Trek was set to kick off in June
Melanie Martinez has canceled her upcoming K-12 summer tour due to COVID-19. The pop superstar shared the news on social media on Thursday (May 14th), claiming safety is the first priority.
“I’m very sad to announce that I am unable to move forward with my upcoming summer K-12 tour. The health and safety of my fans and crew is my number one priority and due to the current situation, doing this tour in 2020 is no longer possible,” she writes.
She continues, “Can’t wait to get back on the road so stay tuned for announcements about tour dates in 2021. Until we see each other again, stay safe! Sending all my love.”
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The announcement follows canceled spring dates and the release of “Copy Cat” (Feat. Tierra Whack).
The tour was to follow the phenomenal success of Martinez’s internationally acclaimed album and accompanying full-length film, K-12, available now at all music retailers and streaming services. Hailed by Forbes as “a perfect conceptual album in the streaming age,” K-12 entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at No. 3 upon its September 2019 release – the multi-talented pop phenomenon’s highest chart placement thus far. In addition, K-12 debuted at No. 1 on the Alternative Albums, Soundtracks, and Vinyl Albums charts, as well as No. 2 on Pop Albums and No. 3 on Top Albums. Internationally, K-12 made Top 10 debuts in Canada, Australia, Ireland, Netherlands, UK, New Zealand, and Spain.
Produced by Michael Keenan with the exception of one song produced by Kinetics & One Love, K-12 marks Martinez’s long anticipated follow-up to her RIAA platinum certified, 2015 debut album, Cry Baby. The new album further serves as a soundtrack companion to an eerily enchanting musical film, written, directed, and starring Martinez. K-12 is streaming now at DSPs and Martinez’s official YouTube channel, where it has earned close to 43 million views to date. Praised by Billboard as “a visual dream world of the 24-year-old’s own making… a whimsical, highly dramatized version of school life, filled with pastels, magic, oversized hair bows and babydoll dresses,” the film is also available on iTunes, Amazon, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Fandango Now, Vudu US, Comcast Cable, Cox Cable, Microsoft Store US, and Stingray/Qello.
In addition of “Copy Cat (Feat. Tierra Whack),”Martinez has unfurled a series of compelling new videos for songs featured on K-12, including “Orange Juice,” “Detention,” “Teacher’s Pet,” “High School Sweethearts,” and “Recess,” all of which are written and directed by Martinez and streaming now via YouTube. K-12 also includes the previously released “Lunchbox Friends” and “Show & Tell” videos, which have contributed to driving Melanie’s YouTube channel to the precipice of ten million followers.
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