Mitski Announces "Last Show Indefinitely," But Isn't Quitting Music

"I hope you'll have me back whenever that is"

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Jun 4, 2019

Earlier today, Mitski revealed her "last show indefinitely" would take place in New York this September, causing fans and listeners to debate what she meant by "indefinitely." Now, the artist has further clarified her announcement.

Announcing a September 7 date in New York City's Central Park with support from Lucy Dacus, Mitski wrote, "This will be my last show indefinitely, and and I'm glad it's ending in NY where I came up."

Of the decision, she wrote to a fan on Twitter, "It's time to be a human again. And have a place to live."
Responding to the idea that "indefinitely" meant she was leaving music, Mitski then clarified, "Y'all, I'm not quitting music! Me? Quit music?? I've been on non-stop tour for over 5 years, I haven't had a place to live during this time, & I sense that if I don't step away soon, my self-worth/identity will start depending too much on staying in the game, in the constant churn."

She continued: "I don't want to make art like that, especially when you're offering your valuable time and hearts and money to it. So I hope you'll have me back whenever that is, or if I start over then I start over. Thank you so much for all your support!"

Mitski released her Be the Cowboy album last year. This August, she'll appear at Montreal's Osheaga festival.

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