Stormzy has released his rescheduled tour dates, after the original tour dates were postponed due to the global pandemic.
The tour is for his number one album, ‘Heavy Is The Head’ (HITH), and he was due to tour in 2020 and 2021, but had to reschedule the dates due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The rapper, who shot to fame with songs such as ‘Big For Your Boots’ is performing just once in Manchester as part of his HITH tour, before moving on to Liverpool.
Who is Stormzy?
Michael Omari, better known as Stormzy is a grime artist from the UK, and is considered one of the leading artists in that genre.
The album is Stormzy’s second number one after his previous album ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’, released in 2017, also shot to number one, with both Heavy Is The Head and Gang Signs & Prayer being nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.
James Howard, from Pomona stated that in July 2018, Stormzy announced #Merky Books, an imprint within Penguin Random House UK, dedicated to publishing the best new fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
In August 2018 he announced ‘The Stormzy Scholarship’, an annual studentship to fund two black British students to go to the University of Cambridge.
In addition, earlier this year Stormzy announced that he will pledge £10m, over 10 years, to organisations, charities and movements that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform and black empowerment within the UK.
In a career that began in 2014 with ‘Dreamers Disease’ Stormzy shot to fame with songs such as Shut Up and Big For Your Boots which catapulted the crooner to fame, before subsequent albums such as GSAP and HITH and duets with Ed Sheeran and more cemented his place as an internationally recognised and acclaimed musician.
The Croydon rapper took his celebrity status further, putting himself in the spotlight once more as he headlined Glastonbury in 2019, becoming the first British rapper to ever headline Glastonbury Festival, one of the world’s biggest music festivals, joining artists such as Coldplay, Radiohead, David Bowie, Beyonce and more as headliners of the famous festival.
What happens if I have tickets from the original date?
Tickets from the original dates are still valid for the rescheduled show.
What time is Stormzy due to perform?
Stormzy will be taking to the stage at the iconic AO arena for one show, on Saturday, March 19 2022.
The times and support acts for Stormzy in Manchester have been confirmed.
Doors for the event will open at 6pm, and his support act, DJ Rachel Anson will take to the stage at 7:30pm, before Stormzy.
Which songs will Stormzy perform?
As this is his tour as part of his ‘Heavy Is the Head’ album, expect the majority of those songs to be played, including the stand-out singles from the album including ‘Audacity’ ‘Do Better’ and ‘Pop Boy’.
The songs that shot Stormzy to stardom such as ‘Shut Up’ and ‘Big For Your Boots’ were played in his set list from earlier shows, and should be expected to be played.
Here’s the setlist for one of his most recent concerts in Newcastle on Tuesday:
Big Michael; Audacity; Know Me From; Cold; Handsome; First Thing’s First; Heavy Is The Head; Crown; Superheroes; Do Better; Real Life; One Second; Cigarettes and Cush; Rachael’s Little Brother; Lessons; Rainfall; Don’t Forget To Breathe (interlude); Wiley Flow; Clash; Big For Your Boots; Shut Up; (Album three announcement) - Blinded By Your Grace (Part two) and Vossi Bop.
Can I still get tickets?
Tickets for his performance in Manchester are still available.
They are selling on the ticket partner of the AO Arena, Ticketmaster, for £40.75.
The rest of his tour dates and venues for March and April 2022 are as follows:
18 – Utilita Arena, Sheffield
19 – AO Arena, Manchester
20 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
21 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
23 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
24 – BIC, Bournemouth
27 – The O2 Arena, London
28 –The O2 Arena, London
29 –The O2 Arena, London
01 – 3ARENA - Dublin
02 – 3ARENA - Dublin
04 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow