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 –
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 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.
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
|Mon 10 Feb 2020||Brussels, Belgium||Ancienne Belgique|
|Tue 11 Feb 2020||Brussels, Belgium||Ancienne Belgique|
|Thu 20 Feb 2020||Berlin, Germany||Columbiahalle|
|Fri 21 Feb 2020||Copenhagen, Denmark||Royal Arena|
|Sat 22 Feb 2020||Amsterdam, Netherlands||AFAS Live|
|Mon 24 Feb 2020||Hamburg, Germany||Docks|
|Tue 25 Feb 2020||Oslo, Norway||Sentrum Scene|
|Wed 26 Feb 2020||Stockholm, Sweden||Annexet|
|Fri 28 Feb 2020||Cologne, Germany||Carlswerk Victoria|
|Sat 29 Feb 2020||Paris, France||Le Trianon|
|Sun 01 Mar 2020||Mainz, Germany||Altes Postlager|
|Tue 03 Mar 2020||Warsaw, Poland||Stodoła|
|Wed 04 Mar 2020||Prague, Czech Republic||Roxy|
|Thu 05 Mar 2020||Zurich, Switzerland||X-tra|
|Fri 07 Feb 2020||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Venue TBA|
|Tue 24 Mar 2020||Tokyo, Japan||Akasaka Blitz|
|Fri 27 Mar 2020||Shanghai, China||Arkham|
|Sat 28 Mar 2020||Hong Kong, China||Sonar Hong Kong|
|Sun 29 Mar 2020||Seoul, South Korea||S Factory|
|AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND|
|Fri 01 May 2020||Wellington, New Zealand||TSB Bank Arena|
|Sat 02 May 2020||Auckland, New Zealand||Trusts Stadium|
|Wed 06 May 2020||Perth, Australia||HBF Stadium|
|Sat 09 May 2020||Sydney, Australia||Horden Pavillion|
|Wed 13 May 2020||Adelaide, Australia||AEC Theatre|
|Thu 14 May 2020||Melbourne, Australia||Melbourne Arena|
|Sat 16 May 2020||Brisbane, Australia||Riverstage|
|Tue 26 May 2020||Oakland, California, USA||Fox Theater|
|Wed 27 May 2020||Los Angeles, California, USA||The Novo|
|Fri 29 May 2020||Denver, Colorado, USA||Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom|
|Sat 30 May 2020||Atlanta, Georgia, USA||Buckhead Theatre|
|Sun 31 May 2020||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Corona Theatre|
|Tue 02 Jun 2020||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||Rebel|
|Thu 04 Jun 2020||Brooklyn, New York, USA||Brooklyn Steel|
|Fri 05 Jun 2020||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||Theatre of Living Arts|
|Sat 06 Jun 2020||Washington, DC, USA||9:30 Club|
|Tue 09 Jun 2020||Chicago, Illinois, USA||Metro|
|Fri 12 Jun 2020||Houston, Texas, USA||House of Blues|
|Sat 13 Jun 2020||Dallas, Texas, USA||House of Blues|
|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|
|Sat 03 Oct 2020||Cape Town, South Africa||Rocking the Daisies Festival|
|Sun 04 Oct 2020||Johannesburg, South Africa||In the City Festival|
|Fri 09 Oct 2020||Accra, Ghana||Untamed Empire|
|Sat 10 Oct 2020||Lagos, Nigeria||Balmoral Convention Center|
‘HEAVY IS THE HEAD’ HERE
Stormzy – ‘Heavy Is The Head’ // Track-listing
1. Big Michael
2. Audacity (feat. Headie One)
4. Rainfall (feat. Tiana Major9)
5. Rachael’s Little Brother
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
16. Vossi Bop