The last time Australia saw Kendrick Lamar, the irrepressible Compton emcee was playing stadiums across the country in support of Eminem at Rapture Festival. This time, the To Pimp a Butterfly genius will be headlining arenas on a two-show (so far) tour in addition to a headline slot at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016.
Dan Sultan will be on the road with some new material through November and December, supporting new music platform OPENLive and the release of a limited edition physical CD of his recent National Theatre concert. OPENLive, priding itself on being able to produce mixed and mastered recordings of performances instantly after the event has joined up with Sultan in what is a no-brainer partnership - the quality of Sultan's performances are stellar, and to have that essence captured on a physical format is something fans will no doubt be chomping at the bit to get their hands on.
Australian music legends AC/DC have announced Swedish garage rockers The Hives and Australia's own Kingswood as special guests for the Australian leg of their 'Rock Or Bust' world tour.
Sending out a little message to fans to be paying attention to triple j at approximately 4:20pm this afternoon, Mansfield's favourite sons Violent Soho went on and delivered a huge new song in "Like Soda" along with news of a short east coast tour in coming weeks. "Like Soda" is the band's first piece of new material in some time, having been working away on the follow up record to the immensely popular Hungry Ghost. This little nugget is just what the doctor ordered on a Thursday afternoon.
Australia's hottest export Chet Faker is set to headline the Ray Ban x Boiler Room event in Melbourne on November 10. Faker, along with his beard, will be performing a live DJ set, as well as hand picking the other performers for the event. Click through for details...
Sydney’s Lime Cordiale are about to take their summer jams on the road, announcing an extensive list of gigs in support of their new EP Road to Paradise. The tour will cover thirteen dates across Australia, including appearances at Soundscape Music Festival and Lost Paradise Festival in New South Wales.
Australian rock legends The Superjesus have announced the supporting acts for their four stop 'Setting Sun' tour of Australia this November. The opening acts for the tour will be Van Cooper and Calling Mayday in Sydney, Blonde on Blonde and Trails in Brisbane, Cicadastone and She's The Driver in Melbourne, and Angels of Gung-Ho in Adelaide.
After her first show quickly sold out, Halsey has announced an extra show in Sydney. A second show has been added on Thursday, January 7 at the Metro Theatre, to go along with her show the day before at The Forum in Melbourne.
Indie pop trio Mini Mansions continue their good year and announce headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney later this year. The group, already supporting Tame Impala on their Australian tour in November, have supported other huge acts like Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood, and New Pornographers all the while gaining solid momentum for their own tunes and live shows.