Jhené Aiko’s “The Magic Hour Tour” has been postponed due to COVID-19. The “Triggered” singer took to social media to share the news.
“Due to these unprecedented times, ‘The Magic Hour Tour’ is postponed,” she wrote. “At this time, there is no information on new dates. All ticket holders are advised to hold on to their tickets and when new dates are announced, your tickets will be valid for the new date and you will be notified.”
She continued, “Our partners will follow the recommendations of local health authorities as to when to reopen venues. Please continues to check back on the venue and/or jheneaiko.com for updated information. Love you.”
The sold out tour was supposed to kick off May 1 in Boston, Massachusetts and end on June 27 in Saint Kitts. Queen Naija and Ann Marie were set to join Aiko as opening artists on the tour.
Back in March, Aiko released her third studio album Chilombo. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top R&B Album chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200. It also became the biggest debut from a female R&B artist since Beyoncé’s Lemonade.
The songstress recorded Chilombo on the big island of Hawaii and featured appearances from Big Sean, Nas, H.E.R., Ty Dolla $ign, Future and more. During that time, she began experimenting with sound bowls. She told Billboard that the instruments can be heard on every track and that she plans to use the bowls for future music as well.
“You can hear what the mic was picking up in the room,” she said. “Everyone was playing actual instruments, [and] those resonate with you differently than digital. Chilombo is all of my projects that I put out prior to this combined. This is the baby — but it’s the evolved version.”
Check out her statement about the tour’s postponement below.