British popster Lily Allen is in serious need of a holiday. After touring her bum off in support of her debut album, Alright, Still, she has made the decision to cancel most of her US performances in May and June. She made the announcement on her MySpace page, where she said:
I'm writing to tell you that I have cancelled many of my May and June tour commitments in America. The reason for this, is because my mummy and daddy are very rich, and I have never been in a position where i have actually had to do any hard work before. I thought that being a popstar meant going out getting trashed with famous people and sleeping in all day. The fact that this is not true has come as a huge dissapointment to me, and as a result I am throwing the towel in.
No but seriously, I have been on tour with this album for a year now, I have fulfilled every commitment up to this point. 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 a going to see a show that isn't the best it could be. 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. I will be here in America, promoting the album and also starting to write the second album, which I am beyond excited about. The LA and New York shows will still be happening, and I am still playing Coachella and Bonaroo and all the other festivals.
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.
Thanks for clearing that up, Lily. Here are her remaining US dates:
04.29.07 - Indio, CA (Coachella)
05.15.07 - Los Angeles, CA (The Wiltern)
06.12.07 - New York, NY (Roseland)
06.15.07 - Manchester, TN (Bonnaroo)