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Celebrate the undeniable legacy of Bob Dylan when he brings his full band out to play his most intimate Australian dates in two decades at Riverside Theatre, Perth, 13 & 14 Aug; Palais Theatre, Melbourne, 18 & 19 Aug; Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, 25 Aug; Royal Theatre, Canberra, 29 Aug; and State Theatre, Sydney, 3 & 4 Sep.
APRA FINAL FIVES
360 is back with his third LP Utopia, and to celebrate he’s embarking on his biggest headline tour. Uncle 60 has been working tirelessly trying to trump his double platinum breakthrough of 2011, Falling & Flying; see if he’s been successful 3 Sep, UC Refectory, Canberra; 5 Sep, Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (all ages); 6 Sep, Arena, Brisbane (two shows: under-18 matinee/18+ evening); 12 Sep, Festival Hall, Melbourne (all ages); 19 Sep, Metro City, Perth; and 20 Sep, Astor Theatre, Perth (all ages).
SEEK WILL DESTROY
Oz/English electronic outfit Seekae continue to amaze, with their experimental, enveloping songs and dizzying live show captivating punters everywhere from SXSW to the Sydney Opera House. The trio return to plug their brand new tune Test & Recognise with shows 12 Aug, The Zoo, Brisbane; 16 Aug, Villa Nightclub, Perth; 22 Aug, 170 Russell, Melbourne; and 23 Aug, Metro Theatre, Sydney, and the supporting cast is huge, with Jonti, Pilerats, Fourwords and Akimbo all adding to the occasion.
WE’LL FINALLY BE ROYALS
After a false start in April, Lorde has finally confirmed new Australian dates, with the Kiwi songstress now returning 5 Jul, Challenge Stadium, Perth; 11 & 12 Jul, Hordern Pavilion, Sydney; 15 & 16 Jul, Festival Hall, Melbourne; 19 Jul, Newcastle Entertainment Centre; and 20 Jul, Brisbane Riverstage. Ticketholders that can attend their respective dates don’t have to do anything else other than show up. If you can’t make it, contact your point of purchase by 5pm this Friday (6 Jun) for a refund.
Whispers is the new record from Passenger, the British busker-cum-adopted Aussie who’s still standing tall after a breakout few years which saw him top the charts in 21 countries and generate sales of more than 1.2 million. His sixth record is grand, passionate and utterly rewarding – hear the tracks live on stage when Michael Rosenberg’s all ages tour comes to Palais Theatre, Melbourne, 17 Jan; Canberra Theatre, 22 Jan; Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney, 23 Jan; Riverstage, Brisbane, 25 Jan; and Red Hill Auditorium, Perth, 7 Feb, with Canadian folk trio The Once special support at all dates.
The 2014 APRA Music Awards finalists have just been announced, with the likes of Vance Joy, Birds Of Tokyo, The Drones, Flume, Sheppard and Matt Corby all in the running for the top prizes. Find out who gets the nod for the highly prestigious Song Of The Year, Breakthrough Songwriter Of the Year and more when the awards ceremony takes place 23 Jun at Brisbane City Hall.
WHO’S GOING TO SAVE US?
Tech metal wizards Protest The Hero are bringing their ludicrous live show to our parts, with these gigs marking the first time fans Down Under have had a chance to see the madness of last year’s record Volition live on stage. The Ontario slayers perform shows 4 Sep, The Hi-Fi, Brisbane; 5 Sep, Manning Bar, Sydney; 6 Sep, The Hi-Fi, Melbourne; and 10 Sep, Amplifier Bar, Perth.
“I AM STILL TORMENTED WATCHING THAT @50CENT FIRST PITCH AT THE METS GAME. I MAY NEED A SLEEPING PILL. THAT WAS TRAUMATIC.” THERE WAS NO ANIMAL AMBITION ON THE MOUND @ROLANDSMARTIN. 8 • THE MUSIC • 4TH JUNE 2014
FLUFFY, NOT FAT
You may have seen Gabriel Iglesias in Magic Mike or caught him recently on Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien’s respective Tonight Shows. Now, you can see the Hawaiian shirt enthusiast live when the Californian funnyman brings his high-octane show Down Under. Iglesias never misses a beat, combining stories, parodies, characters and sound effects to bring all his personal experiences to life – split your sides when he performs 20 Sep, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne; 23 Sep, Riverside Theatre, Perth; 26 Sep, Brisbane Convention & Entertainment Centre; and 27 Sep, Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney.
Published on Jun 3, 2014
Published on Jun 3, 2014
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