Miley Cyrus tour 2018: the real reason it's not happening
With the release of Miley Cyrus' new album ‘Younger Now’, the star's 2018 tour announcement seemed inevitable.
But alas, a Miley Cyrus tour doesn't seem to be on the cards for 2018 (and the reason might surprise you).
Here’s everything we know about the star’s new album and why there won't be a Miley Cyrus tour 2018…
Why there won't be a Miley Cyrus tour 2018
The question on the lips of every Miley Cyrus fan right now is: will the former Hannah Montana star announce a 2018 tour now the new album has dropped?
Miley hasn’t embarked on a UK and Europe tour since the 2014 ‘Bangerz’ tour, so a few 2018 concerts didn't seem improbable.
Following her turn as a coach during the 2016 run of TV talent show ‘The Voice’, Miley made several live appearances in 2017, suggesting she was warming up to take her show on the road.
But the star revealed in an interview with Howard Stern that she won't tour in 2018 because she'd rather stay home and take care of her pigs!
She said, "Literally the only reason I'm not touring is because of those f**king pigs. That's how much I love those pigs."
However, Miley hasn't ruled out live performance altogether. The star performed ‘Younger Now’ at the 2017 VMAs, backed by older dancers and youngsters on mini motorcycles.
British fans got a tease of a Miley UK concert when she performed several songs, both from her new album and back catalogue of hits, in BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.
UPDATE: While it doesn't look like there'll be a Miley Cyrus tour in 2018, Australian fans will be able to catch her at one of her dad's concerts in Australia.
The 'Younger Now' star is set to perform at one of Billy Ray Cyrus' three tour dates in the country, sparking rumours that Miley could join her dad in future concerts in 2018.
Miley features on the Australian edition of Billy Ray's new album 'Thin Line' on the track 'Project This Home'.
Miley’s new album 'Younger Now'
Miley's new album launched to positive reviews, with most critics preferring it to her previous record.
In interviews to coincide with the launch, the singer appeared to agree, revealing that the songs on the new album are a better reflection of who she is now and that she's less impressed with past tracks, especially one of her biggest hits 'Wrecking Ball'.
Miley Cyrus dropped the news about her new album back in August, and fans went predictably wild. The announcement on social media revealed the name of the new album, ‘Younger Now’, and its release date of September 29. The post also gave a shout out to fashion designer to the stars Jeremy Scott, who came up with Miley’s leather look for the new album launch.
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) 8 August 2017
Along with the new album name and release date came the full tracklist of ‘Younger Now’ - and that it features a collaboration with her godmother Dolly Parton:
- Younger Now
- Rainbowland [feat. Dolly Parton]
- Week Without You
- Miss You so Much
- I Would Die for You
- Bad Mood
- Love Someone
- She’s Not Him
‘Younger Now’ is Miley Cyrus’ sixth studio album, coming after 2015’s self-released ‘Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz’. In an interview with NPR, Miley revealed the origin of the new album’s name.
She said, “I think when you are a teenager, young adult, you're trying so hard to be cool or to prove something or to be something away from who you've been as a kid. And I guess as I've gotten older - what Younger Now says is, even though it's not who I am, I'm not afraid of who I used to be.”
Later, Miley released the official cover artwork for the new album.
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) 18 August 2017
The first single to be released from ‘Younger Now’ came in May 2017.
‘Malibu’ suggested the new album’s tone would likely be a more mellow departure from her previous record, which featured heavy themes of sex and drugs.
The second single ‘Younger Now’ further fuelled speculation that Miley is returning to her more wholesome roots and moving away from the more controversial themes of ‘Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz’.
Stay tuned to LineUp for the latest news on if Miley Cyrus changes her mind about a 2018 world tour (we hope so!).