There’s always plenty of concerts and gigs for live music lovers to see all around Australia.

So here’s where you get all the latest info on dates, venues, and tickets for announced upcoming tours, including the a new headline tour from Sticky Fingers, a homecoming visit from Howling Bells, a massive co-headline tour featuring I Killed The Prom Queen, plus launch shows from Lowtide, Willow Beats, Hockey Dad, and Mietta. 

Sticky Fingers Australian Tour 2014

Sticky Fingers are set to release their new album, Land Of Pleasure, on 1st August (which we’re pretty damn excited about), and the Sydney-bred five-piece have locked in a number of headline dates for this September and October to promote the album and its second single, ‘Just For You. With its mix of rave-like break beats, laser guitar lines, and piano shapes, ‘Just For You’ signals an intriguing sonic change of direction for Sticky Fingers. Combined with lead single ‘Gold Snafu‘, Land Of Pleasure is shaping up to be quite the record. Catch the charismatic band – fresh from touring internationally – at Splendour In The Grass this July, then head along to one of their upcoming dates to hear their clutch of new material live.

Thurs, 4th September – Transit Bar – Canberra, ACT
Fri, 5th September – The Gov – Adelaide, SA
Sat, 6th September – The Gov – Adelaide, SA
Fri, 12th September – The Hi-Fi – Brisbane, QLD
Sat, 13th September – Sunshine Coast Festival – Sunshine Coast, QLD
Thurs, 18th September – Prince Of Wales – Bunbury, WA
Fri, 19th September – Settlers Tavern – Margaret River, WA
Sat, 20th September – The Bakery – Perth, WA
Fri, 26th September – The Metro – Sydney, NSW
Sat, 27th September – The Metro – Sydney, NSW
Fri, 10th October – 170 Russell – Melbourne, VIC
Fri, 17th October – Yamba RSL – Yamba, NSW
Sat, 18th October – Hoey Moey – Coffs Harbour, NSW

I Killed The Prom Queen & The Ghost Inside Australian Tour 2014

Metalcore fans rejoice, Australia’s I Killed The Prom Queen are joining forces with California’s hardcore heavyweights The Ghost Inside for a joint assault of Australian shores this September. It will be the first time I Killed The Prom Queen will return to play their native country since releasing their ‘post-resurrection debut’, the critically acclaimed Beloved. Joining as support for both bands will be another of Australia’s finest young guns, Byron Bay eco-warriors In Hearts Wake, fresh from slaying their own near sold out tour of the country in support of their Top 5 ARIA album Earthwalker. Rounding out the lineup will be UK’s Bury Tomorrow, in their debut visit Down Under, and Sydney’s own Hellions – voted ‘Best Newcomer’ by Blunt magazine in 2013. All tickets on sale now at unless otherwise noted.

Friday 5 September – Magpies City Club, Canberra ACT (AA)
Saturday 6 September – The Cage, Picton NSW (AA)
Sunday 7 September – Cambridge, Newcastle NSW (18+)
Tuesday 9 September – YAC, Byron Bay NSW (AA)
Wednesday 10 September – Kontraband, Toowoomba QLD (AA)
Thursday 11 September – Coolangatta Hotel, GC QLD (18+)
Friday 12 September – The Arena, Brisbane QLD (18+)
Saturday 13 September – Oasis Youth Centre, Wyong NSW (AA)
Sunday 14 September – UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney NSW (AA)*
Tuesday 16 September – Hotel Gearin, Katoomba NSW (18+)
Wednesday 17 September – Neil Wilson Pavillion, Wodonga VIC (AA)
Thursday 18 September – Mechanics Hall, Frankston VIC (AA)
Friday 19 September – 170 Russell, Melbourne VIC (18+)**
Saturday 20 September – Phoenix Youth Centre, Melbourne VIC (AA)
Wednesday 24 September – Karova Lounge, Ballarat (VIC) 18+
Thursday 25 September – Synergy Dance Studios, Mt Gambier (AA)
Friday 26 September – HQ, Adelaide SA (AA)
Saturday 27 September – Leederville HQ, Perth WA (AA)
Sunday 28 September – Capitol, Perth WA (18+)

* Tickets through
** Tickets through
*** Tickets through – Hellions not appearing

Lowtide Australian Album Tour 2014

Three years in the making, Melbourne’s Lowtide are releasing their self-titled debut album on 18th July, showcasing just why the dual bassist, shoegaze-inspired quartet have generated as steady buzz in recent years. Take a spin of lead single ‘Blue Movie‘, or better yet the dreamy, melodic follow-up cut ‘Held’, and you’ll hear how hard Lowtide have worked in crafting their debut LP. Having played out a sold out single launch at Melbourne’s The Workers Club, Lowtide are set to embark on a series of shows to launch their eponymous new album this July, with some impressive support slots. 

