Australia & New Zealand Tour Sept / Oct 2016
** STORMZY CANCELS AUS/NZ TOUR **
We regret to inform that, due to unforeseen circumstances, Stormzy has cancelled upcoming dates across the world, including his Australian tour for Listen Out festival, due to begin this week.
This means he cannot appear for his scheduled performance at Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre on Friday 30th September, where he was to be joined by Brooklyn producer Baauer, Swedish emcee Yung Lean and local heroes Collarbones.
Stormzy released a statement this morning:
My g’s, it is with the heaviest of hearts I have to inform you that, with the exception of 1Xtra Live, the remainder of my live shows and festival appearances for 2016 have been postponed due to reasons out of my control. You lot know how much I love and enjoy performing so I hope you can envision and understand how sub-stantial the reasons are in order for me to make such a decision. For those of you that have already bought tickets to my own head-line shows, I hope to be announcing rescheduled dates very soon so stay tuned. Deepest apologies and big love as always, Stormz ❤
Baauer, Yung Lean and Collarbones will still be performing as scheduled. An exciting replacement for Stormzy will be announced shortly. Keep your eyes peeled for this announcement.
Refunds are available from Ticketmaster.com until Thursday 29 Sept.
We apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience caused.
** STORMZY CANCELS AUS/NZ TOUR **
Handsome Tours and Astral People proudly welcome UK grime sensation, Stormzy, back to our shores this September and October for the national ListenOut festival, a run of shows in New Zealand as well as an exclusive triple headline performance at the Thebarton Theatre alongside Baauer and Yung Lean on Friday 30th September.
Tickets for ListenOut are onsale now, Adelaide general public onsale from 10am (ACST) Wednesday, 6th July.
Since releasing his debut EP, ‘Dreamers Disease’, only two years ago, the 22 year old South London artist has scooped up two MOBOs, toured the world, won Best International Artist at the BET Awards, performed on Jools Holland, become the first unsigned rapper to feature on the BBC Sound Of… list, sold almost a million records, and made history by sending two grime freestyles (“Shut Up” and “WickedSkengMan4”) into the UK chart top 20 for the first time in history.
“My freestyles always seem to do well,” he explains. “Aside from my songs, they have become the gold of what I do.” He finished 2015 with his own show on Apple Radio, aptly titled #Merky, making him the youngest presenter on the roster, alongside names like Pharrell Williams, Dr Dre, Ezra Koenig and more.
Now Stormzy is focusing on writing his debut album. It hasn’t stopped him from dropping a few surprise tracks here and there, like ‘Standard’, ‘One Take’ and his recent, Triple J-approved anthem “Scary”.
“Sometimes I just need to say something right now. Things I wanted to get it off my chest. No matter what campaign I’m on, I always want to be able to drop a track whenever I want.”
For many who only know Stormzy as the six foot MC who spits fire on YouTube, the debut album may come as something of a pleasant eye opener. He’s immersed himself fully in the craft of songwriting and production, gleaned from those years of growing up on slow jams. Twelve tracks of grime this ain’t.
Stormzy’s Australia debut in October 2015 sold out nationally, so don’t miss this opportunity to witness the rising star in full effect.