Professor Green reschedules tour and discusses ‘silly billy bully boys’ behind his turbulent year

Two new dates have been added in Nottingham and Bournemouth

Professor Green has postponed next month’s (May’s) UK tour until November and December 2014.

Promoters SJM say the tour is being delayed for “a number of issues beyond our control”. Original tickets are still valid and refunds are available at point of purchase. Two new dates, in Nottingham and Bournemouth, have been added – dates below.

Writing in an accompanying message to fans, Green has discussed factors in his personal life that have delayed his album ‘Growing Up In Public’.


The statement reads: “The last 18 months have been mental, turbulent, up and down, round and round, amazing, horrible, happy, sad, frustrating, testing, trying and above all incredibly fucking stressful.”

“I wanted an album out last October but as most of you are aware a lot has happened in my wonderfully colourful day-to-day life. I got hit by a car, got married and then had my life turned upside down by an entirely unfounded arrest for something which I was subsequently not charged. A waste of time. Silly billy bully boys.”

In a video message, which can be seen below, Green reports that the album is finished and will be released in August. In the statement, he writes: “…If anything the time I’ve had between all the chaos has made for a much better album. I’m not sorry it’s late, I’d be sorry if it was shit, there’s no coming back from that.”

Green promises the rescheduled dates will feature lots of new material. “I’m not gonna come out and perform the same set I have been since the last album, it wouldn’t be fair to you – at least not until I’m doing a greatest hits tour when I’m on my third marriage, have 12 kids and a huge tax bill. I’m touring the new album in November, which will give you a fair few months to live with the album and know it inside out.”

Professor Green’s rescheduled tour dates are:

Glasgow O2 ABC (November 28)
Newcastle O2 Academy (29)
Liverpool O2 Academy (December 1)
Carlisle Sands Centre (2)
Nottingham Rock City (3 – new date)
Manchester Academy (5)
Birmingham O2 Academy (6)
Norwich The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA (7)
Bristol O2 Academy (9)
Bournemouth O2 Academy (10 – new date)
London Roundhouse (11)


Tickets for the new dates go on sale on Wednesday April 16. To check the availability of Professor Green tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.