The Waifs The West Australian folk rock outfit tours the country to mark its seventh album, Beautiful You. After 23 years together, the band created the new album in Byron Bay earlier this year under the guidance of producer Nick DiDia, who has worked with Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against the Machine and Powderfinger. Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit. November 1, 7.30pm. Tickets: $57-$62. Bookings: (02) 6275 2700 or online. Burt Bacharach In an era of elaborate arena tours and pop star extravaganzas, an ageing yet still agile Burt Bacharach (pictured) returns to Australia to show that oldies really are goodies. The 87-year-old creator of enduring songs such as I Say a Little Prayer, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head and Walk On By will tour the country, offering a nostalgic look back at a six-decade career that has included collaborations with Perry Como, Aretha Franklin, Tom Jones, the Carpenters and Dionne Warwick. Royal Theatre, 31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra. Friday, 8pm. Tickets: $95-$197. Bookings: 1300 795 012 or online.