Don’t Expect Miley Cyrus to Tour Any Time Soon

Mileys New Years Eve Party - Season 1 - Credit: Vijat Mohindra/NBC via Getty Images
Mileys New Years Eve Party - Season 1 - Credit: Vijat Mohindra/NBC via Getty Images

Bad news for fans hoping that Miley Cyrus would take her latest album Endless Summer Vacation on the road: The singer revealed in a new interview that she has no plans to embark on another arena tour.

Cyrus hasn’t embarked on a full-scale tour since 2014, a trek in support of Bangerz, which came out a decade — and four studio albums — ago. While she’s played smaller (less than 10 gigs) runs, in her backyard, and performed at dozens at festivals since then — including Glastonbury, Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza — Cyrus told Vogue UK that fans shouldn’t expect a world tour for her latest LP any time soon.

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“It’s been a minute,” Cyrus said about touring. “After the last [headline arena] show I did [in 2014], I kind of looked at it as more of a question. And I can’t. Not only can’t, because can’t is your capability, but my desire. Do I want to live my life for anyone else’s pleasure or fulfillment other than my own?”

Cyrus added, “Like singing for hundreds of thousands of people isn’t really the thing that I love. There’s no connection. There’s no safety. It’s also not natural. It’s so isolating because if you’re in front of 100,000 people then you are alone.”

In a social media statement Wednesday, Cyrus clarified her comments, downplaying the “no connection” remark while reiterating that the “reality of life on the road” is the reason why she doesn’t want to tour.

“For clarity I feel connected to my fans NOW more than ever,” Cyrus wrote. “Even if I don’t see them face to face every night at a concert, my fans are felt deeply in my heart. I’m constant creating and innovating new ways that I can stay connect to the audience I love – without sacrificing my own essentials.

Cyrus continued, “Performing for YOU has been some of the best days of my life & we will continue this journey together as we have for the last almost two decades. This has nothing to do with a lack of appreciation for the fans & everything to do with I simply don’t want to get ready in a locker room… I just don’t want to sleep on a moving bus.

Although Cyrus opened 2023 with a televised New Year’s Eve show, she currently has no live dates on her calendar for the remainder of the year.

Cyrus also quipped about her touring plans, “Am I going on tour? Yeah, the Aman hotel tour. Singing in the lobby for that complimentary massage.”

Cyrus is having a banner year following the success of her single “Flowers” from Endless Summer Vacation. She also released the video for her single “Jaded” earlier this week.

Update 5/24: This story was updated with Cyrus’ statement regarding her comments about touring.

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