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15 gigs to get you in the swing of 2017

Get stuck into 2017 with live music from Chance the Rapper, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Avalanches, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, and loads more.

Aussie music lovers are spoilt for choice this January and nothing says welcoming in the new year like a gig to get your spirits up for summer.

Here are 15 amazing acts on tour in Australia this month:

Chance The Rapper

The critically-acclaimed, Chicago-native plays his first ever headline shows in Australia this month and we reckon it’s safe to say these dates will live up to all the hype.

The Avalanches

It’s finally time for Melbourne’s very own electro pioneers to make their highly anticipated comeback. Catch them at headline shows across Australia.

Catfish and the Bottlemen

UK indie rockers bring their sonic wonder to Melbourne this week, with a cocktail of melody and vibrancy that guarantees a good night.

Alunageorge

Any party is safe in the hands of this British electro duo, consisting of vocalist and songwriter Aluna Francis and producer and instrumentalist George Reid. A super talented pair!

Half Moon Run

Canada’s much-loved indie rockers are kicking off their new year in Oz, with a string of explosive headline dates across the country.

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Nick Cave &The Bad Seeds are bringing their biggest and boldest production ever to Oz in 2017 following the release of Skeleton Tree.

Alexisonfire

Canadian post-hardcore pioneers, Alexisonfire, return to headline venues across Oz in a matter of weeks now. Plus, they bring a stellar support lineup featuring The Getaway Plan, Behind Crimson Eyes and The Dirty Nil.

Airbourne

Straight out of Warrnambool, Oz’s very own hard rockers stake claim on some of our finest venues once again this January. Need we say more?

PJ Harvey

These will be PJ Harvey’s first live dates in Australia since 2012 and along with a full 10-piece band, she’s bringing a show that’s already received rave reviews from fans across the US and Europe.

The Front Bottoms

Punk rock is alive and well thanks to eccentric outfits like The Front Bottoms. Warm up your vocal chords and join them for a chorus or two when they tour Oz this month.

Refused

What. A. Line-up. Legendary Swedish punks, Refused return to Oz along with hardcore icons Sick Of It All (celebrating their 30th anniversary) and High Tension.

Passenger

Mike Rosenberg, better known as Passenger, has a habit of captivating his audiences every time he plays. See him bring another spell-binding set to fans down this January.

Panic! at the Disco

Is it just us or has everyone been counting down to these shows since they were announced? Don’t miss the magic of Brendon Urie and co when the Las Vegas rockers roll into town.

Glass Animals

This Oxford quartet have locked in some of their biggest Australian shows to date with the promise of hearing 2016’s How To Be A Human Being at its best.

The Amity Affliction

For their January headline run, the Australian metalcore mob are returning to venues they haven’t played in more than four years. Put it simply, this is not to be missed.

For more gigs, head straight to our concerts page.

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