With her highly anticipated third studio album, PRE PLEASURE, released this Friday, Frontier Touring and Penny Drop are delighted to announce acclaimed singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin will perform three special headline theatre shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in February 2023.

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 today also revealed another slice of her upcoming longplayer, with new track ‘Be Careful With Yourself’ out now.

A loose jam, ‘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 February tour dates will be Jacklin’s first Australian shows with her full band since 2020. Get early access to tickets via the Frontier Pre-sale, which starts Thursday 25 August (1pm local time – see website for details). General Public tickets go on sale Monday 29 August (1pm local time) via frontiertouring.com/juliajacklin.

New album PRE PLEASURE, released by Liberation Records, 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’.

Jacklin recorded the 10-track PRE PLEASURE in Montreal, Canada, alongside producer Marcus Paquin (The National, The Weather Station), with collaborator Owen Pallett on string arrangements, which were recorded by an orchestra in Prague.

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, wiling to excavate the parameters of intimacy and agency in songs by stark and raw, loose and playful. Earning accolades from Pitchfork, Uncut, the New York Times, i-D, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, NPR, BBC1, BBC 6, Sirius XMU global, Jacklin’s exquisite narratives and singular vision make her an artist not to be missed.

‘A masterclass in narrative songwriting’ – ★★★★★ The Independent
‘Julia Jacklin’s Crushing is exquisite’ – Pitchfork ​
‘The result is a profound statement...this year’s strongest singer-songwriter breakthrough’ – Rolling Stone

Don’t miss Julia Jacklin, live on stage in February 2023 – tickets on sale Monday 29 August.

Presented by Frontier Touring, Penny Drop and triple j

Via frontiertouring.com/juliajacklin
Runs 24 hours from: Thursday 25 August (10am local time) ​
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

Via pennydrop.com.au
Runs 24 hours from: Thursday 25 August (10am local time) ​
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

Begins: Monday 29 August (10am local time)

Saturday 25 February
​Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW
Licensed / All Ages
Ticketek.com.au | 132 849

Sunday 26 February
​Tivoli Theatre | Brisbane, QLD
Ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Tuesday 28 February
​Forum Theatre | Melbourne, VIC
Ticketek.com.au | 132 849

Out Friday 26 August through Liberation Records
​Pre-order available here