Stormzy announces H.I.T.H. World Tour 2020

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STORMZY ANNOUNCES ‘H.I.T.H. WORLD TOUR 2020’

ANNOUNCES 55 DATES, SPANNING ACROSS EUROPE, ASIA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, NORTH AMERICA, UK, IRELAND AND AFRICA

ALL TICKETS (EX. DUBAI) ON SALE 9AM (LOCAL TIME TO EACH TERRITORY) FRIDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2019

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.STORMZY’S SECOND ALBUM, ‘HEAVY IS THE HEAD’ IS OUT FRIDAY DECEMBER 13TH 2019 – PRE-ORDER HERE

WATCH THE VISUAL FOR LATEST SINGLE ‘OWN IT’ HERE

  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 EuropeAsia, 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 stunningCrown’ 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.

Before Stormzy released his platinum-selling #1 debut album, ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ in February 2017, many would merely have called him one of the most promising rappers on the UK scene. Nearly three years on however, that description is utterly inadequate. A showman like no other, his remarkable ascent has been accompanied by his honest and relatable character. Known for evolving the underground musical landscape, as well as being a perennial political agitator, Stormzy is a true spokesman of black empowerment and social activism. He has become one of the UK’s most inspiring cultural figures and earlier this year, during his headline performance at Glastonbury Festival, he took the opportunity to highlight a plethora of social issues, including the injustice of young black children being criminalised in a biased and disproportionate justice system.

Despite being out of the ‘musical’ spotlight last year, his philanthropy continued. In July 2018 Stormzy launched ‘The Stormzy Scholarship’ – a studentship which funds the study of two black students, each year, at Cambridge University and this summer, launched its second year of the scholarship. Subsequent to the scholarship, he unveiled #Merky Books, an imprint formed in collaboration with Penguin Random House UK which saw the release of his own book ‘Rise Up: The Story So Far’ in November. Shortly after he revealed the imprint’s ‘Writers’ Prize’ – an initiative which looks for the best authors of the next generation. Adding further strings to his bow, the Ghanaian MC also announced his very own music record label #Merky Records in January 2018 – a subsidiary of Atlantic Records UK – which will look to sign the hottest new and emerging talent.

Further to Stormzy’s incredible rise within his recorded music, the Croydon-born MC has also broken records in the live sphere and in June earlier this year he became the first British Rapper to ever headline Glastonbury Festival, one of the world’s biggest music festivals! Shortly after, he headed to Ibiza for his annual #Merky Festival – a 2-day event which hosts some of the UK’s most in-demand artists. This year the festival sold-out in 48 hours, marking the first time – in Ibiza history – for a ticketed event to have all tickets sold off of the island, prior to the event.

Building momentum with impassioned support from his devoted fan base, Stormzy is now the proud possessor of over 25 awards including; 2 x BRIT Awards, 1 x Ivor Novello Award, 6 x MOBO Awards, 1 x Q Award, 1 x MTV EMA, 1 x BBC Music Award, 1 x Teen Choice Award, 3 x AIM Awards, 2 x BET Awards, 2 x British GQ Awards, 2 x Global Awards and many more.
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-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.


