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Julia Jacklin announces new album Pre Pleasure, tour dates

Check out the lead single “Lydia Wears A Cross.”

May 10, 2022
Julia Jacklin announces new album <I>Pre Pleasure</i>, tour dates Nick McKk

Julia Jacklin has announced details of new album Pre Pleasure and dropped its lead single. The Australian singer-songwriter's third album will be released on August 26 via Polyvinyl. You can see a video for album opener “Lydia Wears A Cross” below alongside details of a headline North American tour.


In a statement Jacklin said of “Lydia Wears A Cross”: “The song is about a lot of things but mainly being a 7yr old Jesus Christ superstar fanatic attending catholic school trying to figure out which way is up. The music video was filmed by my constant collaborator and friend Nick Mckk at Splitpoint lighthouse. I played a show close by recently and asked on stage if anyone could let me film inside. Someone in the crowd knew a guy and that was it. The rest was filmed in the streets of Northcote, Melbourne.”


Pre Pleasure was recorded in Montreal with co-producer Marcus Paquin and Jacklin's bandmates, bassist Ben Whiteley and guitarist Will Kidman, both of Canadian folk outfit The Weather Station. Owen Pallett (Arcade Fire) recorded parts for the record with a full orchestra in Prague. It is the follow-up to 2018's Crushing.

“A lot of the time I feel like I need to do all the work before I can enjoy my life,” Jacklin says. “Whether that’s work on songs or sex, friendships, or my relationship with my family – I think if I work on them long and hard enough, eventually I’ll get to sit around and really enjoy them. But that’s not how anything works is it. It’s all an ongoing process.”

Julia Jacklin will tour from September. Kara Jackson will open for the dates through 9/9 to 9/20. Katy Kirby is the support act for the remaining shows.

9/9 Austin, TX - Mohawk
9/10 Dallas, TX - The Studio at The Factory
9/12 Nashville, TN - The Basement East
9/13 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
9/15 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
9/16 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
9/17 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
9/18 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
9/20 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
9/21 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
9/22 Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin University
9/23 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
9/24 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
9/26 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
9/27 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
9/29 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
9/30 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
10/2 Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
10/4 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
10/5 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
10/7 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
10/8 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom

Julia Jacklin announces new album Pre Pleasure, tour dates