We’re getting to the pointy end of the year, boys and girls, which means Perth is about to really start hamming it up with things to do, stuff to see and places to visit. It can get a bit overwhelming, can’t it? Luckily for you though, you have a friend who does the hard work for you. And that friend is me, your virtual best mate who likes to help you organise your social life, plan your outings and tell you what shows you should be buying tickets to.
And we've done it yet again, by cherry-picking 13 of the best gigs you should catch before the end of this year. Gosh we're lovely, aren't we?
Holy Holy At Amplifier Bar
Perth, Friday 4th November
What did you do last year? Well, Holy Holy released their first album, had it debut at #11 AND sold out a bunch of tours. Our 2015 certainly wasn’t as productive as that. Kudos, boy, kudos indeed. With all that success, their shows are tipped to be pretty darn popular, so make sure you’re quick.
Dan Sultan At Fremantle Town Hall
Fremantle, Sunday 6th November
Dan Sultan’s performances are legendary, so luckily for us, he is back on the road. Along with his band, they’ll be bringing their powerhouse performances to the Fremantle Festival. Get around it.
David Bowie | A Tribute With WASO At Riverside Theatre
Perth, Thursday 10th November
On January 10 this year, we lost an icon and a legend. To celebrate the legacy of David Bowie, Australian music industry greats like Tim Rogers and Deborah Conway will join the West Australian Symphony Orchestra to perform all your favourite Bowie hits.
Vengaboys At Metro City
Northbridge, Saturday 12th November
Who knew the Vengaboys were still kicking around?! Just go for shits and giggles.
Sticky Fingers At Metro City
Northbridge, Friday 18th November
Sticky Fingers, what a talented bunch of fellas. They make us proud to be Australian. They killed it at Splendour in the Grass earlier this year, so catch them in November before they head off on yet another huge international tour.
Flume At Perth Arena
Perth, Friday 25th November
Our country’s biggest electronic export, Flume, is about to embark on a massive world tour, including a run of huge national dates at the end of the year. It’s all to celebrate the release of his new album, Skin, so you’ll be among the first to hear some of his fresh tracks.
Avenue Q The Musical At Crown Theatre
Burswood, from Saturday 26th November
This is not your average puppet show. Full puppet nudity, coarse language and other hilarious vulgarities are just the beginning of what you can expect from Avenue Q. You can also expect one hell of show, given it's won a Tony Triple Crown for Best Musical. Make sure you go to the toilet before taking your seat, because you just might wet yourself.
Josh Pyke And Bob Evans At Bar Pop
Perth, Sunday 27th November
Not since Sonny and Cher has there been a musical match made in heaven as good as these fellas. Josh Pyke and Bob Evans join forces this November at the Urban Orchid Pop Up Bar to serenade you and make your summer evening truly delightful.
Ben Harper And The Innocent Criminals At Kings Park
Perth, Wednesday 30th November
Musical legend Ben Harper and his crew have delivered their first album in eight years, and boy are we excited. Aussie audiences will be among the first to hear their new stuff at this Kings Park gig, but rest assured, they’ll be performing their golden oldies like ‘Steal My Kisses’ and ‘Diamonds On The Inside’.
Missy Higgins And WASO at Kings Park
Perth, Saturday 3rd December
Aussie darling Missy Higgins is fusing her live band with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for what you can rest assured will be a very special night under the stars at Kings Park.
Boy & Bear At Fremantle Prison
Fremantle, Sunday 4th December
Do we need to convince you to go see these superstars? Probably not. But, just in case you do need a gentle nudge—these boys have recently announced a special collaboration with Akasha Brewing Company to create an exceptional brew that will be exclusively available at all their upcoming shows. With all proceeds going towards the charity Buy a Bale, helping to support rural Australian communities and farmers, you don’t have to feel bad about spending all your money on concert tickets.
Amy Schumer At Perth Arena
Perth, Saturday 10th December
If you haven’t heard of Amy Schumer, move that rock that you’ve been living under and familiarise yourself with this hilarious woman. Firstly, go watch the movie ‘Trainwreck’, and secondly, head to her stand-up show at Perth Arena. You won’t regret it.
Rodriguez | The Return Of The Sugarman At Kings Park
Perth, Saturday 10th December
This legendary, self-taught guitarist is coming to Perth! Which is a real treat, because ever since the whole world caught onto his talent thanks to the Oscar-winning film ‘Searching for Sugar Man’, he has been in high demand.
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