Charli XCX shares her Yaeji and Clairo collaboration ‘February 2017’

If you don’t think Charli XCX is one of the hardest working musicians in pop music, then you have not been paying attention.

On Friday (Sept. 6), the singer unleashed another new song from her upcoming new album. Titled February 2017,” the latest track features Clairo and Yaeji.

“Collaborating with Yaeji and Clairo was really fun and unique,” the pop star said in a press statement.

“We are all very different artists, but coming together on this song felt so special and right. Clairo and I made a load of songs together in my studio in LA one afternoon at the beginning of the year. None of them were this song but it was so easy to write with her that the second I came up with this idea separately I sent it over to her and she came back with loads of ideas.”

She continues: “We sent over this idea to Yaeji too and she did a really beautiful verse. It sounds so intimate. It’s one of the most intimate moments on the album.”

“February 2017” is featured on Charli’s forthcoming third studio album Charli. Her self-titled is due out next Friday, Sept. 13, through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the 15-track record are currently available here.

“February 2017” joins previously released singles “Gone” with Christine and the Queens, “1999” with Troye Sivan, “Warm” with HAIM, “Blame It on Your Love” with Lizzo, and “Cross You Out” with Sky Ferreira.

Charli is the follow-up to 2014’s Sucker.

Earlier this week, Charli joined forces with Christine and the Queens to perform their joint track “Gone” on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. During their set, they even gave the 1975’s catchy tune “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” their own spin. Listen to the performance here.

In support of the impending release, Charli previously announced plans to embark on a massive fall tour. The Charli LIVE North American outing begins Sept. 20 at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta and concludes a month later on Oct. 22 at Terminal 5 in New York.

At the time of publication, a handful of shows were classified as sold out. Those gigs include Emo’s in Austin on Sept. 24, Showbox Market in Seattle on Oct. 4, the House of Blues in Chicago on Oct. 12, the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. on Oct. 18, Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Oct. 19, and her final tour stop at Terminal 5 in New York on Oct. 22.

Tommy Genesis, Brooke Candy, Dorian Electra, and Allie X will support Charli on select dates.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Charli XCX and Christine and the Queens cover the 1975 during BBC Live Lounge gig

Charli XCX and Christine and the Queens are taking their partnership one step further.

On Thursday (Sept. 5), the duo joined forces for a performance on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. During their stint, the musicians played their recent collaboration “Gone” as well as a cover of the 1975’s “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME.”

The full performance can be streamed here, but if you’re more interested in the 1975 cover, fast-forward the audio to the nine-minute mark.

“Gone” is featured on Charli’s upcoming third full-length record. Charli is due out Sept. 13 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are available here.

“Gone” joins a slew of previously released tracks including “1999” with Troye Sivan, “Warm” with HAIM, “Blame It on Your Love” with Lizzo, and “Cross You Out” with Sky Ferreira.

“TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” is featured on the 1975’s critically-loved album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. Last month, the British band unleashed “People,” the first single off A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ sister album, Notes on a Conditional Form.

In support of the impending release, Charli previously announced plans to embark on a massive fall tour. The Charli LIVE North American outing begins Sept. 20 at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta and concludes a month later on Oct. 22 at Terminal 5 in New York.

At the time of publication, a handful of shows were classified as sold out. Those gigs include Emo’s in Austin on Sept. 24, Showbox Market in Seattle on Oct. 4, the House of Blues in Chicago on Oct. 12, the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. on Oct. 18, Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Oct. 19, and her final tour stop at Terminal 5 in New York on Oct. 22.

Tommy Genesis, Brooke Candy, Dorian Electra, and Allie X will support Charli on select dates.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Charli XCX joins forces with HAIM on ‘Warm’

It’s almost Labor Day weekend, and Charli XCX is here to help you celebrate (unless you’re in South Florida like us) with a brand new song.

On Friday (Aug. 30), the musician unleashed the latest single from her upcoming third studio album. Titled “Warm,” the almost four-minute tune finds the singer joining forces with HAIM and questioning the status of a romantic relationship.

“It’s about unrequited love or more just like when you are in it with someone, and they are a player, and you aren’t in that zone, and you just can’t get on the same page,” Charli says about the new song in a press statement

“Danielle [Haim], Este [Haim] and Alana [Haim] came over to our studio house, and they wrote their part, we were in LA when we did that, and I’m just very happy we got to collaborate.”

Listen to “Warm” above.

“Warm” joins a slew of previously released tracks such as “Gone” with Christine and the Queens, “1999” with Troye Sivan, “Blame It on Your Love” with Lizzo, and “Cross You Out” with Sky Ferreira on Charli.

