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Australian Concert Events Not to Be Missed in 2014

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It’s that time of the year again when the concert season is heating up in Australia. This year will feature a lot of great live music, especially coming from veteran live acts. If you are planning to attend some big music events this coming concert season there are two types of events that make this year especially interesting. First, there are many legendary, veteran music acts that haven’t been to the continent in a while playing this year. And secondly, there are going to be a lot of great open-air music festivals once again, which is something Australia has definitely become known for recently.

If you are looking at what big concert events you are going to attend this year, here is a quick list of some of the most interesting and highly recommended musical events of 2014 in Australia.

The Rolling Stones

7. The Rolling Stones

It’s definitely been a while since we’ve seen a Rolling Stones Australia tour, which is why anyone who loves this legendary rock band should not miss this chance. They are playing six huge shows in Australia and New Zealand this March and April. The biggest problem is that there is a very good chance that all of these concerts are already completely sold out. Considering the popularity of this group and the reputation they have for putting on amazing shows, the fact that tickets went on sale in December of last year probably means that they are already all but gone.

If you really want to catch the tour and you haven’t purchased a ticket yet, you might want to try out a service such as ticketbis.com.au, which is a good place to look for hard-to-obtain tickets online. The Stones will be playing in their classic lineup of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, and as everyone who loves the band knows, they aren’t getting any younger. So it’s definitely a concert opportunity that anyone who wants to see the Rolling Stones should not miss.

Future Music Festival

The Future Music Festival is one that’s created a reputation for itself as one of the best parties in all of Australia. There will be five dates on the festival tour this year in between March 1-10 in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Anyone looking to rage with some of the most popular artists on the planet needs to take heed.

Some of the artists that have been confirmed for this year’s festival include rap stars Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams and 2Chainz, electronic music innovators like Eric Prydz and Deadmau5 and a many more cutting-edge musical acts. Some of the headliners like Pharrell won’t be at every date on the festival’s tour, so make sure to check out the details for each date so that you don’t miss the headlining act that you are most interested in seeing.

Eminem

EMINEM rapping

If you are looking for a high-profile hip hop concert to attend this year, there’s no rap star bigger than Eminem. Here is another legendary perform that doesn’t come around here too often, which means that it might be a little harder to find tickets for the shows if you are waiting until the last minute to buy them. Eminem will be performing in February in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland.

He will be on the road promoting his latest album “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” which was one of the best selling rap albums of the year, despite being released in November.

Soundwave Festival

Here is a festival that is more geared to people who are into heavier and more aggressive rock music. Soundwave is great because it’s a festival that will satisfy both fans of huge commercial rock bands and underground hard rock and heavy metal acts. The headliners are bigger than ever this year, with the list featuring punk icons Green Day and grunge gods Alice in Chains and Stone Temple Pilots. The lineup is rounded out with some of the most exciting bands of the heavy metal underground, including The Dillinger Escape Plan, Baroness and Clutch, among many more. The shows will be held in late February and early march in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

These four big shows only scratch the surface of this year’s concert events in Australia, which definitely offer a little bit of something for everyone. 

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