The dawn of a new year is finally upon us, with everybody getting back to work and frantically answering backdates emails, counting the sleeps until that Australia Day public holiday. Meanwhile, Australia’s live music scene hasn’t slowed down a single beat.

In fact, quite the contrary seems to be true, with today’s local tour wrap-up featuring some highly anticipated jaunts from the likes of DZ Deathrays, Angus & Julia Stone, Jordie Lane, Kim Churchill, Peter Bibby, Steve Smyth, and The Beards.

DZ Deathrays

Having left a path of destruction behind them following three explosive shows on the Falls Festival tour, beloved rockers DZ Deathrays have announced that three shows on their highly anticipated Get Rich or Drunk Tryin’ tour next month with Bass Drum Of Death and Hockey Dad have sold out, including two at Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club and Brisbane’s Brightside. To keep up with the massive demand from fans, the Brisbane thrashers have announced the addition of two news shows in Melbourne to be held at the Northcote Social Club, including a special under-18s daytime show.

DZ Deathrays National Tour Dates

Thursday, 26th February 2015 – NEW SHOW
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Tickets: Northcote Social Club

Friday, 27th February 2015 – SOLD OUT
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

Saturday, 28th February 2015 – NEW SHOW
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (U18)
Tickets: Northcote Social Club

Saturday, 28th February 2015 – SOLD OUT
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

Thursday, 5th March 2015
Fowlers, Adelaide (Lic/AA)
Tickets: Moshtix

Friday, 6th March 2015
Amplifier, Perth
Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 7th March 2015
Prince Of Wales, Bunbury
Tickets: Oztix

Sunday, 8th March 2015
Newport Hotel, Fremantle
Tickets: Oztix

Wednesday, 11th March 2015
Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Tickets: Newtown Social Club
Tickets: Newtown Social Club

Thursday, 12th March 2015
Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Tickets: Newtown Social Club

Friday, 13th March 2015 – SOLD OUT
Brightside, Brisbane

Saturday, 14th March 2015
Farmer & The Owl Festival, Wollongong
Tickets: Farmer & The Owl

Sunday, 15th March 2015 – NEW SHOW
Brightside, Brisbane (U18)
Tickets: Oztix

Sunday, 15th March 2015 – NEW SHOW
Brightside, Brisbane,
Tickets: Oztix

Kim Churchill

Australian singer-songwriter Kim Churchill is set to celebrate the summer with an extensive national tour in support his latest single, ‘Single Spark’, the opening track from his album Silence/Win, which has garnered sterling reviews since it was unveiled in May last year. The ‘Single Spark’ tour will see Churchill hitting up cities and regional areas throughout January and early February. The Canberra-born singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist is renowned for his skilled guitar work and his consistently memorable performances, so don’t miss out.

Kim Churchill National Tour Dates

Thursday, 15th January 2015
The Corner, Melbourne VIC
Tickets: Kim Churchill | Facebook

Friday, 16th January 2015
The Abbey, Canberra ACT
Tickets: Kim Churchill | Facebook

Saturday, 17th January 2015
Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
Tickets: Kim Churchill | Facebook

Wednesday, 21st January 2015
Birdhouse Bar, Wagga Wagga NSW
Tickets: Kim Churchill | Facebook

Thursday, 22nd January 2015
Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul NSW
Tickets: Kim Churchill | Facebook

Friday, 23rd January 2015
The Cambridge, Newcastle NSW
Tickets: Kim Churchill | Facebook

Saturday, 24th January 2015
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
Tickets: Kim Churchill | Facebook

Thursday, 29th January 2015
The Beach Hotel, Byron Bay NSW
FREE ENTRY

Friday, 30th January 2015
The Zoo, Brisbane QLD
Tickets: Kim Churchill | Facebook

Saturday, 31st January 2015
Solbar, Maroochydore QLD
Tickets: Kim Churchill | Facebook

Sunday, 1st February 2015
Festival of King Island TAS
Tickets: Kim Churchill | Facebook

