Charli XCX Announces ‘True Romance’ U.S. Headlining Tour
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.”