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Montaigne

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When: Friday 29th November
Where: Metro Theatre

READY is not just Montaigne's most anthemic single to date, it's an anthem with something to say. "I was so reluctant to take ownership of it at first was so far I've been the self deprecating tortured artist who's talked about my neurosis, whereas this song is 'I believe in myself' and 'I'm ready to utilise my abilities'. That's something I've been working hard to finesse. "Putting a song out about self worth now, I'm in a place where I do think that much about myself, I work really hard every day to be really good at what I do, I've earned that confidence.” There's also a Trojan Horse factor buried in the lyrics of Ready. Sure it's booming pop song on the surface with that killer motivational chorus to remind yourself to stay on the grind ("I think I'm ready and I'm at the edge of the cliff, so let's begin..") and some seriously brilliant vocals. But in the song's final verse Montaigne sings "take me to the final stage, gimme gimme equal wage, I am no longer afraid.”

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Léon

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When: Tuesday 3rd December
Where: Metro Theatre

Swedish soul-pop singer, LÉON has today announced her Australian debut with a run of east coast shows beginning December 1 at Melbourne’s Howler. The rising pop star, who’s been named as “one to watch” by Katy Perry and “Sweden’s next big thing” by Vogue, will bring her softly glowing contemporary pop, which evokes the classic sounds of the 60s and 80s, to Australian fans for the very first time this summer.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Liam Gallagher

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When: Monday 9th December
Where:
Enmore Theatre

With Special Guest: Gerry Cinnamon

Once voted by the readers of Q Magazine as the “greatest front man of all time”, living legend Liam Gallagher will return to Australia and New Zealand in December as he celebrates the release of his massively anticipated second solo record, Why Me, Why Not? Sydney audiences will have the chance to revel in tracks from Gallagher’s untouchable back catalogue as well as taking in newer cuts from his more recent output. Also on offer will be a stoic support set from independent Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon, in the country to spruik his debut album Erratic Cinematic. “I’m not doing this to be more famous, I’m f**king famous enough – you know what I mean, I’m not doing it for the money. I joined a band because I love music.” Audiences in Australia and New Zealand are in for something very special as Gallagher stacks his setlist with some of Oasis’ most well-known tunes and sends the likely lads and ladette’s into Supersonic ecstasy.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Onefour

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When: Tuesday 10th December
Where:
Enmore Theatre

With a string of viral singles and videos racking up over 30 million streams, drill collective OneFour have announced their first ever run of headline shows across Australia starting this November. From the streets of Western Sydney to the world at large, OneFour are carving out a reputation for energy charged storytelling and world-class production. Their songs depict a life of adversity and conflict that few outsiders have access to. Yet, as Australia’s first drill group, they proudly represent the Greater Western Sydney district of Mt Druitt to a growing fanbase all around the world, awakening audiences to the often-overlooked talent that come from working-class communities across the country. Dubbed as ‘Australia’s most exciting rappers’ by Vice - OneFour will be bringing their unique sound, shaped by a life of adversity and conflict, to fans in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, and Sydney, beginning at 170 Russell on November 24. It's the end of the beginning for this crew. While their feet are firmly planted in the streets that raised them, their sights are set on being the first Australian Rap group to really crack open the UK and US markets.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Miami Horror

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When: Friday 13th December
Where: Metro Theatre

On October 31st, Miami Horror kicks off a 17-date North American tour featuring an all star lineup. What began as a solo project by Plant, Miami Horror quickly grew into a four-piece live band. The new six-piece iteration of the show will now see the group as a living, breathing organism, ever-changing in their diverse musical influences. For the upcoming shows, the band will feature vocalists Reva Devito (Portland, OR), TC Milan (Brooklyn, NY) alongisde Melbourne local Queen Magic on guitar, while current vocalist and guitarist Josh Moriarty takes a much needed break from touring. "Luv Is Not Enough" follows the single "Restless," which marked the band's shift toward their collaborative and production-based roots, marrying the funk elements of their past with a softer R&B-leaning vocal. It was a direction that Plant champions as the new incarnation of the project. "Restless" combines dreamy, lo-fi funk guitar, relaxed, 70s-esque drums, and a sultry, impassioned vocal. The sepia-glazed music video directed by Keenan Wetzel (Haux, Aisha Badru) finds an assortment of quirky characters coming together for some good old-fashioned tennis training and a spark of lust.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

