Get your groupie on: the hottest upcoming concerts in Australia.

by Afterpay
Nov 01, 2023      5 min read

Picture it: you’ve got your besties by your side, you’re dressed in the ultimate festival fit, and you’re listening to your favourite band play your all-time favourite song. Life is good.


Nothing feeds the soul like live music. And if you’re feeling a bit peckish, you’ll want the lowdown on upcoming concerts in Australia. We’re lucky that all the best artists (local and international) visit us Down Under – it means you’ve always got a tasty buffet of music to choose from.


Ready to rock out with your Birkenstocks out? Want to know what concerts are coming to Australia this year? Get the skinny with our monthly music guide and grab the hottest tickets in town.

What concerts are coming to Australia? Your month-to-month guide.



After five years away, Slash (featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators) is heading back to Aus. Not enough rock for ya? He’s also bringing Aussie music legends Rose Tattoo and The Struts. The River is Rising – Rest of the World Tour ’24 arrives in February and is hitting most capital cities, with the famous Guns ‘n’ Roses frontman leading the pack. If you like your rock’n’roll firmly planted in the 80s, these are the songs you’ll want to hear. Top hat and sunnies included.

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The Kid Laroi

Fresh off the release of his 2023 debut album, The Kid Laroi is touring Australia in October (postponed from his original Feb show). Hitting the stage in Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Coast, you can expect intensity and high energy from the already iconic young Aussie rapper. Fans will be treated to his biggest hits and new releases in The First Time Tour, marking the second global tour The Kid has sold out.

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Kings of Convenience

Nobody does indie pop like Europe, and Kings of Convenience have been poster children for the genre since 1999. The iconic duo, Eirik Glambek Bøe and Erlend Øye, are visiting our shores for three special shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Their recent release, Quiet is the New Loud, comes after a 12-year hiatus, and for long-time lovers and recent discoverers of their music, it’s as beautiful as always. Love your live shows filled with intimate, acoustic music? This will be a true treat for your ears.

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Matchbox 20

Mainstream rock legends Matchbox 20 have been away since 2012. To make up for it, they’re treating us with a massive 10-stop tour in Australia, including concerts upcoming in the Gold Coast and Canberra. While we’re pumped to hear their newest album, Where the Light Goes, live, we also expect a full-blown recreation of Kens singing Push at the beach en masse. Not enough 90s for you? They’ll be supported by Goo Goo Dolls for a true alt/pop/rock experience.

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Jonas Brothers

Calling all JoBro fans! The Jonas Brothers are hitting our shores for the first time in February and March 2024. See these heartthrobs live and let their infectious beats and charisma transport you to pop paradise on their biggest tour to date. 

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SummerSalt 2024

Prefer the festival feel? SummerSalt 2024 is everything you could ask for in an Australian rock fest, featuring artists like Missy Higgins, Xavier Rudd, Kate Miller-Heidke and more. These concerts will be taking place at some iconic Australian institutions, like wineries and botanical gardens, so you know they’re going to be good.

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Arguably one of the world’s biggest indie bands, Wilco is bringing their folk-country-rock experience to Australia and showcasing their latest album, Cousin. The boys are only doing three shows in Melbourne, but if you ask us, this is one worth booking flights for.

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Live and Incubus

Pat your teenage self on the back. You’re finally getting to see two of your all-time faves at once. Live and Incubus are teaming up for an epic Australia tour, with six different shows spread out across the country. Live will no doubt be performing classics like I Alone and Lightning Crashes, while Incubus will treat the children as frontman Brandon Boyd belts out hits such as New Skin, Wish You Were Here and Drive. Ask mum to push back your curfew, stat.

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Songs From The Canyon

Take a trip back to the golden age of melodies with an evening of music from Laurel Canyon. Songs from the Canyon features some of the best music ever written in this iconic part of Los Angeles, with songs by Joni Mitchell, The Beach Boys, Carole King, Crosby Stills, Nash and Young and more. Better yet, they’ll be performed by a stack of talented artists for your listening pleasure, including Husky Gawenda, Dan Kelly and Hannah Cameron. Only two shows in Brisbane and Melbourne, so get in quick.

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Simple Plan

Canadian pop-punk legends – and very possibly your first crush – the boys of Simple Plan are heading Down Under for an epic tour. And they’re not alone, bringing along Boys Like Girls, We The Kings and Jax for a perfectly rounded rock show. The princes of punk sold out their first lot of shows in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane and have added more for you to feast on in Adelaide and Melbs. No doubt we’ll hear all the classics plus some stuff from their latest studio album, Harder Than It Looks.

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Bring Me the Horizon

Like your music loud and live? British self-proclaimed saviours of rock Bring Me the Horizon are hitting Australia for their first-ever headline tour. Expect loud, heavy and intensely cathartic songs from their latest 2024 release, POST HUMAN: NeX Gen, plus all the classics that turned you into a fan. Need a little more rock to keep you going? They’ll have Sleep Token, Make Them Suffer and Daine coming along for the ride. Rock on.

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Has the viral choreography to Back On 74 been living rent-free in your head? In May 2024, you can head along to Jungle’s fiery Volcano album tour and keep it rockin’ to the groovy tune played live. These talented Londoners have racked up billions of streams to date and become firm festival favourites. Don’t miss ‘em!

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Boney M

Boney M is bringing the disco inferno to town! Put on your dancing shoes, get those concert tickets and boogie the night away to the catchy chart-toppers that made these superstars one of the best-selling artists ever. (Just Dance peeps, here’s your opp to show off those Rasputin moves you’ve got down pat!)

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Iron Maiden

Hot off the heels of a 30-stop sold-out European tour, undisputed rock royalty Iron Maiden will finally return to Australia. And they bring with them one of the most epic stage productions this country has ever seen. To make it even more froth-worthy, Killswitch Engage is supporting, so you’re getting two rock gods for the price of one. Tickets are available in all major capital cities for their September shows, but you’ll need to be quick.

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Coldplay, the band that never stops giving, is coming to Australia on a leg of their Music of the Spheres World Tour. They’ll be hitting up Sydney and Melbourne, plus swinging by New Zealand, in a tour already played to seven million fans. You can expect full-tilt madness in a spectacular arena show, and they’re known for playing all their fan’s favourites, plus giving us a taste of the new stuff. And recent news is that they’ve cut emissions by 47% since their last show! We love planet-friendly pop-rock icons that do more than make great music.

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James Blunt

British singer-songwriter and all-around talented guy James Blunt will be touring in November to celebrate the release of his latest studio album Who We Used to Be. The acclaimed, award-winning singer has concerts upcoming in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide. And with his recent greatest hits album, we’re sure you’ll have plenty of chances to hear your faves. Want to imagine he’s singing just to you when he belts out You’re Beautiful? We won’t judge.

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Tate McRae

Multi-platinum Canadian singer-songwriter-dancer extraordinaire Tate McRae will be blessing us on stage as part of her Think Later World Tour later this year. Her upcoming concerts in Australia include stops at Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne, following up on the sold-out success of her last tour and release of her latest album. Expect to hear bangers like Greedy, You Broke Me First, and She’s All I Wanna Be. And don’t forget to practise your choreo at home.

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Grab a front-row seat to the hottest shows in Aus.

Feeling famished for some live, loud music? 2024 is turning out to be a big one. Get your pretty little mitts on the hottest concert tickets with Afterpay. Grab them now and pay in four, so you never miss out again.

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