Finally, UK grime star Stormzy is coming to Melbourne

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Finally, UK grime star Stormzy is coming to Melbourne

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UK rap phenomenon Stormzy is heading to Australia for his biggest tour in the country to date.

Originally set to take over Australian stages in 2020, the rescheduled dates for Stormzy’s tour have been announced for December this year. Stormzy’s Heavy is The Head tour will feature tracks from his second studio album of the same name – an album that reached number one in the UK album chart and was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.

What you need to know

  • Stormzy, one of the biggest names in UK grime, is coming to Australia at the end of this year
  • His Heavy is The Head tour was originally scheduled for 2020 and has been postponed to this year
  • There are limited tickets available for his performance at John Cain Arena on December 2

Check out Melbourne’s most comprehensive gig guide here

Known for his fierce wordplay, Stormzy blends his influences of UK grime and R&B into a truly unforgettable and explosive mix. With the prolific grime artist returning to Australian shores for the first time since Splendour in the Grass five years ago, Stormzy’s tour comes after a prolonged hiatus for the artist.

Along with making history as the first black British solo artist to headline Glastonbury, Stormzy is known for his social activism and philanthropy. He founded #Merky Books in July 2018, an imprint within Penguin Random House UK that aims to challenge the mainstream by publishing voices from untraditional spaces. He also announced ‘The Stormzy Scholarship’ in August 2018 – an annual scholarship that funds black British students’ education at the University of Cambridge.

With new music on the horizon, this tour isn’t one to miss. If you bought tickets for the 2020 tour they’re still valid for this year’s show, but if you haven’t make sure you get in fast because the remaining spots are guaranteed to fill up fast.

For tour information, and to purchase your tickets if you haven’t already, head here.