Charli XCX pulls out of US tour citing ‘need to be creative’

Pop singer was due to play co-headline dates alongside Bleachers

Charli XCX has pulled out of her co-headline US tour, claiming she in unhappy on the road and unable to be creative.

The British musician was on the ‘Charli and Jack Do America’ tour alongside Bleachers (aka Jack Antonoff) with live dates set to resume on September 14 in Boston after a short break. However, these dates will no longer go ahead with XCX explaining in a lengthy Facebook post just why she can not tour at the moment.

“For personal reasons I will not be able to continue this tour,” she wrote. “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.


Antonoff later confirmed the news in a Facebook post of his own and said it would be unrealistic to reschedule the gigs at such short notice. However, both Charli XCX and Bleachers will appear at Antonoff’s own Shadow Of The City Festival in New Jersey on September 19.

Charli XCX is also due to perform at Reading And Leeds Festival at the end of the month and Bestival in September.

She is also working on her third album, something she recently described as being “the most pop thing, and the most electronic thing I’ve done.”

The singer, who released her second studio album ‘Sucker’ in December 2014, recently teamed up with emerging UK producer SOPHIE, an affiliate of the PC Music label.