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Let's Eat Grandma Cancel US Tour Dates After Death Of Jenny Hollingworth's Boyfriend

Wednesday, 03 April 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

Let's Eat Grandma, Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth, have cancelled their US tour dates due to the death of Hollingworth's boyfriend Billy Clayton.

The UK alt-pop duo were due to kick off the tour in Cambridge, Massachusetts today before appearances in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco. The pair will still perform their two sets at Coachella "as a tribute to Billy and his memory." Hollingworth posted the news to social media on April 2. 

"It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce the cancellation of our US tour following the passing of my beautiful boyfriend Billy on Tuesday evening.

"Billy was not only my boyfriend but also my best friend who inspired everything that I do and I feel completely devastated to have lost him. There are so many things I feel I have to do, things for Billy but also things for me to help me to come to terms with what’s happened to him. While we had planned to fly to the US on Saturday, I didn’t feel ready to be away from my family and friends at this traumatic time.

"We have, however, decided to play the Coachella shows as a tribute to Billy and his memory. It was Billy’s dream to go to LA nearby once he was better to meet the people who wanted to work with him there. Despite everything we had been suffering through the last few weeks and months together Billy had wanted me to go and play Coachella and I want to be able bring him spiritually and musically with me as he was never able to whilst he was still with us. I am gutted to have to pull the rest of the tour but this feels like the right decision for me to make at this difficult time.

"Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last few months, it means a lot.

Jenny xx"

Reports last fall stated that Clayton was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a type of bone cancer. The duo put on a benefit concert in the UK last September to raise money for his treatment.

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