Chance the Rapper pushes Glendale show from September to January
PHOENIX – Grammy-winning performer Chance the Rapper has pushed back his upcoming tour, which was scheduled to stop in the Phoenix area this month, to spend time with a new baby at home.
He made the announcement via Instagram on Monday, five days before The Big Day tour was set to kick off in San Francisco.
His show at Gila River Arena in Glendale, originally scheduled for Sept. 22, was reset for Jan. 19. (UPDATE: The rescheduled show, and the entire tour, has been canceled.)
Tickets purchased for the first show will be honored at the new date, and seats are still available.
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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. 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 🙏🏾🙏🏾 SIDENOTE: 9/28 CHICAGO AT UNITED CENTER IS STILL ON AS WELL AS “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FEST” “IHEART MUSIC FEST” & “MIAMI BEACH POP FEST”! ❤️
Refunds will be available at the point of purchase for ticketholders who can’t make the new date.
Chance, who won the 2017 Grammy for best new artist, said he rescheduled the tour so he could stay home with his wife after the birth of their second daughter. He said he regretted going out on tour two weeks after his first daughter was born.
A Chicago date this month and three scheduled festival appearances for this year were still on, he said.
The Big Day Tour will now kick off Jan. 15 in San Diego.