Thursday, 5th February 2015
Jive, Adelaide SA
Tickets: Kim Churchill | Facebook

Friday, 6th February 2015
Amplifier Bar, Perth WA
Tickets: Kim Churchill | Facebook

Saturday, 7th February 2015
City of Stirling Summerset Arts Festival at Stirling Civic Gardens, Scarborough WA
Tickets: Kim Churchill | Facebook

Peter Bibby

Peter Bibby is coming off one of the hottest years that any young, up-and-coming Australian singer-songwriter has had in recent memory. Upon release, his debut album, Butcher/Hairstylist/Beautician, was a feature album on radio stations across the country and managed to top quite a few end-of-year album lists. Now set to embark on a highly anticipated national tour, Peter Bibby and his Bottles of Confidence will be playing a belated album launch show at The Evelyn in Melbourne on 17th January, before hitting up venues around the country.

Peter Bibby National Tour Dates

Saturday, 17th January 2015
The Evelyn, Melbourne VIC

Friday, 23rd January 2015
Sydney Fest, Hyde Park, Sydney NSW

Saturday, 24th January 2015
Sydney Fest, Hyde Park, Sydney NSW

Friday, 30th January 2015
House Party, Brisbane QLD

Saturday, 31st January 2015
Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane QLD

Sunday, 1st February 2015
Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney NSW

Friday, 6th February 2015
Harts Mill, Adelaide SA

Saturday, 7th February 2015
Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne VIC

Sunday, 8th February 2015
Esplanade Reserve, Fremantle WA

Jordie Lane

Acclaimed homegrown singer-songwriter Jordie Lane is set to return to Australia this February for his first nationwide tour in 18 months. The US-based performer will embark on a tour around the country, including appearances at the Port Fairy Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival, Nannup Music Festival, and Ten Days On The Island. Lane has spent 2014 touring his latest EP, Not Built To Last, around North America, including performances at Philadelphia & Edmonton Folk Festivals, a 30-date Canadian tour, and a 35-date US tour with rising folk band The Stray Birds.

Jordie Lane National Tour Dates

Friday, 27th February 2015
Mojo’s, Fremantle WA

Saturday, 28th February – Monday, 2nd March 2015
Nannup Music Festival, Nannup WA

Friday, 6th March – Monday, 9th March 2015
Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy VIC

Tuesday, 10th March 2015
Ten Days On The Island Festival, Hobart TAS

Wednesday, 11th March 2015
The Melbourne Folk Club, Melbourne VIC
(In Conversation with James Fahy)

Friday, 13th March – Sunday, 15th March 2015
Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba NSW

Thursday, 26th March 2015
Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane QLD

Friday, 27th March 2015
Django Bar, Sydney NSW

Saturday, 28th March 2015
The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide SA

Friday, 10th April – Sunday, 12th April 2015
Fairbridge Folk Festival, Fairbridge WA

Friday, 17th April 2015
The Street Theatre, Canberra

Saturday, 18th April 2015
The Toff In Town, Melbourne VIC

Sunday, 19th April 2015
The Toff In Town, Melbourne VIC

Wednesday, 22nd April 2015
Ararat Live, Ararat VIC

Thursday, 23rd April
Beav’s Bar, Geelong VIC

Friday, 24th April – Sunday, 26th April 2015
Mt Beauty Music Festival, Mt Beauty VIC

Steve Smyth

After trials that would level lesser men, powerful singer-songwriter Steve Smyth has finally gotten back to what he does best, jumped in his Tarago, and hit the road to play a hearty 35-date trek across the country in support of his stunning debut album, Exits. For those not in the know, back in October, Steve was involved in an incident which left him with a broken jaw, forcing him to reschedule several dates on the first leg of his Exits album tour. He’s now fully recovered and in excellent form and ready to deliver a raft of memorable performances.

