Via my pals over at Stereogum comes the news that Lily Allen has canceled most of her American tour dates. Here’s an excerpt from her not-edited-by-publicists blog:
Regular readers of this blog can imagine why I’m particularly impressed by this decision on her part. Granted, I hadn’t bought a ticket to her show or anything — so it’s not like I’ve got a personal stake in the matter — but I think (all binge drinking aside) this reflects a great deal of maturity on her part. I saw the prom queen at SXSW and enjoyed her set a great deal — it was the perfect combination of cheeky and apathetic — but I can see where it could easily have taken a tilt towards the unfortunate if she’d been even slightly more tired/drunk/cranky. Also where she and her taffeta could have tumbled right off the stage.
Does it reflect more or less character that she’s taking this selfish, self-preservational step? Did you have tickets and are you annoyed? Are there other acts you can think of who could use similar time off?
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