Lucy Dacus has confirmed that her upcoming Melbourne present – announced last week as part of this year’s RISING festival – is not going to be a one-off efficiency, including additional dates in Sydney, Auckland and Wellington.
The US indie stalwart will kick her tour off in Auckland on Friday June 3, performing on the Hollywood Avondale cinema. She’ll head to Wellington that Sunday (June 5), taking part in at San Fran, earlier than making the trek over to Australia for her Melbourne present on Wednesday June 8. She’ll set her sights north from there, taking part in the Metro Theatre in Sydney on Friday June 10.
The tour will mark Dacus’ second time taking part in to followers in Australia and New Zealand, with an intimate run of exhibits having gone down in 2019. A press launch for this new tour guarantees that extra Australian exhibits can be added to the itinerary within the coming weeks; tickets for these introduced so far might be snagged from the Mistletone website.
Dacus is presently touring the world in help of her third album, ‘House Video’, which landed final June through Matador and sported the singles ‘Thumbs’, ‘Hot & Heavy’, ‘VBS’ and ‘Brando’. In a four-star review of the record, NME’s Rhian Daly stated it was “stuffed with the artist’s typical delicate humour and gorgeously evocative poetry”.
Daly continued in her write-up: “The topic may transport us to Dacus’ previous, however musically she transfer us ahead into a brand new chapter in her musicality. In a bid to make the file prettier, hotter and sound extra nostalgic than her earlier two, she brings in acoustic guitars and, for the primary time, piano. Essentially the most attention-grabbing moments, although, come when she takes dangers.”
‘House Video’ was adopted up final month with a brand new single titled ‘Kissing Lessons’. Dacus teased the music – which was made throughout the recording periods for LP3 – with a hotline spotted by eagle-eyed fans on flyers scattered around US cities.
She additionally shared plans to launch ‘Kissing Classes’ and ‘Thumbs Again’ – a reworked model of the ‘House Video’ single, with added electrical guitar, synth, and drums to raised replicate her dwell efficiency – as a seven-inch vinyl on June 3.
The bodily copies of that single can be found to pre-order here.
Final week, Dacus was forced to postpone a number of her UK and Ireland tour dates after testing constructive for COVID-19. That leg of the tour will now start in Bristol this Thursday (March 24), with gigs in Leeds, Glasgow, Dublin and Manchester resulting from be rescheduled imminently.
It marked simply one other stroke of unhealthy luck that Dacus had confronted previously few weeks; final month, she suffered two herniated discs simply hours earlier than she was resulting from play a present in Detroit. Fairly than cancel, nonetheless, she performed the entire set while lying down on a couch.
Lucy Dacus’ 2022 Australian and New Zealand tour dates are:
Friday 3 – Auckland, Hollywood Avondale
Sunday 5 – Wellington, San Fran
Wednesday 8 – Melbourne, The Discussion board
Friday 10 – Sydney, Metro Theatre