Handsome Tours, Astral People, and triple j are thrilled to announce rescheduled dates for UK rap phenomenon, Stormzy, as he brings his H.I.T.H World Tour to Australia and New Zealand in November/December 2022.
Kicking off this November, Stormzy will perform his biggest Australian shows to date in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide, before crossing the ditch to New Zealand for shows in Wellington and Auckland.
Originally scheduled for 2020, Stormzy’s plan to take over Australian stages was put on pause due to the outbreak of COVID-19. But the wait is finally over, as fans can get ready for the fierce wordplay from the UK giant, prepared to leave his mark on Aussie shores with performances years in the making. All existing tickets purchased are valid for the rescheduled dates, where fans will be able to join Stormzy on his biggest shows to date as he returns to Australian shores for the first time in five years.
Stormzy’s two albums to date; Gang Signs & Prayer and Heavy Is The Head both finished at #1 in the UK album chart and were subsequently nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.
His remarkable ascent has been accompanied by his honest and relatable character. A true spokesman of black empowerment and social activism, Stormzy is one of the UK’s most inspiring figureheads who has consistently stood up for people from all areas of life; encouraging his fans and listeners alike to speak openly about their beliefs and fight for their rights.
In July 2018, he announced #Merky Books, an imprint within Penguin Random House UK, dedicated to publishing the best new fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and in August 2018 he announced ‘The Stormzy Scholarship’, an annual studentship to fund black British students to go to the University of Cambridge. Since its launch, the scholarship has supported six Black students through their Cambridge education and last year, saw a very significant expansion with HSBC donating £2million to support 30 ‘Stormzy Scholars’ over the next 3 years.
In June 2020, he announced the launch of his charity, #Merky Foundation, to which he pledged £10 million, over 10 years, to organisations, charities, and movements that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform, and black empowerment within the UK.
After a prolonged hiatus and with new music on the horizon, you won’t want to miss the chance to witness greatness on Australian and Kiwi soil. With a highly anticipated return and warm welcome from the locals, Stormzy’s shows will surely take up a storm this summer. With tickets still available at selected venues, grab them before they’re gone.
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