Australia: Pink, Swift,
Bon Jovi

Frontier Touring announced that the Australian run of Taylor Swift‘s “The Red Tour” is the first by a solo female in 20 years to undertake a national stadium tour downunder.

The last was Madonna’s “The Girlie Show” tour in 1993, also promoted by Frontier Touring.

“I can honestly think of only a tiny handful of solo artists – male or female – who could fill stadium venues today,” said Frontier Touring managing director Michael Gudinski.

Swift kicks off the regional visit with an arena show in New Zealand, at Auckland’s Vector Arena Nov. 29. She then heads to Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne Dec. 7-14. These are the singer’s first shows on this tour outside the United States.

Live Nation released three new shows May 13 for Pink‘s mid-year visit, bringing the tally of dates to 45 and to an audience of more than 500,000.

The new Aug. 25 show at the Rod Laver Arena is her 17th at the venue for this tour alone, equaling the record she set at the venue on her 2009 Funhouse tour. Likewise, the new Sydney show at Allphones Arena Sept. 1 is her 12th in that city and the new Brisbane Entertainment Centre Sept. 8 show is her eighth there.

In other tour announcements, Kid Rock will make his Australian debut opening for Bon Jovi.  The “Because We Can” dates, through Dainty Entertainment, take in four stadiums and an arena Dec. 7-17.

ChittyBang Touring and Get Busy Productions are bringing out U.S. hip-hop label Funk Volume label mates Dizzy WrightJarren Benton and DJ Hoppa as part of the Funk Volume Tour.

Wright, Benton and SwizZz toured in late 2012 to sellout houses, promoters said. This July 19-27 tour is larger, taking in eight cities.