NEW YORK, USA — Jakarta-born, LA-based singer-songwriter, and producer NIKI has announced her upcoming “Nicole World Tour” this summer and fall. To coincide with this announcement, NIKI also unveiled the music video for fan favorite track “Backburner” and released her new live album, “Live at the Wiltern,” out now via 88rising.
Following her sold-out North American headlining tour last fall, NIKI is bringing her live show to cities across the globe with her 2023 world tour which will span across North America, Asia, and Europe. The run also includes performances at festivals including Head in the Clouds NYC, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands. Tickets will be on sale to the public on May 18 at 10:00 local time, following local pre-sales on May 16 and 17.
Directed by Isaac Ravishankara, the new music video for NIKI’s fan-favorite track “Backburner” is deliberate and intimate. NIKI takes viewers into her world as she watches old footage recorded on her camcorder and relives fond memories of a past relationship.
NIKI’s first-ever live album, “Live at the Wiltern,” features live recordings performed at the final show of NIKI’s sold-out headlining tour at the Los Angeles venue last October. The live album includes performances of tracks from her sophomore album Nicole as well as previous standout songs including “Lowkey,” “Every Summertime,” and more.
Last summer, NIKI released her sophomore album, “Nicole,” a project that sees her where she shines, returning to her singer-songwriter roots in a carefully crafted coming-of-age juncture that sees present-day NIKI meet with her teenage self. The album was released to critical acclaim by the likes of NPR, Billboard, Vanity Fair, and V Magazine, who hailed ”Nicole” as “NIKI’s piece-de-resistance that kicks off an exceptional new chapter for the burgeoning songstress.”
Following the release of Nicole, NIKI also made her acting debut in her short film But I’m Letting Go. The film is a moving retelling of her first love story and heartbreak and expands upon the story previously seen in the music videos for her songs “High School in Jakarta,” “Oceans & Engines,” and “Before,” allowing viewers to gain an even deeper insight into NIKI’s personal story during her teenage years in Jakarta.
NIKI has had an impressive career thus far, amassing over 2.1 billion streams worldwide and opening for Taylor Swift on tour when she was just 15. In addition to performing at Coachella and embarking on her headlining North American tour last fall, she has also performed at 88rising’s Head in the Clouds Festival in Los Angeles, Manila, and Jakarta, and is set to perform at Head in the Clouds in New York City later this month.
“Nicole World Tour” dates:
- MAY 21 – FOREST HILLS NY – HEAD IN THE CLOUDS
- AUGUST 01 – AUSTIN TX – MOODY AMPHITHEATER
- AUGUST 05 – CHICAGO IL – LOLLAPALOOZA
- AUGUST 10 – VANCOUVER BC – PNE AMPHITHEATER
- AUGUST 12 – SAN FRANCISCO CA – OUTSIDE LANDS
- SEPTEMBER 11 – BANGKOK THA – BCC HALL
- SEPTEMBER 13 – MANILA PHL – MALL OF ASIA ARENA
- SEPTEMBER 15 – SINGAPORE SGP – F1 GRAND PRIX
- SEPTEMBER 18 – BRISBANE AUS – FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL
- SEPTEMBER 21 – SYDNEY AUS – HORDERN MUSIC HALL
- SEPTEMBER 23 – MELBOURNE AUS – FESTIVAL HALL
- SEPTEMBER 26 – JAKARTA IDN – JIEXPO HALL D2
- OCTOBER 06 – LONDON UK – EVENTIM APOLLO
- OCTOBER 08 – PARIS FRA – TRIANON
- OCTOBER 10 – AMSTERDAM NL – MELKWEG