After a five year hiatus, the weekly live music night The Filth has returned to Sydney and it's about to enter its second week after a successful launch with Asta, Grand Pavilion and Filthy DJs. The event is set to be held every Thursday at the The Imperial Hotel Erskineville and Friday at The Beach Rd Hotel in Bondi and this week will see B Wise and Citizen Kay bust open their round two events.
A lot of hip-hop fans have been waiting for Wiz Khalifa to announce his return to Australia and today, those dates have finally been dropped. Currently sitting pretty on the Australian radio charts with the Furious 7 smash hit "See You Again", not to mention the popularity of his own Blacc Hollywood, Wiz will be taking a trip over our way this September for some headline dates not to be missed in Australia and New Zealand.
Mumford & Sons will be bringing their latest, Wilder Mind, through Australia this November for a run of shows that yes, may only see them in the country for a short time, but by no means will be a measly blip on the radar. The band has announced not only two massive shows to go down in Brisbane and Melbourne, but also a day-long event in Sydney under the popular 'Gentlemen of the Road' banner, that will see the likes of The Vaccines, Future Islands, Jake Bugg and more perform.
Another killer tour has been announced by the awesome folk at Red Bull Music Academy; this time, they're teaming up with LA's beatmaker Nosaj Thing in touring around the east coast for some dope club sets not to be missed. Oh, and did we mention they're free to attend? No? Well, they are.
Grammy-winning R&B artist Toni Braxton has announced dates for her first-ever tour of Australia, which will see her performing at some of the finest venues across the country. The celebrated singer will perform in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, bringing with her a very rich catalogue full of hits from her long career.
After performing shows around Australia and overseas consistently over the past year and a half to growing crowds, Adelaide's Bad//Dreems are cutting to the chase in finally announcing details of their debut album. The record, Dogs At Bay, is scheduled to drop on August 21st and if new single "Hiding to Nothing" is any indicator, there are some bigger, brasher sounds to come from the Baddies from the City of Churches.
We can't get enough of Chris Cornell (obvious reasons), a point proven once again with the addition of a second show for Perth fans today! Following on from extra dates having to be added in Brisbane and Melbourne, the demand for tickets to the Soundgarden frontman's upcoming acoustic solo shows this November and December have been so high that the Perth Concert Hall will host the performer twice now at the end of the year. Fans will see Cornell perform songs from across his entire career in a special unplugged live show format, as well as songs from his upcoming record Higher Truth.
Once they wrap up a five date trip through Asia, Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One will have their eyes set on Australia, the next territory their acclaimed Tuxedo project will visit before 2015 is out! As the electro-funk duo, these guys have been working on compositions as Tuxedo for seven years, eventually culminating in a successful album release and a live show that has maintained a level of intrigue surrounding it.
Hands down one of the most underrated songwriters to emerge out Melbourne in recent years, Fraser A. Gorman will be taking to the stage in Sydney next month ahead of Jenny Lewis, who has slated in a very special headline show in the Harbour City while in the country for Splendour in the Grass. Tickets for the gig are selling quickly, understandably, as it's Lewis' only Australian headline appearance, so get behind this one before you miss out!
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These guys have just finished a successful national tour that took their room-shaking tunes to sold out venues around the capital cities. But, while King Parrot may be leaving their Australian fans to recover from the antics the Dead Set album tour brought with it (they're heading to North America), the guys will be back on the road as soon as they land back at home in a few months! Eyeing up the regional areas as well as east coast capitals through August and September this time round, King Parrot fans will be able to check in with their fave metal band on the 'Regional Rampage Tour'.
Chet Faker will be taking to some of the biggest Australian venues he's performed at yet when the 'Built on Live' tour brings him to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in October and November. His Sydney show will see Faker perform in the Sydney Opera House Forecourt and today, a second show at the harbourside venue has been announced!
Megan Washington's dance card's gotten that little bit fuller today, with the announcement of an extra handful of shows for her national 'Tangents Tour' that's already having the musician on the road through August and September. Washington's already set up to play Splendour in July and has recently scored a great support slot performing with Elton John in the Hunter Valley this December, so there's going to be plenty of chances for you to catching Miss Megan around the country throughout the second half of 2015 for sure.
Asta's not long been off the road, having completed a successful national run of dates with "Dynamite" mate Allday, but today a new run of national tour dates have been announced for the lady who also has dropped the official video for "Dynamite"! The tune has been sitting pretty in the ARIA Singles Chart since its release and it's no surprise it's taken off as well as it has with live crowds around the country.
Conrad Sewell continues to blow up in Australia, now with the addition of a second Perth show and a third in Sydney being added to his rapidly selling debut headline tour. The singer who hails from Brisbane but is now based in Los Angeles, will be touring venues around the country through September and October, not to mention his shows with Maroon 5 will take him back to the arena sized crowds he was first introduced to earlier in the year when he toured nationally with Ed Sheeran.
Melbourne's going to get the full Lepers & Crooks experience through July, with the band set to play an extensive run of live dates both in Melbourne and regional Victoria through the month. The band has been earning themselves a reputation for being a must-see live act; a dynamic and highly energetic live touring act who have been honing a sick live show for a while now. The tour through July is aptly titled 'Exile in Melbourne', shows that will see Lepers & Crooks getting out of the NSW studio where they've been writing material for their upcoming album.