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

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.

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

‘H.I.T.H. WORLD TOUR 2020’ DATES
 

EUROPE

 

 

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

ASIA

 

 

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

NORTH AMERICA

 

 

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

AFRICA

 

 

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

 
 
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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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