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.
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