Stormzy – rapper, activist, Time magazine cover star, book publisher, educational philanthropist and Michael Gove-baiting don – has just announced one of the biggest tours we’ve seen in years. It’s a huge deal – especially for an artist who, five years ago, was more likely to be seen on a major stage in the background for Kanye West's seminal 2015 Brits performance. Wow, how things have changed.
The ‘Vossi Bop’ star will be playing two London dates at The O2 on September 2, 3 and 4 2020. They’ll be his first headline London shows since 2017, and are just a small part of a monumental 55-date tour that takes in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, plus Ghana and Nigeria. The tour news comes on the cusp of his new, long-awaited second album, ‘Heavy Is the Head’, which drops in a few weeks.
After confounding all possible expectations with his crafted, poignant and generally kick-ass Glastonbury headline slot, the mind races as to what he's got in store for this tour.
Tickets are on sale now, here.