triple j, New World Artists & teamtrick present

Sat 31/8

'The Necklace' Album Tour
Doors open 7.30pm

With his fifth studio album The Necklace set to be released August 2nd via Dew Process, today, Australian rapper, singer and songwriter Allday announces his national album tour and releases his new single ‘Miss You Still’ featuring long-time friend and fellow artist Tim Nelson (Cub Sport) and includes an interpolation of Ben Lee’s classic hit ‘Cigarettes Will Kill You’.

‘Miss You Still’ is the third offering from The Necklace, following ‘Drip Drop’ and debut single ‘Access’.

The Necklace Tour, presented by triple j, will kick off on Friday August 23rd at The Gov in Adelaide and travels through Perth, Melbourne, Sydney with his final destination, Brisbane playing the Princess Theatre on Saturday September 3rd. Tickets are on sale here from Monday 9am AEST, May 20, 2024.

For Allday, ‘Miss You Still’ marks a special moment of graduation for both him and Cub Sport, who’ve risen through the music ranks in tandem, cutting their teeth as young artists and evolving into creatives defined by their own unique artistry. This collaboration is a masterclass in blending the delicate nature of Nelson’s ARIA-winning pop vocals and Allday’s distinctive bars, all set to warm nostalgia echoed through the familiar piano chords of ‘Cigarettes Will Kill You’.

“I’d always loved that song [‘Cigarettes…’]; I’ve always loved the piano. I think people will just like the piano, even if they haven’t heard the original song. [Ben Lee] was cool with it. I’ve known everyone from Cub Sport since 2012 or 2013, so that is a cool friendship.” – Allday

Ben Lee says, “I’ve always been inspired by artists who sit in their own space, carving out their own territory, beyond competition because they are playing their own game. Allday is that type of artist and I’m honoured he sampled Ciggys and made it his own. It’s so cool. And Cub Sport on the track too! Top day for me. Proud to be associated with this current wave of cutting-edge Aussie artists who are in the process of taking over the world!”

The single comes alongside an official video directed by ARIA Award winning director Kyle Caulfield. Kyle says, “… Naturally the combination of the colour blue and the themes of the track, birthed this concept of ‘The never ending waiting room.’ We wanted to build a transitional/liminal style space that allowed us to watch as others would come and go but Allday was seemingly stuck in time and space. I guess it kind of takes the feeling of being lost, stuck and unsure of closure in an emotional sense, and explores that in a physical world.”