Steve Smyth National Tour Dates

Thursday, 8th January 2015
Club Jervis Bay, Huskisson, NSW (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Saturday, 10th January 2015
Jamberoo Hotel, Jamberoo, NSW (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Sunday, 11th January 2015
Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Wednesday, 14th January 2015
Stag & Hunter, Newcastle, NSW (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Thursday, 15th January 2015
The Pier, Port Macquarie, NSW (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Friday, 16th January 2015
No.5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Saturday, 17th January 2015
The Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Friday, 23rd January 2015
Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Saturday, 24th January 2015
Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Sunday, 25th January 2015
The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Monday, 26th January 2015
The Paper Moon Cafe, Annerly, QLD (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Thursday, 29th January 2015
Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads, NSW (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Friday, 30th January 2015
Flow Espresso Bar, Old Bar, NSW (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Saturday, 31st January 2015
Gold Fish Hunter Valley – Tempus 2, Polkolbin, NSW (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Sunday, 1st February 2015
The Grand Junction, Maitland, NSW (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Friday, 6th February 2015
The Brewery, Wollongong, NSW (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Saturday, 7th February 2015
The Warilla Hotel, Warilla, NSW (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Friday, 13th February 2015
The Mudgee, Mudgee, NSW (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Sunday, 15th February 2015
The Rhythm Hut, Central Coast, NSW (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Wednesday, 18th February 2015
Mojo’s, Fremantle, WA (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Thursday, 19th February 2015
Four 5 Nine, Perth, WA (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Friday, 20th February 2015
Settler’s Tavern, Margaret River, NSW (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Saturday, 21st February 2015
Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, NSW (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Sunday, 22nd February 2015
Redcliffe On The Murray, Pinjarra, WA (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Friday, 6th March 2015
Major Tom’s, Kyneton, VIC (18+)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Saturday, 7th March 2015
Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC (AA)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Sunday, 8th March 2015
Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC (AA)
Tickets: Steve Smyth

Saturday, 4th April 2015
Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW (AA)
Tickets: Byron Bay Bluesfest

Sunday, 5th April 2015
Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW (AA)
Tickets: Byron Bay Bluesfest

Monday, 6th April 2015
Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW (AA)
Tickets: Byron Bay Bluesfest

The Beards

Did you know that if your dad doesn’t have a beard, you’ve got two mums? How about that it only takes a fortnight to grow a decent beard? Did you know that beards don’t kill people, people with beards kill people? Or that you should consider having sex with a bearded man? Or why having a beard is better than having a woman? Well, worry not, because The Beards have finally returned to give you a proper education in the only thing they know (it’s beards). They’re coming back from an explosive international tour playing to packed out crowds across Europe to play one special hometown show.

The Beards National Tour Dates

Saturday, 28th March 2015
The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Tickets: The Gov

Angus & Julia Stone

Due to an overwhelming demand from fans, Angus & Julia Stone have announced the addition of several new shows to their forthcoming national tour. This highly anticipated raft of dates, which comes in celebration of the brother-sister duo’s acclaimed 2014 self-titled album, will now see Angus and Julia performing a second show in Darwin, as well as new dates in Geelong and Hobart. With tickets selling fast it’s best not to wait to see one of Australia’s most captivating songwriting pair bringing their timeless tunes to life onstage.

Angus & Julia Stone National Tour Dates

Wednesday, 4th February 2015
Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth
Tickets: Live Nation

Friday, 6th February 2015 – NEW SHOW
Entertainment Centre, Darwin
Tickets: Live Nation

Saturday, 7th February 2015
Entertainment Centre, Darwin
Tickets: Live Nation

Tuesday, 10th February 2015
Convention Centre, Cairns
Tickets: Live Nation

Wednesday, 11th February 2015
Entertainment Centre, Townsville
Tickets: Live Nation

Friday, 13th February 2015
Riverstage, Brisbane
Tickets: Live Nation

Friday, 20th February 2015
Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney
Tickets: Live Nation

Tuesday, 24th February 2015
AEC Theatre, Adelaide
Tickets: Live Nation

Thursday, 26th February 2015 – NEW SHOW
Costa Hall, Geelong
Tickets: Live Nation

Friday, 27th February 2015
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Tickets: Live Nation

Saturday, 28th February 2015 – NEW SHOW
Odeon Theatre, Hobart
Tickets: Live Nation