Grime star hopes to go down a Stor­mzy at Arena

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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.

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