One Step Behind (Madness Tribute)

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When: Saturday 21st December
Where: Metro Theatre

Formed in 1993 and having played over 1500 shows, One Step Behind are The Only MADNESS Tribute Band Approved by MADNESS. “Tight as a ducks arse… Brilliant” (Lee Thompson – Madness). "That's exactly what we used to be like - you've got it to a tee!"(Dan “Woody” Woodgate – Madness). "By the way, we're Madness not One Step Behind!” (Suggs – Madness). Each member of One Step Behind grew up as a Madness fan and perfecting his portrayal of his original Madness counterpart has been a true labour of love. They strive to match every detail of the original, both musically and in appearance. Like Madness, One Step Behind is well known for their on-stage antics with which they build up an authentic 'Nutty' atmosphere. This is One Step Behind's philosophy - to carry forward the Madness mantle into the 21st Century and beyond. Don’t miss their first Australian tour this December!

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Lewis Capaldi

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When: Thursday 2nd January
Where: Hordern Pavilion

As his blockbuster debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent ticks over to 1 billion streams worldwide and enters its fifth week at the top of the UK charts, Scottish singer- songwriter Lewis Capaldi has wasted no time in announcing his return to Australia and New Zealand with three towering 2020 shows in Sydney,Melbourne and Auckland. Capaldi has had a sensational 18 months in which his lovelorn songcraft and mind-blowing vocal abilities have bewitched listeners both at home and abroad. Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent is the UK’s fastest selling debut of 2019 so far and tickets to his March 2020 tour of the UK and Ireland have disappeared within seconds of going on sale. Still only 22, the sometimes heartbroken, often cheeky Scot’s signature tune is the extraordinary ‘Someone You Loved’. As the perfect showcase for his sweeping, emotive and unbelievably powerful voice, the song has proved a tonic to the jangled emotions of music lovers worldwide, especially here in Australia. Capaldi’s other singles have also managed to hit every nerve on the way through. In fact, his debut track ‘Bruises’, written as he recovered from a particularly nasty breakup, went absolutely bananas upon release in 2017 as it clocked up 28 million Spotify streams and made him the fastest unsigned artist ever to reach 25 million plays on the platform. A prodigy from the get-go, Capaldi grew up in Bathgate – a small town near Glasgow – and was busy learning the drums and guitar by the age of two. Naturally, by the time he was nine, a young Lewis was seen sneaking into local pubs and blowing patrons away with his astonishing talents. From there he honed his craft, letting his brothers record collection (filled with the best of Nirvana and Bob Dylan) influence him and building his own musical sensibilities. His penchant for sparse, emotionally resonant songcraft attracted attention as he distributed demo recordings of himself playing in a bathroom, eventually catching the ears of a curious local scene. Flash forward a couple of years and we will find Lewis Capaldi hitting Australia in the middle of an absolute hot streak. Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent outsold the rest of the UK top 10 combined upon release last month also saw him nominated for The Brit’s Critics Choice award.

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Article by Hordern Pavilion.

