First published on 8 Jul 2013. Updated on 6 Mar 2014.
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, 22 Apr.
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, 30 Apr-1 May.
The city was abuzz earlier last month with news of Kanye's deployment to Australia after posters were spotted across town spruiking the coming tour. Now, the dates are here: Kanye will be in Melbourne on May 6 and 7. Rod Laver Arena, 6-7 May.
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, 23 Aug.
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, 16 Sep.
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, 18 Sep.
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, 14-15 Nov.