Tinashe Postpones ‘Joyride’ Tour Dates

Fans in Europe, Japan, New Zealand and Australia are going to have to wait longer to see Tinashe on stage. The R&B singer/songwriter broke the news this week that her tour in support of her upcoming album, “Joyride,” is postponed because of “unexpected recording commitments.”

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St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, Mich.

Tinashe will still finish her North American dates as planned. She plays Portland’s McMenamins Crystal Ballroom tonight, followed by gigs in Seattle and Vancouver.

The international leg of the Joyride tour was supposed to kick off April 26 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Dates were booked through late May, including gigs in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Melbourne.

She released a statement about the postponements on Facebook Tuesday and then answered questions from fans.

“It is with a heavy heart that I come with the news that due to unexpected recording commitments I need to postpone my upcoming international tour,” Tinashe wrote. “Originally, I had planned this tour in support of Joyride, and as you know, the album has yet to be released.

“My two biggest loves are music and my fans, and it is never my intention to disappoint anyone. I know there has been some confusion in regards to my album’s release date. Trust me, I am as eager to get it out to you as you are to hear it. I will be wrapping up the finishing touches on Joyride by the end of May, and will be back on the road shortly thereafter to see all of you. If you know anything about me, you know this was the last thing I would ever want to do. … Thank you for your love, support and patience always. It means the world to me.”