Julia Jacklin announces east coast headline theatre tour for 2023

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Julia Jacklin announces east coast headline theatre tour for 2023

Credit: Izzie Austin

These February tour dates will be Jacklin’s first Australian shows with her full band since 2020.

With her highly anticipated third studio album, PRE PLEASURE, released this Friday, the acclaimed singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin has announced three special headline theatre shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in February 2023.

Arriving as Jacklin’s first Australian shows with her full band since 2020, she will take to Enmore Theatre in Sydney on Saturday, February 25; Tivoli Theatre in Brisbane on Sunday, February 26; and Forum Theatre in Melbourne on Tuesday, February 28 2022.

Julia Jacklin Headline Tour Dates

Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW (Licensed / All Ages)
Saturday 25 February

Tivoli Theatre | Brisbane, QLD (18+)
Sunday 26 February

Forum Theatre | Melbourne, VIC (18+)
Tuesday 28 February

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Currently on tour in the US – part of a comprehensive US, UK and Europe trek which will see her performing in her biggest venues to date, including London’s Roundhouse and Brooklyn Steel in New York – Jacklin has also revealed another slice of her upcoming longplayer, with new track ‘Be Careful With Yourself’ out now.

‘Be Careful With Yourself’ equates true love with the fear of losing it. It reinforces the album’s throughline – Julia Jacklin at her most authentic; an uncompromising and masterful lyricist, always willing to mine the depths of her own life experience, and singular in translating it into deeply personal, timeless songs.

The new track is lifted from her new album, PRE PLEASURE, which will be released this Friday by Liberation Records. The album is a masterclass in songwriting, cementing her status as one of the most important Australian talents of our time. Fans’ first taste of PRE PLEASURE came in the form of lead single ‘Lydia Wears A Cross’ (which the singer described as being “about a lot of things but mainly being a seven-year-old Jesus Christ Superstar fanatic attending Catholic school trying to figure out which way is up”), followed up by songs ‘I Was Neon’ and ‘Love, Try Not To Go’.

With over 200 million streams to her name to date, ever since the arrival of 2016 debut Don’t Let the Kids Win and 2018’s ARIA-nominated follow-up Crushing, the Melbourne-via-Blue Mountains singer-songwriter has carved out a reputation as a direct lyricist, willing to excavate the parameters of intimacy and agency in songs stark and raw, loose and playful.

General Public tickets go on sale Monday 29 August (1pm local time). Find out more here