Stormzy tour: Rapper cancels Asia shows due to coronavirus fears

Grime artist promises to reschedule dates

Jacob Stolworthy
Thursday 13 February 2020 13:52 GMT
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Stormzy has cancelled tour dates in Asia due to “health and travel concerns surrounding the coronavirus”.

The artist announced the news on Twitter, where he told his followers: ”I was seriously looking forward to bringing the #HITH World tour to Asia and playing some epic sold out shows but due to the ongoing health and travel concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, I’m regrettably having to reschedule this leg of the Tour.

He added that ”information regarding the rescheduled dates will follow in due course”, stating: “Please contact your local ticket vendor for any further queries. I promise I’ll be back.”

Stormzy was due to play in Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, China and South Korea in March.

The news comes after a ninth case of coronavirus was confirmed in the UK as warnings the disease is likely to spread further in the country.

Officials confirmed the victim contracted the pneumonia-like illness in China. Officials are now working to identify those the patient had contact with.

Stormzy, who headlined Glastonbury in 2019, released his second studio album Heavy is the Head in December.

The Independent’s Roisin O’Connor called it “a drastic step up from his impressive debut​” that has “all of [his] best traits... present and correc​t.”

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