New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
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.
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."
'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
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
STORMZY - 'HEAVY IS THE HEAD' // TRACKLISTING
1. Big Michael
2. Audacity (feat. Headie One)
4. Rainfall (feat. Tiana Major9)
5. Rachael's Little
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)
16. Vossi Bop
Tickets go on sale on Friday 13 December at 9am at: