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Clairo announces 2022 North American tour, which will be “safe and harassment-free”

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After releasing her new album, Sling, to rave reviews, Clairo is hitting the road.

The 22-year-old singer will kick off a tour February 16 in Charlotte, NC, and wrap it up April 16 in Atlanta, GA.  Arlo Parks will open for the majority of the tour; the final three shows will feature Widowspeak.

For the tour, Clairo is partnering with several organizations that will ensure a safe and harassment-free experience at each show by establishing a text helpline and proactively canvassing each concert to look for, as she put it in an interview with NME, “any misconduct that goes on within the crowd.”

In addition, Clairo’s band and crew, as well as venue staff, will undergo sexual harassment prevention and response training.

Clairo also told NME, ” “I’m lucky that [misconduct] never happened to me, but experiencing some of that in my adult life, I can’t believe how brave I was to go to shows by myself and be so carefree. If I can’t provide this [security] on tour, then I won’t tour — that’s my mentality at the moment.”

In a statement, she added, “Everyone deserves a resource and everyone deserves to enjoy the show in peace. I want the audience to know that there is someone who will listen and believe them at every show.”

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10 a.m. local time. Visit Clairo.com for the full itinerary and pre-sale information.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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