Reporting Jay Tilles
British goth-popper Charli XCX has announced her first full-fledged headlining tour covering both the U.K. and U.S. The 29-stop, largely American tour will support her first debut full-length album, True Romance, released this past April.
In contrast to the two-week East Coast series of small clubs following Charli’s SXSW performance earlier this spring, this new tour is comprised of medium-sized theaters sprinkled with a handful of festivals including Seattle’s Bumbershoot and Rochester’s Meadow Brook.
“There’s going to be a bigger stage production on this tour,” explained IAMSOUND label rep Paul Tao to Radio.com.
Opening up a series of shows for Marina & The Diamonds, most people were “only familiar with three or four songs,” Tao explained. “They were hyped on it but they weren’t true fans just yet. But now people have the album and they’ve had time to digest it.”
Unlike performances opening for other acts, “this new tour is designed to bring people into her world.”
A true product of the digital age, Charli gained instant attention with her ‘80s-inspired beats mixed with her modern-day club kid swagger and envelope-pushing videos that have already gotten her into hot water.
Charli XCX True Romance U.S. Tour Dates:
08-31 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
09-01 Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
09-03 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
09-05 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
09-06 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
09-07 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
09-09 Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
09-10 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
09-12 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
09-13 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
09-14 Meadow, MI – Meadow Brook Music Festival
09-18 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
09-20 Asbury Park, NJ – The Wonder Bar
09-21 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
09-23 Columbus, OH – The A&R Music Bar
09-24 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
09-25 Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
09-27 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
09-28 Austin, TX – The Parish
09-29 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
10-02 Orlando, FL – The Social