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These big-name shows will go quick, so get in fast

Guy Pearce

What were you afraid of? What was he afraid of? Guy Pearce’s musical effort is up to his usual high standard. Toff in Town, Wed Nov 12.

Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour

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.

Kasey Chambers

To celebrate the sweet success of her latest album, Chambers will tour Australia with a string of concert dates throughout November and December. The Forum, Sun Dec 7.

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

It'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.

Rod Stewart: The Hits

If we said he had a roster of classic hits to perform, would you purchase a ticket to the show? Of course you would – he's Rod Stewart, after all. Rod Laver Arena, Mar 24-25 2015.

Sam Smith: In the Lonely Hour tour

He has lent his soulful voice to some of the biggest pop hits of the past year – 'La La' and 'Latch' included – and now Sam Smith will be returning to Australia for his own solo tour. Margaret Court Arena, Apr 30 2015.

Ricky Martin: One World tour

Enrique Martín Morales AKA Ricky Martin will be returning to Australia after his appearance on the The Voice, for a performance of his own. Rod Laver Arena, Tue May 5 2015.

An Evening with Michael Bolton

Look out Melbourne, that Grammy-winning crooner of power ballads, arias and soul classics, Michael Bolton (one-time king of the bad mullet), is coming to town for one night only – and he’s got Aussie band 1927, with their first album in 20 years, in tow. Palais Theatre, Sat May 16 2015.

Spandau Ballet: Soul Boys of the Western World tour

Soul Boys of the Western World – the new documentary about the band's career – reveals the nuclear fall-out that estranged Spandau Ballet for 19 years - and the reconciliation that has led to their 2015 Australian tour. Rod Laver Arena, Tue May 19.


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