Set to be one of the most highly anticipated tours of 2020, Stormzy has today announced a huge 55-date ‘H.I.T.H. World Tour’. With shows spanning across Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, North America, UK & Ireland and Africa, the tour marks Stormzy’s biggest live offering to date. Kicking off the tour in Dubai on February 7th and concluding in Africa in October, the tour will also see him make his solo debut at London’s O2 Arena for two nights on 3rd & 4th of September, marking his first solo shows in the capital since his 3-day stint at Brixton Academy in May 2017! Subsequent to London’s O2 Arena, Stormzy will grace the stages of 11 more arenas throughout the UK and Ireland, concluding at Bournemouth’s international Centre on 22nd September. Thereafter he will head to Africa to tour for the first time, notably playing a date in his homeland of Ghana, before ending the world tour with a show in Lagos, Nigeria.
Pre-ordering ‘Heavy Is The Head’ from Stormzy’s official store, will allow those in UK, IRE, EU, USA, CAN, AUS, NZ to gain early access to tickets – link here https://smarturl.it/Stormzy-Presale. General sale for all shows excluding Dubai will commence on Friday 6th December 9am (local time to each territory). Dubai on-sale will be on Wednesday 4th 8am local UAE time.
The touring news comes straight off the back of a phenomenal few weeks for 26-year-old Stormzy. Kicking-off the month announcing his hugely anticipated album ‘Heavy Is The Head’, last week the musician also announced his brand new single ‘Own It’ featuring musical heavyweights Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy which is on course become Stormzy’s 7th top 10 single in today’s Official UK Charts!
Stormzy’s forthcoming album, ‘Heavy Is The Head’ marks a hugely exciting return for the multi award-winning phenomenon and is a record which has been executively produced entirely by the musician himself; showcasing his world class lyricism and musicality alongside many of his celebrated and relatable subject matters. The album also features additional vocals from some of the most exciting musicians of this generation – all of whom have been hand-picked by Stormzy including, (in alphabetical order) Aitch, Burna Boy, Ed Sheeran, Headie One, H.E.R., Tiana Major9 and YEBBA with production from Fred Gibson, Fraser T Smith, T-Minus and others.
To date, Stormzy has unveiled four of the sixteen album tracks, leaving twelve unheard tracks still to come. In April he made his remarkable return to the spotlight where he unveiled ‘Vossi Bop’, his first release since 2017. ‘Vossi Bop’ broke the record for the biggest week one streams for a British Rapper, ever, with streams accumulating to over 12.7 million! The single saw a combined sales total of 94,495 and subsequently earnt Stormzy his first ever UK #1 single, holding the top position for two consecutive weeks! Shortly after he unveiled the stunning ‘Crown’ before unveiling his latest release ‘Wiley Flow’ – where he paid homage to British MC, Wiley.
The album announcement follows on from Stormzy being hailed as one of TIME Magazine’s ten ‘Next Generation Leaders’ last month which coincided with him being the only leader honoured with a cover for the special issue.
Stayed tuned to watch Stormzy pave the way with his genre-defining record, “Heavy Is The Head.”
PRE-ORDERING ‘HEAVY IS THE HEAD’ FROM STORMZY’S OFFICIAL STORE, WILL ALLOW THOSE IN UK, IRE, EU, USA, CAN, AUS, NZ TO GAIN EARLY ACCESS TO TICKETS – LINK HERE HTTPS://SMARTURL.IT/STORMZY-
GENERAL SALE FOR ALL SHOWS EXCLUDING DUBAI WILL COMMENCE ON FRIDAY 6TH DECEMBER 9AM (LOCAL TIME TO EACH TERRITORY). DUBAI ON-SALE WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY 4TH 8AM LOCAL UAE TIME.
UK & IRELAND
Thu 03 Sep 2020 London, England The O2
Fri 04 Sep 2020 London, England The O2
Tue 08 Sep 2020 Dublin, Republic of Ireland 3Arena
Thu 10 Sep 2020 Glasgow, Scotland SSE Hydro
Fri 11 Sep 2020 Newcastle Upon Tyne, England Utilita Arena
Sat 12 Sep 2020 Leeds, England First Direct Arena
Sun 13 Sep 2020 Liverpool, England M&S Bank Arena
Wed 16 Sep 2020 Sheffield, England FlyDSA Arena
Thu 17 Sep 2020 Manchester, England Manchester Arena
Fri 18 Sep 2020 Nottingham, England Motorpoint Arena
Sat 19 Sep 2020 Birmingham, England Arena Birmingham
Mon 21 Sep 2020 Cardiff, Wales Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Tue 22 Sep 2020 Bournemouth, England Bournemouth International Centre