We blinked and it’s ALREADY October, so while this year has gone super-quickly, we’re edging ever closer to summer festival season and what’s sure to be another huge run of shows next year. To get us all through to 2016, we’ve chiseled into stone six big tours we’re oh-so-very desperate to see announced ASAP.
How desperate? This desperate:
The six tours we’re begging to see happen in 2016 include acts which are yet to show off their latest albums down under, and two which are yet to set foot on an Aussie stage. Patience may be a virtue, but it can also be a bitch. Here’s hoping we can all hold out until next year.
Oh yeah and those 11 International Tours We’re Still Waiting For… we’re still waiting for ten of them.
Can you feel that? Ah, shit! The Chicago metal titans have resurged from their four-hear hiatus with seismic force, unleashing a crushing a new album, Immortalized, which has catapulted Dave Draiman & co back to peak musical form.
The Leviathan has risen, and with rumblings of a forthcoming world tour, Aussie Disturbed Ones are more than ready to get Down With The Sickness once again.
Watch: Disturbed – The Vengeful One
British rock earth-conquerors Muse bloody love Australia. Matt Bellamy & co are regular visitors to our shores, and they’ve already promised to come back for a tilt in 2016.
And since their latest critically acclaimed studio LP Drones has heralded some of the biggest, fattest stadium rock numbers since the heyday of Freddie Mercury-era Queen, our money’s on this being one of the most mind-blowing tours of next year.
Watch: Muse – Dead Inside
Who knew that a trio of Japanese schoolgirls performing pop melodies with fully-choreographed dance moves would go on to front one of the biggest heavy metal bands on the planet right now?
Babymetal have yet to tour Australia since their meteoric rise, but with a steadily-surging fanbase Down Under, it’s only a matter of time before the kawaii-metal giants bring their equal-parts quirky, spectacular and brutal live show to our shores. Gimme Chocolate already!!
Watch: BABYMETAL – Gimme chocolate!!
4. Troye Sivan
This Perth-bred pop wunderkind has effectively made the internet his bitch. With a cool 1.6 million followers on the Facebooks, you’d be forgiven for being gobsmacked that the 19-year-old sensation has only just released his debut EP, TRXYE, two months ago.
And after touring the crap out of the US and UK, Aussie fans will be holding their breath for the local hero to announce some homecoming tour dates in the New Year.
Watch: Troye Sivan – FOOLS
5. Lana Del Rey
The noir-pop songstress left Aussie fans feeling plenty of summertime sadness when she failed to pay us a visit following the release of her much-frothed over third LP Ultraviolence.
Lana has now released two – count ’em TWO – albums since she last set foot in Australia as part of the Splendour In The Grass 2012 lineup, and while her latest disc Honeymoon is fresh in our ears, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that 2016 will, at long last, be our year.
Watch: Lana Del Rey – Music To Watch Boys To
Thousands upon thousands of Aussie Adele fans have been love-starved since the soul diva released her chart-scorching debut 19 LP. She’s never visited us, not even once, even after releasing the disc’s successful follow-up, 21.
But with her long-awaited new album, 25, due to reach our ears this November, we’re sure it’ll be third-time’s-the-charm.
Watch: Adele – Set Fire To The Rain (Live at The Royal Albert Hall)