Charlie Puth Delivers Upbeat Performance of 'How Long' on 'Ellen'
As Charlie Puth gears up for another record year with the forthcoming release of his sophomore album, Voicenotes, the 26-year-old dropped by Ellen to perform his latest single "How Long" Thursday (Jan. 11). The sleek, funky bassline opened up the performance, as Puth — backed by a four piece band — slipped into the high notes of the infectious chorus.
Puth's Ellen performance comes just one week after the crooner hit Twitter to share some good and bad news. Along with sharing the exciting new Boyz II Men-assisted track "If You Leave Me Now," Puth revealed that he had to push the release date of Voicenotes back.
"I have to push the album release date. I’m producing this album all myself and with that comes a lot of work, and in my opinion, the album is not perfect yet. However, it will still come out this year, and soon," he said before following up with, "I’m putting out a song I did with Boyz II Men tomorrow. And it’s probably one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written. Love you guys and thank you for understanding."
So I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that I have to push the album release date. I’m producing this album all myself and with that comes a lot of work, and in my opinion, the album is not perfect yet. However, it will still come out this year, and soon.— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) January 4, 2018
But to make it up to all of you, here’s the good news. I’m putting out a song I did with Boys II Men tomorrow. And it’s probably one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written. Love you guys and thank you for understanding.— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) January 4, 2018
Despite his delayed album release, the "Attention" singer already has plans to head out on the road with his new material. Puth unveiled dates for The Voicenotes Tour (with special guest Hailee Steinfield) on Dec. 18. Puth will head out for the road on July 11, beginning in Toronto and will play shows throughout the summer until Sept. 1 where he will conclude in West Palm Beach, Florida.
"How Long" has enjoyed extensive pop success in 2017, currently sitting at No. 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 (chart dated Jan. 13). The second single from Voicenotes follows the wildly popular lead single, "Attention," which earned Puth his first solo top 10 on the chart as it peaked at No. 5 in August.
Check out Charlie Puth's performance of "How Long" on Ellen, and tour dates below.
Jul. 11 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Jul. 13 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Jul. 16 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Jul. 19 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
Jul. 21 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Jul. 22 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul. 24 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Jul. 25 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap Center For The Performing Arts
Jul. 27 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Jul. 28 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Jul. 31 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion
Aug. 2 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 3 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 5 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 6 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 8 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 9 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
Aug. 11 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 12 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl Concert Theater
Aug. 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
Aug. 15 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
Aug. 17 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 18 – Stateline, NV – Lake Tahoe Harvey’s Outdoor Arena
Aug. 20 – Chula Vista, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Aug. 21 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 23 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion @ Irving Music Factory
Aug. 24 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 26 – Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
Aug. 28 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Aug. 29 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Amphitheater
Aug. 31 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 1 – West Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre