Vera Blue is back with a host of details on her long-awaited second album – titled ‘Mercurial’ and due out next month – alongside the announcement of a seven-date nationwide tour.
Arriving more than five years after its debut, 2017’s “Perennial,” the new album is set to be released on October 28 via Island Records/UMA. On her tracklist will be the latest single “The Curse” — which Blue shared in May — as well as last October’s “Temper” and 2020’s “Lie To Me.”
Take a look at the cover of “Mercurial” below:
As its title suggests, “Mercurial” will be thematically antithetical to “Perennial.” Where this album explored “memor[ies]feelings and emotions” that Blue considered cyclical, she explained in a statement shared today (September 1) that “Mercurial” would explore more capricious and unpredictable themes: “This album is colorful, emotional, personal, chaotic, passionate, transformative and beautiful and above all, mercurial.
On what to expect from the album lyrically, Blue noted, “This body of work has been a long time coming and tells the stories of my life since ‘Perennial’ came into the world.
Less than a week after the release of “Mercurial,” Blue will embark on a nationwide tour in support. It will begin on the Gold Coast on Thursday November 3, before continuing with a show in Brisbane the following night (November 4). From there, Blue – along with Becca Hatch, who is locked down to support her throughout the tour – will perform in Newcastle, Geelong, Melbourne and Perth, concluding the trek in Sydney on Saturday December 17.
Pre-sale tickets will be available from 12:00 a.m. AEST next Tuesday (September 6) – find them here for Brisbane and here for everywhere else.
As well as her own shows, Blue will perform with Flume on her upcoming ‘Palaces’ tour – she will appear at the Adelaide show on Wednesday November 30 and in Hobart on Friday December 2.
She will also deliver festival sets at East Toowoomba’s Carnival Of Flowers next Friday (September 9), Gerrigong’s Unwind In The Vines on Saturday October 1, Canberra’s Stonefest exactly two weeks later (October 15) and at the Festival Of The Sun in Port Macquarie in December. 8-10.
The dates for Vera Blue’s “Mercurial” Australian tour are:
Thursday 3 – Gold Coast, Miami Marketta
Friday 4 – Brisbane, Fortitude Music Hall
Saturday 5 – Newcastle, Civic Theater
Friday 11 – Geelong, Costa Room
Saturday 12 – Melbourne, The Forum
Thursday 8 – Perth, Ice Cream Factory*
Saturday 17 – Sydney, Enmore Theater
* Becca Hatch does not appear