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Touring Artists 2018: February to May

2018 is shaping up to be another busy year, as Australia is about to embrace an explosion of the world's greatest talents, local and international, to be playing at a venue near you. From Lana Del Ray to the Killers, join Music Lovers as we create your musical itinerary for the first half of 2018. All albums listed are available in our library catalogue.

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Grizzly Bear
The Melbourne Zoo, 9th March

Grizzly Bear return to Australia for the first time in four years with their fifth studio effort ‘Painted Ruins’. The Brooklyn four-piece performed their last gig of the ‘Shields’ world tour at the Sydney Opera House, and their latest record is proving to be their most ambitious work yet. Grizzly Bear are co-headlining the annual Golden Plains music festival in Meredith, Victoria, alongside the Avalanches.

Recommended:
Painted Ruins

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Lana Del Ray
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, 31st March

One of pop’s most mysterious and glamorous musical starlets Lana Del Ray returns to Australia to promote her critically acclaimed new album ‘Lust for Life’, which includes singles ‘Love’, ‘Lust for Life’, and ‘Coachella‐ Woodstock in My Mind’.

Recommended:
Lust for Life

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Robert Plant
Palais Theatre, April 1‐2

Legendary Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant is making a rare trip to Australia this year for a solo tour, performing with his latest band the Sensational Space Shifters. With his band, Plant will perform a broad selection of songs from his varied solo career, as well as some hard-rocking Led Zeppelin favourites.

Recommended:
Band of Joy

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The Killers
Hisense Arena, May 4‐6

The Killers return to Australia to promote their fifth studio album ‘Wonderful Wonderful’, having only recently played in the AFL Grand Final in September. The Killers are no strangers to Australian shores, having dominated the bills of many Australian summer festivals, including the Good Vibrations festival and the Big Day Out.

Recommended:
Wonderful Wonderful

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Smith Street Band
Hawthorn Arts Centre, May 12

Melbourne rockers Smith Street Band are steadily continuing their meteoric rise to the top in Aussie rock popularity, starting from humble beginnings on… Wouldn't you believe it… Smith Street, towards enjoying a well-received tour across the UK, including shows in Manchester and London. If you enjoy your Aussie rock with references to everything Melbourne, The Smith Street Band are not to be missed.

Recommended:
More Scared of You Than You Are of Me

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