Lily Allen Cancels Most of Her U.S. Shows

By Alfred Branch, Jr.

Momma always said that drunk is no way to go through life. At least temporarily, U.K. pop princess Lily Allen forgot that message.

The singer has cancelled the balance of her upcoming U.S. tour dates partly because of the bottle. She plans to still play some a bunch of summer festivals and a couple of shows in New York and Los Angeles, but she told her fans on her MySpace page that it’s time for a break.

“I am tired, but more than that I don’t think I have been giving my best performances recently. I have been getting really drunk because I’ve been so nervous about doing bad shows, and I don’t want people spending money on going to see a show that isn’t the best it could be,” she wrote in her blog. “I am not falling apart at the seems, I am not suffering with exhaustion, I am not pregnant, and I am not going to rehab.”

Allen has been touring almost non-stop since July of last year in support of her critically acclaimed debut album “Alright, Still.” She plans to do some writing for her second album while she rests. …

Judging from the overwhelming support of her fans on MySpace, she is forgiven. Her album “Alright, Still” has sold well on the strength of her breakout single, “Smile.”

“I’d like to apologise to anyone who has bought tickets, but you can get your money back, if you take ’em back to the place you bought them from,” she wrote.

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Below is the tour as it stands now, according to “Pitchfork Media”:

04-29 Indio, CA – Empire Polo Field (Coachella)

05-13 Seattle, WA – Everett Events Center

05-15 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

05-16 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress

05-17 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre

05-19 Boston, MA – Tweeter Centre

05-21 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

05-22 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall

05-23 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

05-24 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

05-26 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

05-27 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre

05-28 Baltimore, MD – Sonar

06-01 Charleston, SC – Center Stage at the Plex

06-04 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

06-05 Indianapolis, IN – Vogue Theatre

06-06 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

06-08 Dallas, TX – The Palladium Ballroom

06-12 New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom

06-12 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution

06-13 Orlando, FL – House of Blues

06-15 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival

06-21 Bath, England – Bath Pavilion

06-23 Glastonbury, England – Glastonbury Festival

06-29 Werchter, Belgium – Werchter Festival

07-06 Kinross, Scotland – T in the Park Festival

07-07 Paris, France – Solidays Festival

07-13 Barcelona, Spain – Summercase

07-14 Madrid, Spain – Summercase

07-18 Cornwall, England – Eden Sessions

07-28 Yuzawa-machi, Niigata, Japan – Naeba Ski Resort (Fuji Rock Festival)

08-10 Oslo, Norway – Oyafestival

08-11 Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West

08-15 Sagres, Portugal – Surf Festival

08-18 Staffordshire, England – Weston Park (V Festival)

08-19 Chelmsford, England – Hylands Park (V Festival)

08-24 Krakow, Poland – Coke Live

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