UK rap phenomenon, Stormzy, has has announced that he will bring his ‘Heavy Is The Head’ (H.I.T.H) World Tour to Australia and New Zealand in November/December 2022, through Handsome Tours, Astral People, and triple j.
Kicking off this November, Stormzy will perform his biggest Australian shows to date in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide, before crossing the ditch to New Zealand for shows in Wellington and Auckland.
Originally scheduled for 2020, Stormzy’s plan to tour downunder was put on pause due to the outbreak of COVID-19. All existing tickets purchased are valid for the rescheduled dates, where fans will be able to join Stormzy on his biggest shows to date as he returns to Australian shores for the first time in five years.
Stormzy’s two albums to date; Gang Signs & Prayer and Heavy Is The Head both finished at #1 in the UK album chart and were subsequently nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.
Tour dates are as follows, and tickets are available here:
Ticketing info via handsometours.com
Wednesday, November 23 – HBF Stadium, Perth WA
Sunday, November 27 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW
Monday, November 28 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW
Wednesday, November 30 – Riverstage, Brisbane QLD
Friday, December 2 – John Cain Arena, Melbourne VIC
Thursday, December 8 – AEC Theatre, Adelaide SA
Saturday, December 10 – TSB Arena, Wellington NZ
Sunday, December 11 – Trusts Arena, Auckland NZ
Of course Stormzy’s contribution to society beyond his music cannot be underestimated. In July 2018, he announced #Merky Books, an imprint within Penguin Random House UK, dedicated to publishing the best new fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and in August 2018 he announced ‘The Stormzy Scholarship’, an annual studentship to fund black British students to go to the University of Cambridge. Since its launch, the scholarship has supported six Black students through their Cambridge education and last year, saw a very significant expansion with HSBC donating £2million to support 30 ‘Stormzy Scholars’ over the next 3 years.
In June 2020, he announced the launch of his charity, #Merky Foundation, to which he pledged £10 million, over 10 years, to organisations, charities, and movements that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform, and black empowerment within the UK.