Aussie Tours:
Kenny Rogers, Nickelback

Kenny Rogers farewells Australia and New Zealand, with 12 arena and theatre dates through Bluehawk Presents Jan. 23 to Feb. 15.  

Photo: Joel Ryan / Invision / AP
Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK

He will be joined at stops by Kasey ChambersGlenn ShorrockAdam Harvey and Beccy Cole. It is Rogers’ eighth visit, the first in 1973 as part of First Edition, two with Dolly Parton in 1984 and 1987, and with Reba in 1998.

Fresh from announcing a 61-date arena tour of North America, Nickelback returns to Australia where the band sold almost 1 million records. Live Nation has the Canadian band at five arenas May 15-26.

Feel Presents has J Mascis back for 10 appearances through Australia and New Zealand Feb. 13-18. These are a mixture of festivals and clubs, with a team-up with Mogwai at two Perth International Arts Festival shows.

Gary Clark Jr., already announced for Bluesfest, will do two club headliners in Sydney and Melbourne for Love Police in April.

Paolo Nutini complements his Bluesfest appearance with theatre shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland for Frontier Touring March 31 to April 6.

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz do two theatre shows for Frontier Touring after appearances at the Falls and Southbound festivals.

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks expand on their Golden Plains and Perth International Arts festival appearances with seven theatre and club sets for Billions and Love Police Feb. 22 to March 4.

Lennard Promotions has singer Anastacia behind her new album Resurrection at seven theatres April 29 to May 10.

Destroy All Lines and Chugg Entertainment team up for US metalcore band Atilla’s 11 club dates April 8-19.

Rising band Needtobreathe makes its debut with seven theatre dates and one festival appearance Feb. 11-21.

Acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela returns for its sixth visit, with Gaynor Crawford Presents booking two festivals and two theatres March 29 to April 9.

Popfrenzy has UK duo Slow Club for three clubs Jan. 15-17.

Popfrenzy also has Welsh band Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys on a solo run in March. It is behind his album American Interior, which traces the journey of his ancestor John Evans through America in the late 1800s in search of a lost tribe of native Americans.

Following sold out shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne early 2014, Nightmare Music and 123 Agency bring US juke joint swing purveyor Wayne The Train Hancock back for five dates March 3-8.