LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Promoter Live Nation announced that Chance the Rapper’s ‘The Big Day’ Tour has been pushed back until 2020.
Chance announced the change in plans in a message posted to his social media on Monday, stating that with the birth of his second child, he’s spread himself too thin.
“I thought it over for the past week and I’ve decided to push back my tour. This year has been one of the greatest of my life; Marriage, new baby, first album etc. But with it being so eventful it has also been very strenuous having to divide my time and energy between family and work. When Kensli was born, I went on tour 2 weeks later and missed some of the most important milestones in her life, but more importantly, I was absent when her mother needed me the most,” Chance wrote.
“At this point as a husband and father of two, I realize that I can’t make that mistake again. I need to be as helpful and available as possible to my wife in these early months of raising Kensli and Marli. I apologize because I know how many people were counting on seeing me soon, but I hope you’ll understand and forgive me in time. Tour kicks off Jan. 15th and you can still get tix or your refund if you are unavailable at chanceraps.com & a few of the shows are still being rescheduled as well so stay tuned. I love you guys AND LITERALLY CANT WAIT FOR U TO WITNESS THIS SHOW 🙏🏾🙏🏾,” Chance continued.
“We congratulate Chance on the birth of his daughter and support him while he takes time to be with his family. We are thrilled to welcome him back on the road in 2020,” a rep for Live Nation added.
The tour, originally announced in July, was slated to start on Sept. 14th at the Chase Center in San Francisco, with dates through Nov. 10 when Chance closed the tour out at the Miami Beach Pop Festival.
The rescheduled dates are now set to start on January 15th at San Diego’s Pechanga Arena, with shows scheduled through February when the tour closes out at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.
Previously announced festival performances at Life Is Beautiful, iHeartRadio Music Festival, Miami Beach Pop Festival and a show at United Center in Chicago on Sept. 28th are still scheduled.
Rescheduled “Big Day” tour dates
Wed Jan 15, 2020 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
Thu Jan 16, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Fri Jan 17, 2020 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Sun Jan 19, 2020 – Phoenix, AZ – Gila River Arena
Tue Jan 21, 2020 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Thu Jan 23, 2020 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
Sat Jan 25, 2020 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Sun Jan 26, 2020 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Tue Jan 28, 2020 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Wed Jan 29, 2020 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Thu Jan 30, 2020 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Sat Feb 1, 2020 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Tue Feb 4, 2020 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Thu Feb 6, 2020 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Sat Feb 8, 2020 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Mon Feb 10, 2020 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
Wed Feb 12, 2020 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Thu Feb 13, 2020 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Fri Feb 14, 2020 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Tue Feb 18, 2020 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Wed Feb 19, 2020 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Thu Feb 20, 2020 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena Kansas City, MO
Sat Feb 22, 2020 – Kasnas City, MO – Sprint Center
Mon Feb 24, 2020 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum