Update 2: Charli XCX has issued her own statement, claiming she canceled the tour because of “personal reasons [that] 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.” Read that statement below.
Update: Per Antonoff, “to be clear- NOTHING is changing with shadow of the city in New Jersey. see all of you there to celebrate strange desire + the future!” That’s on September 19.
Bleachers and Charli XCX only recently completed the first leg of their U.S. “Charli and Jack Do America” tour, with leg two geared to start this fall. Unfortunately, according to a note posted by the former’s frontman Jack Antonoff, the second jaunt — which was set to hit markets such as New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia — has been canceled.
“so here is what happened and i’m just gonna give you the actual story with no filter,” he writes on Facebook. “was all geared up for leg 2 of the tour when we got a call from charli’s camp that she couldn’t continue on the tour. came as a bit of a shock to me as I’m sure it is to you right now. i need you guys to have the truthful and unfiltered version of what happened because canceling shows is something i do not do unless I physically can’t walk on to the stage. i know how important these shows are to you guys – they mean everything to me. i wish there was something here that made more sense to all of us.”
since I found out my team and i have been scrambling to try and figure out a way to continue with the tour on our own, but It has been made clear that reworking the tour at this late stage without charli is not realistic. between refunding and re-ticketing and figuring out what to do with the venues there is just no way to make this work without it being sloppy. you guys ONLY deserve the best shows and im never going to give you anything but my best.
i’m deeply sorry and extremely disappointed that a decision as big as a cancellation is out of my hands — and you have my word that I will do everything in my power to make sure something like this never happens again in the future.
Read the entire note and see the canceled dates below.
September 14 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
September – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier (at Penn’s Landing)
September 16 – Wallingford, CT @ The Dome at Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
September 21 – New York, NY @ SummerStage, Central Park
September 23 – Washington DC @ Echostage
September 25 – St Petersburg, FL @Jannus Live
October 1 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
October 3 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
October 6 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
October 9 – Las Vegas, NV @ Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas