Perhaps in 2009 you were deemed too young by your parents to attend the Pussycat Dolls’s only Australian tour. Then the group broke up the following year. Maybe that parental decision led to a rift in the family yet to be corrected by therapy. Well, now’s your opportunity to shed yourself of your teenage anguish and lose the plot to Don’t Cha live. The group is heading to Australia in April 2020 to headline So Pop festival.
The festival debuted this year with a format similar to RNB Fridays Live – a concert consisting of a series of short sets by artists responsible for some of the biggest chart-topping songs of their era. When it returns next year, the Pussycat Dolls will be joined by British pop group Steps, whose debut single 5, 6, 7, 8 topped the ARIA chart in 1998.
Also on the bill: popular solo artist Sophie Ellis-Bextor, known for her 2002 mega-hit Murder on the Dancefloor and 2000 vocals on Spiller’s dance-pop hit Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love); She’s No You singer Jesse McCartney; Dutch trance-pop act Alice DJ; Whigfield; Reel 2 Reel; Samantha Mumba; Rojdar; and DJ Tigerlily.
And there’s one more act too: Smash Mouth. That means Walkin’ on the Sun, Can’t Get Enough of You Baby and the lead single from the Shrek soundtrack. You’ve been warned.
Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 1pm on Wednesday, December 4. General tickets go on-sale at 11am on Monday, December 9. Tickets here.
Wed April 22 – RAC Arena
Fri April 24 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall
Sat April 25 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park
Tue April 28 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Hindmarsh
Thu April 30 – Melbourne Arena