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Charli XCX Cancels Revolution Live Show Due to "Personal Reasons"

Six hours after Tweeting "ugh boob sweat," the 22-year-old international pop star Charli XCX shared an even more disheartening message on Twitter.

The singer who rose to fame after making appearances on Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and Icona Pop's "I Don't Care" shared a photo of a handwritten note on Twitter this past Sunday. The note states: "I am so sorry but I'm going to have to cancel five shows in Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, Indy, Firefly and Norfolk," followed by what is either a sad face or a seriously fucked-up turtle.
The singer from Cambridge was scheduled to play Fort Lauderdale's Revolution Live on June 15, but sadly that will no longer happen, and it doesn't look like the show will be rescheduled. There's still no word on what exactly these "personal reasons" are that caused Charli to cancel her shows. When asked to clarify, a representative from Atlantic Records told us via email that there was "nothing deeper to say aside from that they’re just personal."

Charli XCX, born Charlotte Emma Aitchison, came to Culture Room last September fresh off the success of "Fancy." 

"I am putting everything into the tour. I want to make it special. And I'm doing my best to get at least some sleep," Charli told New Times in an interview before the show eight months ago. And Charli's Culture Room show did not disappoint. It was a high-energy, nonstop set pumped full of exciting new tracks and fan favorites. "Not once did she calm down, take a break, or stop moving," we wrote in our review of Charli's show. "Did she or her all-female band take a single breath? We're really not sure."


Charli XCX has released an additional statement, which is posted on Revolution's website. It reads:
Hello angels

I’m really sorry to have to say that I have to cancel some shows throughout June 2015 due to personal reasons. I am very sorry to have let you down, and also to have let down any promotors at such short notice, but there are some things going on in my personal life that I need to deal with right now.

Once again I’m really really sorry. I hope you will come and see some other shows later on in the year.
Love forever, charli xxxxx

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Ryan Pfeffer is Miami New Times’ music editor. After earning a BS in editing, writing, and media from Florida State University, Ryan joined the New Times staff in November 2013 as a web editor, where he coined the phrase "pee-tweet" (to retweet someone while urinating). Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, he’s now neck-deep in bass and booty in the 305.
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