NIKI announces biggest world tour to date; touring Australia and New Zealand March 2025

Photo courtesy of NIKI/88rising
May 15 2024


“Something NIKI does really well is get to the emotional heart of the matter.”


“NIKI has returned with a gorgeous piece of folk-pop that’s wise beyond its years.”


“a sonic time capsule of a breakup album that explores heartache in perhaps its most devastating form”

Vanity Fair

“NIKI has gone from self-made YouTube artist to a history-making star.”

For global tour dates and details, visit HERE.

Buzz LP
out August 9, 2024 via 88rising

‘Too Much Of A Good Thing’ is out now, buy/stream it here.

Today, global icon and singer-songwriter NIKI announces her biggest tour to date spanning 41 markets in North America, Europe, the UK, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. These dates, produced by Live Nation, will celebrate the release of her ambitious and sonically-expansive upcoming album Buzz out August 9, 2024 via 88rising. Fellow singer-songwriters Allison Ponthier and Amy Allen will join as support in North America and Europe, respectively.

Tickets for all shows in Asia, Australia and New Zealand will go on sale at a later date. Sign up HERE for more info when announced.

Earlier this month, Buzz was announced alongside a lead single ‘Too Much Of A Good Thing’ which ushered in this flirty, confessional, and deeply relatable new era for NIKI, and received support from The New York Times, UPROXX, 10 Magazine Australia, and more.

What eventually became Buzz, the third studio album by singer-songwriter and globally-renowned star NIKI, started with an urgent quake from the innermost core of her being. What surfaced in its wake was a collection of warm, stirring folk-rock songs, which crackle and flare like a bonfire between close confidantes. “I went through an identity crisis,” says the 25-year-old of Buzz. “It took a lot of trial and error, and I just stumbled upon pieces of myself along the way. I named it Buzz because it feels like I’m on the precipice of something about to happen.”

For NIKI, things have been happening progressively since she was a high schooler in Jakarta, Indonesia. As a student at an international academy, she cut her teeth scribbling lovesick poems in English class and performed acoustic guitar covers of American pop songs on YouTube. With a six-string in hand, and her family and classmates cheering her on from the audience, Nicole Zefanya then staked her claim to global stardom as NIKI.

And claim it she has – with over three billion streams worldwide, sold out shows on multiple continents, massive sets at festivals across the globe, front row seats at Paris Fashion Week, four songs on a Marvel film’s soundtrack, and some of the most phenomenal, confessional songs being released in 2024, NIKI has already established a veteran’s resume before the age of 25.

On Buzz, her songwriting remains as intimate as ever. In her initial sketches of songs for Buzz, NIKI took cues from other lane-paving women with confessional, honest lyricism soundtracked by guitars. “Joni Mitchell is my songwriting north star,” she says — and uncompromising feminist luminaries like Stevie Nicks, Carly Simon and Liz Phair. To match the wandering spirit of Buzz, NIKI cultivated her own elastic approach to guitar.

To further harness this creative and personal sea change, NIKI began enlisting producers who had worked with her favorite contemporary singer-songwriters. She tapped Tyler Chester, who’d captured tracks with Madison Cunningham and Sara Bareilles; she also recruited Ethan Gruska, who counts Fiona Apple and Phoebe Bridgers as collaborators.

Buzz reverberates with the hard-earned wisdom of a young woman who charges dauntlessly towards her dreams — but can still spare a laugh if she stumbles.

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