Tinashe‘s Joyride world tour has come to an abrupt stop. The singer announced on her Facebook page (April 5) that she would be postponing her forthcoming trek overseas due to “unexpected recording commitments.”
“It is with a heavy heart that I come with the news that due to unexpected recording commitments I need to postpone my upcoming international tour. Originally, I had planned this tour in support of Joyride, and as you know, the album has yet to be released,” she wrote, referencing her yet-to-be-released sophomore album Joyride.
“My two biggest loves are music and my fans, and it is never my intention to disappoint anyone. I know there has been some confusion in regards to my album’s release date. Trust me, I am as eager to get it out to you as you are to hear it. I will be wrapping up the finishing touches on Joyride by the end of May, and will be back on the road shortly thereafter to see all of you. If you know anything about me, you know this was the last thing I would ever want to do.” She also said, “Thank you for your love, support and patience always. It means the world to me.”
The “Party Favors” songbird also hosted a live Facebook Q&A (April 6) to field questions from her fans. When prompted by one follower who said, “Thought the album was ready and the label wouldn’t drop it,” she responded, “the new plan is to record more music so that they will, drop it.”
Before putting her tour on hold, Tinashe has expressed uncertainty about the release date of her sophomore studio effort in the past. “I honestly have no answers,” she told the Washington Post last month. “I’m ready to get it out. I’ve been sitting on this music for a while so I can’t wait for other people to hear it.”
She also explained the pros and cons of being backed by her RCA label versus her DIY efforts in the past. “There’s something that’s great about having more people to work for you and to build your machine and your team,” she said, “but there’s something great about not having anyone else’s input and being able to just really truly put out whatever the fuck you feel like, whatever’s inspiring to you, and not have to check in with anyone else.”
Tinashe added, “I’ve been really lucky to work with a lot of people, most everyone I initially had on my wish list.” Her previous collaborations have included Young Thug on “Party Favors” and Chris Brown for “Player.”
Billboard has reached out to a rep for the singer.