Sting & Paul Simon Head Downunder

Live Nation Global Touring extends the Sting and Paul Simon On Stage Together tour downunder.

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Rainforest Fund benefit concert, Carnegie Hall, New York City

They do eight shows, kicking off Jan. 30 in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Australian shows, Feb. 3-21, includes three arenas, an open-air park as well as three wineries in association with Roundhouse Entertainment, which runs the A Day On The Green brand.

The Australian summer schedule also heats up with five arena shows by Kylie Minogue. The Kiss Me Once tour, her first arena run for four years, is booked by Frontier Touring for March 14-21.

Billions Australia brings Nick Cave back for a theatre run, on the back of his gold-certified Push The Sky Away album, and the cinema release of his “20,000 Days On Earth” documentary. Cave and a solo band will do shows Nov. 17 to Dec. 17. In between, there are four shows in Auckland and Wellington Dec. 6-9.

Live Nation has Joe Satriani at five theatres Nov. 4-11, and Boyce Avenue returning after its 2011 visit, playing four theatres Sept. 3-7. Chart-topping New Zealand classical trio Sol3 Mio will make its Australian debut through Nine Live, with eight theatre dates Oct. 16-28.

Frontier Touring added extra shows in Perth and Auckland for the History Of The Eagles February/March tour. It brings the number of shows to 12.

Frontier debuts Texas-based vocal group Pentatonix in three cities Aug. 23-28.

Pop Will Eat Itself returns after 20 years, with five Australian club shows Aug. 31 and Sept. 7. Metropolis Touring and Tombowler also has them at two New Zealand shows, Sept. 9-10.

After given the all-clear from her treatment for cancer, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings do seven theatres Sept. 6-19 through Billions Australia.

Gaynor Crawford Presents brings Joe Henry for five dates Sept. 9-14.

Wildfire Agency has John Garcia, of Kyuss and Slo-Burn fame, for four club shows Sept. 11-14.

Torche brings its Miami hard riffs in October, with four club stops Oct. 16-19.

KillRockstar Big Dog Entertainment brings the Dead Kennedys after a three-year absence, this time for nine club dates Sept. 30 to Oct. 11.

Suzi Quatro estimates her farewell tour will be her 29th visit downunder. Duet Productions, which booked her first visit in 1974, has her at 15 theatres and regional stadiums Jan. 28 to March 1.