Why drown in this tour announcement and that tour announcement when you can get a summary of the week’s hot upcoming gig news in one post? Here’s this week’s Tour Talk!


Jess Locke
Ms Jess is setting out on a Dangerous tour. That’s not implying that she’ll be faced with all manner of perils, rather that this is the name of her latest single, which is apparently the last to be plucked from her latest long player, Universe. Pop by her lovely lilac ‘n’ lime website here for ticket info.

Thursday, March 1 – The Curtin, Melbourne (with The Stroppies and Hollie Joyce)
Thursday, March 8 – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane (with Sleepclub, Pool Shop and Stevie)
Friday, March 9 – The Factory Floor, Sydney (with Brightness and Jack R Reilly)
Saturday, March 10 – The Odd Fellow, Perth (with Joys and New Nausea*)

*Those not from over west may not know it, but this is a play on the name of the town of New Norcia in WA. Well, we think it is.)


Maddy Jane
With her shiny new EP Not Human at All hitting this week, Maddy Jane is doing a handful of live performances with special guests Clews, plus also Stumps at the two dates below with a big ‘*’ next to them. Procure your ticket info from her website, here.

Saturday, March 10 – Daisy Went Crazy, Burleigh Brewing Co. QLD
Saturday, March 24 – Party in the Park, Sydney NSW
Wednesday, April 4 – Mossvale Park, South Gippsland VIC
Friday, April 14* – Waywards – Sydney, NSW
Friday, April 20* – The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday, May 26 – Big Pineapple Festival, Sunshine Coast, QLD


What So Not
With his album Not All the Beautiful Things hitting on March 9, What So Not has announced some gigs. Get your tickets here.

Saturday, June 16 – Metro City, Perth WA (18+)
Friday, June 22 – HQ, Adelaide SA (all ages)
Saturday, June 23 – The Forum, Melbourne VIC (18+)
Friday, June 29 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW (18+)
Saturday, June 30 – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane QLD (all ages)


Portugal. The Man
The Alaskan psychedelic rockers bring their musical wares – and oddly placed full stop – to our shores for Groovin the Moo, and have announced a handful of sideshows.

Tuesday, May 1 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW (all ages)
Thursday, May 3 – Forum Melbourne, Melbourne VIC (18+)
Thursday, May 10 – The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD (18+)


5 Seconds of Summer
With their brand new single Want You Back out now, 5SOS are nipping home from their world tour for a couple of “intimate” dates. Uh, that’d be live dates, not dinner and a show with that special someone type arrangements. Tickets for both shows go on sale at 1pm, Friday, March 2 – grab tickets here.

Thursday, May 24 – Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW
Tuesday, May 29 – 170 Russell, Melbourne VIC