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    “That is the very last thing I wish to do”

    Rex Orange County (aka Alex O’Connor) has cancelled the majority of his touring plans for 2022, efficient following his present in London subsequent month.

    The Grayshott singer-songwriter will carry out at Gunnersbury Park on Saturday August 13, following two reveals in Glasgow – considered one of which has bought out, with remaining tickets to the opposite obtainable right here – in addition to sold-out reveals in Manchester and Dublin later this month. 

    The Gunnersbury Park gig will likely be O’Connor’s final for the remainder of the yr, he introduced immediately (July 2), that means 17 reveals throughout Australasia and Europe have now been cancelled. Tickets for the Gunnersbury park present will be discovered right here.

    In a publish shared to his social media pages, O’Connor wrote: “It’s with quite a lot of unhappiness to announce that resulting from unexpected private circumstances, I’m having to spend a while at residence this yr and I will be unable to proceed with touring as deliberate.”

    Noting that tickets for the cancelled dates – which had been scheduled to go down between September and November – will likely be refunded mechanically, O’Connor continued in his assertion: “That is the very last thing I wish to do. I really like touring and I’m so sorry to be letting anybody down. I look ahead to getting again to it as quickly as I can.”

    Learn O’Connor’s full assertion under:

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    — rex orange county (@rexorangecounty) July 2, 2022

    March noticed the discharge of O’Connor’s fourth album as Rex Orange County, ‘Who Cares?’. Flanked by the singles ‘Preserve It Up’, ‘Wonderful’, ‘Open A Window’ (which options Tyler, The Creator) and ‘One In A Million’, the follow-up to 2019’s ‘Pony’ earned O’Connor his first UK Quantity One album.

    In a four-star overview of ‘Who Cares?’, NME’s Sophie Williams wrote: “Even when there isn’t a clear breakthrough second for O’Connor on ‘Who Cares?’, there’s something to be stated for an artist that’s this constant, and this dedicated to uplifting his listeners. These 11 tracks merely encourage his viewers to attract these curtains extensive, to take a look at the solar exterior that window, to maintain shifting ahead.” 

    In his NME cowl story in regards to the album, O’Connor opened up about working with Tyler, The Creator and the transformative impact it had on his profession. The pair first linked up for Tyler’s 2017 album ‘Flower Boy’, which O’Connor stated opened his eyes to “a unique world” that he “couldn’t presumably perceive from a bed room within the countryside within the UK”.