6 Aussie acts on tour near you

1. Chet Faker

It’s fair to say Chet Faker is the man of the hour. After placing no less than four times in Triple J’s Hottest 100 on the back of his immaculate Built on Glass record, the bearded Melbournian is taking his breathtaking live show around the country. Needless to say, tickets are in very high demand, and consequently further dates have been added to the tour.

Chet Faker tour dates:

Wednesday 11 February – Royal Theatre, Canberra (All Ages)
Friday 13 February – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (Licensed All Ages)
Saturday 14 February – Convention Centre, Brisbane (All Ages)
Sunday 22 February – Arts Centre, Fremantle* (18+)
Wednesday 25 February – Palais Theatre, Melbourne (All Ages)
Thursday 26 February – Palais Theatre, Melbourne (All Ages)
Friday 27 February – Palais Theatre, Melbourne (All Ages)
Saturday 28 February – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (All Ages)
Tuesday 3 March – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (Licensed All Ages)
Thursday 5 March – Palais Theatre, Melbourne (All Ages)
Saturday 7 March – Palais Theatre, Melbourne (All Ages)

All tickets here

 

2. Gang of Youths

Sydney rockers Gang of Youths are headlining a smattering of gigs down the east coast in support of their punchy new single, Benevolence Riots. Having already visited Brisbane in January, the boys are set for hectic shows in Sydney and Melbourne later this month.

Gang of Youths tour dates:

SATURDAY 14TH FEBRUARY
MELBOURNE | THE WORKERS CLUB | http://theworkersclub.oztix.com.au/?Event=48941

SATURDAY 21ST FEBRUARY
SYDNEY | GOODGOD SMALL CLUB | http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/gang-of-youths-benevolence-riots-tour/74791

 

3. Angus & Julia Stone

2014 saw Angus & Julia Stone release their third album – their first truly collaborative effort – with producer Rick Rubin. The self-titled LP was very positively received, with lead single Heart Beats Slow cracking the Hottest 100 at #62. After kicking things off in Perth on Wednesday, the siblings have embarked on an extensive national tour throughout February. Supported by Cloud Control and Little May, this is set to be a fantastic run of shows.

Angus & Julia Stone tour dates:

Saturday, 7th February 2015SOLD OUT
Entertainment Centre, Darwin*
Tickets: Live Nation

Tuesday, 10th February 2015
Convention Centre, Cairns*
Tickets: Live Nation

Wednesday, 11th February 2015
Entertainment Centre, Townsville*
Tickets: Live Nation

Friday, 13th February 2015
Riverstage, Brisbane
Tickets: Live Nation

Saturday, 14th February 2015NEW SHOW
Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sunshine Coast
Tickets: Live Nation

Sunday, 15th February 2015NEW SHOW
C.Ex, Coffs Harbour
Tickets: Live Nation

Wednesday, 18th February 2015NEW SHOW
Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong
Tickets: Live Nation

Friday, 20th February 2015
Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney
Tickets: Live Nation

Saturday, 21st February 2015NEW SHOW
Panthers, Newcastle
Tickets: Live Nation

Tuesday, 24th February 2015
Aec Theatre, Adelaide
Tickets: Live Nation

Thursday, 26th February 2015
Costa Hall, Geelong*
Tickets: Live Nation

Friday, 27th February 2015
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Tickets: Live Nation

Saturday, 28th February 2015
Odeon Theatre, Hobart*
Tickets: Live Nation

 

4. Lime Cordiale

If you like the sound of brass-infused indie pop, then Lime Cordiale are the band for you. At the core of the Sydney outfit are brothers Ollie and Louis Leimbach, whom I had the pleasure of interviewing at BIGSOUND last year. This time around they’re touring in support of their new single, Hanging Upside Down. Their live shows are full of energy and, having recently toured with The Delta Riggs, they’re sure to have a well-practised set ready to go.

Lime Cordiale tour dates:

FEB 20 FRI – HANGING UPSIDE DOWN TOUR – Northcote Social Club

FEB 26 THU – HANGING UPSIDE DOWN TOUR – Black Bear Lodge

FEB 28 SAT – HANGING UPSIDE DOWN TOUR – Newtown Social Club

All tickets here

 

5. Client Liaison

If you have to see only one Australian act perform live this year – for the love of God – let it be Client Liaison. The Melbourne duo, purveyors of turn-of-the-’90s Australiana and Lords of the Dance, put on a magnificent, life-affirming show. Fronted by the hair, hips and shoulder pads of Monte Morgan, Client Liaison are the epitome of hedonism, and leave nothing in the locker. The Pretty Lovers tour kicks off in March.

Mar 04 Pretty Lovers Tour w/ Retiree, Wrooks – Black Bear Lodge – Brisbane
Mar 05 Pretty Lovers Tour w/ Retiree, Wrooks – Black Bear Lodge – Brisbane
Mar 06 Pretty Lovers Tour – Jimmy’s Den – Perth
Mar 07 Pretty Lovers Tour – Pirie & Co. Social Club – Adelaide
Mar 14 Pretty Lovers Tour w/ Retiree, Wrooks – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney
Mar 18 Pretty Lovers Tour w/ Retiree, Wrooks –  170 Russell – Melbourne
Mar 20 Pretty Lovers Tour w/ Retiree, Wrooks – 170 Russell – Melbourne (Sold Out)

 

6. Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers are perhaps the most popular band in Australia right now. So popular, in fact, that their imminent tour famously sold out before it was even announced. In order to cater for this overwhelming demand, new dates have been added to the tour schedule, so there’s hope for you yet if you want to catch the Sydney boys in action.

Sticky Fingers tour dates:

13 March 170 Russell (Formerley BILLBOARD) | Melbourne,VIC AUSTRALIA

15 March 170 Russell (Formerley BILLBOARD) | Melbourne,VIC, AUSTRALIA

21 March Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA

26 March The HI-FI | Brisbane, QLD, AUSTRALIA

27 March The HI-FI | Brisbane, QLD, AUSTRALIA

28 March Great Northern Hotel | Byron Bay, NSW, AUSTRALIA

All tickets here