22-year-old pop sensation Clairo has announced her 2022 North American tour dates following the release of her critically acclaimed sophomore album, Sling, which was released earlier this month. The nation-wide tour will begin February 16th in North Carolina, and makes its way across 22 states, with multiple stops in California, Texas, and Florida, as well as major cities such as NYC, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Boston, before concluding in Atlanta on April 16th. General and VIP sales are now live.
Sling, Clairo’s second album following 2019’s Immunity, is the next step in the Gen Z musician’s evolution, with a movement to a more vintage-pop style. The album was co-produced by production titan Jack Antonoff, fresh off producing recent albums for the likes of Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, and St. Vincent. Recorded at Allaire Studios in Upstate New York, Sling was inspired by Clairo’s maturation, including her deep connection with her rescue dog, Joanie (whose name is emblazed on the album’s 9th track). Speaking about Joanie and the inspiration for the album, Clairo said that their relationship “opened up my world in ways I didn’t think were capable. By caring for her, it forced me to face my own thoughts about parenthood and what it would mean to me.”
Clairo is set to be supported by rising British singer-songwriter Arlo Parks, whose debut album Collapsed in Sunbeams was released earlier this year and saw her win the Breakthrough Artist Award at this year’s Brit Awards. For the final three dates, Parks will be replaced by Brooklyn indie-artists Widowspeak for the final dates in Florida and Georgia. Clairo’s tour, produced by Live Nation, will be partnering with SafeTour and Calling All Crows to provide sexual harassment prevention and response training to the full band, crew, and interested venue staff to create a safe and inclusive environment on the road. The artist spoke out about the decision, saying that “Everyone deserves a resource and everyone deserves to enjoy the show in peace. I want the audience to know that there is someone who will listen and believe them at every show.”