Must-see concerts in 2014

Australia, get ready to rock! 2014 will see some of the biggest concerts in history hit our shores.

Rolling Stones on tour in 2013

The Rolling Stones

The most eagerly-anticipated event of 2014, iconic rock legends The Rolling Stones are returning Down Under for what’s likely to be their last-ever performance in Australia. After all, at 70 years old, Mick Jagger’s no longer a spring chicken. But despite his years, he still knows how to wow a crowd. VIP packages are available at most venues from $575. General admission prices start at around $99.

Mar. 19, 2014 — Perth Arena, WA
Mar. 22, 2014 — Adelaide Oval, SA
Mar. 25, 2014 — Allphones Arena, NSW
Mar. 28, 2014 — Rod Laver Arena, VIC
Mar. 30, 2014 — Hanging Rock, Macedon, VIC
Apr. 2, 2014 — Brisbane Entertainment Centre, QLD

Thirty Seconds To Mars

Actor-turned-singer Jared Leto, the frontman for Thirty Seconds To Mars, will be unleashed on Australia for high-octane performances in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. Fans who have seen the band live rave about the stage show, calling Leto entertaining and energetic. Ticket prices for general admission are $80 and there are VIP upgrades you can purchase through Adventures in Wonderland, which include meet-and-greets and photos with the band. Concert-goers who had tickets for the cancelled August concerts will be able to use them, but everyone else will have to be quick as tickets will be scarce.

Mar. 25, 2014 — Challenge Stadium, Perth, WA
Mar. 28, 2014 — Hisense Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Mar. 29, 2014 — Sydney Entertainment Centre, NSW
Mar. 30, 2014 — Riverstage, Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, QLD

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Queens of the Stone Age with Nine Inch Nails

Touted as the biggest double act to hit our shores, Frontier Touring is promising this will be the concert of a lifetime. The headline act first on stage each night will be decided by a coin toss. Queens of the Stone Age hit Triple J’s top 100 in 2002 with “No One Knows” from their platinum album Songs For The Deaf. They are sharing the stage with the Grammy Award-winning Nine Inch Nails and Australian-born punk rocker Brody Dalle. General admission tickets start at $125.

Mar. 6 and 7, 2014 — Sydney Entertainment Centre, NSW
Mar. 8, 2014 — Newcastle Entertainment Centre, NSW
Mar. 11, 2014 — Perth Arena, WA
Mar. 13, 2014 — Adelaide Entertainment Centre, SA
Mar. 14 and 15, 2014 — Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Mar. 17, 2014 — Brisbane Entertainment Centre, QLD

Bruno Mars

Sweeter than a Caramello Koala, Bruno Mars will have ladies across the nation swooning when he starts his Australian tour at the end of next month. With chart-topping songs like “When I Was Your Man”, “Just The Way You Are”, “The Lazy Song” and “Marry You”, missing out will feel like you’ve been “Locked Out Of Heaven”. Joining Mars on stage will be Grammy-winning rhythm and blues singer, Miguel. General admission prices start from $144.

Feb. 28, 2014 — Perth Arena, WA
Mar. 2, 2014 — Adelaide Entertainment Centre, SA
Mar. 4 and 5, 2014 — Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Mar. 7, 2014 — Brisbane Entertainment Centre, QLD
Mar. 8, 2014 — Sydney Entertainment Centre, NSW
Mar. 10 and 11, 2014 — Allphones Arena, NSW

2013 was a sad time for Bruno Mars >>

Other bands and singers touring later in the year

Jason Derulo, from Apr. 26, 2014.
General admission from $100.

Michael Buble, from Apr. 27, 2014.
General admission from $100

Arctic Monkeys, from May 6, 2014.
General admission from $100.

James Blunt, from Jun. 1, 2014.
Ticket from $106.

John Mayer, from Apr. 15, 2014.
Tickets from $100.

Ellie Goulding, from Jun. 1, 2014
Tickets from $74.

Note: Ticket prices quoted may incur a booking fee.

More upcoming events

What’s on: Australia day events in your state
Aussie events 2014
Returning TV shows for 2014 

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