Rina Sawwayama announced to her fans on Thursday (January 6) that she will be forced to cancel dates on her planned 2022 European mass tour due to new restrictions imposed. to combat the growing omicron variant of COVID-19. “European pixels, I have some sad News,” she said in a post.
“Due to the ongoing restrictions from the recent COVID surge, I had to cancel all of my Europe dates for March of this year. I’m so excited to come play for all of you, so this is really disappointing. The good news, she said, is that she promises to return to the EU again “soon” with what she describes as “a bigger show and new music (EEEEE).”
The sold-out tour is scheduled to start on 19 March with a show in Paris at La Gaîté Lyrique and continued through gigs in Brussels, Amsterdam and Berlin. At press time, she did not say whether the European cancellations would affect the North American leg of the tour, which is set to kick off April 11 with a two-night stand at the Great. American Music Hall in San Francisco and runs until May 9 at Brooklyn Steel in New York.
The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has grown explosively globally over the past month, with countries once again considering lockdown and mask orders as the UK and France have experienced. record number of daily cases.
Charli XCX recently teased a new collaboration with Rina in a 20-second TikTok video, which could end on Charli’s upcoming fifth studio album, Accident (March 18). Sawwayama’s self-titled debut album was released in April 2020, with a deluxe edition followed in December with an updated version of “Chosen Family” as a duet with Elton John.
Check out Sawaya’s statement below.
https://www.billboard.com/music/pop/rina-sawayama-cancel-2022-european-tour-new-music-1235016496/ Rina Sawwayama cancels 2022 Europe tour over COVID concerts – Billboard