By Rachelle Grierson
Music fans, get excited: there’s another round of Aussie acts making their way to NYC this year! AWNY pulled together a round-up of the concerts we cannot wait to catch!
- For those lifelong Savage Garden fans (we see you!), Darren Hayes is in NYC for a one-night performance at The Town Hall on April 13th. Tickets start at $36.
- If you’re after something a little different, violinist and artistic director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), Richard Tognetti will be performing with members of the ACO at Café Carlyle on April 22nd. The performance will include a guest appearance by one of Australia’s leading didgeridoo players, William Barton. One thing to note with Café Carlyle is that in addition to the ticket, there is a mandatory two-course meal purchase for regular seats (at a $95 cost), or a $50 minimum spend for any bar seating.
- Hiatus Kaiyote headed by Aussie singer Nai Palm will be performing at Brooklyn Steel on April 29th. Standard tickets are sold out, but you can purchase resale tickets through the AXS website starting at $100.
- Aussie rock legends the Hoodoo Gurus will be coming to Webster Hall on May 5th for one show only. Tickets start at $50.
- Our favorite Aussie/American hippie and musician extraordinaire, John Butler, is undertaking another North American tour this year – but a little differently this time, as it will be a solo tour. Following a sold-out run in Australia and Europe, John Butler will perform in New York on May 13th at the Beacon Theatre.
- Many of us were heartbroken last year when Crowded House canceled their much-anticipated September concert. The exciting news is that the concert has been rescheduled for May 22nd at the Beacon Theatre in NYC, and May 26th at the Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre in New Jersey. If you already had tickets for their concert last September, they will automatically be transferred to the new date. If not, you can purchase tickets through Ticketmaster starting at $70.
- Soft Rock duo Air Supply will be returning to NYC and performing at the Playstation Theatre on June 3rd. Tickets start at $62
- After hitting the Aussie music scene in 2017, Ruel finally released his debut studio album, 4th Wall, in March. He will be following the release with a tour – including a stop in NYC at Terminal 5 on June 16th. Tickets start at $62.
- Also on June 16th Aussie pop fave Amy Shark will be performing at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn with tickets starting at $25. This is a very intimate venue, so if you’re a fan, this is one concert not to miss!
- The Australian Pink Floyd Show will return to New Jersey on June 24th at the Wellmont Theatre. Tickets start at $40
- Alt rock band, Ocean Alley, hailing from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, will be performing August 29th at Webster Hall with tickets starting at $43.
- Vance Joy will be returning to NYC and performing one show at the Summerstage in Central Park on August 30th. Tickets start at $100, but as usual with our dear countryman, get in quick as they will sell out!
- Tash Sultana will be performing on Day 1 of the Sea.Hear.Now festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey – held the weekend of September 16-17th. If that was not enough to get you there, she will be performing the same day as The Killers and Sheryl Crow! A 1 x day General Admission ticket starts at $125. If you want to attend both days and catch some little-known bands such as the Foo Fighters or the Beach Boys on Day 2, tickets will set you back $230.
- Aussie musician, Nick Cave (not to be confused with the American artist who currently has an exhibit at the Guggenheim) is returning again to NYC to play two shows at the Beacon Theater on October 7th and 8th.
- Matt Corby will play two shows at the Bowery Ballroom on October 15th and 16th. Tickets start at $44 and can be purchased on Ticketmaster.
- Aussie blues duo, the Teskey Brothers, will be wrapping up their tour of the US and stopping in NYC at Brooklyn Steel on October 19th. Tickets start at $55