Of Monsters And Men: Fever Dream Tour

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When: Tuesday 7th January
Where: Enmore Theatre

Multi-platinum Icelandic quintet OF MONSTERS AND MEN have announced two special shows this summer! The first Icelandic band to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify, Of Monsters and Men are a global force of indie-pop and stadium folk. Breaking through in 2011 with debut album ‘MY HEAD IS AN ANIMAL’, the release skyrocketed to No. 1 on the ARIA Charts. Lifted from that record, global smash single ‘Little Talks’ is six-times platinum in Australia. Last on our shores in 2016, Of Monsters and Men embarked upon a sold-out East Coast run that demanded second shows to be added in all cities. Returning with impressive third studio album ‘FEVER DREAM’, new songs such as empowering Billboard No. 1 ‘Alligator’ will sit along crowd favourites in this unique live show.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Milky Chance

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When: Wednesday 8th January
Where: Hordern Pavilion

Having stormed the charts and pinched our hearts back in 2013 with the adorable 'Stolen Dance', German folksters Milky Chance return Down Under on the back of their much anticipated third record. Appearing at Melbourne's Festival Hall and Sydney's Hordern Pavilion for some very special all ages dates, eager fans will be among the first in the world to experience Milky Chance's brand-new album Mind The Moon live on stage. Set to be released in November, the LP contains 'Daydreaming'– the duo's recent collaboration with Australian sensation Tash Sultana - as well as new single 'The Game'. With a reputation as one of the hardest touring acts around, their breezy harmonic tones illustrated on tracks like 'Cocoon'and the mega-hit 'Stolen Dance'will steal the night away.

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Article by Hordern Pavilion.

Laibach

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When: Thursday 16th January
Where: Metro Theatre

Slovenia’s industrial pop pioneers and political provocateurs were the first ‘foreign’ rock band to be invited into North Korea and perform in Pyongyang. Now they’re coming to Sydney to take on The Sound of Music—and selected songs from their back catalogue, reaching back to 1980—including Also Sprach Zarathustra, Spectre, Sympathy for the Devil, WAT, Kapital, Volk, Laibach Revisited... All with experimental flair and boundary-smashing gusto. For nearly forty years now, from their genesis in the then-Yugoslavian industrial town Trbovlje, Laibach are still the most internationally acclaimed band to have come out of the former Communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe. The Sound of Music was conceived when Laibach were infamously invited to perform in North Korea in 2015. The band performed several songs from the 1965 film’s soundtrack at the concert in Pyongyang, chosen by Laibach as it’s a well-known and beloved film in the DPRK and often used by schoolchildren to learn English. The album gives the Laibach treatment to tracks such as ‘My Favorite Things’, ‘Edelweiss’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’ and ‘Maria’, here reworked as ‘Maria / Korea’ (“How do you solve a problem like Maria / Korea?”).

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Obituary

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When: Friday 17th January
Where: Metro Theatre

OBITUARY remains as one of the most influential and groundbreaking bands in the death metal genre, one which they helped to create. Combining hyper-speed guitar riffing, complex arrangements and guttural screams, the band created a bleak and violent soundscape for metal fans worldwide. In 1990 OBITUARY released the album 'Cause Of Death'. One considered a classic in the history of the death metal genre, a masterpiece that has stood the test of time and, to this day, remains as a must have album for any death metal fan. Celebrating 30 years since its release, OBITUARY return to Australia to play the album in full, plus a choice selection of death metal cuts from their early years!! Making their long overdue first appearances in Australia are Singapore's vitriolic grind terrorists WORMROT. Their performances are intense, spectacular, furious, a barrage of unrelenting, head-caving grindcore, honed by a singular determination to fucking destroy the competition. Get it or get out of the way!!

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Mahalia

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When: Thursday 30th January
Where: Metro Theatre

After making waves on her sell-out debut Australian visit in January this year, UK singer-songwriter Mahalia returns to our shores with a brand new, critically celebrated album under her belt. “R&B’s new big star has finally arrived… Her melodic, neo-soul style proved popular, especially her more recent hits with their woozy, electronic-tinged edge and more evocative lyricism” – UK Evening Standard. Released in September, Love and Compromise features soul-pop gems ‘I Wish I Missed My Ex’, ‘What You Did’ with Ella Mai, and ‘Simmer’ featuring Burna Boy. The alt-R&B/soul singer counts Ed Sheeran as one of her fans, a tweet, duet video, and support slot rallying fans early in her career, and features on Rudimental’s hit, ‘We The Generation’, performing with the group on Later… with Jools Holland. Mahalia’s captivating live show has earned her praise the world over, and across countless sold out international headline dates. The raw-but-refined emotion in her songs makes for a deeply personal set, interspersed with stories and admissions. Topping YouTube’s 2019 #UKOnesToWatch list earlier this year, Mahalia’s live show is not to be missed.

