Little Simz Cancels Tour, Citing Mental and Financial Stress

The run of shows included stops in Toronto and Montreal

Photo: Nwaka Okparaeke

BY Kaelen BellPublished Apr 19, 2022

Little Simz — who released Exclaim!'s best album of 2021 with Sometimes I Might Be Introvert — has cancelled her upcoming North American tour, citing financial and mental strain. 

The tour, which was slated to start May 1, included stops in Toronto and Montreal on May 17 and 18 respectively. In a statement posted to her social media, Simz wrote:

Hey guys, due to unforeseen circumstances I've been left with no choice but to reschedule my US tour. I take my live shows seriously and would only want to give you guys nothing but the best of me. Being an independent artist, I pay for everything encompassing my live performances out of my own pocket and touring the US for a month would leave me in a huge deficit.  As much as this pains me to not see you at this time, I'm just not able to put myself through that mental stress.

Though she only mentions the "US tour" in the statement, it seems highly likely that the cancelled dates include her Canadian shows. 

"It's important for me to speak my truth about this and be honest," her statement continued. "I appreciate the love and excitement you guys have for seeing me live. Rest assured I will be there soon, back bigger and better."

She then closed the statement by teasing some new music: "For now I'm creating and working on art that I'm excited about. Music of course but other things too; all levelling to greater heights."

Check out the full thing below.

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