2014 Australian Tour Catch Up
Katy Perry – The Prismatic World Tour
The success story of Katy Perry is truly inspiring with the singer first coming to Australia in 2009 performing in Theatres and then headlining arenas in 2011. A new chapter has been added with the announcement of her ‘Prismatic Australian Tour’. Katy will be performing 23 sold out shows in Australia and just added some New Zealand dates to this already incredible tour. Fans can expect a visually incredible show with a stage built to allow her to get closer to the fans like never before. She has said that fans can expect all the greatest hits as well as favourites from her new album ‘Prism’.
November 7 & 8 – Perth Arena
November 11 & 12 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
November 14, 15, 18 & 19 | December 4, 6, 7 & 10 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
November 21, 22, 24 & 25 | 1 December 2 & 13 – Allphones Arena, Sydney
November 27, 28 & 30 | December 1 & 15 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience World Tour
Justin Timberlake is bringing Sexy Back to Australia in September/October with his full new production ‘The 20/20 Experience World Tour’. This show is already quickly selling out across Australia with additional shows being added in each city. He is wowing audiences around the world with the slick production complemented by his incredible vocal range and impressive live band. What fans can expect is a set list full of his greatest hits from ‘Rock Your Body’ to ‘My Love’ and ‘Mirrors’ as well as songs from his new albums ‘20/20 Experience’ Part 1 and 2’. The 2 hour + show will not disappoint and will be one of the hottest shows of the summer.
September 18 – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne (SOLD OUT)
September 19 – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
September 22 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre (SOLD OUT)
September 23 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
September 26 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre (SOLD OUT)
September 27 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
October 1 – Allphones Arena, Sydney (SOLD OUT)
October 2 – Allphones Arena, Sydney
October 8 – Perth Arena (SOLD OUT)
October 9 – Perth Arena
Lady Gaga Presents The ArtRave
Lady Gaga is returning to Australia in August 2014 for her ArtrRave World Tour and ticket sales have been less than Impressive. In 2012 she performed 14 sold out shows in Australia and in 2014 she can’t even sell out one of the 4 shows they have initially announced. Live Nation has left a few dates between each scheduled city to allow additional shows but were they being too ambitious? The sale figures for ‘Artpop’ in Australia were less than impressive and got overshadowed by Katy Perry’s album ‘Prism’. She also never had a commercial hit single like she has on her previous albums in Australia. Live Nation have set prices quite expensive for this tour and it seems to be one of the main things holding this tour back. If ticket prices were a bit more affordable and if the marketing on the lead up to this tour was done a bit better I reckon ticket sales would be higher. However anyone who has purchased tickets to this tour will be in for a visual spectacular with a setlist full of her greatest hits and songs from Artpop. Lady Gaga took to Twitter this week to unveil the stage design and explains that fans will be able to dance underneath the runways.
Wednesday August 20 – Perth Arena
Saturday August 23 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Tuesday August 26 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Saturday August 30 – Allphones Arena, Sydney
Tickets are on sale now through Ticketek
MKTO – Thank You Tour
MTKO have been dominating the charts around the world with their infectious pop/urban tracks like ‘Classic’ and ‘Thank You’. This dynamic duo is returning to Australia for their first ever headlining tour. They will be joined by 2013 X Factor runner up Taylor Henderson who has also been topping the charts with his singles ‘Borrow My Heart’ and ‘When You Were Mine’. This will be one unforgettable and fun pop show that can’t be missed. Tickets are on sale now with a Meet N Greet option also available for the extra keen fans.
Wednesday 23 April – Jupiters Theatre, Gold Coast (Ticketek)
Thursday 24 April – Brisbane Convention Centre (Ticketek)
Friday 25 April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (Ticketek)
Monday 28 April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne (Ticketmaster)
Tuesday 29 April – Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre (Ticketek)
Friday 2 May – Crown Theatre, Perth (Ticketek)
RUMOURED 2014 TOURS
2014 has just begun and we have already seen some MASSIVE tour announcements that have been sending some eager music lovers broke. But that’s not where the announcements stop. Rumours have it that this year we will see tours by Miley Cyrus, ACDC, Cher, Kylie Minogue, Beyonce, OutKast, The 1975, 5 Seconds Of Summer, You Me At Six, R5 and Motley Crue & Alice Cooper. One Direction could possibly be back in Australia as early as December for their national Stadium tour and Queen could possibly be heading back to Australia with Adam Lambert in tow. And last but not least Adele has been confirmed for a massive 2015 world tour which Australia will be a part of.