Australian Tours: Wilson Doing ‘Pet Sounds’

Brian Wilson is locked in to perform Pet Sounds and a greatest hits set at Bluesfest, March 24-28 in Byron Bay. Also added to the festival are Taj MahalThe Residents, Denver’s Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Scotland’s Shooglenifty

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Nikon At Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y.

Live Nation has Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz making their Australian and New Zealand debut in five clubs April 7-13. Cat Power is confirmed for five solo theatre stops Feb. 5-13, reported Feel Presents.

Before their Bluesfest appearance, Love Police Touring has Tweedy (made up of Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy and his 18-year old drummer son Spencer) doing their first Australian tour. It takes in three theatres March 20-22.

Love Police has Jason Isbell, who toured here last year, at three theatres March 29 to April 3 after playing Bluesfest.

The Men Of No Shame Tour, a pair-up of Glen Matlock, Jim Phantom and Earl Slick touches down at seven clubs Feb. 26 to March 5 for Nightmare Music and Pushworth Group. Each show includes a Q&A session.

After her four A Day On The Green winery shows with Simply Red and Natalie ImbrugliaTina Arena embarks on four One Night Only theatre shows Feb. 19 to March 12. These follow dates in Dubai, London and Beirut in January.

Punk Rock Karaoke offers audiences the chance to get up and sing a punk song with Eric Melvin (NOFX), Greg Hetson (Bad Religion, Circle Jerks), Darrin Pfeiffer (Gold Finger, Sum 41) and Steve Soto (Adolescents, Agent Orange). Blue Murder stages the concept at eight clubs Feb. 3-13.

Troubadour Music has Ireland’s Mary Black back after four years, this time on her Last Call retirement shows March 8-20. These make up two festival and five club dates.