Sabbath, Purple Return Downunder

Black Sabbath returns for four arena shows in the band’s first visit downunder since 1974. The dates, running April 25 to May 4, are through Live Nation.

Chugg Entertainment coupled Deep Purple and Journey for six arena dates Feb. 24 to March 7. It will be Journey’s first visit downunder.

Viv Lees has Iggy & The Stooges at three theatre shows March 25 to April 4 directly after they play Bluesfest. The shows are with a reunited Beasts Of Bourbon, whose high-decibel attack was inspired by The Stooges.
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic returns after 10 years for a festival appearance and three club dates March 7-10 through Live Industry. They are bringing the 22-piece Space Circus.
British soul singer Michael Kiwanuka, one of the stars of this year’s Splendour In The Grass festival, then went on to do a run of sold-out club shows. For his visit in autumn, the 25-year-old plays churches and cathedrals in three cities. His Heavenly Sounds tour, March 26 to April 2, is through Secret Sounds and Illusive sound. 23-year-old British singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich will open.
Dutch violinist André Rieu  a phenomenon donwunder, returns late 2013 for the And The Waltz Goes On Tour, named after his album with actor Sir Anthony Hopkins. The arena dates (initially numbering five) run Oct. 12-29.