Arlo Parks has canceled a number of his upcoming US tour dates to protect his sanity. “I am broken,” she said in a statement.
The singer began a series of shows in the US earlier this month but said her mental health had “deteriorated to a debilitating place” and left her “exhausted”.
Thus, eight concerts between September 14 and 24 were canceled for the singer to return to London and recover. The tour will then resume in Portland, Oregon on September 26.
“I’ve been on the road intermittently for the past 18 months, taking every spare second in between and working to the bone,” Parks wrote.
“People around me started to worry but I was eager to deliver and was afraid of disappointing my fans and myself. I pushed myself in unhealthy ways, further and harder than I should have.
She added: “I don’t take decisions like this lightly, but I’m broken and I really need to get out there and go home and take care of myself.
“I will do my best to catch up with you – for now you can get refunds at your point of purchase. I’m forever grateful to everyone who continues to show up for me, what a dream to have fans like you guys – I’ll be back – I love AP.
See the statement and expected future US dates below.
26 – Portland, Crystal Ballroom
27 – Seattle, the showcase
29 – San Francisco, the field of war
2 – Los Angeles, the Fonda theater
4 – Tempe, Marquee Theater
10 – New Orleans, The Joy Theater
12 – Atlanta, East
Parks follows a number of other young British artists in the cancellation of recent tour dates due to mental health issues.
Last week, Wet Leg told fans why they hadn’t played two of their recent US tour dates, citing “mental and physical health” issues.
“It’s been an amazing year playing our music all over the world, but our busy touring schedule finally got the better of us this time,” they wrote. “I just want you to know that it was not an easy decision at all and I’m sorry that I didn’t post anything about it sooner. Our mental and physical health is so easy to overlook when everything is so exciting and busy that you barely have a moment to check yourself in.
Sam Fender also recently pulled a series of dates in the United States, writing, “It seems completely hypocritical to me to advocate a discussion about mental health and write songs about it if I don’t take the time to take care of it. of my own sanity.
“I’ve been neglecting myself for over a year and haven’t faced things that have affected me deeply. It’s impossible to do this work on myself while I’m on the road, and it’s exhausting to feign happiness and well-being for the sake of business.
This week, Disclosure’s Howard Lawrence also pulled out of the duo’s upcoming Australian tour, saying he “needed[s] take some time to take care of myself”.
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