Charli XCX Just Quit Her Own Tour
In a Facebook post from earlier today (August 21), Charli said that while her reasons for leaving the tour are primarily private ones that she won't divulge, her departure is also partly borne out of a need for her to be creative and continue writing music. Many artists often write and record while on the road, but Charli's process is clearly different.
She maintained that while she won't be appearing at any other dates in the future, she's still set to perform at Jack Antonoff's upcoming Shadow of the City Festival in New Jersey on September 19.
You can check out Charli's full statement below.
Dear angels, friends and fans.
I have some bad news. Regrettably I will not be continuing my spot on the “Charli and Jack Do America Tour” this coming autumn. For personal reasons I will not be able to continue this tour. These personal reasons include the fact that I need to be creative. Artists tour for a really really long time and I have been on the road for a while now, probably not as long as some, but for me it feels like an eternity. I am struggling to create whilst I'm on the road and that is making me unhappy.
As an artist I need to move quickly and write a lot to not feel restless. Sometimes touring really puts me in this isolated world where I feel down and sad but primarily I struggle to multitask and write songs at the same time which is what I need to do to feel OK. I never want to do a show where I just feel like I'm going through the motions. I want to perform and feel alive and like I want to be there and if I force myself to do this, I will not perform a great show for you.
I had a really wonderful and amazing time touring throughout the first leg with Bleachers, one of the most incredible, energetic and kind bands (and crew) I've ever been on the road with. Jack is a star and his show is truly amazing. I will still be joining him for the Shadow Of The City Festival, his own festival, in New Jersey on September 19th.
I am so sorry to all of the angels I am bailing on last minute. Please know this was not an easy decision. I feel terrible letting you down like this and I really I hope I haven't messed up your plans too much. I've been honest and even though some of you will be understandably angry, I hope you can respect my telling the truth in this matter. Once again sorry.
Lots of love Charli xxxxx
Fans immediately began posting on her page with varied responses. Some fans remained cautiously supportive, while also noting that Charli has a penchant for canceling tour dates ("Charli, I'm a huge fan but you literally do this all the time"). Other fans, meanwhile, expressed their understanding, wishing her the best ("Don't worry we love you always xxx").
Did you have tickets to see Charli at an upcoming tour stop? Are you one of the many Florida fans who feels particularly slighted by this sudden cancellation? Or will you remain supportive of Charli no matter what? Weigh in!
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