As 2019 begins, Music Lovers have compiled your very own itinerary of must see musical acts that are touring in Melbourne, from both Australia and abroad. All items available in our library catalogue.
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Cat Power and Jen Cloher
Melbourne Zoo, Saturday the 9th of February
Cat Power’s recent album, Wanderer, is an excellent release. With her celebrating 25 years and ten albums, this should be a great gig presenting some of her new tracks and highlights from her career. Guest artist, Jen Cloher, is a local powerhouse with politically charged songs that are hard to ignore.
The Cat Empire
Melbourne Zoo, 15th,16th & 17th of February
The Cat Empire have a great discography, but let’s be honest, this is a band that has to be experienced live and they’re back home again after a European tour and with some brand new songs.
Rising with the Sun
Melbourne Cricket Ground, 24th of February
Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem, aka Slim Shady is bringing his global chart topping record ‘Kamikazee’ to Australian shores. Don't miss the chance to witness one of the world's global rap megastars.
Rod Laver Arena, 26/27th of February
Alex Turner and co. bring their ambitious 2018 record ‘Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino’ to Melbourne in February. While their latest record divided critics and fans alike, Arctic Monkeys are not to be missed as they're still considered to be one of Britain's greatest rock exports.
Rod Laver Arena, 27th of February
Known for hits such as ‘Your Body is a Wonderland’, ‘Daughters’ and ‘Waiting on the World to Change’, seven-time Grammy winner John Mayer returns to Melbourne for one night only, so be sure you don't miss out.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Rod Laver Arena, 28th of February
For the first time in twelve years, Red Hot Chilli Peppers are gracing our southern shores. This will be the first time that Australian crowds can enjoy tracks from their most recent albums ‘I'm With You’ and ‘The Getaway’, their first albums without prominent guitarist John Frusciante.
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Rod Laver Arena, 5/6th of March
The American rock heavyweights return to Melbourne in March to perform their classic songs such as ‘Life in the Fast Lane’ and ‘Hotel California’. While this will be their first tour to Australia without the late Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy Schmidt return to what will be a night not to be missed.
Flemington Racecourse, 11th of March
The Download Festival this year promises to be big and loud. With bands like Rise Against, Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Alice in Chains and Anthrax this is going to be a riot. Most importantly, it brings Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne and Slayer, in what is meant to be their final tour,
For All Kings (Anthrax)
Arts Centre, 20th of March
After a sell out European Tour, the Hollies are still hungry for more and back in town playing the Melbourne Arts Centre. This is an iconic band with an envious collection of hits.
Rod Laver Arena, 30th of April, 2nd of May
Rap wonder kid sensation Post Malone, regarded as one of music's most outrageous rap stars (google a picture if you don't believe us) brings the ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ tour to Australia, performing hits such as ‘Better Now’, ‘Congratulations’ and ‘Rockstar’.
Beerbongs & Bentleys
Max Watts: 8th of June
Haken is a band that keeps growing with every album and are rightly labelled as one of the most celebrated progressive metal bands in the world. The band is known for their powerful live shows and comes to Melbourne to present their excellent new album ‘Vector’.