Australian News 9/12

Lady Gaga, Pixies Added To March Schedule

Michael Coppel Presents has two acts touring in March. Lady Gaga returns to headline after opening for the Pussycat Dolls this year. She plays six arenas March 17 to April 2.

The Pixies will perform their 1989 classic Doolittle on their second Australian visit, March 14-27.

Frontier Touring Company brings The Used back for five theatre shows Nov. 18-24, and Scotland’s Paolo Nutini for two theatre appearances in late October.

The Royal Crown Revue will be here for five stops on their 20th anniversary world tour.

Maximo Park will make its fourth visit in four years with a five-club run Nov. 11-17.

Highly acclaimed Aussie singers Katie Noonan, Wendy Matthews, Kristin Beradi, Tania Bowra and Louise Perryman do three theatre dates on Spiritworks and Jeff Lewis’ “Joni,” which is dedicated to the songs of Joni Mitchell.

Short Notes

While the Australian clubland community mourned for DJ AM, Sydney-based dance promoter Justin Hemmes of Jam Music revealed he’d been so buzzed by DJ AM’s set at Coachella this year that he immediately signed him up for Good Vibrations 2010.

Robbie Williams will perform his new single “Bodies” at the ARIA music awards at Sydney’s Acer Arena Nov. 26.

Airborne Toxic Event canceled out after singer Mikel Jollett became un-airborne. He fell ill in London and doctors told him not to fly.

A fan fell from a balcony at an Alice Cooper show at Aotea Centre in Auckland. Paramedics said neither the victim nor those he landed on were hurt.

Export opportunity association Sounds Australia has appointed Dobe Newton of folk band The Bushwackers to attend the Americana Music Festival to investigate touring possibilities for Australian roots players.

The Black Eyed Peas have picked California electro duo LMFAO as support act for their October run promoted by Frontier Touring Company.

Brisbane rock band Ruby Tigers signed a licensing deal with Fontana imprint RBE (Rock Band Entertainment), which is run by Craig Lambert and Tommy Nast.