Charli is due out Sept. 13 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are available here.

The 15-track record is the follow-up to 2014’s Sucker.

Earlier this summer, Charli announced plans to embark on a fall tour. The Charli LIVE World Tour will invade North America throughout September and October.

At the time of publication, a handful of shows have been classified as sold out. Those gigs include Emo’s in Austin on Sept. 24, Showbox Market in Seattle on Oct. 4, the House of Blues in Chicago on Oct. 12, the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. on Oct. 18, Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Oct. 19, and her final tour stop at Terminal 5 in New York on Oct. 22.

Tommy Genesis, Brooke Candy, Dorian Electra, and Allie X will support Charli on select dates.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Charli XCX joins forces with Christine and the Queens for ‘Gone’

Charli XCX is back with another new song from her much-anticipated third studio album. On Thursday (July 18), the musician released the music video for her latest single, “Gone.” The track features musician Christine and the Queens.

Watch the Colin Solal Cardo-directed music video above.

“Gone” joins previously released tracks “1999” and “Blame it on Your Love” on Charli. Charli is due out Sept. 13 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are available here.

Christine and the Queens join several other prominent special guests on the forthcoming studio effort. HAIM, Troye Sivan, Sky Ferreira, Kim Petras, and many more round out the 15-track album.

Charli is the follow-up to 2014’s Sucker.

Charli will sit down with Christine and the Queens for a one-on-one chat about their collaboration on Monday, July 22 at 1 p.m. EST. The conversation will stream live on her Beats 1 show The Candy Shop.

Last month, Charli announced a slew of tour dates for later this year. The Charli LIVE World Tour will invade North America throughout September and October.

As the time of publication, a handful of shows have been classified as sold out. Those gigs include Showbox Market in Seattle on Oct. 4, the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. on Oct. 18, Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Oct. 19, and her final tour stop at Terminal 5 in New York on Oct. 22.

Tommy Genesis, Brooke Candy, Dorian Electra, and Allie X will support Charli on select dates.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Charli XCX announces new studio album, massive tour for September and October

Charli XCX is by far one of the most hardworking people in pop music, and it looks like she’s about to keep that title with her slew of good news. On Friday (June 14), the musician announced the upcoming release of her third studio album. Titled Charli, the record will feature guest appearances by Lizzo, Christine and the Queens, HAIM, Troye Sivan, Sky Ferreira, Kim Petras, and many more.

Previously released tracks “1999” featuring Troye Sivan and “Blame it on Your Love” featuring Lizzo will be included on the 15-track record. Charli is due out Sept. 13 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are available here.

Charli is the follow-up to 2014’s Sucker.

To celebrate the new announcement, Charli has released the official music video for one of the album’s collaborations, “Blame it on Your Love” with Lizzo. Watch the three-and-a-half-minute music video for the summer jam above.

As if the new album announcement and music video weren’t enough, the pop star has unveiled plans to embark on a fall time outing later this year to coincide with her album’s release.

The North American leg of the Charli LIVE World Tour will find the singer performing at venues across the continent throughout September and October. The 21-stop tour includes shows in Nashville, Houston, San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Denver, Boston, and more.

The forthcoming excursion begins on Sept. 20 at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta and concludes a month later on Oct. 22 at Terminal 5 in New York. Tickets go on sale next Friday, June 21, at 10 a.m. local time.

Tommy Genesis, Brooke Candy, Dorian Electra & Allie X will support Charli on select dates.

The full list of tour dates can be found below.

CHARLI LIVE WORLD TOUR DATES:

Sept. 20 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre +
Sept. 21 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works +
Sept. 23 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall +
Sept. 24 – Austin, TX – Emo’s +
Sept. 25 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues +
Sept. 27 – Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee #
Sept. 28 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues #
Oct. 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern # *
Oct. 2 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre #
Oct. 4 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market #
Oct. 5 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore #
Oct. 6 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom #
Oct. 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – Union *
Oct. 9 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre *
Oct. 11 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
Oct. 14 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
Oct. 15 – Montreal, QB – Corona Theatre %
Oct. 17 – Boston, MA – House of Blues %
Oct. 18 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Oct. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
Oct. 22 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 %

+ Tommy Genesis
# Brooke Candy
* Dorian Electra
% Allie X

Charli XCX, Diplo, and Herve Pagez reimagine the Spice Girls in ‘Spicy’

Fresh off the success of her joint track with Lizzo, Charli XCX is back with another massive collaboration. On Thursday (May 30), the pop star, along with Diplo and Herve Pagez, released their summer-ready collaboration, “Spicy.” If the track sounds familiar, that’s because it’s a reimagined version of the Spice Girls’ 1996 smash single, “Wannabe.”

