Singer Rachel Chinouriri has revealed that a drunk message is the reason she will be touring through Europe with Lewis Capaldi next month.
The up-and-coming London musician has revealed how she managed to secure a place on the tour, which starts in Poland on February 13, in a Twitter thread.
Chinouriri said she was on Instagram when she spotted that the Scottish 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.
She wrote that, by way of a 57-second video filmed in the back of a taxi, she told Capaldi she would “happily volunteer as a tribute” to be his support act.
“I wake up the next day, I forgot … until I go to my insta DMs and see him at the top…,” she wrote.
“In my hungover confusion I open it and see “seen” with that video and a VN [voice note] 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”.
However, she eventually secured the slot and said she was “so happy” – along with some sage advice for her followers.
“Moral of the story: drink less,” Chinouriri tweeted.
Capaldi’s Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent tour started in Newcastle on January 21, with the European leg kicking off on February 13 and ending in Munich on March 15.