Killer Concerts and Shows at Rod Laver Arena 2015
Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne hosts a number of comedy shows, concerts, and other entertainment events for all ages. See iconic bands such as Kiss, Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath, and Iron Maiden, or awesome solo performances by Elton John, Neil Diamond, and Madonna. Enjoy also specialty shows such as the Wiggles, and Hugh Jackman’s Broadway to Oz. Whether you are travelling to Melbourne for business or pleasure keep up to date with the latest events at Rod Laver Arena.
For groups there is an entire department dedicated to reserving group seats, and providing discounts and other incentives. A show can be a great way to reward your team for a job well done.
Group transportation options such as bus hire with a driver and private mini coach with driver can be an excellent alternative to driving and hassling with parking. Smaller groups that wish to have a designated driver can use a mini bus with driver to attend the show.
The biggest and best shows coming in late 2015 and the first half of 2016 are below.
October 8 & 9, 2015 KISS 40th Anniversary World Tour for two nights
Attention KISS Army! Kiss taking to the road to celebrate 40 years of rock and roll. Kiss will be in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena for two nights this October 9th and 10th. The giant flaming spider stage prop designed and built in Las Vegas will be at the show and this alone is worth the trip. When a band has four decades of experience they have figured out how to entertain a crowd.
October 10, 2015 Jason Derulo
Superb singer, songwriter and dancer Jason Derulo will be visiting Melbourne this October. Before launching his stellar solo career, Derulo wrote music for artists such as Pitbull, Lil Wayne, and Sean Kingston. Once he launched his own singing career he sold over 50 million singles in five years and gained 1.8 billion youtube views. Jason Derulo will be performing with a series of special guests including but not limited to T.I.
October 17, 2015 Russell Brand
Comedian and superstar Russell Brand is bringing his show Trew Freedom to Australia. The traditional definition of freedom, the right to fulfill our petty desires, while Trew Freedom is the freedom FROM our petty desires. Russell Brand is on a quest to change the world and deliver Trew Freedom to all who seek it.
October 21, 2015 BIGBANG
Korean pop band known round the world is coming to perform in Melbourne. These men are great to look at. Known for their chic sense of fashion and catchy hits BIGBANG will be performing for one night in Melbourne.
October 27 - 29, 2015 Neil Diamond
Turn on your heartlight. Come and see Rock and Roll Hall of Famer legendary Singer and Songwriter Neil Diamond. The list of accolades awarded to Neil Diamond is long and impressive. They include 37 singles in the top 40 charts and 16 top 10 albums. Grammys, Golden Globes, and even a Lifetime Achievement Award by Sammy Cahn. Neil Diamond in concert late October in Melbourne.
November 2, 4 and 6, 2015 Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac has not toured with five members since 1998. Now in 2015 you can see the five original players together for the first time in a long time, welcoming back Christine McVie. The show will be a mega show lasting an epic 2.5 hours and performing hits such as “Rhiannon”, “Gold Dust Woman”, “Don’t Stop”, “Go Your own Way”, and many more.
November 18, 2015 Def Leppard
Legendary rock band Def Leppard has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. They broke ground with their albums Pyromania, and Hysteria and many of this hits from those days will be performed at the concert. Power ballad “Love Bites” and the other hits like “Pour Some Sugar on Me”, “Animal”, “Rock of Ages”, and “Let’s Get Rocked”. Feel the music pulse through your body.
November 19, 2015 Cold Chisel
Cold Chisel is having a One Night Stand in Melbourne this November. This Australian band will be on tour this year and will be joined by Grinspoon who have been on hiatus for some time as their special guests.
November 24 - 27, 2015 Hugh Jackman’s Broadway to Oz
When an artist as awesome as Hugh Jackman gets to do something he has always wanted to do the performance of a lifetime is what you get. Broadway to Oz has 150 supporting actors, musicians, singers, and dancers that help bring the show to life. The show will take audiences through the life of superstar Hugh Jackman. Not only the silver screen, but the stage as well where he has enjoyed just as much success as he has in the movies.
December 5, 2015 The Wiggles
The Aussie tradition of ending the year with the Wiggles for a pre Christmas celebration is just the thing for your family. Bigger inflatable concert sets, more songs, more characters, and the biggest, wiggliest show to date.
December 11, 2015 Elton John
It seems all the concerts coming to Australia in 2015 are getting bigger and better. Sir Elton John is taking his 12’ Chandelier on the road for the first time to be included in his set design for this show. Elton John enjoys touring in Australia and his drummer that was with him in 1971 for this first show down under is still with him. Sir Elton John has been entertaining fans for five decades and will perform a number of his hits while here.
Elton John is also doing the last concert for the Qantas Credit Union Arena (formerly the Sydney Entertainment Centre) before it gets demolished. The Sydney concert will be held the 19th of December.
March 12 - 13, 2016 Madonna
As if the fabulous Elton John were not enough a few months later Madonna will come back to Australia for the first time in 23 years. Promoting her 13th studio album “Rebel Heart” which debuted at number 1 in Australia. Madonna now holds the world record for having more No. 1 songs in Billboard History with 45 titles hitting number 1.
Madonna has sold 300 million records, earning her a reputation as one of the most successful solo acts of all time.
April 19, 2016 Black Sabbath
The fathers of Heavy Metal, none other than Black Sabbath will bring their final tour, “The End” to Melbourne on the 19th of April 2016. The world tour will kick off in the US and Black Sabbath with original members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler will get to Australia on on the 15th of Australia.
May 9, 2016 Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden with frontman Bruce Dickinson will be gracing the stage in May for five performances throughout Australia. Bruce himself will fly the band and all their equipment into Australia for the performances. It has been five years since Iron Maiden has done a show down under.
July 1 - 5, 2016 Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival
The royal sisters from Frozen, Elsa and Anna will take to the stage in this winter wonderland full of magic. Aerial from the Little Mermaid and Sebastian, Rapunzel, and Belle from Beauty and the Beast will all dance the evening away on the ice for a magical show bursting with Disney wonder.
There are so many shows coming up in the next nine months with more being announced all the time. Melbourne is a mecca for world famous performers and no arena gets more of them than Rod Laver Arena. Book your next show or concert and use a mini bus or private coach for the best transport options.