Arlo Parks cancels concert series to take care of her mental health

Arlo Parks has canceled a string of concerts, saying her mental health has “deteriorated to the point of debilitating”.

The Mercury Prize winner and Brit award winning musician shared a statement on social media announcing that she has decided to drop some days of touring in the US and fly home to rest and recuperate.

The 22-year-old will begin her tour at Portland’s Crystal Ballroom venue on September 26.

It comes days after Brit Award co-winner Sam Fender also canceled a series of upcoming performances to take care of his mental health after becoming “exhausted”.

2021 was a breakout year for Parks in west London, in which she released her critically acclaimed debut album Collapsed In Sunbeams, won a string of awards and embarked on an international, opening tour. head for artists like Harry Styles and Billie Eilish.

Speaking to her fans, she wrote: “I’ve been on the road constantly for the past 18 months, filling every spare second in between and working myself to the bone.

“It’s been exciting and I’m looking forward to honing it and showing everyone what I’m capable of, how grateful I am to be where I am today.

“The people around me started to worry but I was very nervous about the delivery and was afraid of disappointing my fans and myself.

“I pushed myself in an unhealthy way, further and harder than I should have.”


Arlo Parks after winning the Mercury Prize in 2021 with his debut album Collapsed In Sunbeams (Mercury Prize / PA)

Parks said she now finds herself in a “very dark place, exhausted and dangerously low”.

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“It is painful to admit that my mental health has deteriorated to the point of weakness, that I am not okay, that I am a limited human being,” she said.

Announcing that she would be canceling a bunch of upcoming shows, she added: “I don’t take decisions like this lightly but I’m devastated and I really need to step out, go home and take care of yourself.

“I will do everything I can to work this out for you – you can now get a refund at the time of your purchase.

“I’m forever grateful to everyone who continues to show up for me, it’s a dream to have fans like you – I’ll be back – love AP.”

Parks, whose real name is Anais Marinho, released her debut EP titled Super Sad Generation in April 2019.

Since then, her profile has grown exponentially, and in 2020 she won a “must see” award at the AIM Independent Music Awards and was named Artist of the Year. introduced by the BBC.

In May 2021, she won the award for best new artist at the Brit Awards and in September of that year the Mercury Prize. Arlo Parks cancels concert series to take care of her mental health

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