Chance the Rapper Postpones 'The Big Day' North American Tour Until 2020 (UPDATE)

The newly wedded rapper wants to spend more time with his family.

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UPDATE (September 10, 2019): Chance the Rapper has announced the postponement of his The Big Day North American tour, pushing the supposed September 2019 start date to January 2020. The newly wedded rapper took to Instagram to reveal the reason behind the delay, noting that he wants to put his family first.

“This year has been one of the greatest of my life; Marriage, new baby, first album etc. But with it being so eventful it has also been very strenuous having to divide my time and energy between family and work,” he wrote, posting a photo with his two children. “When Kensli was born, I went on tour 2 weeks later and missed some of the most important milestones in her life, but more importantly I was absent when her mother needed me the most. At this point as a husband and father of two I realize that I can’t make that mistake again.”

While his solo dates have been rescheduled, Chano confirmed that his appearances at Life is Beautiful, iHeart Music Fest and Miami Beach Pop Fest will push through.

 

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I thought it over for the past week and I’ve decided to push back my tour. This year has been one of the greatest of my life; Marriage, new baby, first album etc. But with it being so eventful it has also been very strenuous having to divide my time and energy between family and work. When Kensli was born, I went on tour 2 weeks later and missed some of the most important milestones in her life, but more importantly I was absent when her mother needed me the most. At this point as a husband and father of two I realize that I can’t make that mistake again. I need to be as helpful and available as possible to my wife in these early months of raising Kensli and Marli. I apologize because I know how many people were counting on seeing me soon, but I hope you’ll understand and forgive me in time. Tour kicks off Jan. 15th and you can still get tix or your refund if you are unavailable at chanceraps.com & a few of the shows are still being rescheduled as well so stay tuned. I love you guys AND LITERALLY CANT WAIT FOR U TO WITNESS THIS SHOW ???? SIDENOTE: 9/28 CHICAGO AT UNITED CENTER IS STILL ON AS WELL AS “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FEST” “IHEART MUSIC FEST” & “MIAMI BEACH POP FEST”! ❤️

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ORIGINAL STORY (July 30, 2019): Chance the Rapper only just dropped his new album, The Big Day, and accompanying merch, but he’s already gearing up to support it. On Instagram, the Chicago-based musician revealed plans for an upcoming tour in September, touching down on much of North America.

Beginning on September 13 in San Francisco, Chance will cross the country for the next two months, eventually finishing up in Miami on November 10. According to a press release, “special guests” may show up at select dates, though obviously details are still being kept under wraps. After premiering on July 26, The Big Day received mostly positive praise from critics and fans alike, with many reviews observing that several of the album’s 22 songs are significantly more impactful than others.

Tickets go on sale at Chance’s website on August 2. In the meantime, stream The Big Day in full below.

Right before dropping The Big Day, Chance made an appearance on Ed Sheeran’s features-packed No 6 Collaborations Project album

 

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