In addition to the track, the trio also unleashed the song’s insane, neon-colored, 90s space video game-inspired music video. Yes, there are even dancing and guitar-playing dolphins. The two-and-a-half-minute clip was directed by Reed + Rader. Watch “Spicy” above.

Charli XCX is going to have a busy summer with a slew of previously confirmed shows. The artist will hit the stage at New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival (June 2), co-headline Los Angeles’ Go West Fest with Troye Sivan (June 6), and take over the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago (July 21). After that, she’ll head across the pond for Radio 1 Big Weekend in Newcastle and Primavera Sound in Barcelona.

As for Diplo, the DJ just released a brand new promotional video for his upcoming Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival. Watch the clip featuring Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots here.

In April, Diplo announced he had joined forces with Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE) to launch the newest addition to his famed Mad Decent Block Party series.

The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival will invade the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts during the weekend of July 20-21.

Billie Ellish, Major Lazer, G-Eazy, Miguel, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Dillon Francis, Kodak Black, Quinn XCII, Rezz, RL Grime, Zeds Dead, Flosstradamus, Pusha T, and more are set to perform during the inaugural event. The two-day fest will also include the world’s largest bounce house, go-kart racing courtesy of K1 Speed, and paintball.

More information about the Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival can be found here.

Charli XCX and Lizzo join forces for ‘Blame it on Your Love’

What happens when two of pop’s biggest stars get together for a collaboration? You get a tune that you will definitely be blasting from your car’s stereo all summer long.

On Wednesday (May 15), Charli XCX and Lizzo finally unleashed their much-publicized joint track. Titled “Blame it on Your Love,” the new record finds Charli XCX proving that she’s one of pop music’s biggest powerhouses while Lizzo kills it with her rapping during the last minute of the tune.

“I hope this becomes your new party anthem,” Charli XCX writes about the new jam.

“This song has been in my life for around three years now, and I’m so happy to be releasing it. I love you all. Let the new era begin.”

The song was written in Los Angeles and produced by Stargate, with additional production by A. G. Cook and Finn Keane.

For those keeping a close ear to the song, they may notice a little Easter egg courtesy of Charli XCX. The main song sampled on the new track is from “Track 10” off the musician’s album Pop 2.

Listen to “Blame it on Your Love” above. The track is available for purchase here.

The joint song is just the beginning for the two artists.

Charli XCX is going to have a busy summer this year with a slew of performances already scheduled. The musician will perform at New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival (June 2), co-headline Los Angeles’ Go West Fest with Troye Sivan (June 6), and hit the stage at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago (July 21). After that, she’ll head across the pond for Radio 1 Big Weekend in Newcastle and Primavera Sound in Barcelona.

As for Lizzo, the singer is showing no signs of stopping. The singer’s recently announced North American “Cuz I Love You” tour is completely sold out. Due to the high demand, additional dates have been added including a second night at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, a third night at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium, and an additional night at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

Lizzo’s debut album Cuz I Love You debuted at the number six spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The album also earned the number one spot on the Pop Album, Digital Album, and New Release Debut Album charts while also earning the number two spot on the Billboard Top Albums chart.

HAIM, Robyn, the Isley Brothers lead Pitchfork Music Festival 2019 lineup

HAIM, Robyn, and the Isley Brothers are just some of the acts who will make their way to Chicago during the summer for the 2019 incarnation of the Pitchfork Music Festival. On Wednesday (March 6), festival organizers unveiled a lineup that is not only diverse in sound, but in gender.

“This summer’s festival will be my first as editor,” Pitchfork editor-in-chief Puja Patel said in a press statement.

“It’s exciting that it also features such an inclusive lineup. More than half the artists performing are women, including modern pioneers of indie rock and hip-hop, legends of soul and R&B, and a headlining set by the dance-pop icon Robyn. For a national festival that’s so important to a larger music community, the scope of this year’s booking feels especially meaningful.”

As Patel mentioned, this year’s lineup will also include performances by artists such as Mavis Staples, Belle & Sebastian, Earl Sweatshirt, Charli XCX, Pusha-T, Sky Ferreira, Kurt Vile, Low, Jeremih, Rico Nasty, Neneh Cherry, Whitney, Snail Mail, Standing on the Corner, Khruangbin, Freddie Gibbs, Parquet Courts, Soccer Mommy, Amber Mark, JPEGMAFIA, and Stereolab whose set at Pitchfork will mark their first North American show in ten years.

Tickets for the forthcoming festival are currently available here. Ticket prices vary depending on the number of days and the ticket tier.

