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UK-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Marika Hackman recently released her fantastic new self-produced album Big Sigh to critical acclaim. To celebrate its release, Hackman announces her stateside return after 5 years with a North American tour this Fall. The month-long run will kick off in September in Toronto – see below to find a show near you, and get your tickets HERE when they go on-sale Friday, Feb 2nd at 10am local time. She’s coming to The Atlantis on September 12th

Big Sigh, Marika Hackman’s first album in four years, is the “hardest record” Marika has ever made and is, as its title suggests, a release of sorts. With the release of her 2019 album Any Human Friend, Marika felt liberated and began embracing her queer identity and sexuality in a big way. But lockdown in 2020 soon left her stifled and isolated, unable to craft a fully formed song, and wondering if she’d ever write again. After a hard-fought journey back from a lengthy creative dry spell, Marika brings us Big Sigh, which she co-produced with Sam Petts-Davies [Thom Yorke, Warpaint] and long-term collaborator Charlie Andrew (Alt-J).  She also performed every element of the record, save for the brass and strings. Big Sigh finds Marika venturing into fresh terrain, with a constant tug between organic instrumentation and the harsher dynamics of synthetic distortion. It’s like walking into an abandoned industrial wasteland covered in poison ivy, with a blend of sadness, stress and lust, but mostly – and crucially – relief.

DOWNLOAD, STREAM & PURCHASE BIG SIGH NOW

LISTEN/WATCH:

No Caffeine” | “Slime” | “Hanging” | “Yellow Mile

Tour Dates

North American Headline Dates

  • Sept 05 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake
  • Sept 06 – Montreal, QC @ Bar le Ritz
  • Sept 07 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
  • Sept 09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere – Hall
  • Sept 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
  • Sept 12 – Washington, DC @ Atlantis
  • Sept 13 – Durham, NC @ Pinhook
  • Sept 14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
  • Sept 16 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
  • Sept 17 – Austin, TX @ Ballroom
  • Sept 18 – Ft Worth, TX @ Tulips
  • Sept 20 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
  • Sept 21 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
  • Sept 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
  • Sept 25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
  • Sept 27 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
  • Sept 28 – Seattle, WA @ Madame Lou’s
  • Sept 29 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
  • Oct 03 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
  • Oct 04 – Milwaukee, WI @ Vivarium
  • Oct 05 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village

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