Aussie Dates:
Swift Makes History

Frontier Touring Company says Taylor Swift is the first female solo act to play stadiums on back to back Australian tours, following her Red tour in the 2014 summer.

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Victoria’s Secret fashion show in London.

The Australian leg of Taylor Swift’s 1989 world tour is set for late 2015. She will be accompanied by multi-platinum Australian troubadour Vance Joy, who also opens for the singer in North America. Joy’s chart-topping debut single “Riptide” went five-times platinum. 1989 became the fastest-selling album downunder this year four days after going on sale.

Swift plays ANZ Stadium, Sydney (Nov. 28), Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (Dec. 5), Adelaide Entertainment Centre (Dec. 7) and AAMI Park in Melbourne (Dec. 11).

Chicago house master Derrick Carter plays five clubs in Australia and New Zealand’s Rhythm & Vines Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 through Illusive.

Illusive has Italian house act Riva Starr in four clubs Dec. 26 to Jan. 1.

Tech N9ne plays seven clubs March 3-13 for Metropolis Touring, Slingshot Touring and Select Touring.

Ben Howard added three more theatre dates, March 28-31, through Secret Service before his April 2 Bluesfest appearance. The March 29 Sydney Opera House stop sold out. Howard’s debut Australian tour in 2013 sold out in days.

Adam Cohen does 10 club dates through Frontier Touring March 11-22.

After an eight-year absence, Bobby Brown does four theatre dates March 18-21, accompanied by Treach and Kay-Gee of Naughty By Nature.

Rob Potts Entertainment Edge and Chugg Entertainment who booked U.S. country duo Big & Rich for their CMC Rocks QLD festival, added two club dates in mid-March. Big Kenny Alphin and John Rich are joined for the headlining slots by Chris Young, who made his Australian debut at last year’s CMC Rocks.

Switchfoot does two clubs mid-March for Metropolis Touring and Tombowler.

The Growlers return after their early 2014 debut for another run 12 months later. Love Police booked them for 14 clubs Jan. 7-25.

Uriah Heep, whose return in 2011 found a younger audience downunder, returns for Metropolis Touring & Abstract Entertainment. The band does seven clubs and theatres March 19-26.