Single-day passes are $75 while three-day passes will set you back $175. For those wanting a more elevated experience, the Pitchfork PLUS tier will cost $375 for the three days while single-day passes will cost $160.

According to the festival’s website, the Pitchfork PLUS tier includes a slew of amenities including premium food vendors, private specialty bars, and premium air-conditioned bathrooms.

Pitchfork Music Festival 2019 will take over Chicago’s Union Park during the weekend of July 19 – 21. The full lineup can be found below.

July 19: HAIM, Mavis Staples, Earl Sweatshirt, Jeremih, Sky Ferreira, Low, Soccer Mommy, Julia Holter, Grapetooth, Rico Nasty, Valee, Standing on the Corner, MIKE, Great Black Music Ensemble.

July 20: The Isley Brothers, Belle & Sebastian, Stereolab, Kurt Vile, Pusha T, Parquet Courts, Freddie Gibbs, Amber Mark, Jay Som, Cate Le Bon, Tirzah, CHAI, Ric Wilson, Lala Lala.

July 21: Robyn, Charli XCX, Whitney, Khruangbin, Clairo, Snail Mail, Neneh Cherry, Ibeyi, Amen Dunes, JPEGMAFIA, Flasher, Black Midi, Dreezy, Tasha.

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Florence and the Machine, The Strokes, The 1975 lead Governors Ball 2019 lineup

Florence and the Machine, The Strokes, and the 1975 are just some of the artists who will make their way to New York during the last weekend in May for the 2019 edition of the Governors Ball. On Monday (Jan. 7), Founder Entertainment announced the full roster for the ninth annual summertime event.

In addition to the aforementioned acts, the lineup boosts performances by be Tyler, the Creator, SZA, Nas, Blood Orange, Kacey Musgraves, Lily Allen, Major Lazer, Brockhampton, Lil Wayne, Vince Staples, Bazzi, Charli XCX, Dreamers, and more. In total, over 60 artists will take over one of four stages during the weekend-long music festival.

In addition to the diverse roster of acts, Governors Ball will also include a robust number of gourmet food options from different establishments from around New York City, craft beer and cocktails as well as surprise pop up performances, lawn games, street art and a 21+ Best Kept Secret area.

Three-day general admission and VIP tickets are currently available on the music festival’s website with a special “Announce Day” pricing until 11:59:59 p.m. EST. After that, regular pricing will begin. For those feeling a little strapped for cash following the holiday season, there’s no need to worry because Governors Ball is offering payment plan options.

For those who purchase passes today, a special 2019 collectible charger can be added to your order, because one can never have too many chargers especially at a music festival.

Governors Ball 2019 will return to its longtime home of Randall’s Islands Park during the weekend of May 31 – June 2. The full lineup for this year’s event can be found below.

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Second Leg of Bleachers/Charli XCX Tour Cancelled

Guess Jack Antonoff and Charli XCX won’t be “doing America” after all. In a surprising reveal, the duo who had previously tour the United States this past summer, have announced that the second leg of the tour would no longer be happening. In separate statements, the Bleachers frontman and the “Doin’ It” singer revealed that the tour had been cancelled.

Antonoff was the first to go onto Facebook to the break the news. He unveiled that as they were heading off to begin the second leg, he received a call from Charli XCX’s camp, which told him she couldn’t continue with the tour. He writes that she’s “a close friend” and “respects her as an artist,” so he respects her decision to leave the tour. He follow it up by revealing that he, and his team, had attempted to rework the show, but it was not working out. But with all the bad news, Antonoff did give fans a silver-lining; the cancellation meant that he and the rest of the guys of Bleachers would be able to return to the studio quicker.

Guess there really is always a silver-lining? Check out Antonoff’s Facebook post.

hi guys! as you might have JUST found out – unfortunately the second leg of “jack and charli do america” has been…

Posted by Bleachers on Friday, 21 August 2015

Almost immediately after Antonoff took to Facebook to post his lengthy explanation about the cancellation, Charli XCX took to her own Facebook page to post her own statement about the cancelled tour. In her statement, she explains that due to the “personal reason” (she needed to be creative), she decided to bow out of the co-headlining tour. She explains to her Facebook followers that she didn’t want to be “going through the motions” during a show and needed to “feel alive and like I [she] want to be there.” Her complete Facebook post can be seen below.

Dear angels, friends and fans. I have some bad news. Regrettably I will not be continuing my spot on the “Charli and…

Posted by Charli XCX on Friday, 21 August 2015

While the complete tour is now cancelled, both will join up once again on Sept. 19 for Antonoff’s Shadow Of The City Festival in New Jersey.