5 Seconds Of Summer’s
First Aussie Arena Tour

On the heels of selling out two shows at London’s , global chart-topping Sydney band 5 Seconds of Summer will play its first headline Australian and New Zealand arena shows next year.

The dates are booked by Live Nation and Artist Voice. It starts at Auckland’s  (June 18), Sydney  (June 20),  (June 23), Melbourne’s  (June 25),  (June 27) and  (June 29).

The act’s seven dates last May sold out in minutes, while UK and U.S. tours this year sold out in five minutes.

Iconic Australian R&B singer Jimmy Barnes celebrates 30 years as a solo performer with seven winery appearances Nov. 1 to Dec. 20 through A Day On The Green.

Barnes, also singer with multi-platinum band Cold Chisel, will be joined by rock trio The Living EndThe End feature on Barnes’ new 30/30 Anniversary album. He re-recorded 15 of his biggest hits with Keith Urban, Steven Van Zandt, Journey, John Farnham, Bernard Fanning, Tina Arena, Baby Animals and Jon Stevens. Some of these will join Barnes – once invited to audition for Van Halen – on various stops on the tour. 

Nine Live has Ricky Martin, a coach on the Australian version of hit show “The Voice,” at six arenas (April 25 to May 8) as part of his One World tour.

UK DJ John Digweed brings his beats headlining four clubs Nov. 14-16 through Michael Gudinski’s Future Music Group.

Gudinski’s Frontier Touring added a second Sydney Opera Show for Damon Albarn in December, as well as a Melbourne date at the  Dec. 12.

Frontier also has Brooklyn-based rock band American Authors for four club shows Sept. 19-24. Andy Grammer and Melbourne pop rock band Masketta Fall are also on the bill.

Chugg Entertainment’s theatre run for Bob Dylan continues to expand. A third show was added for Perth’s 2,500-capacity  for Aug. 15, a fourth Melbourne show Aug 21 at the , and a second Opera Show for Sept. 8 in Sydney, where his three Sydney State Theatre dates fully sold out. Dylan now does a total of 15 shows. 

Andrew Guild and Simon Bryce bring acapella quintet Black Voices for its fourth visit. They play seven theatres Oct. 30 to Nov. 8.

Live Nation booked UK band Bombay Bicycle Club for three theatre stops Sept. 25-28. It is the act’s first visit in two years.

Taperjeans Touring and Select Touring have innovative outfit Say Anything headlining five clubs nationally Oct. 15-19.

Four comedians are heading down under for the Australian spring. Chelsea Handler brings new show “Uganda Be Kidding Me” through Live Nation for four appearances Nov. 21-28. ABP confirmed three – South Africa’s Trevor Noah for three theatres Oct. 15-22, New Zealand’s Los Angeles-based Rhys Darby for three theatres Oct. 14-17, and UK’s , with a track record of sellout houses with a new show Limboland at 12 theatres Oct. 1 to Nov. 14.