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Mac Demarco

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When: Friday 10th February
Where: Hordern Pavilion

MAC DEMARCO has announced his return to Australia in January 2020 for HERE COMES MAC DEMARCO, a summer tour that brings the Mac spirit to audiences down under, on his biggest-ever headline run. Mac has invited his friends, West Australian psych-rockers Pond and “Neo-Kawaii” bubblegum punks CHAI from Japan, to join him on this magical mystery journey down the East Coast. Pond will also join Mac in Perth, along with Cold Meat to open the show. West Australian psych-rockers Pond bring hype from sold out national headline dates, and latest offering Tasmania (produced by the band and Kevin Parker of Tame Impala). Confronting personal and global dread with rich melodies, their signature trippy instrumentation will feature in all cities. Japanese punks CHAI will join the tour in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The feminist quartet make their Australian debut in the wake of their critically adored album PUNK. Boasting highlight showcases at SXSW and The Great Escape, Pitchfork awarded PUNK Best New Music, saying CHAI is “a band that screams yes to joy”.

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Article by Hordern Pavilion.

An Evening with Michael Bublé

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When: Friday 7th February & Saturday 8th February
Where: Qudos Bank Arena

After 5 sold out world tours, he’s back! Global superstar Michael Bublé will return in February 2020 with a 36-piece orchestra to thrill Australian audiences on his five-city tour taking in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth. Bublé received rave reviews for a one-off show in Sydney in late last year when he performed to mark the closure of Allianz Stadium. The Sydney Morning Herald praised a performer “who holds the audience in the palm of his hand” and whose “soaring vocals absolutely knock it out of the park”, while the Daily Telegraph admired Bublé’s success at “wrapping his golden tonsils around some of the most iconic songs of pop history”. This tour is supporting Bublé’s ♥ album, which has achieved Gold status in Australia since its release in November 2018 when it debuted at #2 on the ARIA Albums Chart, the Herald Sun said Bublé “was back to doing what he does best – telling love stories”.

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Article by Ticketek.

PENTATONIX

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When: Saturday 22nd February
Where: First State Super Theatre, ICC Sydney

PENTATONIX are coming to Australia this summer! The three-time Grammy Award-winning and US multi-platinum-selling pop a cappella group bring their awe-inspiring world tour to arenas in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney this February 2020. Unaccompanied by instruments, Pentatonix excel in harmonies, percussive sounds and beatbox delivered in their own Grammy-winning-style arrangements, stemming from influences of pop, dubstep, electro, hip-hop, country and classical music.

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The New Pronographers

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When: Wednesday 26th February
Where: Metro Theatre

For the last two decades, The New Pornographers have been delivering infectious hooks, sweet harmonies, and a pile of power-pop riffs every time they take the stage. The critically acclaimed supergroup - A.C. Newman, Neko Case, Kathryn Calder, Todd Fancey, Blaine Thurier, John Collins, Joe Seiders and Simi Stone - embarks on a new tour in support of their brand new record In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights. The album is more of what The New Pornographers do best: "pure, blissfully irresistible power-pop" (NPR Music).
Don't miss The New Pornographers first Australian tour in almost a decade.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Missy Higgins

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When: Friday 28th February
Where:
Sydney Coliseum, West HQ

