Hilltop Hoods have announced the ‘THE GREAT EXPANSE WORLD TOUR’ 2019, which will see the band play in 14 countries across the globe. The Australian leg has Hilltop Hoods returning to play five capital city headline shows this coming August, including two huge shows here at Rod Laver Arena.


Show dates: Friday 9 August & Saturday 10 August

Tickets On-sale: Limited tickets remain to the Friday night show. Get yours now via Ticketek Australia.

Start time: 7:00pm

ParkingParking at Melbourne Park is limited and should be pre-booked.

Public transport: Rod Laver Arena is accessible by tram, train and bus. The arena is walking distance from Richmond Station and Flinders Street Station.

Conditions of entry: Backpacks of any size or type are not permitted into the venue. All other bags must be under 30x30cm. Guests should read and understand our conditions of entry prior to booking tickets or attending the event. Please note that for this event, all bottles brought into or sold at the arena will be poured into 600ml cups.

Cloaking: Rod Laver Arena offers cloaking free of charge at the information booth of our Grand Entrance. The line for cloaking can be quite long, and may add up to 45 minutes to your entry and exit times. Where possible, please leave unnecessary or prohibited items at home.


Superboxes: Rod Laver Arena has 31 Superboxes for hire on an event by event or year round basis, offering delicious in box catering. Please contact our Premier Events & Experiences team for more information.

Upper Deck: The perfect place to catch up before the show, Rod Laver Arena's rooftop bar Upper Deck offers panoramic views of Richmond, the MCG and AAMI Park. With a casual bar menu, arrive early at Rod Laver Arena and enjoy a drink with friends!

Please note, depending on weather guests may be relocated to Railyards Bistro & Bar, however the same food and drinks will be on offer.

The Loft: Upgrade your concert experience at Rod Laver Arena's exclusive bar and lounge, The Loft. With only 100 tickets available per show, this is your private concert oasis with an extended drinks list and gourmet bar menu. The Loft has private bathrooms with direct access into the seating bowl, so you can come and go throughout the show.

The Loft will only be open for the evening shows, and tickets can be purchased via Ticketek Australia. Tickets are $49.95 and include two complimentary drinks.


Performing shows in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth, this is Hilltop Hoods first headline tour since the 2016 ‘Restrung Tour’ which featured Australia’s best orchestras and choirs and saw over 50,000 fans attend the sold-out Arenas, where Hilltop Hoods achieved their biggest national tour to date.

The 2019 tour will celebrate the release of Hilltop Hoods eighth studio album ‘THE GREAT EXPANSE’, which broke yet another milestone debuting #1 on the ARIA Album chart.   This brings the band’s total #1 Albums to an incredible 6, which is an ARIA record for the most #1 albums by an Australian band.  The record also became the fifth consecutive album by the trio to debut #1 on the ARIA Album Chart and delivered a string of hits with platinum selling ‘Clark Griswold’ Feat. Adrian Eagle, double platinum selling ‘Leave Me Lonely’ and the latest gold certified single ‘Exit Sign’, featuring Ecca Vandal, which also boasts a guest appearance from the Hoods close friend and ally, Illy.

Fresh from the Eminem support and the stages of ‘Groovin The Moo’ where the band road tested the new album alongside classic Hilltop Hoods, fans were treated to a blistering high-energy-leave-no-prisoners performance that saw the band cement their place even further in our psyche as one of Australia’s most loved live acts.  Expect all that and more with the 2019 world tour where crowds will be swept up in a set of fan favourites in what promises to be, yet another stand out Hilltop Hoods live experience.

Special guests on the national tour include Mojo Juju who impressed with her 2018 album release ‘Native Tongue’, a powerful tour de force that won her critical acclaim and stamped her presence firmly in the music world.  22-year-old emerging rapper Shadow brings his aggressive UK inspired Grime to the stage, promising to deliver a performance that will be both fierce and lyrical.  Widely regarded and respected DJ Nino Brown also joins THE GREAT EXPANSE national tour.



Hilltop Hoods

9 & 10 August

Box Office: 5.00pm

Upper Deck: 5.30pm

Outer Doors: 6.15pm

Inner Doors: 7.00pm

Show Start time: 7.00pm