words by Sidonie Bird from the heart
British rap phenom Stormzy heads to Australia for his biggest tour in the country yet.
Originally slated to take over the Australian stages in 2020, new dates for Stormzy’s tour have been announced for December this year. Stormzy’s Heavy is the head tour will feature tracks from his second studio album of the same name – an album that reached number one in the UK album chart and was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.
What you need to know
- Stormzy, one of the biggest names in British grime, is coming to Australia at the end of this year
- To be Heavy is the head tour was originally scheduled for 2020 and has been postponed to this year
- There are a limited number of tickets available for his performance at the John Cain Arena on December 2nd
Check out Melbourne’s most comprehensive gig guide here†
Known for his fierce puns, Stormzy blends his British grime and R&B influences into a truly unforgettable and explosive mix. With the prolific grime artist returning to Australian shores for the first time since Splendor in the Grass five years ago, Stormzy’s tour comes after an extended hiatus for the artist.
As well as making history as the first black British solo artist to headline Glastonbury, Stormzy is known for his social activism and philanthropy. He founded #Merky Books in July 2018, an imprint within Penguin Random House UK that aims to challenge the mainstream by publishing voices from non-traditional spaces. In August 2018, he also announced ‘The Stormzy Scholarship’ – an annual scholarship that funds the education of black British students at the University of Cambridge.
With new music on the way, this tour should not be missed. If you’ve bought tickets for the 2020 tour, they’re still valid for this year’s show, but if you don’t make sure to get them quick, the remaining spots are guaranteed to fill up quickly.
For tour information and to buy your tickets if you haven’t already, head here.