The tour is for his #1 album, ‘Heavy Is The Head’, and he was due to tour the album in 2020 and 2021, but had to reschedule the dates due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The album is Stormzy’s second number one after his previous album ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’, released in 2017, also shot to number 1, with both Heavy Is The Head and Gang Signs & Prayer being nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.
James Howard, from Pomona stated in an official press release 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.
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 10 million pounds, 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.
In Birmingham, you can see Stormzy perform on March 23 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
The rest of his tour dates and locations for March 2022 can be found here:
13 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
15 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne
16 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
18 – Utilita Arena, Sheffield
19 – AO Arena, Manchester
20 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
21 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
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
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