Grime star hopes to go down a Stormzy at Arena
Stormzy is heading out on a 55-date world tour
STORMZY has announced details of a huge 2020 world tour, with a date at the Manchester Arena.
The renowned grime star will head out on a massive 55-date tour between February and October next year, in support of his upcoming second album Heavy Is The Head.
The H.I.T.H. world tour – his biggest live offering to date – will arrive in Manchester on Thursday, September 17, 2020.
Stormzy will also perform two nights in London, as well as shows in Dublin, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham, Cardiff and Bournemouth.
He will then head to Africa to play a series of shows, including one in his homeland of Ghana.
It’s a big leap in venue size for Stormzy, who played at the Manchester Academy in 2017 as well as playing the Sounds of the Near Future stage at Parklife the same year.
The tour announcement comes soon after the announcement of his second album, a follow-up to his platinumselling debut Gang Signs and Prayer.
He has just released a new single,
Thursday September 3 - The O2, London
Friday September 4 - The O2, London
Tuesday September 8 3Arena, Dublin Thursday September 10 SSE Hydro, Glasgow Friday September 11 - Utilita Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne Saturday September 12 First Direct Arena, Leeds Sunday September 13 - M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool Wednesday September 16 FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield Thursday September 17 Manchester Arena, Manchester
Friday September 18 Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Saturday September 19 Arena Birmingham, Birmingham
Monday September 21 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Cardiff
Tuesday September 22 Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
Own It, featuring Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy.
Stormzy has a raft of awards to his name, including two Brit awards (for male solo artist and album of the year), a prestigious Ivor Novello award, six MOBOs and two Q awards.
His headline slot at Glastonbury this summer was one of the most talkedabout live performances of the year for all the right reasons, despite technical difficulties that left the rapper ‘heartbroken.’
He will perform some of his charttopping hits such as Big For Your Boots, Vossi Bop and Crown as well as material from the new album.
Heavy Is The Head will feature vocals from Moston-born Aitch - the pair also worked with Ed Sheeran on his single Take Me Back to London, the video for which was filmed in a butty shop in Manchester .
Tickets for the H.I.T.H. World Tour 2020 will go on sale on Friday, December 6, at 9am from Ticketmaster or See Tickets.