Stormzy has become a world renowned name on not just the UK grime scene but on the world music stage.
His 2020/21 world tour was forced into cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic, including his show in Birmingham.
The show has since been rescheduled and will now take place on 23 March.
Who is Stormzy?
A 28-year-old grime artist from Croydon, Stormzy (aka Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr.), began to be noticed on the UK grime scene back in 2014.
In 2014 and 2015 he won the Best Grime Act at the MOBO Awards and has released two albums, ‘Gang Signs & Prayers’ in 2016 and ‘Heavy is The Head’ in 2019.
Stormzy has played to sold out crowds around the world and has headlined many festivals, including Glastonbury and Reading & Leeds.
In 2019 ‘Vossi Bop’ became Stormzy’s first UK number one hit and his performance at Glastonbury in the same year was widely praised.
During his show in Cardiff on 13 March, Stormzy revealed that his third album will be released later this year.
What happens if I have tickets from the original date?
Tickets for the original show are valid for this rescheduled date, and the Utilita Arena advises that more information regarding tickets will be provided by your ticket provider.
If you bought tickets through the Arena’s official ticket box office, The Ticket Factory, you can view a list of frequently asked questions on their website.
What time does Stormzy perform?
The performance times of Stormzy and the support act have been announced for the show.
Doors to the arena open at 6.30pm and DJ Rachel Anson starts her set at 7.30pm.
This is due to be a 60 minute set which ends at 8.30pm before a 30 minute interval before the main event.
Stormzy is due to take to the stage at 9pm with the performance expected to last around 90 minutes.
Which songs will Stormzy perform?
‘Vossi Bop’, ‘Big For Your Boots’ and ‘Shut Up’ are three of Stormzy’s most iconic songs and, judging by his other performances on the H.I.T.C tour, all three of these will be performed.
Other tracks which could be performed by Stormzy include ‘Own it’, ‘Do Better’ and ‘Rainfall’.
Here’s the setlist for one of Stormzy’s 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?
The visit from Stormzy to Birmingham is much anticipated, with fans in Brum having to wait 18 months for the performance.
There is still the chance to book your place at the show as tickets are still available through The Ticket Factory website
Seated tickets begin at £40.75 and standing tickets are £49.25.
All ticket prices include booking fees.
Where else in the UK is Stormzy due to perform?
In Leeds at the First Direct Arena on March 16, 2022; the Utilita Arena, Sheffield, March 18; the AO Arena Manchester on March 19; M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool on March 20; Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham on March 21; Bournemouth International Centre, March 24; the O2 London, March 27, 28 and 29.
Stormzy will end his UK tour in Glasgow on April 4, 2022.