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Courtney Love: You Know My Name tour

2014 is undoubtedly the year of the Courtney, what with her new solo material, the reformation of Hole, her fashion line, her unbelievably entertaining YouTube channel and, well, everything else. Bring it! Festival Hall, Sat Aug 16.

Bob Dylan

The rock legend is treating fans to his first Australian theatre gigs in more than 20 years. Palais Theatre, Aug 18-19.

Lady Gaga's ArtRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball

The underpinning themes of the tour – music, fashion, dance and party – will ensure that concert will be brimming with Ms Gaga's requisite kooky costumes, extravagant sets and quirky onstage antics. Rod Laver Arena, Sat Aug 23.

Kanye West: Yeezus tour

Kanye's tour has been postponed because of extra noodling required on his new studio album. New Melbourne dates are September 9 and 10. Rod Laver Arena, Sep 9-10.

Robbie Williams: The Swing tour

Robbie Williams will be making a long overdue trip to Australia in support of his latest big band record, Swings Both Ways. The Swing tour is set to encompass a myriad of covers alongside his 2000s pop hits, and maybe even a few throwbacks to his Take That days. Smooth, real smooth. Rod Laver Arena, Tue Sep 16.

Tina Arena: Reset tour

Home grown talent Tina Arena is back with a newly released album Reset, and she’s celebrating her achievement with a national tour. Palais Theatre, Sep 17-18.

Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience World Tour

Been steadying your Timberlake withdrawal shakes by catching the occasional music awards performance on the telly or internets? Suffer no longer: Justin Timberlake is bringing his 20/20 Experience World Tour to Australia. Etihad Statium, Thu Sep 18.

Miley Cyrys: Bangerz

Tongues out and pants off, because Miley Cyrus is bringing her Bangerz tour down under. Rod Laver Arena, Fri Oct 10.

Rick Springfield

Australian-born rocker Rick Springfield will be heading out on one of his first full tours of Australia. The 'Jessie's Girl' singer even proclaimed "I am a fucking Aussie boy. I can't believe I have never done a full tour in Oz as a solo performer". Palais Theatre, Fri Oct 17.

The Rolling Stones: 14 On Fire tour

The tour is being promoted as a special series of 'one-night-only' gigs. Bonus for super-fans: Mick Taylor, Stones member from 1969-1974, will be a special guest on the tour, joining Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood. Rod Laver Arena, Wed Nov 5.

Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour

Ever wanted to see Katy Perry roar in person? Now's your chance, pop fiends. The current queen of bubblegum pop has just announced she is bringing her Prismatic World Tour to Australia in support of a little album that crept quietly up the charts last year called Prism. Rod Laver Arena, Nov 14-15.

Rick Astley: Together Forever Tour

He really is never going to give us up, is he? A few years on since the meme to end all memes revived his career in ways nobody expected, Rick Astley – whose music was all but inescapable at his height in the late '80s – returns to Melbourne for the first time since 2012. Palais Theatre, Sat Nov 29.

Ice Cube

That's right, Ice Cube will be back on Australian shores in December. You'll be able to catch him performing his iconic rhymes including 'Check Yo' Self', 'Smoke Some Weed' and 'Go to Church'. The Forum, Tue Dec 9.

Nick Cave: Live in Concert

He's Nick Cave and he's a goddamn living treasure, and he's coming to Australia for a series of intimate small ensemble gigs at the end of the year. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Tue Dec 16.

Sting and Paul Simon: On Stage Together tour

Buddies and singer-songwriters of equal talents, Sting and Paul Simon will be bringing their aptly titled On Stage Together tour to Australia in 2015. Rod Laver Arena, Tue Feb 10.

One Direction: On the Road Again tour

Cue uncontrollable squeals from tween and teen fans, because zomg, One Direction are totally coming back to tour Australia. The boy band will be bring their aptly titled On the Road 2015 Tour to stadiums across the country. Etihad Stadium, Sat Feb 14 2015.]

Guy Sebastian

t's been a long 11 years since a fro-sporting young lad named Guy Sebastian won the first season of Australian Idol. Now, he's considerably more tattooed and preparing to embark on another national tour after the success of his last tour. Rod Laver Arena, Sat Feb 21 2015.

The Eagles: History of the Eagles tour

Anybody who's been near a radio for the past forty years surely knows a song or two by the legendary Eagles. Rod Laver Arena, Sun Feb 22 & Tue Feb 24 2015.

Kylie: Kiss Me Once tour

Her 2012 Anti-Tour concert revealed her laid-back rock chick side, but this time around, the pop princess is back – feathers, hunky backup dancers, glittering ball gowns, thigh-high silver boots and all. Rod Laver Arena, Wed Mar 18.

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