Limp Bizkit, October 25, The Riverstage, Brisbane: The bad boys of American rap rock head to Australia for Soundwave Touring, with their first show in Brisbane. ‘‘Let’s party!’’ the band wrote on its Facebook page after the announcement. The US rockers last toured here for the Soundwave Festival in February 2012. The band dedicated those shows in memory of teenager Jessica Michalik who was fatally crushed at the Sydney Big Day Out in 2001. The Misfits, The Zoo, Brisbane, January 16: American punk pioneers, from Lodi, New Jersey, were founded in 1977 by Glenn Danzig and at one time also featured Marky Ramone. The current lineup is long-term member Jerry Only, former Black Flag guitarist Dez Cadena and Eric ‘‘Chupacabra’’ Arce. Only, who regained the rights to Misfits in the mid-90s, has kept the band active for the past two decades. The band’s most recent album was The Devil’s Rain in 2011. Ed Kowalczyk, February 12, The Tivoli, Brisbane: Former Live frontman Ed Kowalczyk is heading to Australia to perform the classic Throwing Copper album in its entirety. It’s been nearly 20 years since the album was released. All of the songs on the record were written by Kowalczyk Throwing Copper was a No. 1 album in Australia in 1994. It featured the hits I Alone, Lightning Crashes and Selling The Drama. ‘‘I had no idea that songs like I Alone and Lightning Crashes would endure on radio and in the hearts of my fans for so many years after I wrote them,’’ Kowalczyk says. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. Toby Keith, March 14, Brisbane Entertainment Centre: The US country superstar heads to Australia for the first time. Keith will bring his Hammer Down Under Tour to Australia in March 2014, including a headlining stand at the 2014CMC Rocks the Hunter festival. Kellie Pickler and Eli Young Band support. Greg Allman, Aaron Neville, The Doobie Brothers, Boz Scaggs and Dr John & The Night Trippers, April 17-21, Byron Bay Bluesfest: The blues/soul stars lead the second round of acts announced for next year’s Bluesfest. India.Arie, Suzanna Vega, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Jamaican Legends featuring Ernest Ranglin, Sly & Robbie and Bitty McLean, Jimmy Vaughan, The Wailers, Ozomatli, CWStoneking, Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, Grandmothers of Invention, The Magic Band, Robben Ford, The Paladins and Music Maker Foundation featuring Pat Wilder, Cool John Ferguson and Little Freddie King also make the cut. They join the already announced acts including John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band and Iron & Wine.