Charli XCX and the Bleachers have cancelled the second leg of their U.S. tour.
Earlier this year, both bands seemed to be having such a good time touring together that they decided to add another leg to their “Charli and Jack Do America” tour. However, both bands revealed on Friday, August 21, via their personal Facebook pages, that they had decided to cancel the additional tour dates.
Despite the cancellation, Charli assures her fans that she will be performing at the Antonoff’s Shadow of the City Festival in New Jersey on September 19. However, she has chosen not to take part in the remaining dates, largely due to “personal reasons.”
“I have some bad news. Regrettably I will not be continuing my spot on the ‘Charli and Jack Do America Tour’ this coming autumn,” she wrote on her Facebook page, which has over 2 million likes. “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.”
— billboard (@billboard) August 22, 2015
She went on to explain that she wants to be at her best when she is performing, and didn’t feel that she currently was at the point she needed to be. She did, however, sing the praises of the Bleachers, and how amazing of a performer Jack is.
“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,” Charle XCX continued.
— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) August 22, 2015
Although Charli has decided to bow out of the remainder of the tour, the Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff confirmed to their fans that only the co-headlining dates had been canceled and that his other scheduled tour dates remain on. Jack also spoke highly of his former tour partner, describing Charli as his “friend,” and saying her respected her both as a “person and as an artist.” Jack also took the opportunity to apologize to his fans, and assure them that he would be doing everything he possibly could to make sure nothing like this happens again.
“The only piece of good news here is because of the cancellation I will be getting back into the studio a bit quicker than planned to work on the new bleachers album for you all – promise to get back and tour on that asap,” he wrote.
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