Time Out Melbourne

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

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.

T.I.

To celebrate the release of his ninth studio album Paperwork T.I. will perform shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Festival Hall, Fri Dec 12.


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.

Belle and Sebastian

The Glaswegian pop collective comes our way in support of its ninth studio album. Ever seen a grown man weep? Look around the Palais – there'll be tons of them. Palais Theatre, Sun Feb 1.

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.

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.

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.

Macy Gray

Macy Gray is back to play an intimate show at the Athenaeum Theatre in the wake of her ninth album The Way, which has already been met with positive reviews. Athenaeum Theatre, Sat Mar 7.

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.

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.

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.

Anastacia

Late '90s pop diva Anastacia has a pretty fierce following right here in Australia, but till now, she's never brought her act to our shores. That changes when she swings through on her Resurrection world tour. Palais Theatre, Thu May 7.

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.

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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