The singer recently cancelled most of her upcoming tour dates, flustering her fans, but cited an understandable need to address her social anxiety.
Summer Walker is a recent breakout artist of 2019, and will only be performing at nine of 29 originally-planned stops on her First and Last Tour.
She announced on her social media two days ago, “I’m not going to be able to finish this tour, because it doesn’t really coexist with social anxiety and my introverted personality”, she admitted. “I really hope that people understand and respect that, at the end of the day, I’m a person: I have feelings, I get tired, I get sad, and it’s just a lot. I don’t want to lose myself. I want to give ya’ll what I can.
Walker’s debut studio album Over It, was released last month, which helped make her one of the most streamed singers in the R&B genre. She first blew up in October 2018, when her mixtape Last Day of Summer produced a number of hits, including “Girls Need Love,” which was later remixed by Drake.
Something happened between November 3 and now that caused her to drastically pull back on the dates. One probable contributing factor is the criticism she’s faced from fans for here alleged mood and demeanor during meet and greets-namely that she wasn’t giving hugs. “I’m an empath and that transference of energy from that many people each day would literally KILL me”.
Here is what she posted on Twitter if you still want to catch up with her.
All cancelled dates will be refunded asap. Thank you. 🙏🏽🖤
Remaining Dates I’m playing:
Nov 12 San Francisco
Nov 25 Toronto
Nov 26 Chicago
Nov 27 Royal Oak
Dec 2 Boston
Dec 5 Philadelphia
Dec 7 NYC
Dec 8 NYC
Dec 22 ATL