Miley Cyrus, one of the most popular and controversial musicians of our time, recently announced that touring is not on her priority list anymore as it has been years since she did her last headline arena show. In a cover story for British Vogue’s August issue, Cyrus expressed her hesitation about hitting the road for extended periods of time as she would rather sing in front of her close-knit group of friends and loved ones.
“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?” she said. This response leaves her fans wondering if the “Endless Summer Vacation” singer will be hitting the stage anytime soon.
During her interview with British Vogue, Cyrus also stated that performing in front of hundreds of thousands of people is not the thing she loves. She cited the lack of connection and safety, and the sense of isolation she feels when she is alone in front of a massive crowd. Although this might come as a surprise to some of her fans, it seems like Cyrus has made peace with her decision to prioritize her mental and emotional well-being over doing tours.
It’s been seven years since Cyrus’s last extended headlining tour, the Bangerz tour in 2014. This tour included shows across North America, Europe, Latin America, New Zealand, and Australia. Since then, Cyrus has only gone on smaller tours, such as the Milky Milky Milk Tour in 2015, which only included eight performances, and the Attention Tour in 2022, comprising five shows, mostly at music festivals.
Despite her decision not to tour extensively, Cyrus’s popularity has not waned. Her most recent studio album, “Endless Summer Vacation,” was released in March. Its lead single, “Flowers,” became her first chart-topper in nearly ten years. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of the album for several months, and it lived up to their expectations.
Cyrus has always managed to make headlines and shock her fans with her outrageous events on stage and social media. However, she has spoken publicly about her mental health struggles in the past and how it affected her music career. It is essential to note that prioritizing one’s health and well-being should come before anything else, even if it means giving up something they love.
Cyrus’s decision might disappoint some fans, but it is crucial to understand that everyone goes through different phases of life and evolves over time. While Cyrus might not be willing to hit the road anytime soon, her musical talent is evident, and her artistic vision is not constrained by where she performs.
It is not often that artists give up an opportunity to perform in front of thousands of fans. Miley Cyrus, however, has always been unique in her approach to her art. Although she has had an impressive career, she has decided to prioritize her mental and emotional health over anything else, even if it means giving up touring. While her fans might miss seeing her perform live, they can be assured that Cyrus’s music is here to stay. Cyrus’s decision is an excellent reminder that mental and emotional health should always come first, regardless of whether people are pop stars, businesspeople, or stay-at-home parents. As Cyrus noted in her interview, “Do I want to live my life for anyone else’s pleasure or fulfillment other than my own?”