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!


Alice Ivy

Ms Ivy’s a busy chick, signing an international deal with Last Gang Records ahead of the February 9 release of her debut album I’m Dreaming, and touring her jacksie off to promote it. Here are all the dates of her ‘I’m Dreaming’ National headline tour…

Friday, February 16 – Hudson Ballroom, Sydney with special guests Nasty Mars & Oh Boy
Friday, February 23 – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane with special guests Nasty Mars & Keelan Mak
Saturday, February 24 – Howler, Melbourne with special guests Nasty Mars & The Martians, François, Sophiegrophy and more TBA
Friday, March 2 – Rocket Bar, Adelaide with special guests TBA
Saturday, March 3 – Mr Lonely, Perth with special guests TBA
Thursday, March 29, Star Bar, Bendigo with special guests TBA

Alice is also appearing at…
Friday, March 9 & Saturday March 10 – Panama Festival, Tasmania
Sunday, March 11-Sunday March 18 – Lucille, Austin, Texas
Friday, March 23-Sunday, March 25 – The Hills Are Alive, Victoria
Thursday, April 12 – Commonwealth Games Festival, Gold Coast

The dates don’t stop, with supporting slots for The Jungle Giants’ national tour…
Friday, April 6 – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Friday, April 13 – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Saturday, April 14 – UC Refectory, Canberra
Friday, April 20 – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Saturday, April 21 – Sol Bar, Maroochydore
Sunday, April 22 – The Zoo, Brisbane
Tuesday, April 24 – Astor Theatre, Perth
Wednesday, April 25 – HQ, Adelaide



The Icelandic singer-songwriter returns to Australia for some 18+ headline recital shows…

Sunday, April 1 – City Recital Hall, Sydney TICKETS
Wednesday, April 4 – Melbourne Recital Centre TICKETS
Thursday, April 5 – Melbourne Recital Centre TICKETS



The current four-piece incarnation of Anika Ostendorf’s Hachiku are holding a single launch for ‘Murray’s Lullaby’…

Friday, March 2 – Curtin Bandroom, Melbourne with Ocean Party and June Jones TICKETS



Sydney’s Motown revivalist has just announced a headline tour in support of her forthcoming new EP Ritual (out Friday, April 6). Tickets are on sale at her website.

Friday, April 6 – Mo’s Clubhouse, Gold Coast
Saturday, April 7 – Bloodhound Bar, Brisbane
Thursday, April 12 – Transit Bar, Canberra
Saturday, April 14 – Grace Darling, Melbourne
Friday, April 20 – Rad Bar, Wollongong
Saturday, April 21 – Waywards, Sydney


Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne

The US troubadour has added a new Sydney show to his already announced tour. Here are all the dates in case you missed them…

Monday, March 19 – State Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday, March 20 – State Theatre, Sydney
Thursday, March 22 – Aec Theatre, Adelaide
Saturday, March 24 – Leeuwin Estate, Margaret River
Wednesday, March 28 – Canberra Theatre, Canberra
Thursday, March 29 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Saturday March 31 – Bluesfest, Byron Bay
Sunday, April 1 – Qpac Concert Hall, Brisbane


San Cisco

The Freo four-piece continue their tour for ‘The Distance’, complete with shiny new bassist Jennifer Aslett. Grab tix for the first four listed at the band’s website.

Friday, March 16 – Villa Noosa, Noosaville, QLD
Saturday, March 24 – The Beery, Terrigal, NSW
Friday, March 30 – The Waratah Hotel, Hobart, TAS
Sunday, April 1 – The Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC

San Cisco are also playing The Drop festival…

Saturday, March 17 – Ebenezer Park, Tweed Heads, NSW
Saturday, March 31 – Torquay Common, Torquay, VIC
Saturday, April 14 – Three Oceans Winery, Margaret River, WA

But wait, there’s more!

Friday, February 23 – O’Fiesta 2018, Flinders University Plaza, SA
Sunday, March 4 – Castaway, Rottnest Island, WA
Sunday, March 25 – Summersalt, Westport Park, Port Macquarie, NSW
Sunday, April 22 – WoW Fest, Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton, WA


The Cribs

Heading to Australia for the first time in almost five years, and bringing their latest album 24-7 Rock Star Sh-t with them, The Cribs will appear at the Gum Ball Festival before undertaking a string of sideshows. That would be these sideshows…

Saturday, April 28 – The Backroom, Brisbane QLD TICKETS
Tuesday, May 1 – Badlands Bar, Perth WA TICKETS
Thursday, May 3 – The Lansdowne, Sydney NSW TICKETS
Friday, May 4 – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide SA TICKETS
Saturday, May 5 – Yah Yah’s, Melbourne VIC TICKETS


Tim Hart

This particular fifth of Boy & Bear is celebrating the release of his new solo album The Narrow Corner, with a bunch of gigs. For more info, hit up his website.

Saturday, February 3 – Front Bar & Gallery, Canberra ACT
Friday, February 9 – Leadbelly, Newtown NSW
Saturday, February 10 – Lizottes, Newcastle NSW
Friday, February 16 – Wesley Anne, Northcote VIC
Thursday, February 22 – Bison Bar, Nambour QLD
Friday, February 23 – The Milk Factory, South Brisbane QLD
Saturday, February 24 – Nightquarter, Gold Coast QLD


Boogie Festival
Boogie Festival

Happening at Our Friend’s Farm at Tallarook (central Victoria) on March 30, 31 & April 1. Tickets are on sale now via boogie.net.au.

Acts include The Murlocs, Tropical F-ck Storm, Amyl & The Sniffers, Mildlife, Deer Tick, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, Clowns, Angel Olsen (solo), Cable Ties, Frowning Clouds, Fraser A. Gorman, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Michael Hurley, Good Boy, Thando, Birdcloud, Didirri, Jess Ribeiro, Indigenoise, Crepes, Hachiku, Lowtide, Luke Elliot, Huge Magnet and Bitch Diesel.


Groovin' the Moo 2018

Groovin the Moo

It’s back, and the a-moo-zing line-up boasts…

Alex Lahey, Aminé, The Amity Affliction, Baker Boy, Ball Park Music, Claptone, Confidence Man, Cosmo’s Midnight, Dean Lewis, Duke Dumont, Flight Facilities, Grinspoon, Lady Leshurr, Mallrat, Ocean Alley, Paul Kelly, Portugal. The Man, Public Service Broadcasting, Royal Blood, Sampa the Great, Skegss, Superduperkyle, Tkay Maidza, Vera Blue, Winston Surfshirt

Dates? You want dates?! OK then…

Friday, April 27 – Adelaide Showground, Wayville, SA
Saturday, April 28 – Maitland Showground, Maitland, NSW
Sunday, April 29 – University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT
Saturday, May 5 – Prince of Wales Showground, Bendigo, VIC
Sunday, May 6 – Murray Sports Complex – Townsville Cricket Grounds, Townsville, QLD
Saturday, May 12 – Hay Park, Bunbury, WA

Hit up the Groovin the Moo website for more info, tickets and such.




Happening on Friday, April 20 at Festival Hall, Melbourne, the Istoria line-up includes Armin van Buuren, Ørjan Nilsen, Ruben de Ronde, Will Atkinson and more TBA. Want tix? Go here with clicks.


A State of Trance

A State of Trance

The line-up for the Saturday, April 21 event is Armin van Buuren, Gaia, MaRLo, Ørjan Nilsen, Ruben De Ronde and Will Atkinson. Grab tickets here.