The atmosphere in Newtown’s Enmore Theatre was abuzz with chatter and squeals on Wednesday (July 30). The room was filled to capacity with a plethora of various ‘90s get-ups, mostly of the young female variety – who waved their arms and squawked collectively every time someone from the sound crew walked on stage. Everyone in the sold-out crowd appeared three Red Bulls deep as they anxiously waited, straining their necks to get a glimpse of Manchester pop rockers, The 1975.
Canadian crooner The Weeknd has dropped a new track, ‘King Of The Fall’. The track, which borrows its title from the singer’s upcoming US tour, is seductive, synth-driven and full of swagger. With lyrics like, “Bring your girl to my show, give her floor seats, Then she go downtown like she owe me” male fans might have to reconsider bringing their girlfriends to the Canadian Casanova’s show.
Ludacris has been quite busy, juggling his singing competition, ABC’s Rising Star, and wrapping up the seventh installment of Fast & Furious.
Alongside fellow judges Kesha and Brad Paisley, the rapper turned actor has assumed a Simon Cowell-esque persona on the show, giving the contestants tough love – often being the first judge to shoot down contestants with his vote.
Canberra’s experimental rock outfit Hands Like Houses will embark on a tour of their home soil through September and October this year.
The six-piece will play a string of shows across the country, kicking off in Adelaide on Friday September 12, before closing the curtains in Canberra two weeks later.
ARIA have given Aussie music fans a snapshot of the current music trends, releasing their mid-year charts for the Top 100 Singles and Albums of 2014 to June 30.
Australian acts have had a strong start to the year, with 24 singles and 35 albums homegrown outfits featuring on the Top 100 chart, which is a massive increase from last year.
Despite cancelling her joint Golden Electric tour with R&B mover and shaker Janelle Monae, New Zealand born songstress Kimbra has revealed plans to return Down Under for a solo tour.
As Kimbra’s sophomore album, The Golden Echo, is set to drop Friday August 15, the singer is eager to unleash her new material unto Aussie fans.
5 Seconds Of Summer Australian Tour 2015 – Rock Out With Your Socks Out – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Western Sydney‘s pop-punk outfit, 5 Seconds Of Summer, have announced that they will be returning to their homeland for an all-ages ‘Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour‘ in June 2015.
Still buzzing from the success of their recently released, self-titled debut album, the tour will mark the poppy four-piece’s first ever arena tour. Currently sharing the stage and touring the globe with One Direction, 5SOS’s UK arena tour has already sold out, so it’s pretty evident that Australian fans will have to get in quick if they want to secure a ticket.
Brace yourselves. The Stereosonic 2014 lineup is here, and for those of you who are turning 18 soon, this year’s mega-festival boasts some of the biggest names in dance music right now, including: Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Diplo and Disclosure.
Matt Healy of British alt-rock outfit The 1975, has revealed plans to release a second album next year.
The 1975 frontman recently told Billboard that the band, who are currently in Australia to play Splendour In The Grass, plan to tour until January 2015 before hitting the studio to record their sophomore album.
Avicii Announces Rock Inspired Album Feat. Chris Martin, Billie Joe Armstrong, Serj Tankian & Jon Bon Jovi
EDM luminary Avicii has confirmed that he is teaming up with a smorgasbord of collaborators from the worlds of rock, punk and reggae for his sophomore album.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the 24-year-old confirmed that his forthcoming album, and follow-up to this year’s critically acclaimed LP True, will feature Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, System of a Down’s Serj Tankian, and Jon Bon Jovi.
Allday has wasted no time this year! With a string of support gigs, spots on popular festival lineups and rankings on the charts, the 22-year-old will embark on a national tour this October.
Riding high from the success of his debut album Startup Cult, which dropped earlier this month, Allday will hit Aussie highways to bring his unique fusion of soft-grunge love rap to fans across seven cities.
Pint-sized pop songstress Ariana Grande has announced that she will be heading to Australia this September for a string of shows.
The former Disney star will hit Aussie shores off the back of the release of her sophomore album, My Everything, which is due out August 22 this year.
The nominations for this year’s MTV Video Music Award are in, with R&B sass queen Beyoncé in the lead with eight nominations. Rappers Eminem and Iggy Azalea follow closely behind, both receiving seven nominations.
Beyoncé and Azalea will go head-to-head in the video of the year category, for ‘Drunk In Love’ and Azalea’s Clueless-themed ‘Fancy’, however, the pair will be also go up against the likes of Miley Cyrus, Sia and Pharrell Williams.
Taylor Swift is notorious for having her heart broken. However, now the ‘Red’ singer has broken the all-time revenue record for a single tour by a country artist.
Swift’s Red Tour spanned over 15 months, playing both stadiums and arenas across four continents, and grossed $150 million. The 23-year-old country songbird beat out Tim McGraw and Faith Hill for their Soul2Soul tour in 2006 and 2007, which brought in $141 million.
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