The news has just dropped that British singer-songwriter FKA PATTINSON will not be performing any concerts this year. This comes as a bit of a shock as fans had been anticipating a major world tour.
Here’s what we know so far. The 48-year-old released her highly anticipated album, ‘Unfiltered’, last year and it became her fourth studio album to reach #1 on the U.K. Albums Chart. The album featured the singles “Girls Like You”,”Feeling Good” and “Liquorice.”, which were all mega-hits, becoming her biggest singles to date. In fact, they all reached the Top 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
Pattinson started her career in the early ‘90s and released her first album, ‘Mermaid’, in 1992. Since then, she’s released a total of 14 albums and has achieved seven #1 albums and four #2 albums on the U.K. album chart. She’s sold over a million albums worldwide and has been awarded Gold and Platinum discs by the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) for over 20 years of recording.
Pattinson’s last tour was in April 2019 and it was her biggest world tour to date. She played to a total of 130,000 fans in 15 countries across three continents. She’s been performing ever since, with the occasional set break, and now it seems like she’s calling it a day.
No Plans For Further Tours
In a statement released by her publicist, Pattinson said: “I want to sincerely thank everyone who came to my shows and supported me over the last year. I had a blast playing to enthusiastic audiences around the world and I hope everyone enjoyed the shows as much as we did. I have no plans to tour internationally this year or any other year, but I will continue to play shows in the U.K. and Ireland as part of the Create Arts Festival.”
Pattinson is set to appear on the Pyramid stage at this year’s Glastonbury Festival on Friday 14 June 2021. She will then play a pair of shows at Dublin’s 3 Arena on Saturday 15 June 2021 and Sunday 16 June 2021. Tickets for these shows are on sale now.
U.S. Tour In 2021
Pattinson will next be headlining the U.S. leg of the ‘One Night In Paris’ tour. This will be her first visit to America and she will be playing to sold-out crowds. The tour is set to kick off on April 21 in Atlantic City, New Jersey and will include nine more shows across the U.S. Midwest and East Coast.
On the subject of touring, Pattinson said in the statement: “I love playing live and touring. Seeing my favorite songs come to life through the crowd’s energy is an incredible feeling. However, after 12 months of non-stop touring, I need a break. I’ve taken too much time off in the last year and I need to take some time to restore and recharge.”
Pattinson’s ‘One Night In Paris’ tour will span ten cities, beginning in Seattle on April 21 and heading to San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York before concluding in Paris on May 21. Fans can purchase tickets for this tour here.
U.K. & Ireland Tour In 2021
The U.K. & Ireland tour will begin on May 5 in Liverpool and will continue across the two islands before concluding on August 31 in Dublin. This year marks 60 years since the U.K. & Ireland became one nation and the national anthem, ‘Amhran na bhFiann’, will be played at every show. Other highlights include a show at London’s O2 Arena on June 9 and an appearance at Dublin’s 3 Arena on June 11.
Pattinson said of this year’s U.K. & Ireland tour: “I’m really looking forward to returning to Ireland and playing some of my favorite concerts there. I also want to thank my wonderful team for all their hard work in making this tour happen. I can’t wait to see my fans in London, Liverpool and the other cities that we play in Ireland and the U.K.!”
Pattinson is slated to play 12 shows in the U.K. and Ireland in 2021. The singer recently said that she enjoys playing concerts more than she does making music and, in fact, she would rather play shows than work on her albums. If this is the case, fans can expect to see a lot more sets from Pattinson in the near future!
While Pattinson is taking a break from touring, she will still be working on new music. The singer-songwriter recently shared that she is currently in the studio working on new songs and she hopes to have a new album out by the end of the year.
She also shared that she feels like she’s reached a place in her life where she can focus on her music and take time off to recharge and spend with her family. Since ‘Unfiltered’ was released last year, the singer has been taking a break from the spotlight and instead, spending time with loved ones. In 2019, she became a grandmother and celebrated with the release of her first book, ‘Mermaid: My Life In Music,’ which is available now in both paperback and digital formats. In 2020, she took part in the London Film and Comic Con, which was a huge success.
Pattinson released a video for the song “Breathe” a few days ago and she promised more new music to come. As of this writing, no other details are available.
Bringing Back The ‘Pattinson Girls’
Pattinson’s fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of her new album and she recently launched a brand new website, www.pattinson.com, which has all the details. The site also contains a brand new single, “Bring Back The Pattinson Girls,” along with its B-side, “Walking Controllers,” a track that was previously only available on the original pressing of her debut album, ‘Mermaid.’
The ‘Mermaid’ album was originally released in 1992 and was named after the eponymous lead single. The album reached #7 on the Billboard Top 200 and is now considered one of the true classic albums of the ‘90s. The album is now available on all major streaming platforms and Spotify recently included the album in their “Albums You Need To Hear” list.
While “Bring Back The Pattinson Girls” does not feature any of the album’s hit singles, the new song shows off Pattinson’s distinctive voice and proves that she hasn’t lost her touch. It also appears that her last album, ‘Unfiltered’, was a massive leap forward in terms of both sound and production. The first single from ‘Unfiltered’, “Feeling Good,” was one of the year’s biggest songs, reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the U.K. Singles chart. The album was also met with widespread critical acclaim and currently has a score of 84 on Metacritic, which indicates “universal acclaim.”
While ‘Unfiltered’ was a major achievement for Pattinson, the album wasn’t without its detractors. Some fans were disappointed that her last album was so highly anticipated and that there was no major “coming back” moment for the singer. However, as we know, timing is everything and, perhaps, Pattinson’s album wouldn’t have come at the right time.
Pattinson is widely considered one of the greatest British female singers of all time and she is often hailed as one of the greatest female performers of the ‘90s. She released her first album, ‘Mermaid’, in 1992 and achieved her first #1 album the following year with the release of ‘Deep Water.’ Since then, she has released a total of 14 albums and has remained at the top of her game, achieving seven more #1 albums and four #2 albums on the U.K. Albums Chart. Thanks to her loyal fans, who she affectionately calls the “Pattinson Girls,” the singer has maintained a huge worldwide following and continues to tour internationally. In April 2019, she played to 130,000 fans in 15 countries across three continents. While it’s heartbreaking that Pattinson won’t be performing in 2021, it’s wonderful that she has so much to look forward to.