Rising British pop sensation Charli XCX may be best known for her collaborations with Iggy Azalea and Icona Pop, but lately it's her spectacular solo shows that fans are buzzing about. With her powerhouse vocals and edgy fashion, Charli is a commanding live presence, bringing the house down with stunning renditions of catchy electropop gems like "Boom Clap" and "You (Ha Ha Ha)". Critics have championed Charli as the next big thing in pop music, and fans lucky enough to catch her on tour will have bragging rights for years to come. Hey maybe instead of "turning heads" there it's something like "fans are buzzing about".
Born in the British town of Stevenage, Charli XCX, a.k.a. Charlotte Emma Aitchison, began writing songs at age 14. Her 2008 debut album, simply titled 14, received an unofficial, promotional-only release, leaving her a relative unknown until 2011 when she was featured on tracks by Alex Metric and Starkey. Later in the year she generated significant buzz with the singles "Stay Away" and "Nuclear Sessions", both of which garnered Best New Track nods from Pitchfork. The songs ended up on her 2013 major label debut True Romance, a critical and commercial success that peaked at No. 5 on the US Heatseekers Albums Chart. With her sophomore album hitting shelves in 2014, Charli continues to prove her prowess with electrifying performances on tour.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"Had a blast, and Charli's vocals sound exactly like her recordings. Good crowd, upbeat vibe, nice set, I loved it!"
"...Charli gave an electrical performance and clearly gave it her all. She sounds just as good (if not better) than she does on her album True Romance."
"Charli XCX proves that electro-pop doesn't need to be generic. She brings a great spin to the genre that keeps fans enthralled with her music. She displays such a great stage presence with a maturity well beyond her 19 years."