Six unmissable gigs this July and August

Despite the winter chill, we are looking ahead to July and August to warm up with an incredible lineup of live music. This year has already delivered some unforgettable acts, but it seems the best is yet to come. Australian and New Zealand are about to get a fantastic delivery of shows for you to catch, with everything from soulful singer-songwriters to pop powerhouses and legendary rock bands. We’re recommending six shows for you to jump on, with Lizzy McAlpine, FLETCHER, Griff, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Mildlife and Omar Apollo set to bring the heat in the coming weeks.

Lizzy McAlpine

Lizzy McAlpine is finally touring Australia in July. With an impressive collection of already viral tracks, her third studio album Older is quickly becoming a fan favorite. Shooting to fame in 2020 through her now TikTok-famous song “Ceilings,” the new album marks a point of maturity in the US singer-songwriter’s catalogue, a stunning 14-track collection of mellow, raw songs reflecting on losing love and moving on for the better.

The Older Tour spans North America, the UK, Europe, stopping off in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne on the way. Brisbane is rewarded with two shows at the beautiful Fortitude Music Hall. On her recent shows in the tour, Lizzy has been playing eighteen to twenty songs each night. A night to saviour.

All ticket available through Secret Sounds HERE

Thursday 11 July – Fortitude Music Hall – Brisbane QLD
Friday 12 July – Fortitude Music Hall – Brisbane QLD
Tuesday 16 July – Hordern Pavilion – Sydney NSW
Thursday 18 July – Margaret Court Arena – Melbourne VIC


American pop powerhouse FLETCHER is heading back our way in July after a round of cancellations last year. Her 2019 breakout single “Undrunk” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100, and since then she’s sold out headline tours, performed at major festivals, and garnered over 175 million streams. Her critically acclaimed 2022 debut album GIRL OF MY DREAMS centered the singer-songwriter as a force to be reckoned with in the charts.

While Melbourne and Brisbane dates are sold out, you can still grab tickets to her Perth and Sydney shows!

All tickets available through Live Nation HERE

Tuesday 16 July – Metro City – Perth WA
Thursday 18 July – Fortitude Music Hall – Brisbane QLD
Tuesday 23 July – Festival Hall – Melbourne VIC
Friday 26 July – Hordern Pavilion – Sydney NSW


English pop sensation Griff is on her World Vertigo Tour, hitting Australia and New Zealand this August! After a stellar debut supporting The 1975 here last year, Griff returns to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Aukland. With a unique approach to production and design, Griff’s work shines in the UK scene, blending her Chinese-Jamaican roots with modern British pop.

The new album Vertigo, is dropping just in time on July 19, exploring themes of self-discovery and healing. The namesake single has garnered ample attention, with her latest single, “Miss Me Too” equally matching the viral hit energy.

All tickets available through Ticketmaster HERE

Tuseday 13 Aug – The Princess Theatre – Brisbane QLD
Thursday 15 Aug  – Enmore Theatre – Sydney NSW
Saturday 17 Aug – Northcote Theatre – Melbourne VIC
Monday 19 Aug – Powerstation – Auckland NZ

The Jesus and Mary Chain

It’s been a legendary 40 years of The Jesus and Mary Chain, who’re coming our way with their acclaimed album, Glasgow Eyes! Debuting at #7 on the UK Official Album Chart, it’s their highest since Darklands in 1987. It’s an impressive feat to still be topping indie charts with their single “Silver Strings” praised in the likes of Pitchfork. You’ll be able to catch them on tour in Australia and New Zealand.

Alongside the tour is some suitable celebratory releases; the Never Understood biography, out August 15th, and an exclusive LP narrated by the Reid brothers on September 5th. Don’t miss this milestone tour this July and August.

All tickets available through SBM Presents HERE

Tuesday 30 July – Powerstation – Auckland NZ
Thursday 1 August – Enmore Theatre – Sydney NSW
Saturday 3 August – The Tivoli – Brisbane QLD
Sunday 4 August – Forum – Melbourne VIC
Tuesday 6 August – Hindley St Music Hall – Adelaide SA
Thursday 8 August – Astor Theatre – Perth WA


Melbourne psychedelic jazz local legends Mildlife are on the road for their national Chorus album tour. Following the release of three standout singles, “Yourself,” “Musica,” and “Return to Centaurus,” their third studio album, released in March, easily matches the heat.

Chorus marks their first studio LP since winning back-to-back ARIA Awards for Best Jazz Album in 2021 and 2022. Mildlife continuously re-blend their ‘slinky jam’ mix of jazz, dance, and psychedelic rock into something bright and beautiful. This June and July, catch them bringing crowds together all across the country.

June 21 – Freo Social – Fremantle WA – ticekts HERE
June 28 – The Princess Theatre – Brisbane QLD – tickets HERE
June 29 – The Northern – Byron Bay NSW – tickets HERE
July 5 – Factory Theatre – Sydney NSW – tickets HERE
July 6 – Northcote Theatre – Melbourne VIC – tickets HERE

Omar Apollo

Two years after his debut album Ivory and the massive hit “Evergreen (You Didn’t Deserve Me at All),” Omar Apollo returns with a gorgeous new single and a national tour in July. The brutally honest “Spite” pays homage to the pain of long-distance relationships. Not afraid of  emotional vulnerability, the GRAMMY-nominated, Billboard 100-climbing singer-songwriter is set to release a highly anticipated second album later this year. From NPR’s Tiny Desk to Coachella, Omar is now headed back to our shores for the first time since 2020.

Supporting him will be Forest Claudette, whose equally soul-baring tracks will perfectly complement the tour.

Monday 15 July – Festival Hall – Melbourne VIC – tickets HERE
Thursday 18 July – Hordern Pavilion – Sydney NSW – tickets HERE
Friday 19 July – Fortitude Music Hall – Brisbane QLD – tickets HERE