2015’s unmissable tours
As a music fan, there is nothing better than watching great artists perform their music live. The experience is heightened and the music is (usually) better than it is on the album. But if you think all the acts worth seeing in 2015 have already been and gone, you’re wrong. It’s time to get out of the winter dumps, because whether you like creative hip hop hits or ballads that tug at your heartstrings, there is something for every music fan in the second half of this year. So read on, buy some tickets and start counting down the days.
Four-time Grammy winner Sam Smith is returning to Australia, having cut short his debut Aussie tour earlier this year due to a vocal cord haemorrhage. We could listen to this Brit’s voice all day and after watching his smashing performance of Stay With Me with Mary J. Blige at this year’s Grammy Awards, a Sam Smith show is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience.
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Who can forget the Grammy-nominated track Take Me To Church, which catapulted Hozier to international status and sent him into high rotation on practically everyone’s playlists? Well, after visiting Australia as part of Bluesfest earlier this year, Hozier is coming back, and boy, are we excited about it. If you want to see an artist who can make people cry and dance in the same show, Hozier is for you.
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If you want to witness the next big thing in action before she blows up internationally, you’d better get your hands on some tickets for Meg Mac’s first ever national tour in support of her EP MEG MAC. With equally impressive and addictive singles like Roll Up Your Sleeves and Every Lie, as well as an awesome cover of Broods’ Bridges, this songstress does not disappoint. After spending most of 2015 writing and touring in the US, we’re looking forward to seeing her back Down Under later this year.
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He’s got a reputation for putting on a hell of a show and with this Australian tour being the last celebration of his multi-platinum album Built On Glass, we have a feeling Chet Faker is going to deliver. Promising to play songs never before performed live and featuring an expanded band with guests, these shows are aimed squarely at giving back to loyal fans.
For more info, visit Chet’s website.
Hip hop fans are in for a treat with chart-topping Wiz Khalifa touring Australia later this year. 2015 has been kind to Wiz, with his single featuring Charlie Puth See You Again, a tribute to the late Paul Walker, becoming one of only three songs in hip hop history to spend 12 weeks at the top spot on the music charts, alongside Boom Boom Pow by Black Eyed Peas and Lose Yourself by Eminem. If you want a night of creative and high-energy hip hop, this is it.
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Taylor Swift has been crowned the only artist in history to have three albums sell more than a million copies in the first week of release, and Lorde’s bestie is showing no signs of slowing down. She has 140 million album sales to her name, eight million of those going to her latest 1989, and the superstar is coming our way later this year on a stadium tour. If you’re a fan of addictive pop sounds and general world domination, be part of TayTay’s history-making journey and get your hands on some tickets. You’ll be glad you did.
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