International Kissing Day: Artists Who Love To Smooch

July 6, 2018

Pucker up, it’s officially International Kissing Day. Whether it’s a friendly peck on the cheek or something a little more salacious, there’s never been a better day to celebrate the art of the smooch. And it’s not just us mere mortals who love a cheeky pash – artists can’t get enough of them. So much so that they have long been the inspiration for songs across the globe. Check out our compilation of kiss-worthy tracks below, as well as where you can see them performed live across the country.

Panic! At The Disco
Give me peace, oh kiss me…If you didn’t go through an emo phase in the mid naughties, then did you truly live through them? If you did, then we have no doubt that Panic! At The Disco were your support system. Fourteen years since they formed in all their emo glory, the band have dropped their Pray for the Wicked. Dust off that black eyeliner and emotional instability, because PATD are returning to Australia later in the year.

 

Sydney, Qudos Bank Arena
6 October
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Sydney World Square, ibis Sydney Darling Harbour, ibis Sydney King Street Wharf

Adelaide, Adelaide Entertainment Centre
9 October
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Adelaide

Brisbane, Riverstage
11 October
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Brisbane

Melbourne, Hisense Arena
13 October
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street, ibis Melbourne Swanston Street

Florence + The Machine
A kiss with a fist is better than noneFlorence Welsh catapulted onto the scene with her Machine back in 2009 with single, ‘Kiss with a Fist’, from debut album Lungs. Now, nearly a decade on, Flo has carved a stellar career path as everyone’s favourite ethereal indie-princess. The group just dropped their fourth studio album, High As Hope, and will be taking to stages across Australia in the summer of ’19. Details at the jump.

 

Perth, Perth Arena
12 January Perth Arena (All Ages)
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Perth

Adelaide, Botanic Park
16 January
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Adelaide

Melbourne, Sidney Myer Bowl
18 January
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Streetibis Melbourne Swanston Street

Brisbane, Riverstage
22 January
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Brisbane

Sydney, The Domain
26 January
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Sydney World Squareibis Sydney Darling Harbouribis Sydney King Street Wharf

5SOS
So kiss me kiss me kiss me and tell me that I’ll see you again… Australia’s favourite boyband export, 5SOS, no doubt have many tween fans who would die for a smooch. It’s hard to believe that this Aussie outfit’s been around since 2011. Releasing their smash hit ‘She Looks So Perfect’ back in 2014, the boys soon became an overnight success thanks to their infectious tunes and unparalleled talent. Their new single, ‘Youngblood’, is currently topping the charts. You can catch them at their upcoming tour dates:

 

Sydney, Hordern
9 August
Tickets: Live Nation
Accommodation: ibis Sydney World Squareibis Sydney Darling Harbouribis Sydney King Street Wharf

Brisbane, Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane
11 August
Tickets: Live Nation
Accommodation: ibis Brisbane

Melbourne, Festival Hall
13 August
Tickets: Live Nation
Accommodation: ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Streetibis Melbourne Swanston Street

Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre
16 August
Tickets: Live Nation
Accommodation: ibis Adelaide

Perth, HBF Stadium
18 August
Tickets: Live Nation
Accommodation: ibis Perth

Katy Perry
I kissed a girl and I liked it…Katy Perry burst onto the world stage with her breakout track about kissing girls and cherry chapstick. Although in 2018 some may accuse the candy-tinged pop-star of trivialising bi-curiosity…there’s no denying this is an absolutely bop. Katy Cats rejoice – Miss Perry will be taking to stage across the country later this year in support of her Witness Tour. Check out the deets below.

 

Perth, Perth Arena
24 – 25 July
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Perth

Adelaide, Adelaide Entertainment Centre
28 – 31 July
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Adelaide

Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
2 – 5 August
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Streetibis Melbourne Swanston Street

Brisbane, Brisbane Entertainment Centre
8 – 10 August
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Brisbane

Sydney, Qudos Bank Arena
13 – 17 August
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Sydney World Squareibis Sydney Darling Harbouribis Sydney King Street Wharf

The Wombats
Kiss me with your first, it’s alright…For some reason, The Wombats seem to be more popular in Australia than their home country. They’re touring Australia twice this year – twice! Maybe it’s something to do with marsupials. Either way, the boys are back throughout the year, touring their latest album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life. First they’ll be hitting up Splendour with a bunch of sideshows July, and then are set to return for Canberra’s Spilt Milk in November. Check all the details below.

 

Melbourne, Festival Hall
19 July
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Streetibis Melbourne Swanston Street

Sydney, Hordern Pavilion
24 July
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Sydney World Squareibis Sydney Darling Harbouribis Sydney King Street Wharf

Canberra, Spilt Milk
17 November
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Styles Canberra

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