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Jul062018

Halsey plans to "mix it up a little bit" as final North American tour leg gets underway this weekend

ABC/Paula LoboHalsey's been doing festivals for the past month or so, but the North American leg of the final installment of her Hopeless Fountain Kingdom tour officially gets underway Sunday in Montreal.  Halsey says for these shows, she's planning to stretch a bit, artistically.

"I'm definitely gonna mix it up a little bit," she tells ABC Radio. "I'll play some more fan favorites, maybe, 'cause the [first] tour was really about promoting the record and getting people informed about hopeless fountain kingdom."

She notes, "Now that everyone's been along for the ride for a little bit, I think I can...play some songs I don't usually get to play, and hopefully [add] some new visuals and new experiences."

Meanwhile, Halsey's latest hit, "Alone," featuring Big Sean and Stefflon Don, just hit #1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart.  She says the song's about her experiences with fame but she was careful to write about it in a way everybody can relate to.

"On the first album, you're writing about coming of age, and your experiences and your identity...and people are like, 'Wow, I relate to this!'" she explains. "And then on your second album...you're like 'Boo hoo, it's so hard being famous!' And everyone's like 'All right...I can't relate to this any more.' And I really didn't want that to happen!"

So, Halsey tells ABC Radio, she focused on a more universal theme.

"It's just the idea of being in a room full of people and feeling like no one really knows you and no one cares enough to get to know you...," Halsey explains. "Maybe from afar, they think you're great, but you're wondering if they'd even stick around if they really got to know you." 

This latest tour leg wraps August 3 in Hawaii.

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