SUZIE STAPLETON has announced a pair of shows for next month.
The gigs, in London and Brighton will serve as warm-ups for her European support dates with Depeche Mode in March.
The UK-based Australian musician connected with Mode frontman Dave Gahan when he joined her mailing-list, having bought her 2020 debut album We Are the Plague. The connection was cemented when she boldly contacted Gahan to invite him to contribute to the Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project album on which she was working with producer Cypress Grove.
“It was quite strange timing”, Stapleton explains, “I’d been playing around with an arrangement of ‘Mother of Earth’ in my home studio. It’s a classic Gun Club track that had never been interpreted for The JLP Project. I thought it deserved a place on the album, but didn’t know who would sing on it. When I emailed Dave, it just just so happened that the Soulsavers’ cover record Imposter was due to be released soon. He mentioned that during the making of that record him and Rich Machin had also been playing around with a version of ‘Mother of Earth’ that didn’t end up making it onto their record. So, I showed him my arrangement and he loved it and it all came together pretty quickly after that.”
Catch Suzie live at...
24th February - The Grace, LONDON
25th February - Brighton Electric, BRIGHTON
And on tour with Depeche Mode at...
3rd Accor Arena PARIS, FRANCE
5th Accor Arena PARIS, FRANCE
7th Olympiahalle MUNICH, GERMANY
12th WiZink Center MADRID, SPAIN
14th WiZink Center MADRID, SPAIN
16th Palau Sant Jordi BARCELONA, SPAIN
19th Altice Arena LISBON, PORTUGAL
21st Bizkaia Arena BILBAO, SPAIN
The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project's The Task Has Overwhelmed Us’ is out now, featuring Dave Gahan, Nick Cave, Debbie Harry, Mark Lanegan, Cypress Grove, Suzie Stapleton, Duke Garwood, Warren Ellis, Mick Harvey, Lydia Lunch, Mark Stewart, Jim Jones, Jim Jarmusch, Humanist, Peter Hayes, The Coathangers and more.
Pic by Gerald Jenkins