Lewis Capaldi cancels gigs to ‘rest and recover’ with loved ones after ‘struggling’ Daisy Jackson
Lewis Capaldi has said in an emotional statement that he will be cancelling all of his upcoming commitments until his Glastonbury appearance.
The Scottish singer-songwriter said that he had been ‘struggling’ with the whirlwind promo tour for his newest album, Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent.
He said that the last few months had been ‘full on both mentally and physically’ and he needed to take some time to rest and recover at home in Glasgow with his friends and family.
The apologetic message shared on social media apologised to fans who had already spent money on hotels and travel for the affected shows, which included an intimate gig in Leeds tonight, The Hoot reports.
Lewis, who is almost as well-known for his brilliant sense of humour as for his chart-topping music, announced that he wanted to be at his best for Glastonbury.
It means he has pulled out of his incredibly intimate show at The Wardrobe in Leeds, which was due to take place on Tuesday 6 June 2023.
Only ticket-holders for Reading & Leeds Festival, of which Lewis is a headliner, had access to tickets for the exclusive show this week.
Taking to Instagram, Lewis wrote: “Hi everyone, hope you’re well. This is a really difficult message, and one that hurts me a lot to have to type, but I’m really sorry to say that I’m going to have to cancel all commitments from now until I play Glastonbury on June 24th.
“It’s been such an incredible time leading into this new album, and seeing all of the support from everyone has been beyond anything I could have ever dreamed of. That said, the last few months have been full on both mentally and physically, I haven’t been home properly since Christmas and at the moment I’m struggling to get to grips with it all.
“I need to take a moment to rest and recover, to be at my best and ready for Glastonbury and all of the other incredible shows coming up so that I’m able to continue doing what I love for a long time to come. I need to take these three weeks to be Lewis from Glasgow for a bit, spend some time with my family and friends and do normal life things that are an important part of me feeling better. I hope everyone understands.
“I know many of you will have spent money on travel or hotels, which I appreciate more than ever with how difficult things are economically at the moment, so I’m extremely sorry for the impact this will have. The fact you’re willing to come out and spend your time, money and love on these shows is beyond comprehension and I feel incredibly lucky.
“I’m getting all the help and support I need from the incredible people around me who I’m so grateful for.
“I take none of this for granted and can’t wait to be back doing it again. All my love Lewis x”
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Matty Healy is kissing people at gigs again — and this time it was a security guard that got a smooch Danny Jones
The 1975 are in the midst of a massive world tour and while playing the tunes would be enough for most, frontman Matty Healy simply cannot close a show without doing something random — kissing a security guard being the latest.
Now, the often divisive and ever-provocative songwriter, lead singer and guitarist has been kissing people for months now; the current ‘At Their Very Best’ tour has been riddled with him sucking people’s thumbs, humping cameramen and lots more, but kissing strangers has been a staple throughout.
The London-born, Cheshire-raised and Manchester-initiated musician had packed in the gimmick of late following criticism that many of his on-stage antics were inappropriate, but at a recent festival gig in Denmark, Healy brought back the now infamous ‘Robbers’ kiss.
Having smooched countless fans during this popular song from their debut album — a routine that has now become a regular and expected occurrence at The 1975 gigs — this time he decided to plant a big sloppy one on the lips of a security guard watching the NorthSide festival-goers below.
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As you can see, the security guard looked to be a good sport about the whole thing, laughing and raising his arms as the crowd cheered before kissing him back — the first angle even shows him asking the staff member before he leans in.
However, many have criticised the 34-year-old not because they find it inappropriate behaviour from an artist but mainly because of his new rumoured relationship with Taylor Swift, with her fans commenting things like, “good, can they break up now?” and “No wonder Swifites hate this guy“.
They have even gone as far as analysing the recent performances of both acts and are now speculating that their apparent ‘whirlwind’ romance has already ended — hence why Healy went back to kissing randomers, security guard or otherwise. Your guess is as good as ours, we’re just here for the chaos of it all.
In case you wanted an idea of some of the other random stuff Matty has been on doing on this tour, or simply how this new album sounds live, you can have a taste down below or read our review of The 1975’s Manchester show HERE.
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