With Special Guest:William Crighton

Joining a list of spectacular artists in the inaugural year of its opening, West HQ is proud to present Missy Higgins live in concert at the brand new Sydney Coliseum Theatre. The five time chart topper and nine time Aria Award winner will bring her irresistible melodies and ‘arrow through the heart’ lyrics to Greater Western Sydney and beyond in an incredible show in 2020. After touring the globe with her undeniable songs and unforgettable live performances, Missy’s highly acclaimed  ‘The Sound Of White’ (ARIA Album Of The Year featuring the hits ‘Scar’, ’Ten Days’ and ’The Special Two’), ‘On A Clear Night’ (featuring North American top 20 airplay hit ‘Where I Stood’ plus Australian #1 single ‘Steer’) and ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ (featuring ‘Everyone’s Waiting’ and ‘Hello Hello’) have sold over two millions copies globally. In 2018, Missy announced her long awaited fifth studio album, ‘Solastalgia’, with its lead single ‘Futon Couch’ becoming her biggest radio success in a decade. Missy capped off 2018 with the release of ‘The Special Ones’ – a Best Of Collection that is a primer to one of Australian music’s strongest modern catalogues. Don’t miss your chance to see Missy Higgins and special guest William Crighton Live at the Sydney Coliseum Theatre 2020 in what is to be an incredible and unforgettable performance.

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MONO

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When: Saturday 7th March
Where: Metro Theatre

Special Guest: Jo Quail

Japanese instrumental rock group MONO are in the midst of a world tour celebrating their 20th anniversary and now have announced they will return to Australia in March 2020, three years since their last visit. Originally formed in 1999, MONO’s unique approach blends orchestral arrangements and shoegaze guitar noise into memorable and emotional epics. Consistently held in high regard by their peers, their music has been praised by media, including NME proclaiming “This is music for the Gods.” Amongst their fans, they are revered as one of the best live experiences in rock. They are also one of the hardest working bands on the planet – their annual world tours consist of over 150 shows and they have also established themselves as respected curators for the After Hours Festivals in China and Japan. The tour follows landmark shows in iconic venues such as The Barbican in London & The Regent Theater in Los Angeles. The band was also invited to headline London’s Meltdown Festival at the invitation of The Cure’s Robert Smith. Amidst all this, MONO released their 10th studio album “Nowhere Now Here” produced by long time collaborator Steve Albini. “Nowhere Now Here” features the band at the peak of their powers, casting a wide net from pummelling waves of sound to the delicate and melancholy passages that they are beloved for creating. Having cemented their place amongst their post-rock and shoegaze contemporaries such as Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Ros, My Blood Valentine and Mogwai, MONO are nonetheless peerless in terms of their incendiary live performances. Returning once again to Australian shores, this tour is a celebration of the breadth of MONO’s career and will visit Sydney. Joining as very special guest for all shows is British cellist and composer Jo Quail, who has toured extensively with MONO as well as featuring in Australia at landmark venues such as Melbourne Recital Hall & Adelaide Festival. MONO will reprise their acclaimed performance at this year’s Roadburn Festival with Jo as a special guest performer during a career-spanning 100-minute set. Taka of MONO says “Australia has always been a special place for us, it's going to be 3 years since the last time we visited this beautiful country. We're very excited to share our music again with you all and celebrate our 20th year anniversary with all our Australian fans with a special set. See you soon!"

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Article by Metro Theatre.

New Order

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When: Wednesday 11th March
Where: Hordern Pavilion

With Special Guests: Confidence Man - Sydney and Melbourne

NEW ORDER, the icons that changed pop music forever, have announced rare Australian dates for March 2020, bringing their timeless live show to fans in Sydney and Melbourne. Over a career spanning four decades, New Order cemented themselves as one of the world 's most vital bands. Combining guitar-heavy post-punk with masterful use of synths, their seminal music has held them amongst the "most successful and innovative dance acts of all time” (Pitchfork). Last in Australia in 2016 performing with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, their four sold out Sydney Opera House performances reached "euphoric heights” according to The Guardian (★★★★). "… as a summary of everything magical, frustrating, brilliant, human, and completely unique about New Order, this performance was a perfect representation.”

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Article by Hordern Pavilion.

