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Lily Allen announces two year break

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    After months of suggestion and rumor, Lily Allen has officially confirmed plans for a two year hiatus, starting next spring. The revelation came in a recent interview with BBC1 (via Gigwise) in which the singer/songwriter explained that she will instead dedicate her times to her new record label and starting a rental fashion store.

    My last gig is my Dizzee Rascal concert at the O2 [Arena in London] in March. That’s the last thing I’ve got planned,” Allen said.

    “I’m just going to concentrate on doing some behind the scenes sort of stuff.”

    The 24-year-old went on to share a few specifics, including that her fashion store would be a “democratic” one, while her label would sign new bands at “a really early level.”

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    “I don’t want to compete with other record companies but I want to support new artists,” she added.

    Oh, and one more piece of info from Ms. Allen: She’s a changed woman.

    “I’ve decided to stop being so hypocritical and consume things and pay for them. I buy music in vinyl and buy newspapers. I support the industry I’m in.” Or not in. But what’s that matter, it’s the principal that counts.

    Lily Allen 2009/2010 Tour Dates:
    12/08 – Dublin, IE @ O2
    12/09 – Liverpool, UK @ Echo Arena
    12/10 – Nottingham, UK @ FM Arena
    12/11 – Cardiff, UK @ CIA
    12/13 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Centre
    12/15 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
    12/17 – Brixton, UK @ O2
    01/15 – Auckland, NZ @ Big Day Out
    01/17 – Gold Coast, AU @ Big Day Out
    01/19 – Brisbane, AU @ River Stage
    01/21 – Syndey, AU @ Horden
    01/22 – Sydney, AU @ Big Day Out
    01/23 – Sydney, AU @ Big Day Out
    01/26 – Melbourne, AU @ Big Day Out
    01/28 – Melbourne, AU @ Festival Hall
    01/29 – Adelaide, AU @ Big Day Out
    01/31 – Perth, AU @ Big Day Out
    03/05 – Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena *
    03/07 – London, UK @ O2 Arena *

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    * = w/ Dizzee Rascal

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