CHARLI XCX ANNOUNCES MAJOR HEADLINING TOUR FOLLOWING RELEASE OF DEBUT ALBUM

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Recently featured in the The Untitled Magazine Music Issue 6 and riding high on Billboard’s “Hot 100,” with a song she penned within minutes in a hotel room, “I Love It (Feat. Charli XCX),” her RIAA platinum certified collaboration with Swedish pop duo Icona Pop; Charli XCX has announced details of her next North American headline tour. The dates celebrate the acclaimed singer/songwriter’s breakthrough debut album, “TRUE ROMANCE” out now, getting underway on August 30th at Vancouver’s Venue Nightclub and continuing through late September.

The upcoming headline trek comes hot off the heels of Charli XCX’s explosive performance at this past weekend’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. “A welcome injection of good vibes and high energy,” declared Idolator of the set. The Tennessean praised Charli’s “sticky-sweet and strange electronic pop,” noting the crowd’s ecstatic response to her “unexpected cover of the Backstreet Boys’ 1999 smash ‘I Want It That Way.’” The applause followed a series of Bonnaroo previews in which Charli XCX was named among the most anticipated artists at the festival.

“TRUE ROMANCE” – which includes the hit singles, “You’re The One” and “You (Ha Ha Ha)” – earned some of the year’s most rapturous reviews upon its release earlier this year. “Snaky, mesmerizing glitch-pop,” declared Entertainment Weekly, while Billboard commended the album for possessing “plenty of monster hooks, killer beats and equally bratty kiss-offs…(Charli XCX) packs just as much sass into her dreamy electro-pop songs as she does catchy melodies.” Stereogum named “TRUE ROMANCE” as its “Album of the Week,” stating “Charli seems to skip right across ideas and words and genre boundaries because she’s never known a world where those things get in the way.” Rolling Stone tagged Charli XCX as an “Artist to Watch,” proclaiming, “Her rhymes – all street swagger and steamy gothic heartache – flash like low-rent neon. The effect can be breathtaking.” “Her collage of pop dreams, electro flash, and diary-rage lyrics could very well create a new generation of pop stars,” wrote SPIN, while Pitchfork waxed fully rhapsodic about “TRUE ROMANCE” and Charli XCX’s extraordinary future: “Like 90s pop stars turned 10s pop sophisticates Justin Timberlake and Beyoncé, Charli XCX stamps her personality across the entire project…‘TRUE ROMANCE’ suggests she’ll be worth following for a while. On Tumblr, Instagram, and whatever comes next, sure, but musically most of all.”

The upcoming tour sees Charli XCX continuing on her non-stop schedule, having already spent much of the past year knocking out audiences both here and abroad. This weekend’s Bonnaroo set capped a major North American tour, which included both sold-out headline dates, as well as dates alongside Elektra recording artist Marina & The Diamonds. In addition, Charli XCX’s phenomenal string of performances at Austin, Texas’ annual South By Southwest (SXSW) extravaganza drew still more critical approbation. The New York Times praised her “furious, catchy, electronic dance-pop songs about being a woman scorned,” while the Washington Post noted that she “sang like a child of Madonna (small voice, XXL attitude) and danced as if she fully intended to leave Austin a superstar.” Idolator hailed Charli as “freakishly energetic” and “unique,” with SPINdeclaring that her “hair-tossing is award-worthy.” Perhaps Urban Outfitters summed it up best: “Charli XCX is badass.”

Charli XCX Tour Dates:

AUGUST
30 – Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub
31 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

SEPTEMBER
1 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival – Fisher Green
3 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
5 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
6 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
7 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
9 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
10 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
12 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
13 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
14 – Meadow, MI – Meadow Brook Music Festival
16 – Toronto, ON – The Hoxton
17 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
18 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
20 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Wonder Bar
21 – New York, NY – Grammercy Theatre
23 – Columbus, OH – The A&R Music Bar
24 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
25 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
27 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
28 – Austin, TX – The Parish
29 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada

OCTOBER
2 – Orlando, FL – The Social

Photograph of Charli XCX by Nick Rhodes for The Untitled Magazine

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