out at time of writing – so get your tickets now. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Back in March, 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 will lead into 2024. The band are currently in the midst of a world tour 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. Find our list of concerts Down Under in 2023 here

Additional reporting by Ellie Robinson and Alex Gallagher.