The Mezingers

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When: Thursday 12th March
Where: Factory Theatre

The Menzingers are back with the release of new album Hello Exile, announcing Australian shows for March 2020. One of the world’s finest punk bands, Philadelphia-based The Menzingers, are back with the release of their new album Hello Exile. The band are pleased to announce they will be touring Australia in March 2020. On Hello Exile (released October 04 via Epitaph), The Menzingers take their lyrical narrative to a whole new level and share their reflections on moments from the past and present: high-school hellraising, troubled relationships, aging and alcohol and political ennui. The band made their Epitaph debut with 2012’s On The Impossible Past, which was voted Album of the Year by Absolute Punk and Punk News. Arriving in 2014, their fourth album Rented World was praised as “packed with clever songwriting” by The New York Times and “a colossal fist-pumper” by Stereogum. In February 2017, The Menzingers released their fifth album After The Party, which landed on best-of-the-year lists from outlets like Clash and Noisey, with Stereogum praising its “almost unfairly well-written punk songs.”

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Article by Factory Theatre.

Midge Ure & Band Electonica

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When: Saturday 14th March
Where: Metro Theatre

Four decades on, as we come towards the end of another turbulent decade, momentous change is once again afoot in Britain and the world. Can we face the next decade with the optimism and futuristic brightness that flooded the 1980s, and will there be a new cultural birth that will change music, fashion and society? The 1980 Tour reminds us that these things are possible. Both ‘Vienna’ and ‘Visage’ were the sound of the future… and yet still sound unearthly, romantic, impossibly beautiful and full of promise. Brought to life by Midge Ure and Band Electronica, this is the very first time in the 40 years since it was made that the ‘Vienna’ album will be performed in its entirety. It is also the first time that many of the songs from the debut Visage album will be played live. The music will be performed in a stage setting designed to reflect the atmosphere and ambience the albums deserve.

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Miranda Lambert: Wildcard

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When: Tuesday 24th March
Where: Qudos Bank Arena

Multiple Grammy-winner, MIRANDA LAMBERT, brings her Wildcard Tour to all ages crowds in Sydney & Melbourne in March 2020, following up her CMC Rocks QLD headlining appearance the weekend prior. The most decorated artist in the history of the Academy of Country Music, Lambert has earned more than seventy-four prestigious awards and honours across her nearly twenty-year career, including thirty-four US Academy of Country Music Awards, thirteen Country Music Association Awards and two Grammy’s. With a brand new album – Wildcard – just released and already garnering rave reviews, Lambert is without doubt one of the hottest acts in country music. Hit album singles, the anthemic ‘It All Comes Out In The Wash’ and ‘Tequila Does’, are already making waves globally, and follow on from country radio staples like ‘Heart Like Mine’, ‘Over You’ and ‘The House That Built Me’. Known for her dynamic on-stage energy and infectious charisma, Lambert has an ability to connect to her audience like few others. "Lambert has long been one of the surest bets on the live performance circuit… (she) remains a breath of fresh air..." – Mass Live. Returning to Australia by popular demand are US duo BROTHERS OSBORNE, who have continued an upward trajectory since their debut visit in 2018, cementing themselves as one of the most successful country acts in the world. With a brand new album Port Saint Joe and Top 40 single ‘I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)’, under their belt, plus a huge four 2019 CMA Award nominations, Brothers Osborne are one of the most exciting country duos around, and the perfect way to get the party started in March 2020. Miranda Lambert has released six consecutive Billboard Country Album Chart No.1 records since 2005, sold out arenas across North America, and shared the stage with the likes of Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and Toby Keith. She’ll be fresh from her sold out US. Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour, and gearing up to unleash her explosive live set on local audiences in March… and Brothers Osborne warming audiences, it’s gonna be one hell of a good time!

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Article by Ticketek.

