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Mitski clarifies: “I’m not quitting music!”

Mitski at Brooklyn Steel
Mitski at Brooklyn Steel in 2018 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Earlier this afternoon, Mitski announced what she called her “last show indefinitely,” happening at NYC’s SummerStage at Central Park on September 7 with Lucy Dacus. It sparked a lot of speculation about just what she meant by “indefinitely,” and now she’s said a little more about her decision:

Y’all, I’m not quitting music! Me? Quit music?? I’ve been on non-stop tour for over 5years, I haven’t had a place to live during this time, & I sense that if I don’t step away soon, my self-worth/identity will start depending too much on staying in the game, in the constant churn.

I don’t want to make art like that, especially when you’re offering your valuable time and hearts and money to it. So I hope you’ll have me back whenever that is, or if I start over then I start over. Thank you so much for all your support!

Mitski has indeed been incredibly busy on tour for many years, most recently for the excellent Be the Cowboy, one of our top 50 albums of 2018. See all of her current upcoming dates (which are still on, she assures us) below.

Mitski — 2019 Tour Dates
JUN 5, 2019 White Oak Music Hall Houston, TX
JUN 6, 2019 Paper Tiger San Antonio, TX
JUN 25, 2019 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
JUL 14, 2019 Stern Grove Festival San Francisco, CA
JUL 16, 2019 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA
JUL 19, 2019 – JUL 21, 2019 Capitol Hill Block Party Seattle, WA
JUL 26, 2019 – JUL 29, 2019 Fuji Rock Festival Niigata, JP
AUG 1, 2019 – AUG 4, 2019 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
AUG 2, 2019 Osheaga Festival Montreal, Canada
AUG 8, 2019 Oya Festival Oslo, NO
AUG 9, 2019 Way Out West Gothenburg, SE
AUG 11, 2019 Flow Festival Helsinki, FI
AUG 13, 2019 Flex Club Vienna, AT
AUG 15, 2019 Heimathafen Neukölln Berlin, DE
AUG 17, 2019 Paredes De Coura Porto, PT
AUG 30, 2019 End of the Road Festival Salisbury, UK
SEP 1, 2019 Electric Picnic Stradbally, IE
SEP 7, 2019 SummerStage in Central Park New York, NY

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