THE FIVE BEST GIGS
5Placebo It’s been 20 years since the UK indie rockers burst onto the scene with their platinumselling debut album Placebo. To celebrate they’re playing their back catalogue at Margaret Court Arena. This national tour will be the band’s first in 11 years. à Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne & Olympic Parks, Olympic Blvd, Melbourne 3000. 132 849. www.premier.ticketek.com.au. 7.30pm. $101.70-$142.40. Fri Sep 8.
3The Game American rapper the Game will be playing his final Australian tour this September before he retires from music. The LA star will be coming out in support of his upcoming tenth album Westside Story, revealed to be his last. à Forum Melbourne, Flinders & Russell Sts, Melbourne 3000. 136 100. www.ticketmaster.com.au. 8pm. $122.07. Wed Sep 20.
4Ariana Grande Famed doughnut-licker, high ponytail wearer and Whitney Houston impersonator Ariana Grande is finally touring Australia to promote her 2016 album Dangerous Woman. The pint-sized pop starlet is set to perform her dancefloor fillers at a massive stadium show.
à Rod Laver Arena, Batman Ave & Olympic Blvd, Melbourne 3000. 132 849. premier. ticketek.com.au. $99.90-149.90. Sep 4-5.
2Gang of Youths Multicultural Sydney indie rockers Gang of Youths are headed out on tour this September to promote their new album Go Farther in
Lightness. The shows follow a successful overseas tour and the release of lead single ‘Atlas Drowned’. à Festival Hall, 300 Dudley St, West Melbourne 3003. 136 100. www. ticketmaster.com.au. 6pm. $65. Wed Sep 6.