‘H.I.T.H. WORLD TOUR 2020’ DATES

EUROPE
Mon 10 Feb 2020Brussels, BelgiumAncienne Belgique
Tue 11 Feb 2020Brussels, BelgiumAncienne Belgique
Thu 20 Feb 2020Berlin, GermanyColumbiahalle
Fri 21 Feb 2020Copenhagen, DenmarkRoyal Arena
Sat 22 Feb 2020Amsterdam, NetherlandsAFAS Live
Mon 24 Feb 2020Hamburg, GermanyDocks
Tue 25 Feb 2020Oslo, NorwaySentrum Scene
Wed 26 Feb 2020Stockholm, SwedenAnnexet
Fri 28 Feb 2020Cologne, GermanyCarlswerk Victoria
Sat 29 Feb 2020Paris, FranceLe Trianon
Sun 01 Mar 2020Mainz, GermanyAltes Postlager
Tue 03 Mar 2020Warsaw, PolandStodoła
Wed 04 Mar 2020Prague, Czech RepublicRoxy
Thu 05 Mar 2020Zurich, SwitzerlandX-tra
ASIA
Fri 07 Feb 2020Dubai, United Arab EmiratesVenue TBA
Tue 24 Mar 2020Tokyo, JapanAkasaka Blitz
Fri 27 Mar 2020Shanghai, ChinaArkham
Sat 28 Mar 2020Hong Kong, ChinaSonar Hong Kong
Sun 29 Mar 2020Seoul, South KoreaS Factory
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
Fri 01 May 2020Wellington, New ZealandTSB Bank Arena
Sat 02 May 2020Auckland, New ZealandTrusts Stadium
Wed 06 May 2020Perth, AustraliaHBF Stadium
Sat 09 May 2020Sydney, AustraliaHorden Pavillion
Wed 13 May 2020Adelaide, AustraliaAEC Theatre
Thu 14 May 2020Melbourne, AustraliaMelbourne Arena
Sat 16 May 2020Brisbane, AustraliaRiverstage
NORTH AMERICA
Tue 26 May 2020Oakland, California, USAFox Theater
Wed 27 May 2020Los Angeles, California, USAThe Novo
Fri 29 May 2020Denver, Colorado, USACervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Sat 30 May 2020Atlanta, Georgia, USABuckhead Theatre
Sun 31 May 2020Montreal, Quebec, CanadaCorona Theatre
Tue 02 Jun 2020Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRebel
Thu 04 Jun 2020Brooklyn, New York, USABrooklyn Steel
Fri 05 Jun 2020Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USATheatre of Living Arts
Sat 06 Jun 2020Washington, DC, USA9:30 Club
Tue 09 Jun 2020Chicago, Illinois, USAMetro
Fri 12 Jun 2020Houston, Texas, USAHouse of Blues
Sat 13 Jun 2020Dallas, Texas, USAHouse of Blues
UK & IRELAND
Thu 03 Sep 2020London, EnglandThe O2
Fri 04 Sep 2020London, EnglandThe O2
Tue 08 Sep 2020Dublin, Republic of Ireland3Arena
Thu 10 Sep 2020Glasgow, ScotlandSSE Hydro
Fri 11 Sep 2020Newcastle Upon Tyne, EnglandUtilita Arena
Sat 12 Sep 2020Leeds, EnglandFirst Direct Arena
Sun 13 Sep 2020Liverpool, EnglandM&S Bank Arena
Wed 16 Sep 2020Sheffield, EnglandFlyDSA Arena
Thu 17 Sep 2020Manchester, EnglandManchester Arena
Fri 18 Sep 2020Nottingham, EnglandMotorpoint Arena
Sat 19 Sep 2020Birmingham, EnglandArena Birmingham
Mon 21 Sep 2020Cardiff, WalesMotorpoint Arena Cardiff
Tue 22 Sep 2020Bournemouth, EnglandBournemouth International Centre
AFRICA
Sat 03 Oct 2020Cape Town, South AfricaRocking the Daisies Festival
Sun 04 Oct 2020Johannesburg, South AfricaIn the City Festival
Fri 09 Oct 2020Accra, GhanaUntamed Empire
Sat 10 Oct 2020Lagos, NigeriaBalmoral Convention Center

PRE-ORDER ‘HEAVY IS THE HEAD’ HERE



Stormzy – ‘Heavy Is The Head’ // Track-listing

1. Big Michael
2. Audacity (feat. Headie One)
3. Crown  
4. Rainfall (feat. Tiana Major9)    
5. Rachael’s Little Brother
6. Handsome       
7. Do Better          
8. Don’t Forget to Breathe (feat. YEBBA) (Interlude)     
9. One Second (feat. H.E.R.)      
10. Pop Boy (feat. Aitch)
11. Own It (feat. Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy)        
12. Wiley Flow
13. Bronze           
14. Superheroes  
15. Lessons                     
16. Vossi Bop

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