Suzi has announced a seven-date national tour in support of her upcoming second EP, ‘I Hope You Can Hear Me Now’.
The fast-rising emo artist (who uses she/her and they/them pronouns; this article will use the earlier set for consistency) kicks off at Brisbane’s Black Bear Lodge on Saturday 1 April before taking over the Vic on the Park in Sydney a week later (8 April). She and her band head to Wollongong the following day (April 9) and then Adelaide the following Thursday (April 13).
The subsequent Perth show – Sunday 22 April – will be a special show, with Suzi Yaghmoor performing an acoustic set without the flanking of her three-piece backing band. They reunite at their current stomping ground in Melbourne the following weekend, playing an all-ages show at Wrangler Studios on Friday 28 April and then an 18+ gig at The Curtin on Saturday 29 April.
Tickets for all seven performances are on sale now – find them here.
As she announced last week, ‘I Hope You Can Hear Me Now’ will be released independently on February 16. It was recorded with Deano Tellefson at Wrangler Studios, and in addition to previous singles ‘Everyone I’ve Met Hates Me’, ‘Canberra’ and ‘I don’t owe you’will feature a new full-band recording of her fan-favorite 2020 cut ‘At least my dog loves me’.
“This is a collection of tracks that represent the last year of my life,” Yaghmoor said when announcing the EP. “I’ve been touring these songs, posting sneaky TikToks of them, and anxiously awaiting the day I could share them with you. Is it now?”
Talking to NME about the record last November, Yaghmoor described ‘I Hope You Can Hear Me Now’ as something of a re-debut and called 2020’s ‘I Like It Better Indoors’ EP “a fun activity for myself” that was “never meant to like something. serious”.
The new EP is about growth, she said at the time, noting that “the songs are much more mature” and tackle themes such as “recognizing things in your past that weren’t necessarily good or right” and coming to terms with the trauma that came from them.
As for her long-term ambitions for the EP and its accompanying tour, Suzi stated: “All I want is for people to know that they can be whoever the hell they want to be and do whatever the hell they want, whoever they want. are or where they came from. I want people to feel seen and recognized and find some kind of comfort in [my music].”
As well as her own tour, Suzi has a handful of support gigs coming up – she and her band will be playing this year’s Mountain Goat Valley Crawl in Brisbane this Saturday (February 11), then take a five-date acoustic tour with Sly Withers and Bec Stevens in March. She and her band will also be opening for Mom Jeans on The Melbourne stop on their Australian tour Sunday, March 12.
Suzi’s ‘I Hope You Can Hear Me Now’ tour dates are:
Saturday 1 – Yuggera/Brisbane, Black Bear Lodge
Saturday 8th – Eora/Sydney, Vic On The Park
Sunday 9 – Tharawal/Wollongong, North Gong Hotel
Thursday 13 – Kaurna/Adelaide, Grace Emily Hotel
Sunday 22 – Wajuk/Perth, Four5Nine*
Friday 28 Woiworung/West Footscray, Wrangler Studios (AA)
Saturday 29 – Woiworung/Melbourne, The Curtin
* Suzi performs solo