Rachel Chinouriri reveals how a drunk message got her on tour with Lewis Capaldi | UK News

While some singers might not think sending a drunk video on private message to an artist asking to join their tour will work, for Rachel Chinouriri it did.

The up-and-coming singer from London revealed in a Twitter thread the wild way she managed to secure a place on Lewis Capaldi’s upcoming European tour, which starts in Warsaw, Poland, on 13 February.

Chinouriri said she was scrolling through Instagram and spotted that the Scottish pop star had followed her and tagged her in a story of himself singing her song – I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Trying).

A few months later while drunk, she said she thought it would be a good idea to ask Capaldi if she could join him on tour.

In a 57-second video filmed in the back of a taxi, Chinouriri told Capaldi she would “happily volunteer as a tribute” as a supporting act.

She tweeted: “I wake up the next day, I forgot … until I go to my insta DMs and see him at the top… In my hungover confusion I open it and see “Seen” with that video and a VN I sent. The gravity of the situation begins to sink in…

“I cannot tell my management… I’m gonna lose my job.”

Embarrassed, Chinouriri said she muted Capaldi’s stories as she was “mortified”.

The singer said her managers told her it seemed “likely” she could get a spot on Capaldi’s tour…but she hadn’t told them about her drunk video.

Lewis Capaldi at the Brit Awards in 2020
Lewis Capaldi at the Brit Awards in 2020

In the thread which has almost half a million views, she revealed she had secured the slot.

“I realised I’m an over-thinker and now I’m going on an Arena Tour with @LewisCapaldi and I am so happy.

“Moral of the story: drink less.”

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Capaldi’s Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent tour started in Newcastle on 21 January, with the European leg beginning on 13 February and ending in Munich on 15 March.

The 26-year-old Scottish singer is known for a number of hit songs including Someone You Loved. His debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, spent 10 weeks at the top of the UK charts.

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