Stormzy’s arena dates were originally scheduled to take place in September 2020.
The UK and Ireland arena tour which will support Stormzy’s 2019 album Heavy Is The Head will now take place early next year.
March 13th, 2022 is the new opening night, at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, while the three gigs at the O2 in London have been moved to the 27th, 28th and 29th of that month.
“Any way you look at it, album two is pressure,” our Heavy Is The Head review reads. “And this time it’s not just within a scene as the young bulls and trolls try to get rich off his name, it’s speaking to millions of people type pressure, meeting their expectations, the kind of pressure felt by the likes of Kanye, Jay Z and Drake before they go to work. In short, it’s real.”
“Heavy Is The Head finds our hero wearing a sort of crown on the cover, staring at the Banksy designed stab vest from Worthy Farm, Union Jack and all, the symbolism still a perfect metaphor for the risks of daring to be black, successful and socially conscious in these times. Make no mistake either, the haters are gonna hate this, which is exactly the reaction he’s trying to prompt. It is, in one way, like a game.”
13 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
15 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
16 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
18 – Utilita Arena, Sheffield
19 – AO Arena, Manchester
20 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
21 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
23 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
24 – BIC, Bournemouth
27,28,29 – The O2 Arena, London
1,2 – 3Arena, Dublin
4 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow