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John Mayer

The smooth-sounding John Mayer is stopping into Melbourne during his national tour of blues and roots festivals. After making a name for himself as a rock guitarist and vocalist the American branched out to collaborate with Kanye West, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and most recently for album number six, Katy Perry. Rod Laver Arena, Tue Apr 22.

Lorde

She's recently joined the likes of Russell Crowe as "one of those NZers we're going to claim as our own" and with good reason: hits like 'Team' and 'Royals', a purse-full of Grammys and general international hugeness. Festival Hall, Thu Apr 24.

Jason Derulo

Derulo had to have some time off from touring back in 2012 after an accident, but now he will be bringing his Tattoo world tour to Australia, armed with plenty of his radio-friendly RnB hits like 'In My Head', 'Talk Dirty' and 'Ridin' Solo'. Rod Laver Arena, Sat Apr 26.

Michael Bublé

Off the back of his latest album To Be Loved, Michael Bublé is on his way to Oz, where we kinda love him (enough to give him five number one albums, at least). Expect charming banter, super-smooth crooning and many a fainting middle-aged mum. Rod Laver Arena, Apr 30-May 1 & Sun May 4.

The Presets

Before the boys head inland to play Groovin' the Moo, Julian and Kim will be premiering their new live show at the Hi-Fi. With Wordlife and DJ Beni in support, you can expect a mix of classic Presets party bangers, with some new material thrown in for good measure. Hi-Fi Bar, Fri May 2.

Hanson

They were last here on a sold-out tour in 2012 and now the (once) cherubic trio are back! They're touting new album Anthem, out now, which is said to be influenced by our own AC/DC as well as, um, Michael Jackson and James Brown. Palais Theatre, Sat Aug 9.

Lady Gaga's ArtRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball

Lady Gaga will be bringing her artRave: The ARTPOP ball world tour to Australia this August. 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.

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.

Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience World Tour 2014

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.

Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour 2014

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.

First published on 8 Jul 2013. Updated on 14 Apr 2014.

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