Bored on Friday night, spinning round just like I'm hypnotized.
Charli XCX was galavanting around the country performing in her joint-show with Bleachers on the Charli and Jack Do America Tour, but it's no more. The 23-year-old was struggling with the pressure of touring for many months and not getting the chance to write and feel creative because of the stressful demands. She's taken it upon herself too alleviate the madness by canceling all future shows.
She explains in a message via Facebook:
"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 began posting comments immediately to express their approval for her well-being, or their dissatisfaction because of XYZ. Here are a few worth mentioning:
"I just finalized my plans, including a (non-refundable) express bus and a (thankfully refundable) hotel room for the Hollywood Palladium show! This is so shitty. I understand your need to create, but hundreds of people have made non-changeable plans to see their favorite girl perform live."
"Charli, I'm a huge fan but you literally do this all the time. I seriously don't get why other artists can tour but this is such a reoccurring problem for you. I've been a ticket holder to about several different shows in Florida that you've cancelled over the years. It's a mess."
"At the end of the fucking day, its Charli's life Charli's rules , if you're a real fan and you understand her pain the let her be. End of story, hope you get well queen im glad i got to see you, i did notice your lack of emotion on the stage and felt to me that you were just over it all. Get well my love!"