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Tixel’s Must-See Shows To Kick Off 2024

16 January 2024 | 11:56 am | Staff Writer
In Partnership With Tixel

2024 has just begun, but the year’s biggest tours are already upon us – here are the shows you NEED to have on your radar.

Gracie Abrams / Steve Lacy / RAYE / blink-182

Gracie Abrams / Steve Lacy / RAYE / blink-182 (Supplied)

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Move aside New Year’s Eve, we’re all about making those January plans. Tixel, Australia’s marketplace for all your anti-FOMO resale tickets, has cherry picked the hottest commodity events for us on the Sydney nightlife calendar early next year and don’t worry if it’s sold out already – Tixel has got you. And concert math means that if you grab your tickets now, the show’s basically free so rally your mates and get along to one of these shows.

Gracie Abrams: Thursday January 18 + Friday 19

She’s soulful, she’s spellbinding, she’ll make you want to dance and cry. Supporting none other than Taylor Swift on the Eras tour for the better half of 2023 (and a chunk of the North America tour next year), Gracie Abrams is no overnight success and she’s just been nominated for her first (and very likely not her last) Grammy for Best New Artist. Her shows, originally at the Enmore, have been upgraded to the larger capacity Hordern Pavilion – join the Tixel waitlist for a ticket to catch her at this great venue before she becomes an arena act.

RAYE: Wednesday January 31

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Sliding in to the Enmore Theatre to pump us all up, it’s hard to believe that RAYE is only 25. She’s toured with and gained the adoration of superstars like SZA, Kali Uchis and Lewis Capaldi and it’s impossible to ignore her presence on the charts. She has written and produced for the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna and John Legend, rocked her Glastonbury set, and continues to blast on TikTok with hits like Prada and Escapism. Hop on the Tixel waitlist to be notified as soon as tickets to this sold-out show pop up (we guarantee they will).

Steve Lacy: Wednesday January 31 + Thursday February 1

Co-producing a Grammy-nominated album while you’re still in high school is no mean feat, and neither is racking 28M monthly listeners on Spotify. If you haven’t heard of R&B singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Steve Lacy, and you’re open to experiencing an alternative, urban low-fi mix at the magic of the Opera House (hello, date night), this is the concert for you (aka, impress your boo with tickets to this sold-out show).

Milky Chance: Tuesday February 6

Known for their chill indie-pop vibe, German rockers Milky Chance are the perfect group to enjoy with friends. Their new album Living In A Haze, released last year, brings fresh tunes to an already impressive repertoire, like catchy chart-topper Stolen Dance. Imagine a summer evening, flowy white fit, and a cool drink – this concert at the Enmore Theatre promises to be a night of rhythmic bliss.

blink-182: Friday February 16 + Saturday 17

Prime yourself for ’90s pop-punk nostalgia and all the “your mom” and “that’s what she said” jokes you can handle, as the recently reformed blink-182 trio storm Qudos Bank Arena as part of their One More Time tour. Yes, you missed the boat and it’s way sold-out, but Tixel has got the goods here.

Snarky Puppy: Wednesday March 27

Kind of rock, kind of jazz, definitely funk – that’s how to describe Snarky Puppy. If their name hasn't made you smile, their hits like Lingus and What About Me definitely will. They’re still going strong after a breakthrough in the 2000s that saw them reach top charts and scoop up five Grammys. We expect this Texas-born jam band to attract only the coolest in-the-know humans to their show at the Enmore Theatre, so kick off March being one of them here.

Gotta get up, gotta get up, gotta get up! Headliners Black Box could rate as one of the best house acts out there, and smash hit Ride On Time takes us right back to 1990 from the first line. With an irresistible sound and Italian flair, Black Box's performance is a must-go for anyone wanting to dance the night away and relive the epic sounds of the ‘80s and ‘90s.

Jungle: Wednesday May 22

Respected electro-pop outfit Jungle has impressed with their fourth album Volcano, following on from chart-toppers like Back On 74, I’ve Been In Love and Casio. Their upcoming sold-out gig, one of only three Aussie stops on their global tour, promises to be a euphoric blend of energy, light, and dance, building on the visual splendor of their famous “one take” music videos; join the Tixel waitlist to be notified as soon as a ticket becomes available.

As we usher in 2024, don’t lose sight of the incredible acts we’ll have gracing our Sydney shores and remember! “Sold out” does not equal “missed out” – resale tickets always pop up and the savviest event goers know exactly where to find ‘em.