The National

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When: Tuesday 24th March & Wednesday 25th March
Where: ICC Sydney

With Special Guest: Phoebe Bridgers

Handsome Tours is thrilled to announce that The National will return to Australia in March and April 2020. The visit will see the band perform at stunning venues across the country, including two nights at ICC Sydney Theatre. They will be supported on all dates by Phoebe Bridgers. The tour will celebrate the release of The National's eighth studio album I Am Easy To Find - out now via Remote Control Records / 4AD. Formed in 1999, the Ohio-raised, Brooklyn-based band consists of vocalist Matt Berninger plus two pairs of brothers: Aaron Dessner (guitar, bass, piano) and Bryce Dessner (guitar), and Scott Devendorf (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums). The National's triumphant previous visit to Australia in 2018 included sold-out performances at Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Melbourne's Sidney Myer Music Bowl and Brisbane's Riverstage. For their upcoming tour, the band will nestle into their most intimate Australian venues in a decade, delivering fans the raw intensity and emotion of their live show, up-close-and-personal like never before. Be quick - tickets will not last! Joining The National on all dates will be special guest Phoebe Bridgers. Hailing from Los Angeles, Bridgers released her debut album Stranger In The Alps in 2017 to international acclaim, with haunting, introspective songs that garnered widespread comparisons to legendary songwriters like Elliott Smith and Joni Mitchell. In the last 12 months, Bridgers has continued with a prolific release schedule; teaming up with Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus to release an EP as boygenius and joining forces with Conor Oberst for a full-length album under the guise Better Oblivion Community Centre. She returns to Australia following sell-out headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane earlier this year.

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Lenny Kravitz: Here To Love Tour 2020

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When: Friday 3rd April
Where: Qudos Bank Arena

One of the most successful and best-selling artists of his generation, Lenny Kravitz will return to Australia for the first time in 8 years as part of his “Here to Love” World Tour. Known for his undeniable, energetic gigs and iconic union of rock ‘n’ roll, funk, blues, and soul, Lenny promises to uphold his live legacy yet again when he brings all the hits from his 30-year career to Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle next April.

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Morcheeba

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When: Thursday 9th April
Where: Enmore Theatre

With a music career spanning millions of albums sold worldwide Morcheeba are making a welcome return to Australia this April. Having defined the ‘chill out’ genre with tracks like ‘The Sea’, ‘Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day’, 'Part Of The Process' and ‘Otherwise’, there are few people worldwide who cannot sing along to their beloved anthems of a genre defying era. The leading lady of Morcheeba, Skye Edwards has one of the most recognised voices on the planet. Hearing her smooth, effortless tone teamed with Ross Godfrey’s psychedelic guitar is an unforgettable, spellbinding experience. From topping festival bills around the world, Morcheeba’s global success is no surprise. Being one of the first Western acts to tour China, their melting pot sound has been border-hopping ever since the London based band emerged from the mid-90s trip-hop scene. The duo has changed several music genres over the past two decades which is best seen in their spellbinding live shows. Get ready to bliss out on the sweet, sensual vocals of Skye Edwards as the true phenomenon unfolds on stage...

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Larkin Poe

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When: Wednesday 15th April
Where: Factory Theatre

After a sell-out run in 2019, blues sisters Larkin Poe are back to play even bigger venues in both Melbourne and Sydney this April. Taking a modern interpretation on traditional blues music, the Lovell’s performance is like a breath of fresh air to the blues scene. Making music under the name of their Great-Great-Great-Grandfather, Larkin Poe create a unique brand of gritty, southern-fried blues, roots ‘n’ roll. Rebecca Lovell’s voice is full, comforting and charismatic as is seamlessly blends into her big sister Megan’s gospel-like backing vocals. Both performing as multi-instrumentalists, it’s Megan that often steals the show, providing the perfect balance with some cracking lap steal solos; their performances that have garnered plenty of high-profile admirers such as Elvis Costello, Keith Urban, Bob Seger and Russell Crowe. Their latest album ‘Venom & Faith’ pushes the genre-defining boundaries on the understanding of Southern influenced music to a limit. Larkin Poe balance their love for experimenting with new sound techniques against a celebration of traditional blues music. With a few unexpected twists including an electronic synth pad, horn section and a tight bass and drum section – the energy from their live show is something that can only come from family ties and is a thrilling depiction of blues in the 21st Century. "The band keeps a strong outlaw mentality and defy expectations of roots rock” - Paste Magazine.

