Also making her live debut downunder is Demi Lovato, with Live Nation booking five stadium stops April 17-24.
Live Nation has Counting Crows at four theatres April 4-9 after the band’s Bluesfest appearance.
The Veronicas tour Australia for the first time in six years behind their new self-titled Sony Music set. The “Sanctified” tour, through Nine Live, hits five theatres Feb. 12-21.
British singer Leo Sayer, now resident in Sydney, embarks on the Restless Years tour. It takes in 30 theatres Feb. 4 to April 12.
Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires play three club dates March 26 to April 1 through Bluesfest Touring, in addition to their appearances at Bluesfest and the West Coast Blues & Roots.
British troubadour Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls follows his April 5 Bluesfest appearance with nine club dates April 6-18 through Blue Murder.
Niger guitarist and singer Omara “Bombino” Moctar’s 11 Australian shows for Top Shelf Feb. 25 to March 12 (which include seven festivals) extends to his debut in New Zealand. He plays WOMAD NZ March 14-15.
Ruth Moody, who toured here in 2006 with The Wailin’ Jennys, returns with her own band for 11 festival and theatre shows Feb. 19 to March 16 for True North Records.