Ashnikko Announces Debut Australian Tour For April 2023

Frontier Touring are pumped to announce US pop provocateur Ashnikko will play her first ever Australia and New Zealand shows in April 2023. The cross-genre hyper-pop artist whose music ricochets around themes of empowerment, vengeance, and sexual positivity will play Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland.

Frontier Members pre-sale kicks off Wednesday 30 November at 10am local time before the General public on sale on Friday 2 December at 10am local time.

The London based, North Carolina-born, mercurial singer-rapper will kick off her Australian leg of the tour with two Melbourne Northcote Theatre shows on Saturday 1 April, with a U18 matinee show followed by an 18+ evening show. The tour continues to Adelaide playing Hindley St Music Hall on Monday 3 April, then Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall on Tuesday 4 April, Sydney’s Big Top on Thursday 6 April, before a final show in New Zealand at Auckland Town Hall on Saturday 8 April.

Ashnikko makes music for the girls in the club with their heels in their hands, mascara running down their cheeks as they screech “this is my song!” and scurry to the dancefloor.

Taking inspiration from trap, hyper-pop and gossamer, over-saturated imagery to formulate Ashnikko’s character, her genuine, bubble-gum persona has seen her infinitely shareable tracks rise to fame. Those hits include Daisy, Cry (feat. Grimes), Deal With It (feat. Kelis), Slumber Party (feat. Princess Nokia), STUPID (feat. Yung Baby Tate), Tantrum and Toxic. Ashnikko also appears on VALORANT’s Fire Again (feat. Ashnikko) and Lady Gaga’s Dawn Of Chromatica album with Plastic Doll – Ashnikko Remix.

In 2020, Ashnikko released her summer anthem, Daisy, merging her unique hyper energised rapping with melodic vocals and dedicates the single to all the self-proclaimed brats of the world. As ever, Ashnikko delivers her messages of empowerment through a bubblegum blue hue to inspire young women to be themselves. Daisy followed on from the single Cry that features ethereal pop star Grimes which has surpassed 50+ million Spotify streams. Watch the video for Cry here with both Ashnikko and Grimes transformed into anime characters for this blood-soaked story line. 2021 saw the release of the two track single, Panic Attacks in Paradise / Maggots.

Ashnikko released her first full length album, the ten track mixtape, DEMIDEVIL – out now via Warner Music Australia here – in 2021, flaunting her multi-hyphenate genre spanning style throughout as she ricochets between themes of empowerment and vengeance, to full-blown side-splitting humour.

Ashnikko says on the mixtape: “The fruit of my loins, the apple of my eye, the product of my blood, sweat, snot, and tears, my mixtape DEMIDEVIL!!!!!”

DEMIDEVIL excavates her emotions and experiences with friendships, relationships and even with the music industry, from the very literal Toxic to the shot pouring and dance floor ready Drunk With My Friends. Channeling her grungier side on Little Boy and Good While It Lasted we get a taste of Ashnikko’s acerbic tongue and to finish, is the ‘funny ‘cause it’s true’ Clitoris! The Musical. A hilarious take down of the heterosexual males’ arguable inability to find the sweet spot.

FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE 
​via frontiertouring.com/ashnikko
​Runs 24 hours from: Wednesday 30 November (10am local)
​or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
​Begins: Friday 2 December (10am local)

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