STORY WRITTEN BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER
For 21st Century Media
London-based singer/songwriter Charli XCX celebrates the success of two of this year’s ‘song of the summer’ contenders – “Boom Clap” and the partnership with Iggy Azalea on “Fancy” – with her North American headline fall tour that hits the Theater of Living Arts on Friday.
Over the last year and a half, the 22-year-old, born Charlotte Aitchison, has seen a rise to international pop stardom that has been nothing short of meteoric. From releasing her dark-pop record ‘True Romance’ last year to a ton of critical acclaim, Charli has toured the globe with the likes of Coldplay and Ellie Goulding, written and been featured on one of 2013’s biggest hits “I Love It” with Swedish duo Icona Pop. Over the summer, she scored a UK and US Top 10 hit with ‘Boom Clap’ and also released the brand new single, ‘Break The Rules,’ off her forthcoming sophomore album, “Sucker,” out December 16th via Neon Gold/Atlantic Records.
“Boom Clap,” “I Love It” and Azalea’s “Fancy” combined have sold over 14 Million copies worldwide. The latter spent seven consecutive weeks atop Billboard’s Hot 100, making the song an undeniable phenomenon. Celebrating the song’s overwhelming popularity, Charli XCX has joined Iggy Azalea on a wide array of high profile live performances, including this year’s the mtvU Woodie Awards, the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, and ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and the highly rated season finale of Dancing With The Stars.
Charli XCX has quickly proven an unqualified global superstar, which is why it will be such a treat to catch her in a venue as intimate as the TLA. Having made her first splash with 2011’s “Nuclear Seasons,” Charli quickly unleashed a string of singles, mixtapes, and videos, including “You’re The One” and “You (Ha Ha Ha).”
Having already spent much of the past two years knocking out audiences both here and abroad with headline tours, support slots, and show-stealing festival appearances, this is a true “can’t miss” show.