Joji has released his highly-anticipated new album SMITHEREENS today via longtime label 88rising. In celebration of the release and coming off the heels of his immensely successful SMITHEREENS Tour that sold over 120,000 tickets, Joji has announced two headlining arena dates at Madison Square Garden in New York and The Kia Forum in Los Angeles, the largest venues he’s played to date in the US next Spring, May 6th and 13th. He also announces a headline show at the iconic Gunnersbury Park in London on August 17th.
Fan registration for both shows begins today Friday, November 4th (7am PDT/10am EDT) HERE. Artist pre-sale begins Wednesday, November 9th (10am local) and ends Thursday, November 10th (10pm local). A special promoter pre-sale will begin on Thursday, November 10th from 10am local to 10pm local.
General On-Sale for all shows begins on Friday, November 11th (10am local). Ticket links HERE.
SMITHEREENS marks Joji’s first full-length since Nectar in 2020. He delivers his characteristically melancholic yet powerful vocals on tracks like “Die For You,” a sober, morning-after remembrance of a former love. The track is accompanied by a visual directed by creative studio Actual Objects compiled entirely from stock footage. Watch it now below.
SIDE A of the album heralds a mature sonic direction for Joji through wistful and contemplative ballads accompanied by lush production that blooms within each song. SIDE B, largely produced by Joji himself, digs deeper into the lo-fi and off-kilter sounds that hark back to his experimental beginnings as an artist.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
December 3 & 4, 2022 – Head In The Clouds Jakarta – Jakarta, ID
December 8th, 2022 – Thunderdome, Bangkok, Thailand
December 9 & 10, 2022 – Head In The Clouds Manila, Manila, PH
January 30th, 2023 – Laneway Festival, Auckland, NZ
February 4th, 2023 – Laneway Festival, Brisbane, AUS
February 5th, 2023 – Laneway Festival, Sydney, AUS
February 10th, 2023 – Laneway Festival, Adelaide, AUS
February 11th, 2023 – Laneway Festival, Melbourne, AUS
February 12th, 2023 – Laneway Festival, Perth, AUS
May 6, 2023 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
May 13, 2023– The Kia Forum, Los Angeles, CA
August 17, 2023 – Gunnersbury Park, London, UK