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Article by Factory Theatre.

Louis Tomlinson

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When: Saturday 25th April
Where: Qudos Bank Arena

LOUIS TOMLINSON has returned with his joyous new single ‘We Made It’, an ode to teen dreams and young love, which fuses both the euphoric indie influences of Louis's teen years with more contemporary electronic pop sounds – out now. Alongside the release of the single, Louis announced a World Tour for 2020 that will visit London, Glasgow, Doncaster and Manchester, alongside Europe, UAE, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, the USA and Canada. In Australia, Louis will perform two headline shows beginning on Saturday, April 25 at the Big Top in Sydney and at Melbourne’s iconic Palais Theatre on Monday, April 27. Tickets for both shows go on sale at 12pm Friday, November 1. My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning 11am Thursday, October 31 until 11am Friday, November 1. The new track is inspired by stolen nights out in Manchester in the early days of One Direction. “Any time off I had, I’d go to Manchester for nights out with my mates. It made me realise I didn’t live in the real world anymore and I missed it. I loved being normal, reckless and stupid. It was the best escape. We’d stay up all night, talking about our dreams and what we thought would happen to us. That age is such an exciting time. You’ve no idea what the future holds, but you have so much potential. Where is my life headed? Who knows?" “The chorus of ‘We Made It’ is also about me and the fans. Between us, it has taken a lot to get here. I’ve had to work really hard, had to learn about so much about myself. I feel as though only when I get out to tour, to sing these songs directly to the fans, will I have cemented the start of my solo career.” Ask Louis why he only recently felt ready to record a solo album and is only now itching to be back on stage and he’ll tell you straight – the songs. His run of hits in 2017, including hugely successful collaborations with Bebe Rexha and Steve Aoki, were in retrospect a mere dipping of toes in the water. Temperature tested he made some decisions – Louis wanted to be an artist who had his own sound and something to say. Chasing chart positions and radio play had to take a back seat to making music that meant something to him and, in turn, to those all-important fans. “There was definitely a process of understanding where I sit musically,” says Louis. “I have my own tastes and, to a certain extent, they are fighting against the musical tide. “When I grew up, pop meant Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, The Killers and Amy Winehouse. Times change, obviously. Currently pop is very urban and street, which is not what I relate to. Sure, I could make those sort of songs, but they wouldn’t feel like me. The puzzle was how to please both myself and the fans.” Louis recently headlined the Coca-Cola music festival in Madrid to an audience of 25,000 people. Earlier this year, Louis picked up the Best Song Award at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards for his recent single 'Two Of Us', which has so far hit 40 million streams on Spotify, with YouTube views at 23 million. In 2018 Louis won an iHeart Award for 'Best Solo Breakout', and an EMA Award for 'Best UK & Ireland Act' in 2017. He was ranked No.5 on Billboard’s emerging artists of 2018 and has over 60 million combined followers on social media. As a member of One Direction, Louis has sold over 100 million records. Overall Louis’s solo music has garnered over a BILLION streams. “I feel like a new artist now. It’s taken a while for me to be comfortable on my own, to learn to trust my gut and make sure I get what I want. I feel the most confident I’ve ever been, both as a songwriter and a singer, and the most mature. Of course I want to be successful, but what matters is what my music means to me and what it means to the fans. That’s the priority. The rest we’ll have to wait and see.”

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L.A Guns

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When: Friday 12th June
Where: Factory Theatre

Special Guests: Australia's own 'The Poor' - L.A GUNS return to Australia for the 2020 'Rock N' Roll Outlaws' Tour. For lovers of American Hard Rock L.A Guns need no introduction. This is a high powered Rock N ' Roll show that is not to be missed. New album 'The Devil You Know' is out now.

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