Charli XCX and Bleachers announce joint tour
At 22 and 31, respectively, Charli XCX and Bleachers (the musical alter ego of fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff) may be too young to remember much about the 1996 movie, “Beavis and Butt-head Do America.”
But the English-born Charli (real name: Charlotte Emma Aitchison) and the New Jersey-born Antonoff seem to be invoking the title of that animated hit film with their upcoming “Charli and Jack Do America” concert tour.
The 14-city tour will kick off July 21 at Observatory North Park (formerly the North Park Theatre) and conclude Aug. 12 in Columbus, Ohio. Børns (real name: Garrett Borns) will open all dates on the tour.
Charli XCX is best known for “Fancy,” her international chart-topping collaboration with Iggy Azalea. Antonoff released his first album as Bleachers last summer. The two previously teamed up on “In-Ride Sessions: Charli XCX and Jack Antonoff Trade Remixes,” a music video song mash-up-cum-KIA-car-commercial
Judging by their comments about one another, the tour should be a virtual love fest, regardles of whether Antonoff’s paramour, “Girls” TV star Lena Dunham comes along for the ride.
“I love Jack,” Charli said in a statement released Tuesday. “I love what he does with pop music, how he makes every song feel like a movie. This tour is gonna be cool and weird and fabulous and I really can’t wait.”
“I love Charli,” Antonoff said in the same tour announcement release. “I love what she does with pop music, how she makes it bizarre. The two of us do totally different things but occupy a similar space -- that’s what I loved about the idea to tour together. It makes sense in the fact that it doesn’t make sense.”
To paraphrase Beavis and Butt-head: “He said fact!” “Yeah. Heh-heh-heh!”
Tickets for the July 21 concert at Observatory North Park are priced at $35 each and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at ticketweb.com.
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