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Shoeys & Matching Tattoos: What It’s Like Touring With Sueco

The viral US rapper and singer-songwriter takes Rolling Stone AU/NZ inside his Australian tour alongside Oliver Tree


Julia Sakhon

If you’re looking for the ideal example of a viral hit, look no further than “Fast” by Sueco. 

The US rapper and singer-songwriter’s debut single blew up in 2022, becoming one of the biggest viral songs on TikTok. Soon enough, he was gaining over one billion global streams, releasing his well-received debut album, It Was Fun While It Lasted, in the process.

He’s worked with huge names like Trippie Redd and Travis Barker, becoming a major proponent of genre-bending music through his kinetic rock-hyperpop-rap sound. In this realm, elements of hardcore and hip hop create the element of surprise in Sueco’s sound, with experimentation running rampant.

With new single “Drama Queen” out now, and a new album coming “soon,” it’s set to be another big year for Sueco.

But first, let’s look back at 2023: attracted by mammoth hits like “Paralyzed” and “Loser”, packed crowds came out to see Sueco in Australia and New Zealand last year when he toured alongside fellow viral sensation Oliver Tree.

Sueco captured all the fun and mayhem of the shows, from shoeys to matching tattoos to inflatable koala costumes, for Rolling Stone AU/NZ, which you can check out below.

Sueco’s “Drama Queen” is out now. 

Singing to bring down the chandelier in Brisbane! Typical Thursday night.

Belted out some songs at Hordern Pavilion surrounded by amazing fans🫶. Bet you didn’t know kangaroos are my backup vocalists.

Sydney showed me so much love! I hung out with a fan after the show, check out our matching tattoos.

James still hasn’t taught me to play with a guitar on my back… probably cause he was too busy breaking hearts!

Here’s me, pouring my heart out to one of my rock bangers, it’s super humbling to have these amazing fans.

Do a shoey mate, because drinking from a glass is too mainstream in the outback.

Channeling my spirit animal in Perth. Somewhere in the crowd a koala called me daddy.

I got my first Australian platinum plaque. I’d like to thank my dad, my fans, and that one random emu I made eye contact with.

The energy was unreal! I had to surf because it’s Australia. Also, it’s the only way to escape the drop bears. They can’t surf, right?