In a Facebook post, Charli addressed the cancellation, saying it was necessary for “personal reasons” and that she needed more time to herself to be creative. Here is an excerpt:
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.
Though Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff hoped to find a way to continue the trek by himself, in his own Facebook post he said that “reworking the tour at this late stage without Charli is not realistic.” Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Houston, and Las Vegas are among the axed dates.
Below, check out both artists’ full statements: