Lewis Capaldi is pulling out of his co-hosting gig at the ARIA Awards with Natalie Imbruglia – but promises to return Down Under for concerts next year
Popular Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi has canceled his upcoming co-hosting appearance at the ARIA Awards due to scheduling conflicts.
The 26-year-old “Someone You Loved” hitmaker has other commitments that mean he won’t be able to share the stage with Natalie Imbruglia on November 24.
“Due to scheduling issues, Lewis will not be in Australia for his planned promotional trip in November. He will return for his July 2023 tour,” read a statement.
Popular Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi (pictured) has pulled out of his upcoming ARIA Awards co-hosting performance due to scheduling conflicts
Lewis couldn’t contain his excitement when he was first announced as co-host of Awards Night earlier this year.
“Such an honor to be asked to co-host the ARIA Awards with the incredible Natalie Imbruglia,” he said.
Luckily, Lewis’ Aussie fans won’t have to wait too long to see him as he recently announced new July concert dates in Sydney and Melbourne.
The 26-year-old Someone You Loved hitmaker has other commitments that mean he won’t be able to join Natalie Imbruglia (pictured) on stage on November 24
Last month, Australian singer Mallrat slammed the ARIA Awards after the 2022 nominations were announced.
The 24-year-old, whose real name is Grace Kathleen Elizabeth Shaw, called the awards “male-dominated”.
Fuck the ARIAS. When I looked at the list of nominees this morning, my first reaction was that I personally feel underappreciated and misunderstood that my album was snubbed,” she said in an Instagram story.
Lewis said it was an “honor” when he was first announced as co-host of Awards Night earlier this year
“Then I took a deep breath and realized it wasn’t about me. About one in five of the nominees are non-male, and in categories like heavy rock, there are no non-male artists nominated at all,” she continued.
“I remember the Australian music industry, like many industries, is male dominated and in this case males who believe an artist is not credible unless they are like some nonchalant guy who plays guitar rock music is playing. So f**k you, you don’t get it.’
Mallrat congratulated rock band Amyl and the Sniffers on six nominations.
Luckily, Lewis’ Aussie fans won’t have to wait too long to see him as he recently announced new July concert dates in Sydney and Melbourne