Stormzy has added even more date to his huge world tour for 2020 – you can see the dates below.
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The tour will see Stormzy touring Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, North America and Africa, where Stormzy will visit Ghana.
Stormzy will also visit the UK and Ireland in September 2020 and will now play three nights at London’s O2 Arena.
In additional, the UK leg of the tour has stop-offs planned in Glasgow, Newcastle, Birmingham, Nottingham, Bournemouth and Cardiff.
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Stormzy UK and Ireland 2020 Tour Dates – September
3 – London, The O2
4 – London, The O2
5 – London, The O2
7 – Dublin, 3Arena
8 – Dublin, 3Arena
10 – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
11 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
12 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
13 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
16 – Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena
17 – Manchester, Manchester Arena
18 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
19 – Birmingham, Arena Birmingham
21 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
22 – Bournemouth, Bournemouth International Centre
The grime star was working with Ed Sheeran and the rap icon on ‘Take Me Back To London’, which featured on Sheeran’s No 6 Collaborations Project album.
Discussing the track on The Jonathan Ross Show, Stormzy explained how Jay-Z was originally set to appear on the hit too.
Stormzy explained: “We were all in the studio writing; me, Ed Sheeran and Jay-Z.
“Before that I loved Take Me Back To London because I thought it was just going to be me and Ed and then Ed was like, ‘Jay is getting on it.’ It blew my mind. Jay-Z is my number one hero inspiration.We got into the studio and we were writing for this song and then he just stops the music and he said, ‘Tell me about London, I need some inspiration.’”
However, Stormzy revealed that he didn’t feel the song was right for Jay-Z and turned down the chance to work with the ’99 Problems’ rapper.
He explained: “I felt proper bad because I was like, ‘You’re saying no to Jay-Z!’ …I was like, ‘I know how it goes, Mr Z. You are the most brilliant, busy man and I will probably never get this opportunity ever again but hand on my heart, I don’t think this is the right song for us.
“I don’t know why I’m saying this to you but this is not the song.’”
Last week, Stormzy attracted the praise of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn after encouraging fans to vote and backing the MP’s leadership.
Next month, he will release his second album ‘Heavy Is The Head’.