Friday 25th July 2014  – The Tote, Melbourne VIC
w/ Summer Flake, White Walls and Bloodhounds on My Trail

Saturday 2nd August 2014 – The Metro, Adelaide SA
w/ Alpha Beta Fox and Ride Into The Sun

Friday 8th August 2014 – Roller Den, Sydney NSW
w/ Devotional, Miners and Shrapnel (Day Ravies solo)

Thursday 11th September 2014 – Brisbane QLD
support details to be announced.

Howling Bells Homecoming Australian Tour 2014

Sydney expats Howling Bells are headed back home from their adopted UK to perform a series of special shows in honour of their recently released fourth album Heartstrings – their firs set of Australian shows since 2011. Presented by Live Nation, these three headline shows in Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne will showcase Howling Bells’ sonic evolution from the lo-fi gothic outfit of 2005 to the haunting songsmiths that have opened for the likes of The Killers and Coldplay. “I’m desperate to tour and connect with an audience again – there’s no way for an artist to gauge people’s reactions to a song unless you’re playing them live,” says frontwoman Juanita. “Twitter’s not gonna do it, Facebook’s not gonna do it, online comments aren’t gonna do it. I need to feel them.” Fulfil her request this September. All tickets on sale now.

Saturday 6th September – Amplifier, Perth WA

Thursday 11th September – Howler, Melbourne VIC

Friday 12th September – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney NSW

Tickets and info at

Willow Beats Australian Tour 2014

We’ve been pretty smitten with ‘Merewif’, the new song by “NSW wood-nymph duo Willow Beats” taken from their new forthcoming EP, and now the eletronic twosome have confirmed a tour in honour of their lush new track. Having played a series of Aussie boutique festivals, as well as the mighty Falls and Hong Kong’s Clockenflap Festival, Willow Beats are a well-honed live act, centered around the commanding vocals of Kalyani Mumtaz and the intricate layers and arrangements of Narayana Johnson. If you’ve yet to catch their electric live show, be sure to place yourself amongst a Willow Beats audience this August before the duo drop the follow-up to their Alchemy EP later this year.

Friday 1 August – Mondo, Perth WA
Friday, 8 August – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 9 August – Goodgod Nightclub, Sydney NSW
Friday 15 August – Rocket Bar, Adelaide SA
Saturday 16 August – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC

Tickets and info at

Hockey Dad Australian Tour 2014

The first ever signing for F/O Records – the new label of Wollongong’s Farmer & The Owl – Hockey Dad are the duo of Zach Stephenson and Billy Fleming, who craft a catchy combination of garage and surf rock. Their debut EP Dreamin’ (produced by Tom Iansek of Big Scary) was released late June, preceded by first single ‘I Need A Woman’ (check out the retro-tastic new video here). Now Hockey Dad are taking their pulsing, scuzzy pop to audiences along the East Coast for the Dreamin’ Tour. Go get a slice.

Friday 1st August – FBI Social, Sydney NSW (18+
w/ Babaganouj
Sunday 3rd August – RAD, Wollongong (All Ages)
w/ Babaganouj
Sunday 3rd August – RAD, Wollongong (18+)
w/ Babaganouj
Friday 8th August – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane QLD (18+)
w/ Good Sports
Saturday 16th August – Public Bar, Melbourne VIC (18+)
w/ TBA

Mietta Announces New Single, Australian Tour 2014

Melbourne multi-cultural matriarch Mietta is releasing her new single ‘Gone’ on 4th July, with the accompanying video premiering right here on Tone Deaf ahead of her debut album A Mad Distance dropping 18th July. Cultivating a unique mix of globe-trotting styles – from Latin American rhythms to Spanish class, exotic pop and stylings from as far flung as Brazil and Afro Pervuian regions, Mietta will be playing a series of album launch shows next Month. Her native Melbourne launch will see her playing her biggest live show yet, with guitar, drums, bass, percussion, five backing vocalists and a 10-piece chamber orchestra. Mietta will then play with a six-piece band for dates in Ballarat and Sydney. Don’t miss this talent on the rise and the chance to explore her unique sonic world.

Thurs 24 July – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne
Sat 26 July – The Main Bar, Ballarat
Thurs 31 July – Venue 505, Sydney

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