How to get tickets for Empire of the Sun’s 2024 Melbourne tour: presale, prices and everything you need to know

The legendary electronic duo is coming back to Oz with the phenomenal Ask That God tour

Alannah Le Cross
Ashleigh Hastings
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Alannah Le Cross
Ashleigh Hastings
Empire of the Sun – 2024 tour
Photograph: Supplied/Frontier Touring | Empire of the Sun

Is it just us, or does anyone else feel like they’re walking on a dream? The multi-platinum, multi-talented Aussie electronic duo Empire of the Sun has returned. Not only are they dropping their first album in almost a decade (loaded with ethereal bops, of course), but they’re also heading back to Australia for a national tour in their homeland. 

As one of our most successful musical exports, the visionary act comprising Emperor Steele (Luke Steele of The Sleepy Jackson) and Lord Littlemore (Nick Littlemore of Pnau) has stomped right over musical boundaries since their seminal debut album, Walking On A Dream, blending alternative electronica with mesmerising visuals. Their chart success extends far beyond their native Australia, with their albums achieving multi-platinum certifications around the world. Their fourth studio album, Ask That God, is dropping on Friday, July 26. The new album features the propulsive first single ‘Changes’ and the hypnotic disco laced groove of the addictive second single ‘Music On The Radio’.

With more than 5.5 million albums sold globally and a staggering 7.6 billion streams, Empire of the Sun's impact on the music industry is undeniable, solidifying their status as icons of the electronic music genre. Their spectacular live shows have a reputation for taking things to the next level, and our brains and bodies are ready for these guys to make us feel ‘Alive’ again.

“Australia we're coming home,” says Luke Steele, one half of the duo. “Empire cannot wait to see you all. Get ready, this is gonna be a wild ride as we embark on a journey unlike any other Empire has been on. New record, new show, new era, let's go!”

We’re rounding up everything you need to know below.

Has Empire of the Sun announced an Australian tour?

Frontier Touring has announced that the astral wizards of electro-pop themselves, Empire of the Sun, are bringing the Ask That God Tour to Australia in October and November, 2024. The tour is heading to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. 

What is Empire of the Sun’s new tour like?

We’re told that the Ask That God Tour is a kaleidoscopic, holistic live show that melds music, visual art and dance. You can always expect an Empire show to be a dizzying mix of glittering costumes and celestial visions. In addition to songs from the new album, you can also expect to hear the duo’s anthemic smash hits, including ‘Walking On A Dream’, ‘Alive’, ‘We Are The People’, ‘High And Low’, ‘Half Mast’ and ‘Standing On The Shore’.

When is Empire of the Sun coming to Melbourne, Australia?

Empire of the Sun is bringing the Ask That God Tour to Melbourne’s iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday, October 26, 2024. This all-ages show is the only Melbourne date that has been announced. 

When do Empire of the Sun tickets go on sale for Melbourne?

Tickets for Empire of the Sun’s Melbourne show at Sidney Myer Music Bowl go on sale at 1pm on Thursday, May 30, 2024 via Ticketek. Not long now!

How much are tickets for Empire of the Sun's Ask That God Australia tour?

General admission standing tickets are $129.90, and early entry GA standing tickets are $159.90. You can buy up to four tickets per person during presale, and eight tickets per person during general sales. 

Will there be presale tickets for Empire of the Sun’s Australian tour?

The Frontier presale kicks off today at 12pm AEST over here. This presale runs for 24 hours (or until the allocation is exhausted, of course).

Where/when else is Empire of the Sun playing on their Australian tour?

After kicking off with a Sydney show on October 24, Empire of the Sun is heading to Brisbane’s River Stage on October 29  and Red Hill Auditorium in Perth on November 1. 

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