I’m Learning ‘How Best to Do This New Life’ – Rolling Stone


Gayle is canceling her U.S. Avoiding College tour later this fall to focus on getting used to her new life as a pop star. But to be clear: “I’m still definitely not going to college.”

Writing on Instagram that those who bought tickets would receive refunds, Gayle assured fans that she’d hit the road next year. “I’m learning how to be an adult and how best to do this new life,” she wrote on Monday. “I love it so much and I’m trying to do it the best way I can.”

Gayle added that she’ll still play at her planned festivals and that she’s “working on new music.” Her planned opener Carlie Hanson shared Gayle’s statement on Twitter and promised she’d be “back on the road in no time.”

The run was set to follow the singer across the U.S. through mid-November, where she’d perform songs from her debut EP, A Study of the Human Experience, Vol. 1 and its second volume, out Oct. 7.

She told Rolling Stone earlier this year that her first EP is about how “life is fucking weird. And life is so hard, but it’s so lovely at the same time. And that’s really confusing. Especially when you’re growing up.”

Gayle’s Avoiding College Canceled Tour Dates

Oct. 7 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
Oct. 8 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Beer City Music Hall
Oct. 9 – Dallas, TX @ The Cambridge Room
Oct. 13 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
Oct. 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ 24 Oxford
Oct. 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Phoenix Pride
Oct. 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Oct. 21 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
Oct. 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
Oct. 26 – Seattle, WA @ Nuemos
Oct. 27 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Oct. 29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Oct. 30 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

Nov. 1 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Nov. 2 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
Nov. 3 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
Nov. 5 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Nov. 7 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
Nov. 9 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
Nov. 10 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Nov. 11 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

This story was updated on Sept. 19 to reflect Gayle’s tour cancelation.

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