With the number of international artists continually hitting Aussie shores for a tours, it can be a little overwhelming to keep up with just who and when which musicians are making their way to our great land girt by sea, that’s why each week we compile a list of all the touring acts who have announced that they are set to tour Australia in the not too distant future.

Nancy Whang

The guys at Strange Yonder are bringing New York underground dance music royalty out for Splendour in the Grass and some accompanying sideshows, introducing the one and only Nancy Whang.

Whang is among the few who can lay claim to being a key figure in the heady early days of the rise of DFA Records, and her DJ sets remain faithful to the post-punk party aesthetic upon which DFA was founded.


Australian Tour Dates

Thursday 23rd – Dance Technique @ New Guernica – Melbourne
​Friday 24th – Oxford Art Factory – (Late Set) – Sydney
Saturday 25th – Splendour In The Grass – Byron Bay​

JJ Grey & Mofro

After wowing Australian audiences in April this year at Bluesfest Byron Bay and in Sydney, Bluesfest Touring is bringing back Southern rocker JJ Grey and his band Mofro for a run of festival performances and headline shows this October.

Australian Tour Dates

Great Southern Blues Festival, NAROOMA NSW – Sun 4 October 2015
Caloundra Music Festival, CALOUNDRA QLD – Mon 5 October 2015
Northcote Social Club, MELBOURNE – Wed 7 October 2015
The Factory, SYDNEY – Thurs 8 October 2015

Twenty One Pilots

One of the year’s most buzzed about bands, Twenty One Pilots, are making their way Down Under to celebrate the release of their new record, Blurryface. 

Members Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun take their explosive mix of hiphop, indie rock and punk to the next level on Blurryface, crafting soaring melodies and vast sonic landscapes throughout the record.

Be sure to catch these dudes in the flesh before they blow up, big time.

Australian Tour Dates

THE MET, BRISBANE
SATURDAY JULY 4 (all ages)

THE CORNER, MELBOURNE
SUNDAY JULY 5 (under 18’s matinee)

THE CORNER, MELBOURNE
SUNDAY JULY 5 (ages 18+)

THE METRO, SYNDEY
TUESDAY JULY 7 (all ages)

Years & Years

British electronic trio, Years & Years, are bringing their feel good indie dance show to Aussie shores to melt away your winter blues this July.

There’s a whole heap of excitement surrounding these dudes, with their debut record Communion hitting shelves in July. The forthcoming record is laden with already celebrated tracks like ‘Shine’, which you can hear below.

They’ve enlisted Sydneysiders, Panama, as supports. This is going to be epic, be sure not to miss it.

Australian Tour Dates

26/7 – Metro Theatre, Sydney
30/7 – Max Watt’s, Melbourne

SNFU

Hell yeah, our favourite four letter punk band, SNFU, are gearing up to smash Australia apart this August.

One of the most talented and unique acts of the pivotal early ’80s hardcore punk scene, SNFU are finally returning to Australia and New Zealand for the first time since 1996, celebrating the 30th anniversary of their genre seminal debut album.

Not only that, but they’ve signed Melbourne group, Wolfpack, as supports.

Australian Tour  Dates

Wednesday 12th August – Crowbar, Brisbane
Thursday 13th August – Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Friday 14th August – The Crown & Anchor, Adelaide
Saturday 15th August – The Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood
Sunday 16th August – Bar 12, Frankston
Tuesday 18th August – Magpies City Club, Canberra

Shlohmo

Henry Laufer, better known by his stage name Shlohmo is one of Los Angeles’ finest electronic artists right now, and guess what? He’s coming to Australia this winter with a full live band, score!

Riding the wave of success from his killer new record, Dark Red, this talented man is certainly something to look forward to this chilly winter.

Joining Shlohmo on tour will be partners-in-crime D33J, Purple and Nick Melons.

Australian Tour Dates

25 July Rocket Bar Adelaide
26 July Splendour In The Grass Byron Bay
30 July  The Corner Hotel Melbourne
31 July  The Metro Theatre Sydney
1 August  Villa Perth

Carb On Carb

Carb on Carb are James and Nicole from Auckland, New Zealand. They have toured consistently since releasing their first EP in 2012, growing in popularity in each nation they perform.

The guys had so much fun on their February/March tour of Australia, they have wasted no time in returning, timing the tour around American Football’s visit for obvious reasons *fanboi swoon*

Australian Tour Dates

03/07 – Melbourne – The Public Bar – w/ Sweater Season (SYD), Employment, Kissing Booth, Stockades

06/07 – Melbourne – Monday Night Mass at Northcote Social Club – w/ Monnone Alone, Full Ugly

09/07 – Canberra – The Phoenix – w/ HANNAHBAND (SYD), Sweater Season (SYD), Oxen

10/07 – Sydney – Black Wire Records – w/ HANNAHBAND, Ted Danson With Wolves

11/07 – Sydney – Beatdisc Records – w/ Sweater Season, Bare Grillz, Beast and Flood

DJ, Kutmah

Red Bull Music Academy is back for another round of their monthly Club Night series, calling in the expertise of London-based artist and DJ, Kutmah for the June edition of the free nationwide tour, hitting much-loved venues in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Dig this mad boiler room set to get you nice and warmed up.

Australian Tour Dates

Friday 12th June – Melbourne / Little & Olver
Saturday 13th June – Sydney / Goodgod Small Club
Thursday 18th June – Brisbane / Woolly Mammoth
Friday 19th June – Adelaide / Sugar
Saturday 20th June – Perth / Mojo’s