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Big tours in 2011

The bastion of truth that is news.com reports that a slew of big name artists will be making their way to Australia in 2011.

According to the article that hotly tipped Kings Of Leon Australian tour will definitely go ahead in March, while a number of promoters are apparently “in talks” with The Boss in efforts to secure the first Bruce Springsteen tour Down Under since 2003.

The golden oldies are also flocking to our shores come 2011, with tours from ZZ Top and Van Halen looking likely for April and Billy Joel and Elton John rumoured for mid year tours.

As reported on FL last month Foo Fighters and Rolling Stones are hitting the road again very soon making return visits from both bands likely. News.com tells us that the Stones will make “stadium stopovers in Australia in 2012” and that the Foos will be here “in late 2011 or early 2012”. Big Day Out favourites Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are currently putting the finishing touches on their new album, are also tipped for an end of year visit.

And despite rumours circulating for the better part of the last decade that Paul McCartney will return to our shores, news.com notes that the ex-Beatle has just added South American dates to his 2011 tour which apparently “bodes well” for Australia.

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kinksta

kinksta said on the 15th Nov, 2010

if paul mccartney does come i will lose my shit ...so hed better come

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 15th Nov, 2010

Isn't he on his last tour ever? I'd hope he'd come here one last time.

ross_ander

ross_ander said on the 15th Nov, 2010

the boss? really? touring what? it won't be with the e street band that's for sure. he is doing a solo record next..

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 15th Nov, 2010

pretty sure The Age did a small filler piece as a reaction to a rumour on a few other music forums RE: Paul McCartney touring. They asked Dainty entertainment if one was in the works, their answer was a straight "no".

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 15th Nov, 2010

you forgot to mention beiber will be here in april.

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 15th Nov, 2010

correction: Herald Sun http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/worlds-biggest-rock-show-grows/story-e6frf96f-1225914288023

Meanwhile, online rumours touting a Paul McCartney tour in 2011 have been dismissed by promoters.

Several online forums claim McCartney will perform at the MCG in March.

But promoter Paul Dainty, who has toured McCartney in the past, said the claims were false.

NB: South American dates have been known/on-sale/sold out for as long as this article existed

elmokeep

elmokeep said on the 15th Nov, 2010

SPRINGSTEEN WHAAAAAAAAAAT OMFG FDVSLEDNFKCAWSLIHFCLIDJKS~!!!!!!!

Shieldsy23

Shieldsy23 said on the 15th Nov, 2010

Stones, Van Halen, ZZ Top and Foo Fighters in the year of my HSC. God fucking dammit!

Lucan

Lucan said on the 15th Nov, 2010

Sir Paul slapped Australia in the face in when he cited the Bali bombings for cancelling his tour years ago. (Bali bombings, slow ticket sales, same sh!t I guess)
He can stay in the northern hemisphere for the rest of his days, for mine.


Keen for The Stones, and can't decide whether I'm IN or OUT for Van Halen.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 15th Nov, 2010

With the current exchange rate you'd be thinking that 2011 could be the year for some massive nostalgia tours. The profit potential based purely on the exchange rate compared to previous years would be incredible.

Australia must have just about the highest relative ticket prices in the world right now.

aellea

aellea said on the 15th Nov, 2010

red hot chili pepperssss!!!! aww yeah

Dexter Ramone

Dexter Ramone said on the 15th Nov, 2010

The Boss would make me so happy.

grattan

grattan said on the 15th Nov, 2010



A very worthy 10,000th post!

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 15th Nov, 2010



He got to 10,000 before. He must have gone back and deleted a couple.

spintheblackcircle

spintheblackcircle said on the 15th Nov, 2010

Springsteen, Stones and ZZ Top, thank you very much.

Brian B

Brian B said on the 15th Nov, 2010



I think he stopped short. Will he go beyond the threshold though?

humanracin

humanracin said on the 15th Nov, 2010

...this article needs more Bowie!

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 15th Nov, 2010

Put them all in one show together to save me money

HalfCentaur

HalfCentaur said on the 15th Nov, 2010

please please bruce springsteen and announce it by christmas please..perfect xmas present for my dad

mebjolz

mebjolz said on the 15th Nov, 2010

....not one of them will compare to kyuss lives

ashryn

ashryn said on the 16th Nov, 2010

With the current exchange rate you'd be thinking that 2011 could be the year for some massive nostalgia tours. The profit potential based purely on the exchange rate compared to previous years would be incredible.

Australia must have just about the highest relative ticket prices in the world right now.

And the last 10 years haven't been full of massive nostalgia tours? The baby boomers have the money to spend.. they're spending it all on going to see comeback tours..

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 16th Nov, 2010

Aren't those goddamn baby boomers dead yet.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 16th Nov, 2010



I guess I was talking massive relative the nostalgia tours that have been here over the last 10 years. I.e. Bowie, McCartney, Springsteen and other similar artists who don't tour/tour here.

The profit potential at the moment is higher than it's ever been for the musician. If you're US based and have the prospect of getting paid in AUD you are already a long way ahead relative to where you'd have been even six months ago.

lezburger

lezburger said on the 18th Nov, 2010

lezburger should do big day out!!!